Mtwapa matatu impounded for screening porn

They are notorious for playing pornographic music content especially when school girls board the vehicles

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) coast regional manager Boniventure Kioko warned PSV against playing pornographic contents to passengers.

School girls

Mr Kioko ordered PSV owners to either comply with the law or remove their screens.

“We conducted a raid following complaints from passengers that Mtwapa, Bamburi and Tudor PSV’s are notorious of playing pornographic music content especially when school girls board the vehicles,” Mr Kioko said.

A driver and the conductor were arrested and taken to Mtwapa police station during the raid.

“Notorious matatus are those plying the Mtwapa-Posta, Bamburi-Ferry and Tudor-Ferry routes. They lure school going girls with dirty content no wonder some matatus are a favourite to our children. We are collaborating with police to nab them,” he added.

Speaking during a dawn crackdown of the PSV’s at Mtwapa stage, Mr Kioko said the two will be arraigned in court.

Crackdown

“They will be charged with exhibiting unclassified video content contrary to section 12 (1) and (2) of the file and stage plays Act CAP 222 Laws of Kenya. Audio visual content being exposed to the public is subject to regulation and matatu operators are not exceptional. Moral values must be observed,” he added.

Passengers lauded the move urging the crackdown to be extended to other counties at the Coast.

Matatu Owners Association Coast coordinator Salim Mbarak warned Saccos against tolerating conductors and drivers who play such content in their vehicles.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke