Kenya Govt Takes Steps to Prevent Hate Speech


The government - in the run-up to the elections - has taken to social media monitoring, a new SMS service and supplying police with recording devices in an effort to prevent the spread of the kind of inflammatory content that resulted in the 2008 election unrest.

Youth carry crude weapons ready to fight during 2008 election violence (file photo).

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  • Kenya:  Politicians Warned Against Hate Messages

    The Star, 20 December 2012

    NCIC vice chair Milly Lwanga says that politicians using coded language and stereotypes amounting to hate speech will face prosecution. read more »

  • Kenya:  Communication Commission Issues Rules On Political SMS

    Capital FM, 24 October 2012

    Politicians seeking to send campaign messages through bulk SMS to the electorate will have to forward them to mobile service operators at least 48 hours before their scheduled ... read more »

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  • Kenya:  Political Texts to Be Vetted

    The Star, 24 October 2012

    Any text message by a political party will have to be vetted and approved by the NCIC and mobile phone operators before it is disseminated. read more »

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