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Kenyatta approves media bill

16 December 2013, 23:37

Nairobi - Media freedom in the country was dealt a heavy blow today, when it emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta had passed the heavily criticised media bill into law, reports Daily Nation.

It has emerged that the bill was signed last Wednesday, after it was passed by members of the national assembly on the 4th of December. 

Media outlets and ordinary citizens have met the bill with great fury over the past few weeks, with protests and marches damning the passing of the bill. Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) had demanded the withdrawal of the Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment Act) and said no further debate or consideration of the Bill should take place.

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