Not even His Highness the Aga Khan could change the mind of the government in regards to the digital migration.

On Monday, the Aga Khan met President Uhuru Kenyatta in State House, and it is believed that the digital migration was a main talking point.

The Aga Khan is the main shareholder of Nation Media Group, and perhaps thought his influence in other sectors of the economy may help the government relent on the migration.

The three analogue stations have been asking for a 100 day extension so that they can import their own set top boxes.

It seems His Highness was their last card, and when he could not convince the president, there really was no other way.

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The 3 stations have now announced that they’ll be back on air this Thursday at 6:50 pm.

In a statement released on social media, the 3 will be available on the ADN section of the free-to-air set top boxes. They still hold that Startimes and GOtv should pay for content, and it’s not clear if they’ll be available on the two platforms.

You should also expect them on DSTV and Zuku.