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KBC Journalist Judith Akolo questioned for retweeting

KBC Journalist Judith Akolo

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist Judith Akolo was yesterday questioned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for retweeting a comment. Judith is currently stationed at the online desk and a look at a Twitter profile indicates she is very active, commenting on various topical issues around the world. On 31st December, 2015, she retweeted a post from Patrick Safari ...

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Robert Alai freed on Sh100,000 bond

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Blogger Robert Alai has denied any wrongdoing against Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Director Halakhe Waqo and released on a Sh100,000 bond. Waqo took issue with Alai’s comments on social media questioning his academic qualifications. Robert Alai to be charged with improper use of licensed telecommunication systems Alai pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo today, Tuesday ...

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Robert Alai to be charged with improper use of licensed telecommunication systems

Kenyan Blogger Robert Alai

Blogger Robert Alai is set to appear in court to answer charges of improper use of licensed telecommunication system. @RobertAlai summoned to court over improper use of licensed telecoms system for alleged post against @EACCKenya CEO pic.twitter.com/R7vA1wxqY5 — Nation FM (@NationFMKe) December 22, 2015 Alai is accused of committing a crime when he made a comment to the effect that ...

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Internet Freedoms Citizen Education Campaign launch on 15th December

Iinternet Freedoms Citizen Awareness Campaign a program by Monitor & The Bloggers Association of Kenya

When you log onto the internet, do you fully understand your rights as an internet user? Are you aware of your right to hold opinions without interference, your right to freedom of expression and information, your right to freedom of assembly and association, your right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion? Are you aware of your right to be ...

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Freedom of expression invaluable in development

Panelists during the Human Rights forum organized by the Bloggers Association of Kenya. From left: Alice Maranga from FIDA, Kibra MP. Hon. Ken Okoth, Peter Nguura from Amref, Waikwa Wanyoike - Executive Director Katiba Institute, Steve Ogolla from ICJ-Kenya and Jamie Pennell First Secretary of the Canadian High Commission.

Article 33 of the Constitution of Kenya states that every person has the right to freedom of expression, which includes freedom to seek, receive or impart information or ideas, freedom of artistic creativity, academic freedom and freedom of scientific research. The right to freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. However, it has limitations and the same article further ...

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KENIC’s shut down of a Kenyan Domain an infringement on internet Freedoms

A goodie bag from the just ended KENIC campaign encouraging Kenyans to take up .co.ke domains

Earlier today, a Kenyan registered website www.isUhuruInKenya.co.ke was brought down by Kenya's Top Level domain custodian KENIC. The website which was created last week on Friday 4th December, was deleted today at 6am in the morning in what the Kenya Monitor team has deduced to be pressure from the government following its popularity as Kenyans Online continue to build pressure on the current government to account for the president's numerous travels abroad.

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Okiya Omtatah stokes Eurobond fire as Kenyans seek answers

Activist Okiya Okoiti Omtatah. Photo credit www.businessdailyafrica.com

The Eurobond controversy has refused to go away. This is despite the government giving all manner of assurances that the country is doing well financially. The topic which has been on the lips of many Kenyans, on and off social media platforms, has been one seeking answers which have not been forthcoming. In an editorial cartoon in one of the ...

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Kenyans want President Uhuru to enjoy his 54th birthday but work

President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates his 54th birthday today. Kenyans have given recommendations on wht he should do to restore Kenyans' confidence in his government. [Photo: france-rwanda.info]

President Uhuru Kenyatta should obey court orders, pay teachers and put sense into the heads of legislators Moses Kuria, Aden Duale, Kithure Kindiki, Kipchumba Murkomen and the 36 bloggers! These are some of the recommendations by Kenyans on Twitter well known as #KOT regarding the downward spiral the country is in and as President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates his 54th birthday. ...

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Strathmore University becomes first in Africa with IBM MainFrame z technology

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IBM and Strathmore University’s Research Institute with a focus on ICT, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and business development @iLabAfrica have signed an agreement to expand their partnership into training for the IBM mainframe z technology. This agreement makes Strathmore the first university in Africa with the IBM mainframe z technology. IBM said it will install the technology infrastructure at @iLabAfrica and impart ...

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Kenya Union of Journalists, NCCK condemn ‘anti-media law’ threatening to sue

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the 2014 Value Added Tax (VAT) and Pubilc Finance Management ammendment Acts into law at State House, Nairobi. Looking on from left is   Solicitor General Njee Muturi, Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, Cabinet Secretary National Treasury Henry Rotich, Majority Leader Aden Duale and Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi.

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) have condemned Parliament’s passing of the Powers and Privileges of Parliament Bill 2014. In a statement on Thursday, NCCK General Secretary Rev. Canon Peter Karanja said that by passing the Bill, parliamentarians had clearly stated their position on where they stand on matters of accountability. ...

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Uhuru Park Cord rally on teachers’ strike touches raw nerve


The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) the official opposition outfit in Kenya may have had squandered an opportune time to redeem a floundering image when the leaders congregated at Uhuru Park in support of teachers. The coalition has time and again maintained that it is pushing the government to obey the Constitution and govern democratically. This, to some extent, ...

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Mombasa creatives learn about internet and law


High Court Advocate and law lecturer Mugambi Laibuta was in Mombasa on Saturday the 29th of August for the Internet and law workshop in Mombasa at the MEWA Library. He was conducting the workshop alongside Riva Jalipa of Article 19. The workshop which was organised by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in Mombasa for the first time in Mombasa ...

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Kenyans feel Mutahi Ngunyi apology insufficient

Mutahi Ngunyi. Photo courtesy of softkenya.com

Mutahi Ngunyi has made an apology for making disparaging comments on the luo ethnic community and some specific individuals like the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) CEO Apollo Mboya and Raila Odinga   I apologize to the LUO NATION unreservedly. No harm INTENDED. I am a product of Luo SCHOLARS whom I RESPECT immensely. I eat the HUMBLE PIE. — ...

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Mombasa residents to be enlightened on the internet and the law

Law and Training Mombasa

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in partnership with Article 19 will be holding the Internet and Law Kenya workshop slated for 29th of August in Mombasa. The workshop which will discuss issues around communication laws, `the legal system, defamation among other topics will take place at the MEWA Library in Majengo. Bloggers in Kenya have in the recent months ...

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