How Closure of TV Stations Narrowed Kenya's Democratic Space
The closure of three leading television stations on January 30 to stop the live broadcast of the "swearing-in" of National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga, as the "people's president" points to the kind of political repression that does not auger well for democracy. By doing it, the government rolled back much of the democratic space that Kenyans fought so hard to achieve, writes George W. Gathigi for The Conversation.
Mzee Benjamin Nyangasi switches off his TV set which can no longer receive any signal after the government shut down analogue broadcasts.
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