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NEW WEB SITE OFFERS NEWS TO KENYAN DIASPORA

Designed as a streaming media hub for Kenyan nationals living abroad, the site provides Kenyan.TV provides video content on Kenyan news, political documentaries, historic events, business, and entertainment including local sports programming and prime time sitcoms and music shows.

The site has generated over 30,000 hits, since its launch less than a week ago. Currently, the site is broadcasting rarely seen footage, such as the May 10 wedding of the late Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa, and President Mwai Kibaki’s inauguration with behind the scenes footage of the transition at State House, Nairobi. In the upcoming weeks, Kenyan.TV will provide local news and television shows on a daily basis and the proceedings of the national constitutional conference currently underway at Bomas of Kenya.

Current contributors to the site include the Presidential Press Service. Kenyan.TV is also partnering with leading media houses to Web cast their locally produced programs. The site is committed to providing 100 per cent local content and hopes to promote the country’s creative arts by creating a secondary market for distributing locally produced shows.

"The site was created by Kenyans living abroad who are constantly seeking a connecting thread to what’s happening back home, especially with the dawn of a new era," said the site’s executive producer, Nick Ndiritu. "Through the site, Kenyans all over the world can tap into what is new and hot, and keep abreast with local Kenyans on politics, the economy, and lifestyle changes."

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