Royal Media Services dominates Kuza Awards


Royal Media Services received several Kuza awards on Wednesday night. Photo/NJERI NGUGI
Royal Media Services received several Kuza awards on Wednesday night. Photo/NJERI NGUGI

In Summary

People's Choice Favourite TV Station Award 
  • 2nd Runners up: Inooro TV
  • 1st Runners up: KTN Home
  • Winner: Citizen TV
Professional and Ethical Broadcasting Award
  • 2nd Runners up: Standard Media Group
  • 1st Runners up: Nation Media Group
  • Winner: Royal Media Services
Objective and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs (Radio Category)
  • 2nd Runners Up: Inooro FM
  • 1st Runners up: Radio Maisha
  • Winner: Citizen Radio
   

By Robert Masai and Rachel Ombaka

It was pomp and glamour as Royal Media Services brands emerged top at the 2018 Kuza awards on Wednesday night.

In the second annual event hosted by the Communications Authority of Kenya, Radio Citizen, Citizen TV, Inooro FM & TV scooped more than half of the 19 awards.

The Kuza awards that were launched last year are part of CAK’s strategy to push broadcasters to strive for quality services and compliance with regulatory standards.

“This award aims at motivating broadcasters to devote their energies and resources to offer quality services to the consumer, considering the strong influence broadcasting exerts to society on language, culture, morals, values, and our worldview,’’ CAK Director General Francis Wangusi said.

On the Cybercrime Bill, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, who was the Chief Guest at the event, said the government does not intend to use it to curtail freedom of speech.

He instead reiterated that the new law is there to bar cyberbullies and discourage people from posting fake news.

An elated Royal Media Services radio team receives one of the Kuza awards. photo/NJERI NGUGI
An elated Royal Media Services radio team receives one of the Kuza awards. Photo/NJERI NGUGI

Below is the list of winners in the different award categories:

People’s Choice Favourite TV Station Award 

2nd Runners up: Inooro TV
1st Runners up: KTN Home
Winner: Citizen TV

Objective and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs (TV Category)

2nd Runners up: KTN News
1st Runners up: KTN Home
Winner: Citizen TV

People With Disability Sign Language & Interpretation (PWD) Accessibility Award

2nd Runners up: KTN Home
1st Runners up: KBC Channel One
Winner: Citizen TV

Impact on Youth, Women & Persons Living with Disabilites (TV category)

2nd Runners up: KBC
1st Runners up: KTN Home
Winner: Citizen TV

Professional and Ethical Broadcasting Award

2nd Runners up: Standard Media Group
1st Runners up: Nation Media Group
Winner: Royal Media Services

Impact on Children Welfare (TV category)

2nd Runners up: KBC
1st Runners up: KTN Home
Winner: Citizen TV

My Kenya Story Award

2nd Runners up: Standard Group
1st Runners up: KBC
Winner: Royal Media Services

Diversity Award

2nd Runners up: Focus TV
1st Runners up: Ebru TV
Winner: Inooro TV

Local Content Programming Award

2nd Runners up: Njata TV
1st runners up: Mgogo TV
Winner: Inooro TV

Impact on Agriculture Award (TV Category)

2nd runners up: KBC
1 st runners up: KTN home
Winner: Citizen TV

Royal Media Services Production Manager Citizen TV,Stanley Ngige Ngugi and Deputy Programs Director Simaloi Dajom at the Kuza Awards ceremony. Photo/NJERI NGUGI
Royal Media Services Production Manager Citizen TV, Stanley Ngige Ngugi and Deputy Programs Director Simaloi Dajom at the Kuza Awards ceremony. Photo/NJERI NGUGI

Impact on Agriculture Award (Radio Category)

2nd Runners up: Radio Maisha
1st Runners up: Inooro FM
Winner: Citizen Radio

Objective and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs (Radio Category)

2nd Runners Up: Inooro FM
1st Runners up: Radio Maisha
Winner: Citizen Radio

Impact on Youth, Women & Persons Living with Disabilities (Radio Category)

2nd runners up: InooroFM
1st runners up: Citizen Radio
Winner: Radio Maisha

Impact on Children Welfare (Radio Category)

2nd Runners: Inooro FM
1st Runners up: Citizen Radio
Winner: Radio Maisha

Children Programming Award

2nd Runners up: K24 TV
1st runners up: KBC
Winner: EDU TV

Copyright Award

2nd Runners up: Nation Media Group, Imani radio and TV, Radio Africa
1st Runners up: TBN Family Media
Winner: CTAM

Local Content Prime Time Award

2nd runners up: NTV
1st runners up: Kass TV
Winner: KU TV

Communication Authority KUZA Award

2nd Runners up: Ebru TV
1st Runners up: Multcoice Kenya Limited
Winner: Imani Radio and TV

People’s Choice Award (Radio Category)

2nd Runners up: Inooro FM
1st Runners up: Citizen Radio
Winner: Radio Maisha

 

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