Kenyan Musicians Deny Hate Speech Charges


A Nairobi court has granted bail to three musicians accused of producing and publishing songs containing hateful messages intended to cause violence.

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  • Kenya:  Reign in Hate Speech, Kenneth Tells Kibunjia

    The Star, 2 July 2012

    Presidential hopeful Peter Kenneth has urged the National Cohesion and Integration Commission to crackdown on politicians and members of public spreading hate speech. He said the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Musicians to Be Charged for Hate Speech

    The Star, 29 June 2012

    Three Kikuyu musicians accused of hate speech will be arraigned in court on Tuesday next week. The three - John Demathew, Muigai wa Njoroge and Kamande wa Kioi - had earlier been ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kibunjia Launches Probe Into 'Hate' Songs

    Capital FM, 25 June 2012

    The National Cohesion and Integration Commission has launched investigations into three vernacular songs that are said to contain hate speech and are inciteful. read more »

  • Kenya:  Musician Wa Kioi in Trouble Over Uhuru Song

    Capital FM, 28 June 2012

    Popular Kikuyu musician Kamande wa Kioi will be charged in Court next Tuesday after National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) completed investigations into alleged hate ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Three Musicians Investigated for Hate Speech

    The Star, 26 June 2012

    THE National Cohesion and Integration Commission has begun preliminary investigations against three Kikuyu musicians accused of propagating hate speech in their songs of praise for ... read more »

Photo: Capital FM

Popular musician Kamande wa Kioi is one of the three accused.

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