According to the Standard Digital Online Preachers have been banned from recruiting people to their faiths or asking them to get ‘saved’ as they often do at the tail-end of their broadcasts. These, among other rules, are contained in the Programming Code for Free-to-Air Radio and Television Services in Kenya.
Also preachers notorious for asking for offertory or a set amount of money (seed) in exchange for special blessings and prayers on TV or radio, have been banned! Such ‘seed’ preachers, who encourage viewers to give ‘far and beyond’ their abilities to attract blessings, will soon have no place in radio and television programmes.
These new rules have been gazetted by the Communications Authority, and the media houses doing free-to-air broadcasting have six months to comply. This comes barely a week after Kenya’s Attorney General Published New Rules to Shut Down Small Churches!