Many TV and radio stations have programs talking about sexual content during their daily routines. At times THE LIBIDO TALK airs on most stations yet Mt Kenya Tv goes off air because of airing inappropriate content. It’s not that whatever they did is just but why shut them down and also impose a fine on them? As much as they on the wrong what happens to the other station’s staff who get affected by the decision?
Sadly the decision occurs after all the efforts the station has done of apologizing to all its listeners. The station’s apology read that, “We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that it does not happen again. We request for your forgiveness following the airing of mature content during one of the children’s programs.”
Mt Kenya Tv goes off air from today the 28th April 2021. This occurs as a result of the content they aired last week during the kid’s program show. The Communications Authority of Kenya has taken tough action against the station. The content aired during the mucii wa ciana show brought out various emotions among netizens.
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Communications Authority of Kenya directs that for a minimum period of four weeks the station will be off air. In addition to the penalty, a fine of five hundred thousand shillings should be paid. According to CAK compliance issues over the station have been raised over the last four months. Apparently, CAK advocates that all compliance issues should be resolved within a period of thirty days. CAK further states that Mt Kenya will only resume after it complied with all the compliance issues.
The commission also directed that in seven days’ time all Mt Kenya Tv staff should undergo training on the programming code. The station should further review its editorial policy so that it can line up with the laws protecting kids against inappropriate content. In addition, Mt Kenya Tv presenters should also receive accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya. Also, they should file the compliance evidence with CAK within a week.
The stern action against Mt Kenya TV coincides with the vow that Ezekiel Mutua had promised to take against the station. The Kenya Film Classification Board CEO condoled the airing of the content. “The timing of airing such explicit content disguised as a children’s program is a serious offense. This content really exposes our children to adult experiences,” stated Mutua. According to him the stern action against the station should serve as a tough lesson to other stations.