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Royal Media, Standard Media Dominate KUZA Awards

KUZA AWARDS
Some of the winners at this year's KUZA Awards. / COURTESY

kuza It was all pomp and colour as the second annual Kuza Awards took place on Wednesday, hosted by the Communications Authority of Kenya in a strategy to push broadcasters to strive for quality services and compliance with regulatory standards.

The event was graced by different media houses including Royal media services who dominated this year’s awards, and became the overall winners at the event. Radio Maisha closely beat Radio Citizen to clinch the award for the most popular radio station in the country.

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ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru was the was the Chief Guest at the event and he used the opportunity to defend the Computer and Cyber Crimes bill. He stated that the government was using the bill to protect people from cyber bullying and not use it to curtail freedom of speech.

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

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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Written by Eva Nyambura

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