KFCB cautions Mammito, Jacky Vike, other creators against unlicensed filming

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 24 May, 2024 18:53 | 2 mins read
Mammito, Jacky Vike and Mulamwah are some of the content creators issued with KFCB letters. PHOTOs/@mulamwah, @mammitoeunice &@jackyvike/Instagram
Mammito, Jacky Vike and Mulamwah are some of the content creators issued with KFCB letters. PHOTOs/@mulamwah, @mammitoeunice &@jackyvike/Instagram

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has warned YouTube content creators for failing to acquire the necessary filming licenses for their channels.

These creators include bigwigs in the entertainment industry like Mammito, Abel Mutua, Mulamwah, Jacky Vike, lifestyle influencer Natalie Tewa, Blessed Njugush, and YY Comedian to mention but a few.

In letters addressed to these top creators in the industry dated May 22, 2024, KFCB emphasized the legal requirements under the Films and Stage Plays Act, Cap 222.

KFCB said that according to Section 15 of the Act, KFCB is mandated to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution, and exhibition of film and broadcast content in Kenya.

"We refer to the above matter and write to you as follows: 1. THAT our attention has been drawn to your YouTube channels where you have continuously uploaded audio-visual content for purposes of exhibiting and distributing it to the public, without acquiring the requisite filming licences from Kenya Film Classification Board," the letter reads in parts.

Adding;

"That Section 15 of the Films and Stage Plays Act, Cap 222 mandates the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of film and broadcast content in the country."

Additionally, Section 4 of the Act requires all filmmakers producing films within Kenya for public exhibition or sale, both locally and internationally, to obtain a filming license.

KFCB wants full control

Section 12 further mandates that all classes of film being distributed, exhibited, or broadcasted within Kenya must be examined by KFCB, and a certificate of approval issued.

"That further, Section 4 of the Act requires all filmmakers producing film within Kenya for public exhibition or sale, locally or internationally, to obtain a filming licence. Additionally, Section 12 requires that all classes of film being distributed, exhibited or broadcasted within Kenya must be examined by KFCB and a certificate of approval issued," KFCB stated.

"That consequently, we demand that you strictly comply with the requirements of the Films and Stage Plays Act by obtaining filming licences for your films, and submit them for examination and classification before the same is exhibited and distributed to the public through your YouTube channel," the board added.

The content creators have been given a 14-day ultimatum to comply with these regulations.

"Take Notice That Unless You Comply With The Above In The Next Fourteen (14) Days, We Shall Institute Legal Proceedings In Accordance With The Provisions Of The Films And Stage Plays Act And Other Relevant Laws, Without Further Reference To You And At Your Own Risks As To Costs And Other Attendant Consequences Thereto," the board warned.

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