So, who owns your favourite media house?
Besides the usual politicians who own the big media houses, here are the other waheshimiwas who have controlling shares in some of the top media houses.
Here is a list of politicians who own various TV stations and radios stations as well
Mediamax Network Ltd, now majority owned by Deputy President William Ruto, bought and rebranded Mombasa-based radio station PiliPili FM, which begun broadcasting in the Mijikenda language.
The move to rebrand PiliPili FM is being interpreted as a strategic investment by Ruto as he seeks to capture the Coastal vote ahead of the 2022 presidential contest.
As for Sheki FM, the mission is to serve radio audiences in Mombasa and the coast with distinctive programming that will address current issues of concern and aspirations of its residents, affording them access to relevant information, education, and entertainment.
Back in 2010, the broadcaster lost four radio frequencies after the High Court ruled they were obtained illegally.
Countryside Broadcasting Company Limited which operates four FM stations in Nairobi, Nakuru, Nyeri and Meru under Countryside FM has now been switched off.
Lady Justice Martha Koome said the court would be perpetuating illegality by granting Countryside Broadcasting an injunction restraining Go Communication Ltd from withdrawing its frequencies.
Countryside then moved to court accusing Go Communication and Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) of taking away its frequencies in breach of an oral partnership agreement.