Sema Kenya (Speak Kenya) is a BBC Media Action TV and radio programme that aims to provide a constructive platform for Kenyans both to voice their concerns about issues that affect them and to address their politicians and public officials directly. The programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the Global Grant. People who attend the recordings as studio audience members rate the programme very highly and feel it is innovative in giving ordinary citizens a voice at a national level. Audience members saw a real value in creating a space to talk about issues that are otherwise brushed over in political coverage and aren’t addressed from multiple perspectives.
BBC Media Action. Research Summary. Kenya speaks: live audience feedback on Sema Kenya. BBC Media Action, UK (2013) 2 pp.