Martin Kosgey is a Kenyan journalist under the Royal Media Service (RMS) owned Citizen TV and media entrepreneur. He is the founder and owner of Nenyon FM, a local radio station that broadcasts in Kalenjin.
Kosgey, an experienced journalist, has served in some of Kenya’s leading media houses, including Standard Media Group (SMG) owned KTN, and currently, Citizen TV.
He joins a list of other journalists that have launched their own media houses. Here is Kosgey’s story as told by WoK.
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Nenyon FM is a Registered local Commercial Radio station based in Kericho town. It broadcasts in the local Kalenjin dialect through two frequencies, 104.3 FM and 104.2 FM which it acquired from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK).
CAK gazetted the station as a commercial free-to-air radio station under the Nenyon Media Services company. Kosgey holds a 100 per cent stake in the company.
According to reports, he brokered second hand vehicles and added the money to his earnings to acquire the equipment he used to launch the radio station.
The radio station which was launched in April, broadcasts across five counties in the Rift Valley namely; Kericho, Bomet, Nandi, Nakuru, and Narok counties.
During a recent interview with a local daily, Kosgey revealed that the media house currently commands an audience of 1.2 million people per day. It broadcasts on a 24-hour clock.
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The radio station employs eight presenters who entertain the huge audience. The crew includes local radio celebrities; Mzungu Mwafrika and Faith Chebwogen. The others include; Collo Mtuguyaz, DJ Jacktino 254, Benard Ngeno, Denissto Deno, Aphayo Chepkey, Daisy Langat, Dominic Kips, and Cynthia Terer.
Kosgey revealed that he aims at building the station into an industry leader, commanding a lion’s share of the Kalenjin audience.
Nenyon FM has state-of-the-art studio equipment, however, Kosgey plans to procure more equipment with time to aid in the realisation of their goal of becoming the best radio station in the region while providing high quality transmissions.
Kosgey aspires to launch Nenyon TV soon.
Kosgey hit the headlines in January 2022 following threats to his life over a story he posted on his Facebook page implicating a bodyguard attached to the Kericho Governor a prison warder in a murder.
He had on January 4, posted on Facebook that the bodyguard and the warder had beaten two men for stealing the former’s beehives; one of the men later succumbed to his injuries. He later published the story on Citizen Digital.
After the report aired, Kosgey claimed that his closest friends warned him of a plot by the two suspects to “deal with him”. He revealed that he had received numerous calls alerting him of a hunt since launched for him by the suspects and/or their accomplices.
He reported the matter to the Kericho Police Station under OB number 32/6/01/2022.
The suspects surrendered to the police, a week after the incident.
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