Communications Authority shuts down radio station for illegal operations

Communications Authority shuts down radio station for illegal operations

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Communications Authority shuts down radio station for illegal operations

Tuesday December 07 2021 Communications Authority of Kenya

The Communications Authority of Kenya headquarters in Nairobi. PHOTO | NMG

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has shut down a vernacular radio station for operating illegally.

The Authority said Gituamba FM, which airs in Kikuyu language, has been running without a licence contrary to the Kenya Information and Communications Act of 1998.

“Operating an illegal radio station may cause interference of licensed broadcasters, compromising the quality of broadcasting services available to consumers,” CA said in a statement on Tuesday.

The station was broadcasting at a house in Puma Court in Nairobi’s Tena estate.

Its owner, Nelson Githinji Ndegwa, has been arrested in a raid and will be arraigned to answer charges of setting up a radio station without a valid licence.

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