Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, the CEO for KFCB is making headlines with the same old kind of controversy. Did he ban any movie, advert or song? Kenya Film Classification Board on Monday issued a notice on a local newspaper stating that all Kenyans would require licenses before posting any videos on their social media accounts.

It has come to our attention that there are some filmmakers, both local and international, operating in the country without filming licenses. In this regard, the Board would like to inform all films agents, producers, and the general public that:

  1. Creation of any film meant for public exhibition without license from KFCB is illegal
  2. Any person guilty of this offense contravenes the law and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding Ksh100,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or both.”

Kenyans could not resist but inquire further clarification for this. In case, you were wondering the extents of this law, here is a tweet of a certain tweep who sought further clarity and got this response ;which got many Kenyans upset.

According to the CEO of KFCB, filming using your mobile for other purpose apart from that of public exhibition or distribution requires a license.

The response got Kenyan creatives and filmmakers worried about non-licensed content meant for their social media platforms.

Here are some of the reactions from Kenyans.