CitizenGO demands the cancellation of “pornographic” show with massively-endorsed petition

CitizenGO demands the cancellation of “pornographic” show with massively-endorsed petition

THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES HAVE BEEN DELIVERED

 

- Ann Kioko: “A national television station such as Citizen TV should not bring a show which is more of a discotheque with all sorts of pornography, nudity and sexual provocation being promoted”.


NAIROBI, DECEMBER 4TH 2019.- The international platform CitizenGO has delivered today over 20,000 signatures from the petition “CITIZEN TV: Cancel pornographic 10 over 10 TV” show to the headquarters of Royal Media Services, parent company of the station that airs the show 10 over 10 on Fridays. A programme those citizens consider “indecent”.


While the show is aired after the watershed period, thus protecting minors from viewing it, it does show, in the words of the CitizenGO Campaigns Director for Africa Ann Kioko “tens of indecently dressed youth who dance and twerk live on television. The almost naked youth perform sexually provocative moves while the disc jockey deliberately spins the dirtiest of the songs”. 


Earlier this week, before the signatures were delivered, The TV station management held a telephone call with Kioko, explaining they’re willing to talk things over and sit down with them to help  “make the show better".


This, while appreciated by the director, has only made her resolve “stronger, to bring the will of thousands of Kenyan citizens worried by what the most successful show on Friday nights is showing to their youth”, stated Kioko.


“A national television such as Citizen TV should not screen a show which is more of an adult-themed disco with all sorts of pornography, nudity and sexual provocation being promoted”, she continued in the letter addressed to the station with the petition.


But Kioko goes a step further and accuses the show’s host, Willis Raburu of having lent  “deaf ears to calls by parents to change the content of the show and make it more palatable. It can be youth friendly without being nudist, graphic or even pornographic”, she concluded.


This signature delivery was attended by some volunteers from CitizenGO that came with signs and shouted slogans opposing Raburu and the show. 


Press materials:

Album of the signatures delivery


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