TV signals turned off

Hi Colleagues,

In principal the act of interfering with the media should be condemned for
instance some of the channels still cannot air news yet as customers we
have paid for the content which is not right. We have different opinions or
views on how the media should conduct itself which is ok but free flow of
information should not be curtailed. If we are not careful the Internet in
Kenya will soon be targeted which will affect the economy in a great way.
I am still hopeful that the Communications Authority will issue a statement
on what has happened today to bring this matter to closure and as we wait
for the same, let us avoid casting aspersions since we will veer of the
real issue.

Regards

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 7:13 PM, Dorcas Muthoni via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Media freedom must come with responsibility which currently is not the
> case.
>
> Call me when you organize a forum to hold the media to account.
>
> On Jan 30, 2018 6:55 PM, “Liz Orembo via kictanet” <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> @Dorcas,
>
> We missed a step forward towards media freedom and freedom to access
> information.
>
> Politics aside, I also felt for those who had to keep calling people who
> had internet or could afford bundles to stream the event. There are other
> ways of making the media accountable other than denying citizen access to
> information.
>
> On Jan 30, 2018 18:43, “Denis Mutinda via kictanet” <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> So I’m assuming they will turn off those signals forever?
>>
>> Media will be on Govts case for the next few weeks. Extinguish one fire,
>> start another one.
>>
>> Denis Mutinda
>> President, ISACA Kenya
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On 30 Jan 2018, at 18:31, Dorcas Muthoni via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>> Other than the perceived illegality, what did we actually miss.
>>
>> I stopped watching these stations two years ago. Most journalists agenda
>> set based on personal or paid interests and there is tonnes of evidence to
>> this.
>>
>> I am surprised at how so many pretend not to know this ?
>>
>> By the way, my business and customers are gravely tired of this
>> political crap. I assure many people are.
>>
>> And subscribers are paying to serve the kind of delusional content
>> screened (I feel especially for kids).
>>
>> Kenyans, if you want a better country, fix yourself first. Complaining
>> about the less 500 senior government officials many of whom you would be
>> pleased to replace and benefit like they do is the highest level of
>> hypocrisy.
>>
>> Controversial as this may sound, it’s the high time each of us took
>> ownership by fixing yourself first.
>>
>> On Jan 30, 2018 6:02 PM, “Ali Hussein via kictanet” <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Kevin and all
>>>
>>> I won’t dwell on the tribal or ethnic part of this issue. Let’s rather
>>> address the illegality and unprecedented nature of what is going on right
>>> now.
>>>
>>> ALL MAJOR TV STATIONS HAVE GONE DARK.
>>>
>>> Why? Is it because of a technical issue? Or was it a deliberate attempt
>>> to muzzle free speech and expression.
>>>
>>> I understand some goons even went to a particular ISP and tried to block
>>> certain IP addresses.
>>>
>>> This level of intimidation and muzzling of the press is unprecedented.
>>> Any Kenyan of sound mind and body will be against it. Irrespective of the
>>> political divide.
>>>
>>> Not even in the darkest days of the KANU Dictatorship has the press been
>>> treated in such a cavalier manner while the supposedly ‘friendly’ press
>>> continue with their business as usual. As I write this Citizen, NTV and KTN
>>> News are still dark. The rest are operating. WHY?
>>>
>>> One day someone will be held responsible for this. Impunity cannot last
>>> forever.
>>>
>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>
>>> *Principal*
>>>
>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>>
>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>
>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>
>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 13th Floor , Delta Towers, Oracle Wing,
>>>
>>> Chiromo Road, Westlands,
>>>
>>> Nairobi, Kenya.
>>>
>>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
>>> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>>> organizations that I work with.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 5:38 PM, Kevin Kamonye via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This may explain why Wangusi had to go. There is a Kemei who is acting
>>>>> DG.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Mwendwa, to me this reads like ethnic profiling. Not acceptable.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Kevin
>>>>
>>>> On 30 January 2018 at 16:47, Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> This may explain why Wangusi had to go. There is a Kemei who is acting
>>>>> DG.
>>>>>
>>>>> We thought Kenya is ahead of other countries to experience a shutdown.
