Sammy Kioko Reacts after KFCB Letter Demanding License

Comedian Sammy Kioko has reacted to a letter sent to him by the Kenya Film Classification Board which demanded he gets a license for his YouTube content.

 Kioko was among several content creators served with 14-day ultimatums over uploading audio-visual content to their channels without valid licenses.

KFCB further directed the creators to submit their videos to KFCB for examination and classification before they are shared with the public.

In a Facebook Post, He teased his viewers to view his latest work before his channel would be shut off if he failed to get a license from the board.

“To my fans if I Don’t Get the license..mnisamehe… mumewatch Our latest Episode?
#YESIDO #kenyantelenovela,” said Kioko.

After the uproar on the closure of the channels KFCB Chairperson Njogu Njoroge ordered the management to recall all the letters that had been sent to the content creators.

“withdraw the notices and organize for an engagement with all the stakeholders.
We should be talking about thousands of opportunities if not hundreds of thousands of jobs in the digital media,” said the KFCB chairperson.

“Our attention has been drawn to your YouTube channel where you have continuously uploaded audio-visual content for purposes of exhibiting and distributing it to the public, without acquiring the requisite filming licenses from Kenya Film Classification Board,” The letters read in part.

 “Take notice that unless you comply with the above in the 14 days, we shall institute legal proceedings in accordance with the provisions of the Films and Stage Plays Act and other relevant laws, without any further reference to you and at your own risks as to costs and other attendant consequences thereto,” They went on.

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