The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) director Ezekiel Mutua has declined a request from Wanuri Kahiu’s legal team to air the controversial gay film “Rafiki”.
Mutua, in a statement said that it was unnecessary for the for the film to be played in court to help in the determination of the case set for April 4.
Through lawyers from the firm Sisule Musungu & Associates Advocates, Mutua argued that the film had failed to produce a certificate in court for an electronic material to be played in court as evidence, therefore, the movie wouldn’t be shown.
“The petitioners have not satisfied any of the conditions stipulated by the Evidence Act in relation to production of electronic record as evidence,” said Sisule Musungu & Associates Advocates.
“Whereas the petitioners make this application orally at such an advanced stage of the proceedings without leave from court and further without a certificate as provided under Section 106 (B)(4) the same is opposed as the evidence is inadmissible,” the lawyers added.
In a letter, Wanuri had only requested for equipment to air the movie in court.
“We kindly write this letter to request for audio-visual equipment to enable us play the ‘Rafiki’ film at the hearing, the matter is coming on April 4, your quick response will be highly appreciated.” she said.
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