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Kenya TVs barred from inauguration of President-elect Ruto

Kenya is today about to inaugurate president-elect William Ruto. Uhuru Kenyatta is expected Tuesday, to hand over the instruments of power including a ceremonial sword and a copy of Kenya’s Constitution to the new president.

It is reported that about 20 heads of state have been invited to attend the ceremony.

All is not well with Kenya’s local media however, as the communication team of Kenya’s President-elect has offered exclusive broadcast rights to Multichoice Kenya Ltd, an affiliate of South African pay-TV group. Arguing the group will “provide a channel for the rest of Africa”. 

This will effectively exclude local TV stations from broadcasting the event.