The Kenyan government has granted a broadcasting licence to the Seventh Day Adventists church (SDA) to operate 10 television and four Radio stations.
The stations will be operated in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Kitui, Nyeri, Kakamega, Bungoma, Homa Bay, and Kisii towns.
Also granted were licenses for TV station channel 21 and 105.4 FM for Kitui town and its environs.
Speaking to pastors during the quinquennial session for SDA church leaders at Kamagambo Adventist College in Migori District yesterday, the church’s executive director East African Union division, Pastor Paul Musyoka, said the Communications Commission of Kenya had given them up to March 2006 to go on air.
The quinquennial session is held after every five years when SDA leaders worldwide gather to elect field/conference leaders, and plan.
Musyoka said they had been given frequencies for channel 28 to broadcast in Kisii and its environs.
"The Church has secured land in Kisii and bought a television mast from South Africa which will be installed anytime now," he said.
A carnival mood swept over the meeting following the announcement as pastors and hundreds of SDA faithful broke into song and dance as shouts of, "Glory be to God!" rent the air.