Video: Ruto dispels allegations on plan to shut down mainstream media, internet
The head of state, William Ruto, has dispelled allegations of a plan to shut down the mainstream media and the internet ahead of Monday’s demonstrations.
“Just for the record, take it from me, Kenya has come a long way, the era of switching off this or that is way behind us. We will support the right of the media to carry out their functions. You have our absolute support irrespective of how biased against us,” said president William Ruto.
This comes after media stakeholders released a press statement expressing concerns over plans to shut down the broadcast media and the internet ahead of tomorrow’s demonstrations. This, they say, is ill-advised and would be a previous assault on Kenya’s democracy, as it would deprive Kenyan citizens of their rights to information from the media perspective.
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