Mutua is now targeting matatus.
Matatu screen content, a pastime, and distraction as you wait to reach your destination are now going to need a license. The Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Ezekiel Mutua has announced that Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) with screens will now be required to obtain licenses to show content.
Dr. Mutua says,
“Those who have mounted screens in their vehicles, they should either remove them or take licences for the right content,”
Section 12 of the Films and Stage Plays Act makes it an offense for any person to “exhibit any film at an exhibition to which the public are admitted or distribute such film” unless he is registered as an exhibitor or distributor by the KFCB and issued with a certificate.
Matatu owners need to pay Sh2,000, failure to which they face charges of violating the Films And Stage Plays Act.
So how much will matatu owners pay if they are found playing content?
Any person who is found guilty of an offense under Films and Stage Plays Act shall be liable to a fine not exceeding Sh100,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both.