The Star (Nairobi)

28 December 2012

Kenya: Communications Minister Warns Social Media Abuse

Information and Communication Minister Samuel Poghisio has warned people using social media to propagate of hate speech and incite Kenyans will be arrested and prosecuted.

The minister said some political aspirants are using wireless gadgets to spread malicious messages and cautioned that the government has enacted legislations to curb the practice and is doing investigations.

"It is regrettable that some leaders are using their supporters to mudsling their opponent through internet and we are not going to allow this to happen," he said Karas primary school in Kapenguria yesterday.

Poghisio asked Kenyans to register their SIM cards to enable the government to tackle criminals using the devices to conduct these crimes. The deadline of registration is December 31.

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