The latest move by the government to pass amend the Principal Act by adding another section is likely to put many at risk of fine or imprisonment. In this age of social media when most people want to trend for breaking stories, many risks infringing this amendment.
It's now illegal to take or share photos of corpses, dead people, victims of crimes, or gruesome incidents without permission from the government. Such an offense can attract a fine of not less than Ksh 1 Million, 1-year imprisonment, or both.
Sharing photos of corpses, dead Persons, victims of crimes or gruesome incidents without authority will also attract the same sentence. The Indecent communication of photograph Pictures was amended to tame rising cases of people sharing disturbing images without realizing the damage they do to the families of the victims.
This is like saying You are not allowed to take pictures of the victims of police brutality unless the police allow you. Because it will be classified as victims of gruesome incidents, More infringement on the freedom of the press.
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