8 February 2018

Kenya: Senate Committee Invites ICT CS Mucheru to Explain TV Shutdown

A Senate committee has asked Information Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru to explain the refusal by the State to reinstate two Royal Media Services television stations on air despite a court order.

Information, Communication and Technology Committee chairman Gideon Moi said the Cabinet Secretary will be meeting his team sometime next week.

He said the team was glad that NTV and KTN News are back on air and have resumed normal programming but noted with concern the refusal to allow Citizen TV and Inooro TV back on air.

"This is a worrying concern since there is an existing court order instructing the Communications Authority to allow the closed media stations to resume normal programming as the matter is still in court," said Mr Moi in a statement.

He said the TV stations should be allowed to resume normal broadcasting as investigations continue.


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