Communities living in Wajir initiated the concept of establishing Wajir Community Radio (WCR) in 2005.
The communities requested Arid Lands Resource Management Project -ALRMP to assist them set up a community radio station. The station was funded by World Bank through Arid lands Resource Management. The actual construction started in October 2007 and the radio officially launched in may 2010.
Wajir Community Radio (90.9 fm) target is to empower the marginalized and vulnerable members of the pastoralist community who are mostly disadvantaged especially over print material due to their illiteracy. There are voiceless members in the society including indigenous pastoral men and women, people with disabilities, internally displaced persons and other disadvantaged minorities.
The Radio envisages addressing the challenge of creating an effective communication channel to the voiceless members in the society as an alternative to print Media.
Enhance communication and advocacy among the pastoral communities of the county. This would enable them share their development agendas.
The radio covers 140km radius with a population of 270,000 people.
To be the indispensable voice and resource of the people of Wajir, in building a prosperous community characterized by peace, harmony and equity.
WCR is the community radio station of the people of Wajir County in the North Eastern Province of the Republic of Kenya. The station is owned and managed as a community resource. It advocates, serves and promotes the interests, welfare and equitable development of the people of Wajir County.
Area of Coverage:
Wajir community radio (WCR) covers a radius of 150KM², covering the larger wajir district including Wajir East, South, North & West.
Languages used for broadcast.
Through its programmes and operations, Wajir Community Radio:
- Promotes mutual respect, informed dialogue and peaceful co-existence
- Supports indigenous pastoralist in their effort to enhance their way of life.
- Give voice to and support the empowerment of marginalized groups.
- Contributes to transparent and accountable governance.
- Wider access to and flow of information
- Facilitate development.
- Voices their concerns and seeks solution to their problems.
- Provides timely and relevant information, particularly about drought early warning.
- Enables them to get closer to services.
- Serve as an educational to
We have different programmes scheduled for different days, our programmes vary from Livelihood, climate change, health, gender and equality, children, Good governance and accountability, environment and livestock market price. Just to name few.