The Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), and and the self-declared moral police, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua now says he has sought President Uhuru Kenyatta’s intervention following major complaints about moral decadence among teenagers.
Kenyans on Twitter (#KOT) on Thursday, April 12 took to the micro-blogging site to call out a section of teenagers for taking raunchy photos and posting them to social media. Some pictures show the teenagers holding each other raunchily.
Using the hashtag “Ifikie Wazazi”, angry Kenyans took to Twitter to ask relevant agents such as parents and government authorities to take prompt action before the teenagers’ habits get out of hand.
Dr. Mutua now says bad behaviour among teenagers could become a national crisis, and President Kenyatta’s swift intervention is needed.
Speaking to EDAILY on Friday, Dr. Mutua said he took advantage of a drama festival gala at State House, where he had been invited, to persuade the president to exert pressure on relevant State agents to act.
“I was at State House, Nairobi to brief President Kenyatta about moral decadence among our teenagers. I also fronted to him recommendations about what needs to be done to salvage the situation,” Dr Mutua told EDAILY.
“We want to inculcate moral values among the youth through Drama Festival. We are working closely with the Ministry of Education to ensure that we teach children positive social values of honesty, hard work, teamwork, perseverance, resilience, peace and national integration,” said Dr. Mutua.
The KFCB boss had earlier taken to social networking site Facebook to express his anger on the moral decay witnessed among teenagers.
“#ifikiewazazi epitomises the culture of debauchery and deviance among the youth. It’s Project X in disguise. Our youth are defying authority – God, parents, Government etc. At the heart of this deviance is a disturbed voice of the youth who have lost sense of direction because we, the adults, have failed them.
“The parents have failed them. The media have failed them. The leadership has failed them. Religion has failed them. We must begin to have an honest conversation about the breakdown of the moral fabric.
“We have put priority on the physical infrastructure and neglected the moral infrastructure. We have built the hardware but the software is faulty and must be fixed first:
“Let me quote verbatim a post on FB by Tsarm Wachira which aptly captures everything about this subject:
“The society is already immoral in that:
“1. Some programs being aired live are purely a promotion of immorality. And it’s just okay!
“2. We have left the job of raising our kids to maids and shamba boys because we are too busy for them. And it’s just okay!
“3. We have eye catching #KissCondoms adverts before and during prime time news. And it’s just okay!
“4. We are taking our kids to clubs to learn from the best. And it’s just okay!
“5. Foreign lewd/smutty/dirty/filthy/obscene/pornographic music reigns on our free-to-air Tv stations. And it’s just okay!
“6. We are hailing divorce and single parenthood in the name of ‘independence!’ And it’s just okay!
“7. Local promoters of nudity and obscene music are deemed heroes. And it’s just okay!
“8. Our homes have become ‘clearing & forwarding’ offices such that when our kids close school (boarding) we clear and forward them to ‘Shosh’s’ place to spend the rest of the holiday’s there. And its just okay!
“Yes, #ifikiewazazi but we need more people like Ezekiel Mutua, the moral police, to straighten the crooked. And we need God more………..we are the problem.”
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