4 February 2018

Kenya: Archbishop Sapit Asks State to Restore TV Broadcast

Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit has urged the Government to restore television broadcast for three stations as Kenyans have the constitutional right to access information.

The Archbishop said it is wrong for the Government to deny its citizens their right to information by shutting down the stations.

SHUTDOWN

The Government shut down NTV, KTN News and Citizen TV that defied its warnings and broadcast live the contentious 'swearing-in' of Opposition leader Raila Odinga as the people's president on January 30.

The Government has not restored broadcast even after High Court Judge Chacha Mwita last Thursday suspended the ban for 14 days.

Human rights crusader Okiya Omtatah unsuccessfully tried to serve the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) with the court order directing the firm to restore broadcast but he was prevented from accessing its offices.

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