Pastor Ng’ang’a loses bid to operate TV station

Pastor Ng’ang’a loses bid to operate TV station

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Neno Evangelism Ministries’ pastor James Ng’ang’a suffered a major blow after Communication Authority (CA) revoked his license to operate a television station.

CA Director-general Francis Wangusi wrote to the televangelist on Tuesday last week, informing him of the decision and that he would be refunded the Sh200, 000 he had paid for the permit.

“Your application was not successful after being subjected to routine security vetting by government security agencies. In this regard, the authority is unable to process your application for issuance of a license. This is, therefore, to inform you that the authority has withdrawn the offer for the commercial free to air license with immediate effect,” said the letter.

The CA had written to the preacher in September last year before his cancellation, saying the application for a license had been approved and giving him 14 days to confirm an agreement in writing.

He was also required to comply with the requirement to have his TV signal carried on any of the licensed digital platforms operated by Pang or Signet.

Ng’ang’a who has been airing his broadcasts on national broadcaster KBC, had named his TV station Sasa TV; initially registered on April 6, 2011.

The pastor  faced a major controversy in the past after he was involved in a road crash in Limuru, in which a 38 year old lady died while the husband escaped with injuries.

He was later arrested and charged in court with various counts.