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Government Threatens To Shut Media Ahead Of 2022 General Elections

The government through Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has disclosed a plan they intend to do ahead of 2022 elections as a way of curbing political leaders who likes intimidating their contesters using hate speech.

The Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i while speaking during the launch of a local station in Ol Kalou, Nyandarua County, he stated that he is ready to invoke the Public Order Act by shutting down all media outlets that will be used by politicians to spread hate speech and tribalism ahead of the elections.

Matiang'i also promised that his ministry will do all it can to prevent any political unrest in the August 9, 2022 general election.

"You know us, I will go the whole hog if you break the law. I will shut you down, and without batting an eyelid," CS Matiang'i said.

The sentiments of Matiang'i were backed up by ICT CS Joe Mucheru who was also present during the ceremony. Mucheru also raised concern over the credibility of the news.

"We are living in a time of a lot of darkness, a time where you see news on your phone and ask if it is true or fake," ICT CS Mucheru remarked

Additionally, Matiang'i condemned the recent acts of political intolerance in the country. Referring to the incident where Deputy President William Ruto's motorcade was pelted with stones in Busia County on Saturday, October 23.

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CS Matiang'i Fred Matiang'i Matiang'i Nyandarua County Public Order Act

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