News and Updates

Two persons accused of illegally distributing DSTV broadcast signals today (Wednesday 24th April 2013) appeared before the Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate, Kiarie wa Kiarie, and were released on a bond of Kshs.500,000 after pleading not guilty.

The accused were arrested yesterday (Tuesday 23rd April 2013) by Copyright Inspectors from the Kenya Copyright Board (Enforcement Unit) in collaboration with officials from MultiChoice Kenya after a successful raid conduct in Mathare North, Nairobi.

MultiChoice Kenya collaborates closely with the Kenya Copyright Board (Enforcement Unit) to sensitise Kenyans on the demerits of illegal DSTV connections and the legal consequences of piracy such as lengthy jail terms and/or hefty fines. In addition, the two conduct raids on pirating premises and prosecute the guilty parties.

Illegal distribution of DSTV broadcast signals is rampant and if left unchecked can negatively affect the broadcasting industry with dire economic and social consequences on the artistes/film makers and the whole society. Based on this understanding, the two organisations will continue to conduct regular raids to deter pirates from making illegal connections.