Communications Authority of Kenya Director General, Ezra Chiloba, has initiated the cancellation of licence offers to 60 applicants for radio broadcasting licenses.
In a statement, the CA boss stated that the move was reached following the broadcasters failure to comply with the licence offer within the offer period as prescribed by the Authority in accordance with the Kenya Information and Communications Act.
The cancellation of the licence offer is accompanied by a notice of revocation of the FM broadcasting frequencies assigned to the applicants.
Some of the notable radio stations include Capital FM, NRG Radio, Mbaitu FM and One FM.
“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,” Chiloba stated.
This comes barely a month after Pastor Nganga’s tv station was shut down.In a statement, CAK Director-General Ezra Chiloba directed M/S Neno Evangelism Centre, a broadcaster operating as Sasa TV, to stop airing live programming with immediate effect.
According to Chiloba, CAK arrived at the decision following investigations of content considered inappropriate aired by Sasa TV during the watershed period on October 3, 2021.