The Muslim community in Kenya has launched a sharia-compliant TV station. Horizon Television Network, under the Jamia Mosque Committee Nairobi, aims to fight Islamic extremism in Kenya and the region.
“Media plays a key role in educating the public and by educating our youth about propaganda spread by extremists, we will be fighting them indirectly since will be reaching a wider audience through our platform,” said the station’s general manager, Ali Mwachuo.
He said the station will combine a new approach whereby both the Christian and Muslim communities will have a platform to learn from each other through its programing. “The other driver that will set us apart is the fact that we broadcast in English, Kiswahili, and Arabic for our diaspora brothers.”