MT KENYA TV SHUT DOWN FOR A MONTH FOR AIRING INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT

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On Wednesday, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) ordered the shutdown of Mt. Kenya TV for one month for airing inappropriate content.

In the directive, the authority also imposed a fine of Sh500, 000 to the station for violating programming regulations.

The authority on Wednesday said it received complaints against the vernacular channel. Because of the air of explicit content on April 19, 2021, at 2pm.

The Authority’s acting director general Mercy Wanjau said that during the ‘Mucii wa Ciina’ programme that featured an animation, Mt. Kenya aired sexually explicit content, drug abuse, robbery, and violence.

“The Authority noted that the TV channel had, during its “Mucii wa Ciiana” programme, featured an animated movie, entitled Free Jimmy containing scenes of sexually explicit content, drug abuse, robbery and violence in blatant breach of Programming Code, and the ICT sector law” read the statement in part.

Moral cop Ezekiel Mutua was excited about the move made by the Communications Authority as seen in his tweet. Mutua hoped that this will serve as a lesson to other violators.

In the meantime, the channel shall put into place appropriate precautions to ensure observance of its license terms and conditions.

Further, the TV has been asked to review its internal controls. And access to the system for queuing and scheduling of its programmes in order to prevent a repetition.


By Wanjiru Mbaru

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