The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has suspended Pastor James Nganga’s Neno Evangelism Centre from broadcasting its church proceedings for six months.
In a statement issued on Saturday evening, 4th December, CA Director-General Ezra Chiloba said the decision was arrived at following investigations into content considered inappropriate that was aired by SASA TV during the watershed period on 3rd October 2021.
“Investigations established that the TV station violated provisions of the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998, Broadcasting Regulations, 2009, the Programming Code, and Broadcasting License Conditions,” he said.
SASA TV has further been directed to ensure it has adequate and qualified personnel who are accredited by the Media Council of Kenya (MCK).
“The staff must undergo mandatory training on appropriate operations of the Profanity Delay Mechanism system, management of live broadcasts, broadcasting legal framework, consumer protection, and complaints handling,” added Chiloba.
The station has also been ordered to develop and implement adequate internal controls to ensure compliance with broadcast content standards.
Non-adherence to these directives, he warned, might attract further sanctions, including revocation of SASA TV’s licence.
The authority has further urged all licensed broadcasters to ensure full compliance to broadcasting standards set out in the various provisions of the law.