• The broadcasters failed to comply with the license offer within the offer period as prescribed by the Authority. 

Ezra Chiloba taking over as CA boss
Ezra Chiloba taking over as CA boss
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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has announced the cancellation of licenses for a number of Radio and TV stations in the country.

In a notice on December 22, CA Director-General Ezra Chiloba said the decision was reached after the broadcasters failed to comply with the license offer within the offer period as prescribed by the Authority and in accordance with the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998.

"...and as such, the Authority shall proceed to revoke the assigned FM frequency(s) and shut down the associated broadcasting services without further reference to the broadcaster or the applicant," the notice reads. 

Some of the notable radio stations set to lose their frequencies include; NRG Radio, Capital FM, Mbaitu FM, Qwetu Radio among others.

Notably, a number of community Radio stations owned by the catholic church and learning institutions will also have their licenses revoked.

The broadcasters listed risk losing their licenses on the following grounds;

  1. They are yet to apply for broadcasting licenses.
  2. They were assigned frequencies without a permit and are yet to apply for broadcasting licenses.
  3. Their applications for commercial and community radio licenses were rejected.
  4. Cancellation of their license offers

Swipe to see the full list of FM stations and TV stations set to lose their licenses.

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