Media control body , Communication Authority has today issued a statement to shut down Mount Kenya TV for airing explicit content. The station will be off air for a period of four weeks.
This comes after government body said it had received complains of the station having violeted the set programming standards. According to the notice, the M/s Slope owned media house was found to have violeted 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
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.
IIn a bid to clean and regulate Media content, in March, CA fined Homeboyz Radio with a fine of KSh 1 million over insensitive remarks made by some of its presenters against women. The trio of Shaffie Weru, Neville and DJ Joe Mfalme were accused of making derogative remarks against women during their breakfast show. This led to suspension of Homeboys radio break fast show.