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Courts Strike Down ‘Repressive’ Laws

Expand Kenyan activists and bloggers have faced serious challenges under the Kenyatta administration, including physical attacks and malicious prosecutions (File photo from Dec. 3, 2013) © AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File A Kenyan judge has declared unconstitutional a section of a communications law which bans the sharing of “obscene material” online. The court said the provision was too broad and vague, making it difficult for accused persons to defend themselves. The court decision came after a petition was filed by blogger Cyprian Nyakundi, who faces several charges under that section of the…

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