Maina and King’ang’i Busted.
President Kibaki was today officially opening the East African Journalists convention at the KICC. He acknowledged the influx of social media into Kenya pointing out the recent findings that Kenya is the second most tweeting country in Africa. He also stated that Facebook is approaching 2,000,000 users in Kenya.
“I was pleased to learn, for example, that Kenya is ranked second on the African continent in the use of the social networking site, Twitter. Moreover, the number of Facebook users in our country is now approaching two million,” he said.
Without pointing names, Kibaki also hit out at radio stations that air RATED R material during prime time.
“I also take issue with vulgar talk on some radio programs during family broadcast time,” said Kibaki.
This is most definitely hitting out at Classic 105, which airs Maina and King’ang’i in the morning and has received lots of criticism for its topics.
It was given a timeline by the regulator to review their content and they still have not complied. Hopefully, they will have by the end of the 6 month deadline.
A few days back, they were ordered to pay a man Shh 800,000 for falsely claiming he is HIV+, during Ciku’s busted show.
Kibaki also had issues with the trend by TV stations to air programs with nudity and vulgar language during family time.