Kenyans on twitter have angrily reacted to the switch off of media houses; NTV, Citizen Tv and Radio, saying that it is indeed going back to the old days.
The Kenyans have said that this move by the communication authority is draconian and obnoxious. The citizens say that shutting down media will be detrimental as it gives room for spread of propaganda on other streams such as social media.
Here are some of the tweets:
Citizen TV and Radio,NTV have been switched off. The worse thing is we living on the digital era where streaming is possible
The government should get their act in order
I wounder who are advising#RailaSwearingIn
— Tamurai Creations (@tamurai_inc) January 30, 2018
Why should a Government that respect Constitution, infringe in the rights of media. We strongly condemn the act by Govt to shut down "Citizen TV and Radio"
— JOB SEEKERS ASSOCIATED (@JobSeekers_A) January 30, 2018
Citizen TV and radio stations under Royal Media Platforms Under Siege. NTV too #NASAOathDay .Freedom Of Media,right to information Kidnapped by the Government of Kenya.
— Emmanuel Michael™ (@salano254) January 30, 2018
Even if the government switches off all local media houses, we can as well follow the swearing in live on Supersport 3😏😙😂😎
— Kevo Jr🇰🇪 (@KevoJr1) January 30, 2018
The Managing director at the Royal media group Wachira Waruru has said that they have not received due cause as to why action was taken for them to be switched off but are in consultation with the relevant authority and that the issue will be sorted as soon as possible.
KTN has also been shut down from the free to air channels and is currently only airing on DSTV.
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