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Politicians barred from SMS

24 October 2012, 16:18

Nairobi - Politicians have been barred from sending unsolicited campaign text messages and they will also be required to submit the short messages for vetting by Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) at least 48 hours before the time they are scheduled to be sent.

According to the Daily Nation reports, CCK said that SMSes can only be sent between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and should be in either Kiswahili or English; these are just a few of the guidelines to curb the spread of hate messages.

The sponsor of the message, referred to as SMS, will also have to be identified and to present the necessary documents before they are authorized to send it.

- For more, visit Daily Nation


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