TV stations resume normal broadcasting

By Standard Digital Reporter

NAIROBI, KENYA: Normal broadcasting resumed in Kenya's leading TV stations after switch off following a court ruling dismissing petition to push digital migration.

In compliance with Monday ruling that dismissed a case by Standard Group, Nation Media Group and Royal Media Services on postponement of digital migration, the three went off air locking out Kenyans of TV viewing.

Some minutes after 6 pm on Tuesday, KTN, NTV, Citizen among others resumed normal broadcasting.

Leaders continue to criticise the way the Government was handling digital migration process with some terming it anti-people.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga criticised the manner in which the migration from analogue television broadcasting to digital is being done saying reason has failed to prevail.

“The concerns of key media houses, the very institutions that offer broadcast services, analogue or digital, have been dismissed. Kenyans are set to celebrate Christmas and possibly New Year in total information darkness, unaware of what is going on not only across the world but also within their own country. This is because reason failed to prevail in the saga of digital migration,” said Raila.

He accused the Jubilee Government of intending to take the country back to the era of information darkness with KBC being the only source of TV news.

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