Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Sammy Kirui to open radio station

Suspended Local Government Permanent Secretary Sammy Kirui is planning to start a Kalenjin-language radio station.

The yet to be named radio will be broadcasting from Kericho to parts of Rift Valley and western Kenya. 

The former Communications Commission of Kenya boss, the state company whose duty is to allocate frequencies, is reported to be having frequencies on standby.

He has spoken to a staffer with Citizen Radio and former Kass FM journalist/producer to go manage the new radio. Kericho has other radio stations: Sema FM and Radio Injili. Other radios broadcasting from Nairobi, Eldoret, Nakuru and western Kenya can be heard in the tea town.
Kirui, as the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Local Government was suspended on 29 April over land cemetery scandal.

He has been charged in court and denied charges relating to the 283m-shilling cemetery scandal. Kirui was charged together with 14 other people.

According to the charge sheet, Kirui and the 14 acquired 283m-shillings from the local government on diverse dates between December 2008 and April 2009. 

The case in continuing a t a Nairobi graft court. 

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