Six Blogs On Kenya Government Watch List on Hate Speech
The Government has identified individuals propagating hate messages on social media and mainstream media, according to Information Permanent Secretary Dr. Bitange Ndemo. Ndemo says that the evidence against the culprits has been handed over to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, the Kenya Police and the Communications Commission of Kenya. He also added that the admins and bloggers responsible will be arraigned in court in 2 weeks’ time.
Suspects will be traced through their registered gadgets and if not found, the government shall sue Internet Service Providers (ISP) because they are supposed to register every gadget. Already, 6 sites and 2 vernacular radio stations have been identified as contributing to this vice. Here are the 6;
- The Kenyan Daily Post
- Gor Mahia is Not A Club, It’s a Lifestyle but do we say (Already deleted)
- STOP Uhuru Kenyatta NOW
- 1,000,000 Likes To Stop Raila and Kalonzo From Winning 2013 Election
It was also noted that Kenyans in the diaspora are the most notorious for spreading hate messages and that the Government will use InterPol to bring the culprits to book.