- MCK has threatened to shut down Pastor Ng’ang’a’s TV station.
- The controversial pastor accusses the regulatory body of being jealous of the station’s growth.
Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has released a statement warning Neno Evangelical Ministry’s Pastor James Ng’ang’a against using offensive language on TV.
The statement signed by MCK Chief Executive Officer David Omwoyo threatened to shut down Sasa TV for allowing the airing of ‘offensive content’.
“On October 9, 2021 the media house in question breached clause 5 (b) (c) on Accountability and 10 (1) on Obscenity, Taste and Tone in Reporting by allowing a presenter, Apostle James Maina Ng’ang’a in a live broadcast from ‘Jerusalem City Kenya’ at 1024hours where he uttered offensive and unprintable words on-air.
“We have subsequently directed the media outlet to show cause why action should not be taken against it, further to which the Council will institute relevant sanctions in line with our mandate,” read the statement by MCK.
On his part, the televangelist has rubbished the concerns saying that his TV station is not under MCK.
“I received the letter from CCK giving me a warning. So if the other media would like to do that, let them go to my address, find my P.O Box from CCK then send to my address and request what you want then I can send my lawyer to answer you,” he said in a video released today (29th October).
He accused MCK of being jealous of his station’s success saying the timing of the warning is questionable.
“I’m not new in media, we just celebrated our 30 years in ministry yesterday and today the media is threatening to shut down our station. They are jealous because my station has grown,” he said.