CS Mucheru defends gov’t move to switch off tv stations

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Information and communications Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru says the government will not shy from switching off Media stations airing contents that threaten national security.

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Appearing before the national assembly’s ICT committee, the cabinet secretary defended the move that was taken by the government saying it was in the interests of national cohesion.

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Mucheru discussed the cyber-crime bill as well as explain why three TV stations were shut down earlier this month.

Though the deliberations on the proposed cyber-crime bill were done in camera, the media was allowed to capture the government’s position regarding the shut down.

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Mucheru told MPs the three TV stations were switched off because broadcasting the mock swearing in of Raila Odinga was threatening the nation’s security.

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The cabinet secretary dismissed the notion that government was curtailing media freedom saying only three tv stations out 74 tv stations were switched off temporarily.

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MPs inquired over an alleged meeting between the executive and media editors held on the eve of the mock inauguration of Raila Odinga.

The CS denied of any knowledge of a meeting between editors and the executive saying the government was not interested in determining content for media.

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