Banning of the FILM Rafiki

Religion a side I think this is an issue of morality but I agree, morality can be subjective and depends on one’s conscience.


From: Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 2:50 PM
Cc: Mwendwa Kivuva
Subject: Re: [kictanet] Banning of the FILM Rafiki

KFCB always makes roadside pronouncements that would not pass any legal threshold.

And quoting the Bible here is imposing your religion on others who believe in different deities.

Ebele, No, there is no State religion in Kenya, and our constitution recognises freedom of worship.

Article 32 of Kenyan Constitution:
(1) Every person has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion.

(2) Every person has the right, either individually or in community with others, in public or in private, to manifest any religion or belief through worship, practice, teaching or observance, including observance of a day of worship.

(3) A person may not be denied access to any institution, employment or facility, or the enjoyment of any right, because of the person’s belief or religion.

(4) A person shall not be compelled to act, or engage in any act, that is contrary to the person’s belief or religion.

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 2:36 PM Ebele Okobi via kictanet <> wrote:

Does Kenya have a state religion?

On 4/30/18, 12:33 PM, “kictanet on behalf of Lawrence Dinga, CISSP via kictanet” < on behalf of> 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.


—–Original Message—–
From: Alex Comninos via kictanet
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 2:05 PM
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

On Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 12:57, Dorcas Muthoni <> wrote:

> What is the film about?

> On Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 1:55 PM Alex Comninos via kictanet <> 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
>> 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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