dstvMultichoice have launched a Christmas promotion dubbed ‘BestNiDstv’ that will see Kenyans buy a DSTV decoder for a reasonably affordable price of Sh. 5,500.

The deal includes the full DSTV kit – a dish, a decoder, cable and installation, and allows subscribers to get on any bouquet of their choice.

This festive season offer comes months after there was an uproar over the moving of live EPL matches from the Compact Plus Packages to the pricey Premium Package. The Premium package goes for Sh8200 compared to Compact Plus’ Sh5550.

The promotion means clients looking to get the Compact Plus package will have to part with Sh11,900 for a HD decoder plus installation. The Premium bouquet subscription plus installation now retails at Sh14,900.

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The move has been by Kenyans on twitter as a useless offer because it is not logical to pay Sh 5500 for a decoder if the monthly subscription fee remains high. This offer, that was meant to allay the wrath of Kenyans, has just added salt to the injury.

We went through reactions on Twitter, and below we have sampled some of them.