21 Mar


Press Release
March 21, 2013

Severe threat to freedom of Speech and Expression in Kenya

The warning issued by Kenya’s Head of Civil Service and Security Advisory Committee is the first bold open step of repressive regime in making. It clearly signals hostile environment for media, civil society and political parties.

Kenyans have firmly expressed their determination to vigorously pursue electoral justice and rule of law through democratic and peaceful means. The Security Advisory Committee cannot abrogate and or suspend Constitution.

This calls for extra vigilance and condemnation of acts of clawing back progress made by Kenyans in quest for building a just, secure and free society.

The warning draws parallel and is reminiscent of tragic events of 1966 and 1982 respectively, which Kenyans later suffered enormously.

The constitutional rights that Kenyans are enjoying today are product of their struggle. These rights are not privileges bestowed to Citizens by Sate…

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