Controversial televangelist pastor James Ng’ang’a has been fined Sh1 million by the Communications Authority for exposing a woman’s breast on his live TV.
CAK’s communication officer Chimbiru Gimode said on Friday the authority relied on sections of the Kenya Information and Communications Act of the Kenya Broadcasting Regulations to pass the verdict.
The Programming Code for broadcasting prohibits the broadcasting explicit or graphic descriptions of sexual organs, other sensitive parts of the body, and acts generally considered indecent or offensive during the watershed period is prohibited.
“Unless there is a strong editorial justification, explicit or graphic descriptions of sexual organs, other sensitive parts of the body, and acts generally considered indecent or offensive are prohibited,” state a section of the guidelines.
According to the Director of Public Affairs Chris Wambua, Neno Evangelism lead pastor was first issued with a warning by the authority after a similar incident took place. However, within a week of being given the warning, he repeated the same mistake.
“He has been fined 1 million shilling for continuing to broadcast when a woman’s breast were exposed. This happened during the watershed period which is in violation of one of the Communication Authority rules and regulations. He was first issued with a warning which we expected him to stop but he did not,” said Mr Wambua via telephone.
“Any programmes or movies classified or rated for adults only shall not be aired during this period.”
Ng’ang’a defended himself in an online video saying he has no control over what happens during moments of deliverance of his congregants from evil spirits.