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Dr Matiang'i Opens Up on Shutting Down the Internet in Kenya Ahead of 2022, Reveals What Will Happen

The 2022 general elections are largely expected to be very competitive with the country witnessing rising political temperatures following initiatives by the various political candidates to sell themselves to the electorate.

The case is especially so for the presidential seat where deputy president William Ruto and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga are expected to be the two main horses that will face off each other, together with other contestants that may emerge later.

And now, Ministry of interior and coordination of national government cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i has come out to speak on shutting down the internet in the country ahead of the highly anticipated polls.

Speaking in Nairobi early today, Matiang'i was categorical that Kenya will not shut down its internet for the population, a move he suggested is outdated considering the freedoms that are enshrined in the 2010 constitution.

He also revealed what will happen instead - saying that the country will alternatively look at other means for forcing accountability for those who may break the law so that they are arrested and taken to Court.

"we will not do things like switching off internet, it will not happen here.. we will not harass people but because we are confident, we will act according to the law and call people to account," he said.

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