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Film board puts a damper on Netflix mania

The Kenya Film Classification Board has said that Netflix, an American based video-streaming service, is operating in Kenya illegally.

Mr Jackson Kosgey, the chairman of the board says, on Wednesday said the company did not seek license from the board before it started streaming two weeks ago.

According to the board, Netflix is a threat to Kenya’s national security due the kind of content it is streaming.

He said that the California-based firm has been streaming movies it claims are meant for audiences younger than 13 years but which are full of violence, drugs and pornography and with the potential to radicalise children.

“If it has to operate in Kenya, let it conform with our regulations and Cap 222,”said Mr Kosgey.