The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned the gay documentary ‘I am Samuel’
KFCB Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Christopher Wambua said the documentary goes against religious and cultural values of the nation.
Addressing journalists in Nairobi on Thursday, Wambua said the documentary suggests that homosexuality is the alternative way of life and that should be embraced by Kenyans, which is not the case.
He further stated that ‘I am Samuel’ is deamining to Christianity adding that Kenya will not allow any form of exhibition of such production.
“The verite-style shot film is an intentional attempt to promote same sex marriage,” Noted Mr Wambua.
He added that it depicts gay marriage and homosexuality as an alternative way of life.
“This is unacceptable and it violates Article 165 of the Penal Code,” He reiterated.
The documentary contains scenes where two men are deeply kissing each other, and in an enjoyable manner they embrace each other.
Wambua said the documentary also encourages both the old and young age to embrace homosexuality as a normal way of life.
According to the KFCB CEO and the board’s Secretary, the documentary aims at pushing the old and young generation to accept and practice such ugly behaviours which are against the society, religion and cultural set-up.
“The Kenya Films and Stage Plays Act Cap. 222 prohibits homosexuality and we will stand by that,” Noted the Kenya film regulator CEO.
He said same sex marriage should not be embraced by the community as a way of life.
Wambua termed the Peter Murimi’s documentary as ‘Intentional gross mis-representation of the society.
However, while responding to the gay community targeted documentary, Murimi has expressed his pain after the KFCB banned the ‘I am Samuel’ production.
“It pains me to see my own country trying to deliberately underrate the gay community,” He said.
He disclosed that the documentary aims at giving hope to people who non- conform to their biological compositions.
‘I am Samuel’ first premiered in the UK on June, 30, 2021.