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Chipukeezy explains why his show stopped airing on KBC

by Paul Nyongesa
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Comedian Vincent Mwasia, popularly known as Chipukeezy, has come forward to shed light on why his hit show, ‘The Chipukeezy Show’, ceased airing on the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

According to Chipukeezy, the show was halted after the national broadcasting corporation failed to settle outstanding debts for several months.

A statement released by Michael Muthama, the director of Ufalme Entertainment, revealed that significant delays in payments had been ongoing since November of last year.

As a result, the show was taken off the air while parties involved sought an amicable solution to facilitate its return to the screen.

“To our valued partners, distributors, artists, and fans, we hope this message finds you well. Ufalme Entertainment wishes to address an issue that has been troubling many. With a heavy heart, we must inform you of the ongoing delays in payments from our media partner, KBC. Since November, we have encountered significant delays in receiving payments from KBC, despite our best efforts to fulfill our commitments to all stakeholders involved in the production of The Chipukeezy Show,” a section of the statement read.

Muthama added that these delays had affected the production of the show, which had not aired for several months.

“As a production company committed to upholding high professional standards and integrity, we understand the impact that these delays can have on our valued partners, distributors, and artists,” the statement further added.

Several government initiatives have been launched to assist the national broadcasting corporation in returning to profitability.

Last month, Broadcaster Edward Kisiang’ani directed that all government advertisements be handled by the state broadcaster KBC.

This decision is expected to provide KBC with additional revenue at a time when private media outlets are facing challenges.

Documents obtained by the newsroom indicate that this directive affects all public sector advertisements, including those from ministries, departments, and agencies under the National Government, independent commissions, and public universities.

“It is understood that the national broadcast led by KBC provides an assurance of reaching broadcasters across the country. These efforts require the national broadcaster to take the lead in news dissemination in Kenya,” PS Kisiang’ani said.

KBC will handle advertisements after approval by the Government Advertising Agency.

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