Karangu Muraya's TV Station Abruptly Goes Off Air After 5 Months; Here is Why

  • Philanthropist and musician Karangu Muraya pointing at Ithaga Tv's signpost
    Philanthropist and musician Karangu Muraya pointing at Ithaga Tv's signpost
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  • ¬†Viewers of the newly launched vernacular TV station, Itaaga TV, owned by philanthropist Karangu Muraya, were left in the dark after the station abruptly went off the air.

    In a post on Friday, January 27, the media house announced that the channel will stay off the air indefinitely but its signal will be restored eventually.

    "How are you our dear viewers, we will be off-air but we will be back after a while," the media house announced in its local dialect.

    Kikuyu musician, Karangu Muraya and his friends pose for a photo outside Ithaga TV station offices on September 14, 2022.
    Kikuyu musician, Karangu Muraya and his friends pose for a photo outside Ithaga TV station offices on September 14, 2022.
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    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, a representative from the media house explained that the channel was dealing with technical issues but assured its viewers that it was being worked on.

    "No, we are not completely off the air, we are experiencing some technical issues which are being worked on," a source from the media house detailed.

    Some concerned viewers questioned why the station went off the air so suddenly while others complained that the station had been off for a while.

    Others expressed their disappointment with the abrupt exit noting," It is sad to hear this, see you soon."

    In December 2022, the station announced its return to air after experiencing some technical issues.

    The media house launched in September 2022 attracts a huge viewership due to its vernacular content and human interest stories.

    When he launched the station, the musician noted that he was inspired by his past experiences and philanthropic activities.

    "I have been using social media to help people and I thought to extend to mainstream media. It was a calling but essentially, the idea started in 2022," he stated.

    In addition, he stated that the outlet was expected to cover 90 per cent of content based on testimonials motivation, heartfelt, and revolutionary programs.

    He described the meaning of the name Ithaga as a cloth that covers someone who is unable to fend for himself noting that it aligned with his philanthropic endeavors.

    Philanthropist Karangu Muraya and a prison warden at G.K prison Thika on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    Philanthropist Karangu Muraya and a prison warden at G.K prison Thika on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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