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Government Threatens To Shut Down Media Ahead of 2022 Elections

On Sunday, October 24, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i threatened to shut down media outlets.

Matiang'i said he is ready to use the Public Order Act to shut down media outlets that would be used by politicians to preach hate speech and tribalism ahead of the elections while speaking at the launch of a local station in Ol Kalou, Nyandarua County.

The CS stated that while the ministry will be patient, it will go to great lengths to guarantee that political instability does not occur during the general election on August 9, 2022.

Matiang'i explained that he would do so in the country's best interests. ICT CS Joe Mucheru, who was also present at the ceremony, had reservations about the news' reliability.

"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," Mucheru remarked.

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CS Fred Matiang'i Joe Mucheru Matiang'i Nyandarua County

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