Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu’s Radio Stations Faces Closure

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu’s Radio Stations Faces Closure

Mbaitu and Syokimau FM radio stations owned by Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and  are among 60 radio frequencies that risk cancellation by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) for failure to comply with their licence offer conditions.

Also targeted is One FM whose owner is Emgwen Member of Parliament (MP) Alex Kigen son to former Cabinet minister Henry Kosgey, Capital FM of the late business billionaire Chris Kirubi and NRG Radio owned by the founder of Groove Awards Kevin Mulei a Nairobi based businessman.

The decision was announced on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2021 by CA boss Ezra Chiloba, who said the agency has already begun revocation processes in accordance with the Kenya Information and Communications Act.

“Take notice that the Authority has commenced regulatory actions against the following listed broadcasters and applicants of broadcasting service provisioning licences for failure to comply with the relevant requirements as provided for in the Act,” said Mr Chiloba.

“In accordance with Section 46C of the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998, it is illegal to provide any form of broadcasting service in Kenya without a licence issued by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA).”

The radio firms have been given 30 days to comply with CA rules before it shuts down their respective FM frequencies.

“Failure to comply…within 30 days will imply that the affected party is no longer interested

“Failure to comply…within 30 days will imply that the affected party is no longer interested in providing broadcasting services, and as such, the Authority shall proceed to revoke the assigned FM frequency and shut down broadcasting services.”

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