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).
The Star, 29 January 2013
The National Cohesion and Integration Commission has said it is investigating three cases of hate speech in the social media. NCIC chairman Mzalendo Kibunjia said three files, ... read more »
ThinkAfricaPress, 29 January 2013
Kenyan elections have often led to ethnic violence, but alternative voting systems could foster greater tendencies towards coalitions and broad-based appeals. read more »
The Star, 28 January 2013
THE National Cohesion and Integration Commission has equipped the police with recording devices to be used in taping politicians who in engage in hate speech and racial utterances ... read more »
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 »
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 »