>>>>> Think again. We are still in January, and 2022 is 5 years away.
>>>>>
>>>>> The media too thought they were above board and could not be harassed
>>>>> like normal Kenyans. Now the tide has turned. They were complacent in many
>>>>> ways before, during, and after the elections.
>>>>>
>>>>> “… and when they finally came for the media, there was nobody to
>>>>> speak up for them”
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jan 30, 2018 2:46 PM, “Tracy Kadesa Adolwa via kictanet” <
>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I have been unable to livestream since Baba arrived, is it me only?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Regards
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tracy Kadesa,
>>>>>> LL.B ,University of Nairobi.
>>>>>> Dip KSL
>>>>>> legalwalk.wordpress.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 2:26 PM, Peter Wakaba via kictanet <
>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The government simply did not want Kenyans to witness the huge
>>>>>>> crowds that have turned up. AND they are huge.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The BBC and Aljazeerah are offering periodical updates live as well.
>>>>>>> KTN NEWS livestream is also still on, though intermittent.
>>>>>>> And at this point, it is out of Both Raila and Kalonzo’s hands.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Politics aside, the CA physically disconnected terrestrial links at
>>>>>>> Limuru before then systematically switching off most other channels of
>>>>>>> broadcast, fibre connections and satellite are intermittent.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 2:07 PM, Kevin Kamonye via kictanet <
>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> This is so sad to see happen in my country Kenya. And at so many
>>>>>>>> levels.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I will set aside the constitution and the illegality of the
>>>>>>>> situation because am not a constitutional expert of any kind. What I can
>>>>>>>> comment on is that this is such a strategic failure by the perpetrators. It
>>>>>>>> is actually so shocking that they cannot actually see that this only serves
>>>>>>>> to add more fuel to the fire.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Is this the caliber of people that we have at the top of our
>>>>>>>> Industry? Are they not able to advise the government of how futile it is to
>>>>>>>> attempt to shutdown communication in today’s world???
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> As for the Kenyan Media – you deserve this. You are a greedy and
>>>>>>>> self serving lot. Just the other day we heard recordings of a certain
>>>>>>>> journalist being threatened. Where was the collective response? Shame on
>>>>>>>> you too.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Kevin
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 30 January 2018 at 13:34, Wathagi Ndungu via kictanet <
>>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> A creeping back of autocracy. This is outside the perimeter of the
>>>>>>>>> constitution.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Joy Wathagi Ndungu
>>>>>>>>> Co-Founder, Digital Grassroots www.digitalgrassroots.org
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Phone number :*+254706690282 <0706%20690282> *
>>>>>>>>> Alternate Email 1: *joy.w@digitalgrassroots.org
>>>>>>>>> <joy.w@digitalgrassroots.org> *Alternate Email 2: *jndungu@studentsforliberty.org
>>>>>>>>> <jndungu@studentsforliberty.org>*
>>>>>>>>> 8638-00300 Nairobi, Kenya
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> www.digitalgrassroots.org
>>>>>>>>> www.facebook.com/digitalgrassroots/
>>>>>>>>> https://twitter.com/digigrassroots
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 1:20 PM, Odhiambo Washington via kictanet
>>>>>>>>> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Jubilee can go ahead and switch off the Sun, FaceBook & Twitter.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> At the height of the protests in Egypt, the dictator president,
>>>>>>>>>> Hosni Mubarak, decided to shut down the Internet as well. That did not stop
>>>>>>>>>> Egyptians from remaining Egyptians.
>>>>>>>>>> Who triumphed?
>>>>>>>>>> Just because an ostrich decides to bury its head in the sand so
>>>>>>>>>> as not to see what is happening around doesn’t make it safe for the ostrich.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> No need to
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On 30 January 2018 at 11:48, Deborah via kictanet <
>>>>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> My apologies. I now understand the situation. I’m working away
>>>>>>>>>>> from the TV most of the time. This last time I went by I was corrected that
>>>>>>>>>>> the decoder has a subscription, and even then NTV, KTN and Citizen were
>>>>>>>>>>> off. It seems they defied the ban on broadcasting live political events. My
>>>>>>>>>>> question would now be on the justification of the ban.
>>>>>>>>>>>

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