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Capital FM Responds After Frequency Revocation

  • Capital FM has responded after the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) issued a 30-day notice for the revocation of the station’s frequency.

    Through a statement addressed to their listeners, the station’s Group Chairperson, Mary-Anne Musangi, stated that they had a meeting with the regulatory body to iron out issues that were outstanding.

    Musangi revealed that the station had complied with CA’s requirements after holding a meeting with officials from the authority.

    A signage showing the Communications Authority of Kenya

    A signage showing the Communications Authority of Kenya

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    “After meeting with the Communications Authority, we can confidently assure all our business partners, clients, and listeners that Capital FM is fully compliant, and we look forward to strengthen this relationship even further,” Musangi stated.

    She also added that the station would be back on air following their compliance with the requirements stipulated by CA’s Director-General, Ezra Chiloba.

    “As required by the licensee where we have been dormant, we will be back on air soon as is required.

    Capital FM is committed to continue meeting its obligations to the service of this country like it has always done through offering opportunities, developing talent, pushing for a sustainable agenda, and broadcasting within the law,” Musangi stated.

    Capital FM is a radio station that was started in 1996 and is owned by the late business Mogul, Chris Kirubi.

    Through a notice issued by Ezra Chiloba, Capital FM was named among 60 radio stations and 20 TV stations that were warned of their frequencies being revoked if they failed to comply with the authority’s requirements.

    “Take notice that the Authority has commenced regulatory actions against the following listed broadcasters and applicants of broadcasting service provisioning licences for failure to comply with the relevant requirements as provided for in the Act.

    “In accordance with Section 46C of the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998, it is unlawful to provide any form of broadcasting service in Kenya without a license issued by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA),” Chiloba stated.

    Further, the stations had been warned of a fine of Ksh1 million and a jail term not exceeding three years if they failed to meet the regulatory framework.

    “Contravention of this requirement attracts a fine not exceeding Ksh1,000,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or both,” CA stated.

    Communications Authority's Director General Ezra Chiloba in his office on October 4, 2021.

    Communications Authority’s Director General Ezra Chiloba in his office on October 4, 2021.

    Courtesy CA

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