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Why the Kenya government cannot legally regulate social media

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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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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Content development in Mombasa gets a boost following BAKE training

The growth of blogging in Kenya in the last decade has been immense. There are countless blogs and in some areas like fashion blogs provide more and better quality of content than local mainstream media. The growth of blogging can also be seen from the quality of blogs entered in the annual Kenya blog awards organized by the Bloggers Association ...

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Mombasa Residents unaware of decentralized county structures

As Jukumu Letu gears for the forthcoming launch to be held at Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa, it is emerging that residents are unaware of further decentralized services and offices by the County Government of Mombasa. A number of activities have been taking place in Mombasa to create awareness and community participation in the launch. One of those is the ...

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Nakuru residents enlightened on internet and the law

 The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) held a training on internet and the law in Nakuru last Saturday, July 24. The training which was conducted by Mugambi Laibuta, an Advocate of the High Court and Riva Jalipa of Article 19 was attended by internet enthusiasts among them, a section of bloggers in the county. It was also attended by a ...

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BAKE to hold training on ‘Law and Internet’ in Nakuru

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) will hold a training on the law and internet in Nakuru next week on Saturday July 25. The training will be held at the American Corner at the Kenya National Library and is free and open to all. The workshop will cover topics such as the legal system, defamation, criminal law process, communication laws and ...

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Nyakundi raises legal fees on Safaricom’s platform

By Davis Mwandawiro Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi is in a legal tussle with Safaricom and has also been center of social media attention after his attempts to mobilize funds for his legal fees using Safaricom’s Mpesa platform. In Nyakundi’s blog, he has published multiple articles where he makes many allegations against Safaricom including maltreatment of staff, corporate fraud among others. Attempts to get ...

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Mzalendo & BAKE to train Political & Development Bloggers, how to apply

Mzalendo Trust workshop for Political Bloggers

Are you looking to improve your writing or blogging skills on any of the following topics: Parliamentary business, Devolution and County Assemblies work, data journalism and Constitutional Implementation? Mzalendo Trust and the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE), would like to work with you to grow your skills in a one day intense training program that will run on Friday, 24th ...

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Nyakundi case highlights need for education on the law and Internet in Kenya

The court case against blogger Cyprian Nyakundi highlights the need to learn about online freedoms and responsibilities. Certainly the internet does not exist in a vacuum. Nyakundi, after reading the summons to appear in the newspaper tweeted   Safaricom is suing me . Oh my God pic.twitter.com/44CJq6o5Jy — Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@C_NyaKundiH) June 24, 2015   Bloggers and social media ...

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Safaricom sues blogger Cyprian Nyakundi for defamation

Safaricom has sued blogger Cyprian Nyakundi for defamation. In a paid advertisement in the Nation, dated 24th June 2015 on page 51, Honorable Justice Mabeya has ordered Nyakundi to do among others; 1. Pull down all posts in his blog that are defamatory to Safaricom. 2. A permanent injunction has been issued against him, his blog, agents or any other ...

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Blogging and social media use in Kenya growing, says report

Bloggers in Kenya have had, in several instances, to ‘save’ their credibility and explain a few things including the doubts and the notion that they are just but social media trouble makers who will write about anything sensational and vulgar. But today, bloggers and other online content creators are being appreciated not only by the fellow internet users but also ...

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The State of Blogging & Social Media in Kenya report – Download

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) today launched ‘The State of Blogging & Social Media in Kenya 2015 report’ at the Nailab in an event that was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for ICT Fred Matiang’i who launched the report. The report is now available for download HERE. The State of Blogging and Social Media in Kenya 2015 report.  

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Political Blogging in Africa discussed at re:publica 15 Conference

The Africa blogging panel at re:publica 15

At the beginning of this month, I got to  attend the re:publica Conference in Berlin Germany for the first time since its inception in 2007. I had been invited by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Media Africa based in Bonn Germany to join a panel to discuss political blogging in Sub-Saharan Africa. KAS Media Africa hosted a #AfricaBlogging panel at ...

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