President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday met His Highness the Aga Khan, the chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network. Rumours have been circulating all over social media that Aga Khan, who owns Nation Media Group, was planning to visit Kenya and midwife talks between three media houses that have been off for three weeks over digital migration standoff between them and Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK).
In one of his social media platforms, the president said: ““Today I held a meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan, the Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network and Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims who called on me at State House, Nairobi.”
Among issues that are likely to have formed part of the meeting are the government’s stance on digital media switch off which has left many Kenyans without NTV, Citizen TV, KTN and QTV. On Friday last week a group of picketers stormed the CAK offices along Waiyaki Way protesting over the TV black out. Kenyans have been left to rely on K24 and KBC as the only local TV stations operating in the country.