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Two new Community Radio Stations in Kenya

Thursday 16 June 2016, by SIGNIS

Nairobi, June, 16th, 2016 (Amecea). The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) through Waumini Communications is working towards establishing two Catholic Community Radio Stations in the Coast Region of the country.

According to Waumini Communications Managing Director Mr. David Omwoyo, the two stations will promote peace-building and local development as well as provide a platform to counter the rampant radicalization of youth in the coastal region.

Mombasa Archbishop Rt. Rev. Martin Kivuva and Bishop of the Diocese of Malindi Rt. Rev. Emanuel Barbara have welcomed the initiative and termed it as long-overdue.

Bishop Barbara affirmed that radio will be a useful platform to promote peace and unity which are critical elements of economic development in the region. The Bishop said the radio will give more attention to local development and will serve as a platform for local people to participate in national dialogues.

These radio projects are envisaged in the Waumini Communications strategic plan 2016- 2020 with the view to have 20 radio stations across the Country.

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