President Uhuru Kenyatta
President Uhuru Kenyatta

The government will partner with global search engine, Google, to block individuals or groups from disseminating terror content online.

Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Officer Ezekiel Mutua said scores of Kenyan youth have been radicalized before deciding to join groups like Islamic States in Iraq, Libya and Syria and Al Shabaab in Somalia.

Mr Mutua said the partnership will see flagging out or blocking content that propagates terrorism and pornography.

He said KFCB has also partnered with Interior and National coordination ministry and various Muslim organisations to prevent materials that advocate for religious violence from being distributed.

“We have also worked with religious agencies here in Mombasa and elsewhere in the country to regulate CDs and DVDs containing extreme religious messages,” he added.

Kenya is the only African country selected to take part in the Google’s Web Ranger programme classifying online content that conform to the culture and values of the participating nations.

“For example only South Africa recognize homosexuality in Africa and therefore google, through YouTube, will ensure videos on demand that contradict our cultures and values will not be accessed and if accessed with be edited to suit our classification,” added Mr Mutua during a press conference on the sidelines of KFCB board retreat in Mombasa.

source: GhanaWeb