Kenya joins states with repressive media laws

A section of the National Assembly. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Sections of the Bill empower the Cabinet Secretary to dissolve the current Media Council, declare vacancies and then select the panel to interview candidates.
  • In Yemen, Abdul-Karim al-Khaiwani was jailed for links with terrorists and then released on a presidential pardon in September following months of protests.

Kenya Thursday joined the league of countries with repressive media laws in the world.

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