Kenya media shutdown sparks outrage and concern

Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Nairobi, Kenya

AFP

In an unprecedented act, Kenya’s government this week indefinitely shut down three major TV news channels, instantly transforming a partisan political dispute into an angry nationwide debate on fundamental freedoms.

Thousands of opposition supporters had crammed into a downtown park in Nairobi on Tuesday to watch a strange act of political pantomime. There, they saw their leader, Raila Odinga, swear himself in as “people’s president” in defiance of last year’s flawed election that saw Uhuru Kenyatta win a second term. Continue reading Kenya media shutdown sparks outrage and concern