East Africa

TV station shut down for airing explicit content

The Communication Authority of Kenya has requested the conclusion of a nearby TV slot for a time of about a month after the station circulated express substance on kids' projects.

The authority affirms that the Mount Kenya TV channel broadcasted unseemly substance during the watershed time frame during which it circulated explicitly express substance and scenes containing drug maltreatment just as burglary and viciousness.

“The Licensee acknowledged that the content aired was indeed inappropriate for the watershed period. The licensee attributed the violation to a content mix-up in the control room but failed to explain how the offensive content had found its way into the content server,” read a statement from the authority boss Mercy Wanjau.

“The Authority has established that the airing of the animated movie, ‘Free Jimmy’, was in blatant breach of the Broadcasting Regulations, the Programme Code, and the terms and conditions of the station’s broadcasting license,” said the acting CA Director-General Wanjau in a press statement on Wednesday.

Kenya’s position forced a $4,600 fine additionally requested the channel’s writers to go through extraordinary preparing before they continue activities.

The station gave an assertion saying ‘sorry’ on both live and web-based media pages.

It further guaranteed that it will survey its publication strategy to adjust it to necessities of the law on the insurance of kids and to document a duplicate with the power.


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