The Cabinet Secretary for interior Dr. Fred Matiang'i has vowed to shut down community radio stations that will be found propagating hate speech ahead of the 2022 General Election.
The no-nonsensical CS accompanied by Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications Joe Mucheru was speaking during the launch of Trinity Radio and Tv in Ol-Kalou.
"For the media, let's not use our media opportunity to incite people, propagate ethnic and negative messages to disrupt the unity and stability of our country. Especially community radio stations, there are areas we shall issue warnings and there are areas we shall work with Communication Authority to caution people that you are headed to the redline. If you break the law we will shut you down without question," Vowed Matiang'i.
Matiang'i has however celebrated the strides Kenya has made since it migrated from analog to Digital. He said the country could have been in an awkward situation in this COVID 19 season.
"We were fought so hard about Digital Migration. The World is going that way to Digital Broadcasting. There is no way we could have done what we are doing now if we had not migrated. How would we have communicated to our people with this Covid," He questioned.
Matiang'i argued that since then several TV Stations totaling 72 have opened paving way for massive youth employment.
"We want to make very good use of the spectrum resources we have so that we can expand the sector, create more employment, provide an opportunity for our people to develop more content, and so on," He said.
He castigated people fighting the Huduma card terming them as enemies of progress. He vowed to challenge the courts for ruling the huduma card as an illegal document.
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