Kenya Bans Viewing, Sale & Distibution Of ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’

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Kenyans will not be able to see Leonardo di Caprio’s stellar performance in Wolf Of Wall Street, except they leave their country.

This is after an announcement by the Kenya Film Classification Board following an independent review by the board. KFCB found the film unfit for the Kenyan audience and the KFCB Director Ms Redempta Amondi made the announcement yesterday. They relayed the same message via their Facebook page followed by a strict warning that whoever went against the banning order will face the consequences.

This is what KFCB posted:

“There is a LIMIT to everything and we believe the Kenyan public deserves better. WOLF OF WALL STREET has been RESTRICTED. The film is NOT for sale, exhibition or distribution in KENYA. Violators shall be PROSECUTED.”

Word from the board’s communications office is that the film has been “restricted” due to elements that include nudity, sex, alcohol, drugs and profanity. When contacted regarding the ban, she explained that it was in accordance to Section 16(4) of the Films and Stage Play Act which states that the board has the mandate to restrict the distribution of a film if it tends to prejudice the maintenance of public order or offend decency, or the public exhibition or display of which would in its opinion for any other reason be undesirable in the public interest.



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