These obnoxious Bills couldn’t have gone so far without official sanction

President Uhuru Kenyatta shares a light moment with Ms Jamila Mohamed of NTV when he hosted the Editors' Guild Media Breakfast at State House, Nairobi. The evidence tendered for the alleged honeymoon between government and media is the State House breakfast in July where I played a prominent role as chairman of the Kenya Editors’ Guild. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • The question is how did such an obnoxious law as the Kenya Information and Communications Act navigate its way through all the process to win passage in Parliament in the first place?
  • I refuse to believe that any legislation would reach that far with the Cabinet in the dark.
  • Dr Matiang’i, Mr Duale and Mr Kamau are Jubilee government agents shepherding Motions and Bills that must have been approved by the Cabinet.
  • We will continue to engage with the President and the Deputy President, the leader of the opposition, Cabinet secretaries, Members of Parliament and all other parties holding public office or leadership positions.

I supposed we, the media, ought to be grateful that President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have heard our pleas.


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