Video:Court Stops CCK From Switching Off Royal Media Services Frequencies
The High Court has today stopped The Communications Commission of Kenya, CCK from switching off broadcast frequencies held by Royal Media Services Ltd.
High Court Judge David Majanja issued the order upon hearing submissions from advocates from both CCK and RMS on the shutdown of RMS frequencies.
Justice Majanja consequently ordered that the case be brought before him tomorrow at noon for hearing from both sides.
In his orders, the Judge restrained CCK from further interfering, restricting in any manner with RMS broadcasting sites within the Republic of Kenya.
RMS in its application had wanted CCK ordered to open its transmitter houses in Narok, Nakuru, Mukuyuni and Mabrui with immediate effect.
The petition was to be served on CCK as well as the Attorney General’s office.
According to RMS advocate Senior Counsel Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, CCK had switched off 6 transmitters yesterday and 18 others today.
He argued that the move by CCK to switch off the transmitters would adversely affect the business of RMS as well as the right of Kenyans to receive information.
According to Kuria, the timing of the action was wrong, coming just when the General Election was around the corner.
The CCK is being represented in the case by Sisule Munyi and Kilonzo advocates.
By Daniel Korir