Can Factor Analysis be used for non normal distribution ?


My questionnaire is based on 300 respondents opinion on the benefits of implementing of policy changes for which I had used5 point Likert's Scale where 1= Strongly agree and 5= strongly disagree. On testing kolmogrov smirnov the data was showing non normal distribution.
1.Can I use Factor analysis for data reduction of variables?
2. On using factor analysis KMO test showed values .70, I want to know whether KMO test in factor analysis is to test the normality of distribution ?

Urgent help!!!!