Censorship: Filmmakers’ Catch-22 over Cap 222

Wanuri Kahiu

Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu.

Photo credit: Francis Nderitu | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Cap 222 has been termed as an impendent to the growth of the creative industry in Kenya.
  • Several Kenyan  artistes have had their creative works banned, pulled down or impounded.

Acclaimed film director Wanuri Kahiu has joined the Creative Economic Working Group in calling for urgent repeal of the Kenya Film and Stage Plays Act (Chapter 222 of Kenya’s laws, or simply Cap 222) to create a freer space for artistic expression in Kenya.

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