The Kenya Film Classification Board Was established in the 1930’s as a statutory body with a regulatory role under part III of the films and Stage plays act cap.222 of the of laws of Kenya. The Act has empowered the Board to classify films for public exhibition and to ensure that they conform to national aspirations.
The Board operates as a Body corporate under the Ministry . The Ministry of sports culture and the arts provides the necessary resources and policy direction that supports operations of the board. Currently, the government has developed policy proposals to restructure the board to enable it improve service delivery to the public.