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Mudavadi asks Uhuru not to sign the Media Bill

01 November 2013, 15:33

Nairobi - Former presidential aspirant and Amani coalition leader, Musalia Mudavadi, has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta not to assent to the Information and Communication Bill that was passed by MPs on Thursday.

He condemned the MPs for passing the draconian Bill, saying their move was aimed at punishing the media yet it is an investment apart from serving as a social good in the country, The Standard reports.

The approved Bill allows the government to appoint a tribunal that has powers to impose harsh penalties against journalists and media houses found to have breached the code of conduct.

Media houses may pay a maximum of KES 20 million, while individual journalist may pay up to KES 1 million for the breach.

The tribunal also has the powers to auction property owned by the media houses and the journalists to recover the fines.

- For more visit The Standard



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