Interior CS speaks on whether Kenya will shut down internet during the 2022 General Elections

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 13:57 | < 1 min read
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i. PHOTO/COURTESY
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i. PHOTO | FILE

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i has spoken out on whether the Government will shut down the internet during the 2022 election period.

Speaking on Wednesday, June 30, during the launch of the National Crime Information Centre (NCIC) strategic plan at the Bomas of Kenya, Matiang'i said that the government will not shut the internet during the election period.

However, he issues a stern warning to anyone who will try to spread hate speech during the period.

"We shall be very ruthless when it comes to someone trying to interfere with the freedom of others. We shall not even try to do things like switching off the internet," he said.

The CS further said that police officers who are now highly trained on matters internet will arrange meetings between those who break the law and the law itself.

Matiang'i said that every right of each citizen must be respected especially during the electioneering period.

A fortnight ago, Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji said that the government will deal with hate mongers.

Top on his interest, DPP said that he was out to deal with issues of bribery and hate speech from political leaders.

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