Media control body, Communication Authority (CA) has shut down Mount Kenya TV for airing explicit content; The station will be off air for a period of four weeks.

According to CA, it received complaints of the station having violated the set programming standards.

The M/s Slope owned media house was found to have violated part IV (19) of the Kenya, Information and Communications (Broadcasting) Regulations of 2009, which prohibits the presentation of sexual matters explicitly and offensively.

“Upon preliminary assessment, the authority noted that the TV channel had during its, ‘Mucii was Ciiana’ programme, featured an animated movie, entitled Free Jimmy, containing scenes of sexually explicit content, drug abuse, robbery and violence in blatant breach of the programming code, and the ICT sector law,” read part of statement signed by CA acting director-general, Mercy Wanjau, read.

Sexually Explicit Cartoon Earns Mt Kenya TV a Suspension and Hefty Fine
The sexually explicit content aired by Mount Kenya TV that led to a four month closure by the Communication Authority. PHOTO/COURTESY

As per the regulator, they issued a notice of a violation to the said TV channel on April 22 and summoned its management to explain the circumstances under which the programme was aired.

In a bid to clean and regulate Media content, in March, CA fined Homeboyz Radio one million shillings under ordered the suspension of their breakfast show over insensitive remarks made by the hosts.

The trio of Shaffie Weru, Neville and DJ Joe Mfalme were accused of making derogative remarks against women during their breakfast show and have since been fired.

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