Authority Suspends TV Stations Associated with Clergy Linked to Shakahola Deaths
The Authority has today suspended with immediate effect broadcasting by the World Evangelism TV and Times TV associated with two clergy linked to the Shakahola deaths.
‘‘Following an extensive review of content aired by the two stations between January – April, 2023, the Authority established that the TV stations violated broadcasting standards requirements and license conditions,’’ said the Authority in a statement to the media.
The World Evangelism TV was found to have aired inappropriate content on exorcism during the watershed period as well as 12 other violations. Similarly, Times TV aired inappropriate content on exorcism and flouted 17 other broadcasting license conditions.
The Authority further directed the broadcast signal distributor, Pan African Network Group (PANG) Limited, to cease carrying the two stations on its platform until further notice.
The two broadcasters are associated with televangelists Ezekiel Odero and Paul Mackenzie who are under investigations for the Shakahola deaths Kilifi County.
The suspension will be a for a period of 45 days until the broadcasters remedy the violations.