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OFF AIR: TV advert with ‘sex scenes, pro-abortion content’ feel Mutua’s wrath

A screenshot of the banned Pwani Oil's Fresh Fry advert. PHOTO | COURTESY
A screenshot of the banned Pwani Oil's Fresh Fry advert. PHOTO | COURTESY
The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) on Tuesday banned two television advertisements deemed inappropriate for general view audience.

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) on Tuesday banned two television advertisements deemed inappropriate for general view audience.

The board has banned an advert by Marie Stopes Clinic that has be running on radio and TV on grounds that it suppor abortion.

KFCB chief executive Dr Ezekiel Mutua also banned Pwani Oil’s Fresh Fry advert for containing ‘sex scenes’.

The regulator said the two adverts are in breach of law, “which bans abortion and promotion of sexual content before 10pm”.

Dr Mutua said the adverts were not submitted to the vetting board for classification before airing on local stations.

The Pwani Oil advert had a setting on the shore of an ocean showing a woman seducing a man.

The Marie Stopes advert promised relief to women carrying unplanned pregnancies.

“The Board also demands that Marie Stopes issue a public apology for airing such content without submission for examination and classification,” said Mr Mutua.



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