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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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What should be done to tame hate speech in Kenya?

George Aladwa.  He has been accused of inciting Kenyans against each other. [Photo: radiojambo.co.ke]

By Cyrus Kioko Increasing number of political leaders association in hate speech has reignited debate over how valid hate speech law is as set by the National Cohesion and Integration commission (NCIC). In a span of around one and half moths, more than four political leaders have been involved in hate speech allegations where some have their cases in progress  ...

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Moses Kuria incites his constituents to violence

Moses Kuria

From his days as a Jubilee strategist, Moses Kuria’s rise to notoriety is a matter of public knowledge. He was in and out of court last year, charged with incitement to violence, hate speech and fanning ethnic hatred through comments on his social media accounts. Things got to a head when the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and National Cohesion ...

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Use social media responsibly, varsity don advices students

The Dean of students at Egerton University has advised students at the institution to use social media responsibly. Speaking during the commemoration of the cultural day at the university’s Nakuru Town Campus on Friday March 27, Dr. Janet Kirui told students not to use social media to create disharmony. “Don’t use social media to propagate hate speech,” she said. While advising ...

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University Student Allan Wadi gets 2 years Jail Term for Hate Speech on Facebook

Allan Wadi Okengo, A 25 year old University Student Jailed for 2 year for Hate Speech on Social Media

  A fourth-year university student will spend two years in jail for posting on social media  insults against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Alan Wadi Okengo, alias Lieutenant Wadi, was accused of posting the messages on his Facebook account on December 18 and 19 at an unknown place within Kenya. Wadi, 25, a political science student at Moi University, was arrested as ...

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We need Better Laws in Kenya to better protect Internet Freedoms

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

As at the end of the year 2014, Kenya status on Interned Freedoms was ‘Free’. According to Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world, Kenya was ranked at position 28 globally on Freedom of Net total and at position 12 on violation of user rights. That was 2014 and it seems like ...

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Promoting Online Freedoms in Kenya

Internet Freedom Day logo1

Why iFreedoms? Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has launched the iFreedoms project through the Kenya Monitor platform (www.monitor.co.ke). This project will promote internet freedom in the East African region through digital security and safety skills development, creating awareness on the status of online freedoms and how to protect them.  The project will amplify the voices of citizen journalists on freedom ...

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