Ombudsman accuses government of disregarding court orders, abuse of power

The Ombudsman has raised concern over recent incidences of disobeying court orders by the National Government and its agencies and crackdown on persons alleged to have breached the law. In a press statement Tuesday morning, The Commission on Administrative Justice, also known as the The Office of the Ombudsman, accused government of gross abuse of […]

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Kenya media shutdown sparks outrage and concern

Nairobi – In an unprecedented act, Kenya’s government this week indefinitely shut down three major TV news channels, instantly transforming a partisan political dispute into an angry nationwide debate on fundamental freedoms. Thousands of opposition supporters had crammed into a downtown park in Nairobi on Tuesday to watch a strange act of political pantomime. There, […]

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Rights groups, journalists condemn TV shutdown

Five civil society organisations have asked the State to unconditionally restore TV transmission for three stations that it shut on Tuesday. The organisations also condemned Wednesday evening events where police officers surrounded Nation Centre, the headquarters of the Nation Media Group, as they sought to arrest NTV’s Linus Kaikai, Larry Madowo and Ken Mijungu. Speaking […]

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Lobbies want State to pay for TV shutdown losses

The government’s shutdown of independent television stations Tuesday for broadcasting an opposition rally was a violation of human rights and it should be made to pay for the damage and lost revenues, human rights groups have said. The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) switched off the TVs mid-morning to prevent a live broadcast of the […]

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Major television stations in Kenya switched off

Three main television stations in Kenya were Tuesday switched off after airing live footage as the opposition prepared to swear-in Raila Odinga as the “people’s president”. The Nation Media Group’s NTV, Royal Media’s Citizen, and Standard Group’s KTN News went off air mid-morning while showing live broadcasts of National Super Alliance (Nasa) supporters who had […]

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