Chipukeezy’s Show Halted Over Unpaid Dues

Popular comedian Chipukeezy’s show, “The Chipukeezy Show,” has been pulled off the airwaves at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) due to a payment dispute.

Ufalme Entertainment, the production company behind the show, issued a statement revealing that KBC hasn’t settled their dues for several months, causing significant delays since November 2023. This financial strain has halted production, leading to the show’s temporary absence.

“We understand the impact that these delays can have on our valued partners, suppliers, and artists,” the statement reads, expressing their commitment to professionalism and honoring obligations to stakeholders.

The development comes amidst government efforts to revive KBC. Last month, a directive by Broadcasting PS Edward Kisiang’ani mandated all government advertisements to be channeled through KBC. This move aims to boost the national broadcaster’s revenue stream, particularly in a period of financial difficulties faced by private media houses.

The government’s rationale for the directive centers on KBC’s extensive national network, ensuring wider reach for advertisers. Kisiang’ani emphasized KBC’s role in information dissemination within Kenya.

While KBC is poised to benefit from increased advertising revenue, the immediate impact on “The Chipukeezy Show” remains unresolved. Both parties are likely seeking an amicable solution to bring the show back to Kenyan screens.

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Dennis Elnino

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