Dark Christmas In Kenya As NTV, QTV, Citizen And KTN Go Off Air

Yesterday night, most Kenyans could not watch their favourite TV programmes after a media blackout rented the country.This was as a result of High Court Judge David Majanja’s decision that the digital migration will still be carried on in Nairobi and dismissed media petition to delay the switch.Media stations such as KTN, Citizen, QTV, NTV amongst others went off air with Kenyans forced to watch the remaining K24, GBS, KBC and KISS TV.

Standard Digital Entertainment reports that the The Vice-Chair editors Guild Mr. David Ohito described the move as unfortunate especially at this time when most Kenyans are on holiday and need to watch their favourite TV programmes.It is also the festive season and watching TV is one of the activities that most families do together.
This is what he said,

“It is a dark Christmas when Kenyans have been denied access to crucial information and a chance to watch favourite TV stations. Another draconian assault on media which shuts out audiences from crucial access to information,”

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And,

“The Broadcast industry has been mortgaged to selected few and this is truly unfair to law abiding citizens. The price of the blackout will be unbearable and the greatest losers are Kenyans,”

Following a petition by – Standard Group, Nation Media Group and Royal Media Services, the High Court had postponed the Switching off of analogue TV sets to December 23rd.-niaje.com

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