Banning of the FILM Rafiki

@Ebele,

Here is the Preamble to our Constitution:

CONSTITUTION OF KENYA
PREAMBLE
ACKNOWLEDGING the supremacy of the Almighty God of all creation:

HONOURING those who heroically struggled to bring freedom and justice to our land:

PROUD of our ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, and determined to live in peace and unity as one indivisible sovereign nation:

RESPECTFUL of the environment, which is our heritage, and determined to sustain it for the benefit of future generations:

COMMITTED to nurturing and protecting the well-being of the individual, the family, communities and the nation:

RECOGNISING the aspirations of all Kenyans for a government based on the essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, social justice and the rule of law:

EXERCISING our sovereign and inalienable right to determine the form of governance of our country and having participated fully in the making of this Constitution:

ADOPT, ENACT and give this Constitution to ourselves and to our future generations.

GOD BLESS KENYA

Then Article 8:
State and religion

There shall be no State religion.

> On 30 Apr 2018, at 14:38, Collins Areba via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> I have a problem with governmet making moral decitions. That is and should remain the purvew of other institutions.
>
> On 30 Apr 2018, 2:37 PM +0300, Ebele Okobi via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>, wrote:
>> Does Kenya have a state religion?
>>
>> On 4/30/18, 12:33 PM, “kictanet on behalf of Lawrence Dinga, CISSP via kictanet” <kictanet-bounces+ebeleokobi=fb.com@lists.kictanet.or.ke on behalf of kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>> Dear Alex,
>>
>> I don’t know much about the movie but if it is about lesbianism then it is
>> immoral and ungodly.
>> God only approves a relation between a man and a woman
>>
>> Leviticus 18:22
>> You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
>>
>> Genesis 2:24
>> Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his
>> wife, and they shall become one flesh.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>>
>>
>> —–Original Message—–
>> From: Alex Comninos via kictanet
>> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 2:05 PM
>> To: ldinga@managecom.co.ke
>> Cc: Alex Comninos ; KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions
>> Subject: Re: [kictanet] Banning of the FILM Rafiki
>>
>> I am not sure what the film is about in its entirety, but the main
>> storyline is a lesbian romance in Nairobi. It is the first Kenyan film to
>> be nominated for the Cannes film festival and will premiere there on the
>> 8th of May.
>>
>> Here is the trailer for the film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M_-ucSaFpU
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 12:57, Dorcas Muthoni <dmuthoni@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> What is the film about?
>>
>>> On Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 1:55 PM Alex Comninos via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>>> Hi
>>
>>>> I was shocked to learn that the film classification board has banned an
>>>> LGBT film, Rafiki.
>>
>>>> Our Film and Publication Board recently attempted this but it was
>> reversed
>>>> by the courts.
>>
>>>> Films are ICTs and we should be discussing this on the list.
>>
>>>> I am looking forward to the discussion.
>>
>>>> Kind regards,
>>>> Alex
>>
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