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Why Jackson Njeru and Jackline Okuta were jailed for contempt of court

Jackson Njeru. Photo courtesy of www.africacelebritynews.com

On June 14th 2016, Justice Mbogholi Msagha sentenced Jackline Okuta and Jackson Njeru to three months imprisonment or sh500,000 fine for failing to abide by a court’s restraining order against mentioning lawyer Cecil Miller on online platforms. The order, made on 12th April 2016 restraint them, their agents or servants from posting on Facebook or any other media platform including ...

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The gift Willy Mutunga should have given Kenyans before his retirement

Former Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya Dr. Willy Mutunga.

By Kioko wa Kivandi For years now Kenya has been holding discussions about the formation of a special division within the High Court with a local judicial mandate over crimes similar to the ones that were committed following the disputed 2007 presidential elections results. The division, which has since come to be known as the International and Organised Crimes Division ...

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Jackson Njeru jailed for three months for contempt of court

Jackson Njeru. Photo courtesy of www.africacelebritynews.com

Jackson Njeru was jailed for three months on Tuesday for contempt of court by a Nairobi Magistrate. Njeru was jailed alongside Jackline Ogutu aka Nyako Ber, both being Facebook administrators of the group Buyer Beware. Their crime was that being group administrators, they did not bring down a post from a member of the group that mentioned prominent lawyer Cecil ...

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Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has been sued by NBK for defamation

Cyprian Nyakundi

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has in the last two years been sued by both Vimal Shah and Safaricom for defamation in separate incidents. In the Vimal Shah case, he had posted on his blog and in a series of tweets about the plaintiffs have allegedly oppressed Ugandans. He had also alleged other human rights violations against Bidco’s violations against Kenyans. In ...

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Why the Kenya government cannot legally regulate social media

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The proposal by Dennis Itumbi, the State House Director for Digital and Diaspora Media that government is considering regulating social media cannot be realized without negating core constitutional provisions. While speaking at Kiangima Girls Secondary School during a prize-giving day, he said the government is preparing a Bill seeking to regulate the use of the social media in Kenya. Itumbi added ...

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