Owning a radio station is not an easy thing. Apart from the struggles of acquiring the necessary equipment and manpower, there lay the problem of getting the frequencies, broadcast license among other things.
All these cost a lot of money but not to our loaded lawmakers who control a large chunk of radio in the country today. Below is a list of radio stations in Kenya owned by politicians.
1.Moses Kuria owns Fanaka TV
Having poached former Citizen TV’s Terryane Chebet to lead the Business development at the station, Mr Kuria, according to , launched the channel on April 2017.
Mr Kuria launched the channel as an entertainment channel, but would later turn to Business content after Ms Chebet’s announced that she had “signed South Africa’s CNBC to air Business through the channel.”
2. Jakoyo Midiwo owns lake Victoria FM
Radio Lake Victoria FM is a broadcast radio station in Kisumu, Kenya, providing Community Information and Entertainment to the Lake Victoria Basin
3. Kalonzo Musyoka owns Athiani FM
Athiani FM is a commercial Kamba-medium entertainment, programmes and information radio station
4.John Michael Njenga Mututho owns Country Side Fm
5. Chirau Ali Mwakwere owns Kaya Fm
6. Najib Balala started Pili Pili FM and Sheki FM
Sheki station was founded by Tony Msalame
7. Odinga family owns Radio Umoja and Namlolwe fm