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Film classification board bans ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

The Kenya Film Classification board has banned the showing of Leonardo Di Caprio’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

The board’s Public Relations officer Eva Mbuni said the movie has high levels of sex, nudity and profanity.

She added that the film celebrates high usage of alcohol and drugs.

In a Facebook posting, the board said: “There is a LIMIT to everything and we believe the Kenyan public deserves better. WOLF OF WALLSTREET has been RESTRICTED. The film is NOT for sale, exhibition or distribution in KENYA. Violators shall be PROSECUTED.”

The ban applies to cinema theaters, film distributors, video shops and libraries.

Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is the country’s film content regulator.

Its role is to ensure that films and posters in the country are examined and classified before reaching the public.

It also monitors broadcast content for family friendly programming.