Why Citizen TV’s 10/10 Show Could Be Banned

Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua has expressed concern over the outrageous activities aired on popular Citizen TV’s show 10/10.

According to the “Moral Policeman” he has been forced to submit a bill in Parliament to be able to regulate such shows from airing on main stream Media.

Bill in parliament

“KFCB has submitted a bill in Parliament to strengthen our mandate in content regulation but consumers have the power to say no to such indecency like 10/10!” reads part of Ezekiel Mutua’s Post

He add that he has received barrage of complaints from parents and concerned Kenyans about 10/10 show that airs on Citizen TV on Friday night.

playKFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua who has threatened to ban10/10 show on Citizen TV (Courtesy)

 

“This is one of the most obscene shows ever to be aired on the mainstream media in Kenya where young boys and girls are paraded in a diabolical show of scatology, engulfed in smoke, amidst blaring and deafening noise. It’s the epitome of indecency and goes against everything that a morally upright society holds dear. To have young boys and girls gyrating their bodies on each other like lunatics while being cheered on by irresponsible adults who call themselves show hosts is the most disgusting abuse of national frequencies” reads Ezekiel Mutua’s Post

Watershed Period

playMzazi Willy Tuva hosting Rawbeena on 10/10 (Courtesy)

The KFCB CEO added that, despite the show coming within the Watershed Period, Citizen TV has been using their precious airtime to destroy moral values of the young people.

“This is not entertainment. It’s using the precious airtime to destroy the moral values of our young people by providing a platform for them to behave badly. Now, this programs comes out of the watershed period but that does not make it right” added Mutua.

play10/10 Hosts Willis Raburu and Joy Muthengi.

 

The post has received massive support from his followers on social media, with many praising him for taking action against the show. The post has more than 365 shares on Facebook.

Ezekiel Mutua’s Full Post

“I have received a barrage of complaints from parents and concerned Kenyans about 10/10 show that airs on Citizen TV on Friday night. This is one of the most obscene shows ever to be aired on the mainstream media in Kenya where young boys and girls are paraded in a diabolical show of scatology, engulfed in smoke, amidst blaring and deafening noise. It’s the epitome of indecency and goes against everything that a morally upright society holds dear. To have young boys and girls gyrating their bodies on each other like lunatics while being cheered on by irresponsible adults who call themselves show hosts is the most disgusting abuse of national frequencies.

 Although 10/10 comes outside the watershed period (10pm) it involves young boys and girls behaving badly live on set, and in-between it advertises beer, cigarettes and condoms. This is a discotheque on tv. The show violates our content regulation guidelines and should be condemned by all decent Kenyans. It’s immaterial how popular the show is or how much money the station makes from it.

play10/10 Hosts Willis Raburu and Joy Muthengi with Chidihma from Nigeria (Courtesy)

 

This is not entertainment. It’s using the precious airtime to destroy the moral values of our young people by providing a platform for them to behave badly. Now, this programs comes out of the watershed period but that does not make it right. Our mandate in content rating and classification for age suitability is between 5am to 10pm. The rationale behind our role as a content regulator is to protect children from exposure to harmful content. For adults, we can only play an advisory role, unless the said content jeopardizes national security.

 It’s expected that after 10pm all underage children should be asleep and that parents should take responsibility for what their kids watch. While I blame Citizen TV for such blatant violation of decency, any parent who allows their kids to participate in such a show should equally shoulder the blame. Those kids don’t cover their faces. They act live and their parents must be aware. We all must take responsibility for the evil in our media.

play10/10 Hosts Willis Raburu and Joy Muthengi with Tekno from Nigeria (Courtesy)

 

The bigger picture should be for all of us to work together to promote decency and ensure that unpalatable content with potential to corrupt moral values is not shown to our children. KFCB has submitted a bill in Parliament to strengthen our mandate in content regulation but consumers have the power to say no to such indecency like 10/10!”

playMzazi Wily M Tuva Hosting 10/10 on Citizen TV (Courtesy)
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