Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having “clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law”. This is thanks to the most annoying government appointee Ezekiel Mutua.
In Kenya, people who have gay sex can face up to 14 years in prison. Many countries across Africa have laws against homosexuality, with people facing severe harassment and physical threats. By banning the movie in Kenya, It tantamounts limiting freedom expression of artists in the country and hence the growth of the industry which is total BS if you ask for my honest and brutal opinion.
Who made these legislators God to judge the queer community, who gave them the power to determine a persons sexual preference? this questions lingers in my mind in a continent where its okay to steal from the poor and walk scotch free but jailed for loving a person of the same sex.
The film’s ban comes as Kenya’s High Court has begun hearing arguments in a case that challenges parts of the penal code seen as targeting the LGBT community. The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission argues that the sections are in breach of the constitution and deny basic rights by criminalizing consensual same-sex relations between adults.
If you guys want to watch the film here is the trailer, i hope Ezekiel Mutua does not arrest me. SPREAD LOVE