Banning of the FILM Rafiki

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From: Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 8:36 PM
Cc: Twahir Hussein Kassim
Subject: Re: [kictanet] Banning of the FILM Rafiki


First things first, Cambridge Dictionary defines hypocrisy as:-
a situation in which someone pretends to believe something that they do not really believe, or that is the opposite of what they do or say at another time.

All that you listed are vices we all condemn. When we single out a vice and actually have the audacity to call it a virtue? That is what hypocrisy is!

Advocating for LGBT rights to assemble with placards to be given rights to enforce their unnatural preferences… NEXT would we advocate for ROBBERS having a right to break into my house as a means to earn a living!

What the gay guys do behind their doors is not my concern nor should it be anyone elses. What I mind is it being forced onto our kids!

As Walu rightly put, we have MORE PERTINENT ISSUES to resolve.

So my dear sister, there is nothing hypocritical in my beliefs. I call a wrong for what it is – A WRONG!


On Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 17:47 Tracy Kadesa via kictanet <> wrote:

Dear Lawrence,

lf we were to go with your religious/ Biblical angle, then everything in Kenya is immoral and wrong in the eyes of God,

(i) starting with corruption,(see the ten commandments-thou shall not steal, you shall not covet your neighbour\’s property , the story of Zaccheus, e.t.c),

(ii) Adultery which is an everyday thing everywhere(thou shall not covet your neighbour\’s wife)

(iii) discrimination and abuse of women- doesn\’t the Bible say that God is no respecter of persons? doesn\’t the Bible give instructions on how to treat others

(iv) ethnicity- love your neighbour as love your yourself?

and I could go on and on

For you religious guys, it is very hypocritical to throw the moral card only when you feel like, if we are to throw the moral card, let us apply it to everything and I mean everything!


Tracy Kadesa,

LL.B ,University of Nairobi.


On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 2:32 PM, Lawrence Dinga, CISSP via kictanet <> wrote:

Dear Alex,

I don’t know much about the movie but if it is about lesbianism then it is immoral and ungodly.
God only approves a relation between a man and a woman

Leviticus 18:22
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

Genesis 2:24
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.


—–Original Message—– From: Alex Comninos via kictanet
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 2:05 PM
Cc: Alex Comninos ; KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions
Subject: Re: [kictanet] Banning of the FILM Rafiki

I am not sure what the film is about in its entirety, but the main
storyline is a lesbian romance in Nairobi. It is the first Kenyan film to
be nominated for the Cannes film festival and will premiere there on the
8th of May.

Here is the trailer for the film

On Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 12:57, Dorcas Muthoni <> wrote:

What is the film about?

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 1:55 PM Alex Comninos via kictanet <> wrote:


I was shocked to learn that the film classification board has banned an
LGBT film, Rafiki.

Our Film and Publication Board recently attempted this but it was


by the courts.

Films are ICTs and we should be discussing this on the list.

I am looking forward to the discussion.

Kind regards,

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