By KBC Reporter
The Kenya Film Classification Board plans to carry out a major crackdown targeting outlets distributing pirated films from Tanzania and India.
The move seeks to cushion the local industry from unfair practices at a time that the government has intensified efforts to revive the sector.
With a surging middle class, the uptake o media content continues to surge amid renewed optimism that the country’s film industry will reap from the obtaining situation.
But this might not be the case as unscrupulous traders capitalize on the demand pirating both foreign and local content with reckless abandon.
It is a trend that Kenya film and classification board coast regional manager Boniventure Kioko says has acted to derail the development of Kenya’s film industry.
Kioko urged relevant stakeholders in the field of entertainment industry to team up with the film regulator to combat film piracy in the country.
He advised the film distributors to acquire KFCB licenses saying that the circulation of pirated movies would not be tolerated in the Kenyan market.
The crackdown of pirated CDs, VCDs and DVDs will be carried out in Mombasa, Voi, Malindi, Lamu and Kwale towns.