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Kenya Approves Controversial Cybercrimes Law

Kenya has approved a controversial new cybercrimes law that threatens heavy penalties for people who abuse others via social media – and that some critics contend could be used to stifle freedom of expression.

Among other things, the computer and cybercrimes legislation – which President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law on Wednesday – makes it a crime to publish so-called false information, with hefty fines and prison terms for those found guilty. 

The law does not spell out what considers false information, saying only that it's a criminal offense to intentionally publish...


Published By: Africa.,. - Wednesday, 16 May, 2018