The Kenya Information and Communication (Amendment) Bill, 2019 – No. 61 of 2019 (Malulu Injendi Bill)

Mwendwa, exactly my thoughts!

We need to breakdown this Malulu Bill and highlight every blunder it seeks
to create.

Just wondering how a WhatsApp admin is expected to control what group
members post! Despite vigilance by admins, you would always get some tough
heads. Trying to get this in control is tantamount to saying I control what
guests in my house would speak! Failure to do that I am liable to a jail
term or a hefty fine! The whole of Kenya might end up in Shimo la Tewa or
Kamiti!

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 8:34 PM Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva@transworldafrica.com>
wrote:

> Bad manners are contagious. This looks like a copy paste from Tanzania
> laws.
>
> But it also shows a big ignorance in the drafters of the bill.
>
> This amendments to KICA seeks to regulate creation of whatsapp groups!!
> What nonsense is that? That if you want to start a baby shower group, you
> need to get a licence from CA.
>
> Then on blogging, you need a licence to blog!! JCofN. Since when did one
> need a licence to write a book? Who tells the drafter of this bill that
> writing a blog is any different than writing a book or magazine?
>
> All these seems to infringe on Article 33, 36, and 37 of our constitution.
>
> Waste of parliamentary time.
>
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2019, 16:42 Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Listers,
>>
>> Reference an article on Standard today (24th September 2019) titled
>> “Facebook, WhatsApp groups admins to seek CA clearance” attached is the
>> said bill.
>>
>> Whilst agreeably we need to regulate the social media inline with
>> Internet Governance; the essence of this bill is both BACKWARD and
>> OPPRESSIVE for lack of stronger terms to use.
>>
>> Having said that, it is imperative that we go through this with a tooth
>> comb and point it’s flaws and suggest better ways – a better way is
>> definitely there. On this note, I think it is high time that we started
>> looking at issue and put up measures before we get hit by such bills and
>> start fire fighting.
>>
>> Let’s roll up our sleeves.
>>
>> Twahir Hussein Kassim
>> Email: twahir@hussein.me.ke
>> Cellphone: +254 734 259 223
>> WhatsApp: +254 722 259 223
>>
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