Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Kenyan TV channels shut down by government resume broadcasting

Kenya media crackdown

NAIROBI: Two Kenyan television channels shut down by the government over their coverage of the opposition resumed partial broadcasting on Monday, although a third channel remained off the air.

NTV resumed broadcasting on pay-to-view channels, it announced on its Twitter feed, and KTN News resumed on
free-to-air terrestrial channels. Citizen TV, which was also shut down last week, remained off-air.

The three had been shut down after trying to live stream an event held by opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday, where he symbolically inaugurated himself as president.

The Kenyan government called the Jan. 30 ceremony an act of treason, and its arrests of “conspirators” continued.

As journalists and rights groups raised an outcry over the government shutdown of TV stations, the United States had urged Kenya’s authorities to respect the court order and allow broadcasts to resume.

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