Kitui’s County FM was among local media houses feted for demonstrating excellence in their services at this year’s Kuza 2021 broadcasting awards.
County FM won the new Patriotic category Regional Broadcaster Award Radio (Eastern) which was introduced by the Communication Authority of Kenya to celebrate all broadcasters who have demonstrated patriotism and made a positive impact in disseminating information and implementing the Authority and Government’s directives on the raging COVID-19 pandemic in Eastern Region.
The theme of the 2021 Awards 4th edition was “Preserving our Heritage through Broadcasting (Kenya a Heritage of Splendour)”, which seeks to acknowledge broadcasters who: Promote patriotism, Uphold Kenyan culture, beliefs, and values, and those who have made a contribution towards national unity and cohesion.
Speaking during the unveiling of the winners, Principal Secretary, Broadcasting and Telecommunications Mrs.Esther Koimett, who was the chief guest warned broadcasters against violating the Programming Code and ICT sector Law.
She commended the regulator (CA) for cracking the whip on broadcasters that have been found in breach of programming standards, particularly those meant to promote the welfare of children.