The Matatu Owners Association has applauded the measures put by the Kenya Film and Classification Board to end explicit video content played in Matatus and other public vehicles. However they stated that the board has no authority to impose fees on the content they play. Following the crackdown undertaken by Kenya Film and Classification Board, to eliminate videos unfit for general viewers played in public vehicles, the Matatu Owners Association has supported the move.
The chairman of the association Simon Kimtai said that public ethical laws must be followed.However, on the issues of the film classification board imposing broadcasting fees on Matatu Owners, the chairman said that it is not the board’s responsibility to charge fees.The response comes after the Kenya Film and Classification Board, through their chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua, vowed to deal with Matatu owners who play unethical videos to passenger. Kimtai has urged all stakeholders, including those giving video licenses, drivers and conductors to be responsible to safeguard their business reputation.