High Court lifts ban on Controversial Kenyan lesbian film

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The High court has suspended the ban on controversial lesbian film ‘Rafiki’.

The fims producer Wanuri Kahiu had filed a suit to have the ban lifted so she could submit her flm for the Oscar nominations.

Justice Wilfrida Okwany said the suspension of the ban by the Kenya Film and Classification Board shall be for a period of seven days.

Justice Okwany further added that the film will only be open for viewing to willing adults.

Rafiki’s storyline revolves around a romantic lesbian relationship, hence the move by the Kenya Film Classification Board to ban it over the homosexuality.

Kahiu in her application argued the ban made it impossible for her to submit the film for review by the Oscars Selection Committee Kenya for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category award.

Kahiuhas untill 30th of September to show her film in the country.

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