The TV station owned by Moses Kuria

Moses Kuria was once banned from live TV shows, including NTV's show which was hosted by Larry Madowo.

Having poached former Citizen TV’s Terryane Chebet to lead the Business development at the station, Mr Kuria, according to , launched the channel on April 2017.

Mr Kuria launched the channel as an entertainment channel, but would later turn to Business content after Ms Chebet’s recent announcement that she had “signed South Africa’s CNBC to air Business through the channel.”

“This week in Johannesburg I have signed an agreement with CNBC Africa which now assigns Fanaka TV as a content distribution partner in Kenya. This will enable us to carry business content from CNBC Africa alongside our Fanaka TV Kenya Business content.

“This journey begins with live debates on topical business and economic issues in the region. The first of these is the 'Great Interest Rates Debate' that will take place on Monday 19th June 2018 at Strathmore University.

“This milestone is truly transformational for us at Fanaka as we strive to bring you the best in business and economic journalism, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” she said earlier on Facebook.

Job opportunities

Mr Kuria’s initial plan with the channel, however, was to provide jobs and other opportunities for young people mainly from his Gatundu South constituency.

He acquired it from the founding CEO Ms Charity Mwangi, a former beauty queen and Miss Kenya 2015. She is also a resident of Gatundu South.

The lawmaker would later bring in former radio presenter Mr Jimmy Gathu, who left recently after failing to take the entertainment model off the ground.

But after a year of false starts, the station is now repositioning itself as a business content television station.  And that task now lies squarely on the shoulders of Terryane, who has lately been touring international TV stations for benchmarking.

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