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Kenya: KFCB bans a film that promotes gay couple

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has announced the ban of a documentary film about the life of a gay couple in Kenya.

The film, I am Samuel, promoted same-sex marriage which goes against legislation that outlaws homosexuality”, the board says in a statement.

It added that the film was also an “affront” to the constitution “which recognizes the family as the basic unit of society and defines marriage as between two persons of the opposite gender”.

Any attempt to exhibit, distribute, broadcast or possess the restricted film within the Republic of Kenya shall be met with the full force of the law,” Chris Wambua, the acting head of the film board, told journalists.

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Homosexuality remains criminalized in Kenya and those recognized as such face penalties of up to 14 years in prison

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