Film board bans ‘Virgins’ and ‘Ben 10s’ bikini party in Mtwapa
The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned a high profiled bikini party that was scheduled for Saturday at a renowned hotel Mtwapa in, Kilifi County.
KFCB regional coordinator Bonventure Kioko has written a letter to Officer In charge of Mtwapa police station to take necessary action against organisers of the party who are calling for ‘Virgins’ and ‘Ben 10s’ to attend the party.
According to Mr Kioko the hotel’s advert has special calls for minors in bikini to attend the party.
He said their advert exposes nude girl which is immoral and against the laws adding that the advert had not been approved by the board for exhibition in any medium as required.
“The much hyped Bikini party scheduled for today (Saturday) at the nightclub is cancelled. How can you have a party whereby the advertising poster is a picture of a nude lady? It defeats any other interest members of the public are therefore advised to keep off such an event for their safety,” Mr Kioko said.
“The emerging trend where business people in the entertainment industry are recruiting underage models who end up being exploited in some villas and apartments within Coast region must stop,” he added.
He said the advert on social media affects the moral fabric of the society.
Mr Kioko said during the long holidays businessmen in the entertainment industry in coast region might take advantage of the students by luring them to attend the parties where shisha and drugs are normally abused.
He cautioned parents to ensure that their children do not sneak out during the night to attend the event.
Mr Kioko said some hotels in Coast region continue to promote child prostitution especially during the holidays.
He said the parties give the hospitality industry in the coast a bad image.