Unfortunately, the euphoria that Kenyan film lovers felt when it was announced that Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki was selected for the Cannes Film Festival in France has hit a bit of slow turn. This is because the film has now been banned in Kenya due to the sensitive storyline its unveiled.

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) which took the decision on the banned of the film, listed homosexual theme as the main reason. Rafiki tells a story of two black women who fell in love with each other, they went through a whole lot to keep their affection towards intact.

Read the announcement from KFCB:

Wanuri Kahiu confirmed the banned:

 

Watch the official trailer for Rafiki below:

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