Wanuri Kahiu’s new film Rafiki has been banned in Kenya by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) . The Kenyan filmmaker announced this new development on Twitter.
The film is set to be screened at the Cannes Film festival 2018, becoming the second film and the first Kenyan feature film to show at the prestigious film festival.
Rafiki is a love story between 2 Kenyan girls Kena and Ziki despite the pressures of their family and the conservative society they live in. The basis of the story is the reason the film was banned.
In 2015, KFCB banned Stories of Our Lives, a Kenyan film by the NEST Collective, which told the story of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transexual) people in Kenya.