Gay-themed film ‘Rafiki’ wins as Judge allows court screening

Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu, actresses Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva pose on May 9, 2018 during a photocall for the film “Rafiki” at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France

Controversial gay-themed film ‘Rafiki’ will now be watched in court as part of the evidence to allow the court make an informed decision as to whether the ban should be lifted.

In a ruling in Thursday, Justice James Makau said he was satisfied that the application by Wanuri Kahiu was merited.

The Judge said the film and the ban by the Kenya Film and Classification Board forms an integral part of the case.

Last year, the High Court allowed that the film should screened to willing adults for seven days.