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Hate Speech and responsibility of the media in Kenya

Every time a general election approaches, politicians often capitalise on ethnic affiliations and differences in order to galvanise votes in terms of “us against them”. In the aftermath of the 2007-2008 post-election violence, the Waki Report singled out hate speech as one of the drivers of the crisis. As a result, the National Cohesion and 

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Judgment declaring Section 132 of the Penal Code Unconstitutional: “undermining authority of public officer”

PETITION 174 OF 2016 ROBERT ALAI VS ATTORNEY GENERAL & DPP ARTICLE 19 EASTERN AFRICA (INTERESTED PARTY) JUDGMENT 1. This petition is a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 132 of the Penal Code, Cap 63 Laws of Kenya.  Robert Alai, the petitioner, was on 17th December 2014, arraigned before the Chief Magistrate’s court at 

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