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Prestige Cinema sells out Rafiki Cinema after Ezekiel Mutua’s rant

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By Annette Amondi

Prestige Cinema in Nairobi has been forced to add a second screen to show Kenya’s controversial movie Rafiki.

Rafiki premiered at the Cinema on Sunday after the High court gave it a temporary pass to air in Kenya for the first time.

Rafiki gained its fame after moral cop Ezekiel Mutua banned it from airing in the country on grounds of Homosexuality.

Many film lovers started queuing early Sunday morning for tickets hours before the doors were open.

The film was the first ever Kenyan film to premier at the  Cannes festival.

The cinema hall had earlier on informed movie lovers that they should be at the ticket counter 30 minutes before show time or else their tickets would be released for those at the counter.

Those who showed up to watch the film were also required to provide proof of their age before entry into the cinema since the movie is rated 18 years and above.

The films tickets are selling out fast after the high court gave it just a week to air in Kenya. So far Tickets upto the the Thursday screening are completely sold out.


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