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BBC celebrates five new FM partnerships with roadshow across Kenya

BBC World Service celebrates the launch of BBC programming on five new FM radio stations in Kenya with a roadshow called Focus On Kenya – Your World, Your Issues.


From Monday 29 September, BBC presenters Joseph Warungu, Uduak Amimo and Josphat Makori will bring the breakfast show, Network Africa, and evening news programme, Focus On Africa, to audiences in Kakamega, Nakuru and Nairobi.


The new partner stations rebroadcasting BBC programmes are MMUST 103.9 FM in Kakamega, Sauti Ya Mwananchi 100.9 FM in Nakuru, and Pamoja 99.9 FM, Star 105.9 FM and KU 99.9 FM in Nairobi.


The BBC presenters will team up with each new partner station, daily, to debate with invited audiences and listeners across the continent and the world, the key issues affecting their lives.


Audiences can continue the debate online at which goes live on Friday (26 September).


The site will also feature a daily blog from Joseph Warungu and the latest images from the roadshow.


Joseph Warungu, Editor of Network Africa and Focus On Africa, says: "The Focus On Kenya – Your World, Your Issues roadshow will be an exciting week for all involved.


"It will be an opportunity for us to meet and engage with listeners and to work closely with our new local FM partners.


"So, whether in Kakamega, Nakuru or Nairobi, or listening to us from across Africa or the world, we hope audiences will take part in our week of Focus On Kenya special events and programming."


The first Focus On Kenya – Your World, Your Issues debate on Monday 29 September, with MMUST FM 103.9, will take place on campus at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in Kakamega to discuss the state of the media in Africa.


On Tuesday 30 September the team will visit Nakuru to link up with Sauti Ya Mwananchi FM 100.9 to debate the controversial subject of land ownership.


On Wednesday 1 October they arrive in Kibera, Nairobi, to join Pamoja FM 99.9 to talk about housing in that part of the city.


The team will then move to Eastleigh, Nairobi, on Thursday 2 October to link up with Star FM 105.9 to discuss the affects of migration on the local community.


To round up the week, on Friday 3 October, the team will visit Kenyatta University in Nairobi where, in conjunction with KUFM 99.9, they will debate Kenya's education system.


Focus On Africa is broadcast at 1500, 1700 and 1900 GMT.


Network Africa goes out at 0330, 0430, and 0530 GMT in East Africa and additionally at 0630 and 0730 GMT in West Africa.


BBC Somali audiences can also hear programming from the roadshow on Thursday 2 October.


Audiences wanting to share their views can contact Focus On Africa by email: or by sending an SMS to: +44 7786 20 50 75.


They can also contact Network Africa by email: or by sending an SMS to: +44 7786 20 50 85.


Notes to Editors


BBC presenters, Joseph Warungu, Uduak Amimo and Josphat Makori are all in Kenya and available for interview. Their images are also available upon request.


Focus On Kenya - Your World, Your Issues Roadshow Table


Date Partner station Topic Region
29 Sep MMUST 103.9 Media In Africa Kakamega
30 Sep Sauti Ya Mwananchi 100.9 FM Land Ownership Nakuru
1 Oct Pamoja 99.9 FM Housing Nairobi, Kibera
2 Oct Star 105.9 FM Migration Nairobi, Eastleigh
3 Oct KU 99.FM Education Nairobi, Thika Rd


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Date: 23.09.2008
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