Ezekiel Mutua on ‘10 over 10’: Parents, tell your children to go to bed by 10pm

Kenya Film and Classifications Board CEO Dr Ezekiel Mutua has urged parents to ensure that their children are asleep by 10pm so that they do not get to watch TV programmes containing adult content.

Speaking to Citizen TV reporter Raquel Muigai in an exclusive interview, the film board boss said the station’s entertainment show, “10 Over 10”, comes after the watershed hours, which means it is only suitable for a more mature audience.

“Strictly speaking, it comes out of the watershed hours; it is not within my gumboots. There is nothing I can do about ’10 Over 10′,” Ezekiel Mutua said.

“The only concern I have is sometimes, I suspect, suspect, that there are underage children, [who are part of the live audience]. It is the responsibility of parents to tell their children to go to sleep by 10pm. But, parents do not know. So, sometimes when Kenyans complain, we still have to show them that ‘yeah, we noted [their concerns]; yeah, they were using bad language; yeah, the dancing was not appropriate. But, [parents], tell your children to go to sleep; what were they doing at 10pm?”

Ezekiel Mutua has, for the longest time , been deemed to be “totally against” the broadcasting of “10 Over 10”, with several times being quoted calling out the show’s host, Willis Raburu, and his former colleague Joey Muthengi.

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