NTSA Takes Action Against Matatu With Obscene Graffiti

  • A bus impounded by NTSA for having obscene graffiti
    A bus impounded by NTSA for having obscene graffiti
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  • The National Transport and Safety Authority has taken action against a Public Service Vehicle which caused an uproar for its obscene graffiti plastered on its body.

    On his Facebook page, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua announced that NTSA officials had impounded the vehicle and the number plates taken off.

    "We have been authoritatively informed by NTSA that the matatu that was reported to us as having sexualized and offensive graffiti has been impounded and the number plates taken off as the Authority follows up the legal procedures to curb the indecent behavior," wrote Mutua.

    Kenya Film and Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua.
    Kenya Film and Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua.
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    The offensive graffiti has since been removed and an apology rendered to the board by the concerned parties.

    The moral cop further urged the youth to respect public decency and be responsible with the messages they communicate to the public.

    He added that KFCB would collaborate with NTSA to enhance public awareness campaigns and support the law-abiding PSV operators. He also stated that the board was working with DJs to compose content that is rated for public consumption in PSVs.

    He warned public service vehicles with inappropriate content through graffiti or music videos to pull them down and comply with content regulation guidelines.

    "Our Regional officers across the country are working with the NTSA and police to curb the distribution of unrated content and unpalatable graffiti in PSVs," he stated.

    Meanwhile, KFCB also issued a warning to long-distance operators for displaying obscene content to attract passengers.

    The warning was issued following a random inspection at the Garissa-Tana bridge by KFCB regional manager Issa Dagane.

    He stated that most of the passengers traveled with underaged children and were forced to watch the content displayed on the buses.

    "We will continue with this kind of exercises even in shops, video premises and play stations," Dagane told reporters.

    Those found breaking the rules will be fined Ksh100,000 or slapped with a five-year jail term.

    A bus impounded by NTSA for having obscene graffiti
    A bus impounded by NTSA for having obscene graffiti
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