The just–ended 2021 Kuza Awards which celebrate local content saw the Royal Media Services walk away with the most awards as compared to the other media houses. They were winners of the local content subscription, people’s choice awards TV, most trusted TV for news categories, and were runner-ups in the people’s choice awards radio category.

Fairly new entrants in the field like TV 47 and Switch TV managed to have their presence felt among the masses this year as well and walked away as winners in some categories.

The Communications Authority of Kenya introduced three new categories in its annual KUZA Awards 2021, and voting was done on the People’s Choice SMS voting platform that enabled the audience to vote for their preferred broadcaster.

The new categories include; Patriotic Award category, to celebrate all broadcasters who have demonstrated patriotism and made a positive impact in disseminating information and implementing the Authority and Government’s directives on the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

The Upcoming Broadcaster Award, on the other hand celebrated new broadcasters that have, through their programing, displayed compliance and adherence to regulatory requirements within the last three years. And thirdly the Copyright Award is meant to enhance broadcasters’ compliance with copyright and Intellectual Property regulatory requirements.

The annual event seeks to recognize and reward excellence in the broadcasting industry. This year’s theme was “Preserving our Cultural Heritage through Broadcasting: Kenya a Heritage of Splendour.”

 Full list:

Local Content Award Free-to-Air TV (Overall Local Content Quota )

 Winner:Inooro TV

1st Runners Up: Kameme TV

2nd Runners Up:Ebru Tv

 KUZA awards ….

 Compliance award public TV

Winner- TV 47

2- Hope Tv

3- Switch TV

 Compliance Radio-

Winner- Hope FM

Local content awards

Winner- Inooro TV

2- Kameme

3- Ebru TV

 Local content subscription

Winner- Viusasa (RMS)

 Children and broadcast TV

 Winner- KICD (EDU TV)

2- Citizen TV

3- Horizon TV

Radio (Children program)

Winner- Lubao fm

2- Radio Citizen

 Regional Awards;



Winner- Tuliza fm

 Central Rift

Winner- mbci radio


Winner- Kaya FM


Winner- county FM

 North Eastern

Winner- Star FM

 North Rift

Winner- Kiapo limited

 South Rift

Winner- Touch FM

 South Nyanza

Winner- Kisima FM


Winner- Nyota FM

 Nyanza- lake region

Winner- Dala FM

 Upcoming broadcaster TV

Winner- Switch TV

2- TV 47

 Copyright Award TV

Winner- Hope TV

2- TV 47

3- Aviation TV

 Copyright Award Radio

Winner- Hope

2- Aviation FM

 Uzalendo Award..

Every media house will receive the uzalendo Award (certificate)

 Mzalendo Mkuu Award


* KBC Radio Eng Service

* Radio Shahidi

* Radio iftin

* Hope FM

* Kenya Catholic conference board

* Akili Kids


People choice Awards


Winner- Radio Maisha

2- Radio Citizen (RMS)

3- musyi FM (RMS)


People choice Awards


Winner- Citizen TV

2- KTN Home

3- Switch TV


Favourite Pay TV

Winner- GO TV

2- Multichoice Kenya

3- Startimes


Most trusted Radio for News

Winner- Radio Maisha

2- Radio Citizen

3- Musyi FM (RMS)


Most trusted TV for News

 Winner- Citizen TV


3- NTV