5 February 2018

Kenya TV Stations Resume Operations

Three main private television stations in Kenya were Monday due to resume operations after being shut down by the government for seven days.

The Nation Media Group's NTV, Royal Media's Citizen, and Standard Group's KTN News were switched off mid-morning Tuesday for airing live footage of the opposition leader Raila Odinga 'swearing-in' as the 'people's president.

The media blackout was condemned by the United Nations, the US, European Union and human rights organisations.

International media stations from around the globe on Monday highlighted the government's defiance to keep the stations off-air, despite a court order to restore broadcast.

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