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Kenyan court and government muscle out on press freedom

Kenya media blackout

The Kenyan High Court has directed the government to keep off Royal Media Services Premises in Limuru

Justice Chacha Mwita has directed the government to withdraw officers currently manning the area.

The court has at the same time ordered the state to restore RMS broadcasting services for Citizen TV and Inooro TV.

Through lawyer Gibson Kamau Kuria, RMS claims that the government has greatly damaged its broadcasting business and caused it to breach contracts entered into with third parties for advertising goods.

Earlier, activist Okiya Omtatah was prevented from serving the Communications Authority of Kenya with a court order directing that the firm restores broadcast of three television stations.

The television stations are still off despite the Thursday court order to restore broadcast.

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