Richard Alden freed after Kenyan prosecutors drop charges

Former Wananchi CEO Richard Alden has been freed after Kenyan authorities dropped a murder charge against him. Alden, who had been charged with the murder of Grace Wangechi Kinjanjui, was freed after the authorities accepted that Kinjanjui accidentally killed herself while helping to clear out the Alden family home in a Nairobi suburb in June […]

Court date set for Richard Alden murder case

Kenya’s High Court is to hear the high-profile murder case against former Wananchi CEO Richard Alden in September. According to local reports, Justice Jessie Lessit fixed a hearing date for the case after Alden’s defence lawyer told the court that his client wanted the matter to be dealt with quickly. The case is coming to […]

Former Ono, Wananchi CEO Richard Alden arrested for murder

Richard Alden, the former CEO of Spanish cable operator Ono and more recently CEO of Kenya-based free and pay TV broadcaster and channel provider Wananchi, has been arrested for murder in Kenya. Alden was arrested after Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui, with whom he was reportedly in a relationship, was shot at his home in a suburb […]

Safaricom gets green light for broadcast channels

Kenya’s Communications Authority has approved local telecom provider Safaricom’s application for licences to broadcast four TV channels, allowing the operator to create its own content for the IPTV service it launched in May, according to local reports. Safaricom’s broadcast licences will enable it to distribute content both over-the-air and online, as well as to compete […]

African Movie Channel Series launches on Zuku

Nigerian broadcaster African Movie Channel has launched a new channel focusing on series on the Wananchi Programming-owned Zuku pay TV platform. African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) is a family-focused premium entertainment channel that will show TV soaps, comedies and drama from Nigeria, along with a selection of content from the rest of Africa, 24 […]

iSAT Africa signs capacity deal with Gazprom Space Systems

Satellite service provider iSAT Africa has signed a network capacity deal with Russian satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems for the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central Africa. The deal, which was announced at the East Africa Com conference in Kenya, will see iSAT Africa use capacity on the southern beam of Gazprom’s Yamal-402 satellite, which […]

Wananchi’s Zuku to upgrade cable broadband

Wananchi Programming-owned Kenya-based pay TV provider Zuku is upgrading its broadband network in the country’s capital, Nairobi. In addition to providing pay TV services and channels, Zuku also operates a cable network in Nairobi. The company has said it will invest KES220 million (€1.84 million) in upgrading this to deliver internet speeds of up to […]