The government has switched back on NTV and KTN News after activist Okiya Omtatah filed proceedings for contempt of court.
Citizen TV and Inooro TV are yet to be reinstated, the shut down lasted for seven days. The government made the move to switch off the TV stations citing security reasons during the controversial swearing in of Raila Odinga as the people’s president.
Activist Okiya Omtata had petitioned the court to order the communication authority to switch on the signals for these stations saying that switching them off was in contravention of article 34 of freedom of the media and article 35 on the right to information.
Two editors and a reporter at NTV were also on the verge of being arrested following the airing of the scenes from Uhuru Park on that day. They managed to get anticipatory bail pending arrest and they were ordered to report to the DCI headquarters in Kiambu.
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