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Why bloggers should worry about the Films, Stage Plays and Publications Bill, 2016

KFCB Stakeholders forum. Photo courtesy of http://www.hapakenya.com/

The dust is yet settled on the Films, Stage Plays and Publications Bill, 2016 going by media coverage of the aftermath of the public participation session that followed the draft Bill. In the Standard, Kenya Film and Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua said that the meeting at the National Museum was the first of a series of consultative meetings on the review of ...

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Deputy President William Ruto sues Boniface Mwangi for defamation over a tweet

Boniface Mwangi. Photo courtesy of hashtagsquare.co.ke

Deputy President William Ruto has filed a defamation case against activist Boniface Mwangi over a tweet terming it false and malicious. I hope Deputy President has no plans of killing me the way he killed his old friend,Jacob Juma a fellow thief who became a whistle blower. — #BMUnBounded (@bonifacemwangi) September 28, 2016 In his suit papers filed today, Ruto wants ...

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Deputy President William Ruto threatens to sue Boniface Mwangi for defamation

Boniface Mwangi. Photo courtesy of hashtagsquare.co.ke

Deputy President William Ruto has threatened to sue Boniface Mwangi over his tweet which he says was false and malicious. The words in their ordinary and plain meaning are defamatory and they have severely injured our client’s reputation, reads a demand letter from Ruto’s lawyer Kioko Kilukumi. The tweet from Boniface Mwangi reads   I hope Deputy President has no plans ...

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Media Council of Kenya condemns assault of a K24 reporter

Dr. Haron Mwangi and the Council chair Charles Kerich during a past press conference. Photo courtesy of kenyanewsagency.go.ke

The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has condemned the assault of K24 reporter Duncan Wanga two days ago terming it an unlawful and unfortunate act against freedom of the media. On 27th September 2016, Duncan Wanga while covering an event in Eldoret,  was allegedly harassed, brutally attacked and his camera destroyed by police. According to Mr. Wanga, the police had earlier warned him ...

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Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi given a warning over contempt of court in Safaricom suit

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi. Photo courtesy of niaje.com

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi was yesterday let go with a warning against continuous contempt of court in a defamation suit in which Safaricom’s Bob Collymore and Michael Joseph have sued him for defamation. Following a complaint on his contempt of court orders when the case was first mentioned, the petitioners filed an application for contempt. The court had given an injunction ...

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