‘City Girl’, freedom of expression and the rights of ‘The Prophet’

Publication of defamatory matter is deemed not to have been made in good faith if it’s made to appear that the matter was untrue. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The code states that any publication of defamatory matter concerning a person is unlawful unless the matter is true and it’s published for the public benefit.
  • The Constitution states that the right to freedom of expression doesn’t extend to hate speech, or advocacy of hatred that constitutes vilification of others or incitement to cause harm.

Amos Kilanya, who describes himself as a concerned Kenyan and a consumer of Daily Nation news, has requested Nation Media Group to publicly apologise for what he calls “matusi” (defamation and insults) of David Owuor by Njoki Chege.

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