Wabukala asks govt to extend digital migration deadline
26 December 2013, 08:19
Nairobi - The government should extend the digital migration deadline, says Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop, Eliud Wabukala.
Wabukala, who was delivering his sermon during Christmas prayers at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi said the many Kenyans would be affected by the switch since they are not well prepared and some cannot even afford the set top boxes, Daily Nation reports.
The analogue signal switch-off in Nairobi and its environs is to be effected on 26 December at midnight.
This follows a High Court ruling that dismissed a petition by three media houses, which sought to postpone the migration further.
In their plea, the media houses had argued that the government put up a strategic five year plan to ensure that the migration was smooth and give the public as well as stakeholders enough time to prepare for the move.
They said that if the move goes on as planned, they would incur huge losses to their businesses.
However, Matiang’i said the government was well prepared for the switch and assured Kenyans of the availability of sufficient stock of set top boxes to meet the demand of the market.
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