Controversial televengalist Apostle James Maina Ng’ang’a has finally replied to the notice by the Media Council of Kenya, pouring cold water on their threat to shut down his TV station.
According to Ng’ang’a, his TV station is under the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) and not the Media Council of Kenya.
Ng’ang’a accused MCK of acting beyond its jurisdiction, saying that he is only answerable to CCK. He further stated that by virtue of his profession, he is compelled to say things as they are without sugar coating.
“I am under CCK. We report to CCK. Find my P.O.Box to CCK and request what you want, then I can send my lawyer to answer you. I am preacher. I preach depending on the message that I have. If somebody is trying to intimidate me, then this time is too late Media Council of Kenya,” he said.
The Media Council of Kenya had on Thursday October 28, 2021 accused the televangelist of violating the code of conducts of journalism.
MCK claimed that the controversial pastor runs shows and live discusiion that include offensive language.
Terming the statements made as a breach of code of conduct set by the media regulator, regarding the obscenity, taste and tone of reporting, MCK maintained that action must be taken against the man of the cloth.
“The media house in question breached clause 5 (b) (c) on Accountability and 10 (1) on Obscenity, Taste and Tone in Reporting by allowing a presenter, Apostle James Maina Ng’ang’a in a live broadcast from ‘Jerusalem City Kenya’s at 1024hours where he uttered offensive and unprintable words on-air,” the statement issued by MCK read in part.