Your Tweet, My Right. Can a Public Figure block you from Accessing their Tweets?

The social media has become today’s *baraza. *A public figure cannot stop a
citizen from attending a *baraza*. When a person accepts a public
appointment elected or otherwise, his opinions on matters affecting the
people sieze to be a private affair thus blocking one from accessing social
media posts is as unacceptable as forcing earmuffs on a person attending a
*baraza. *

I pray the Kenyan courts will see it as it should be!

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 9:31 AM florence mwangangi via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> In total agreement with the views expressed. If any case similar to the
> one filed by the FAC against President Trump was to find its way to the
> Kenyan Courts, I see them ruling in a like manner as the American Court
> since that is what a proper interpretation of Art. 35 of the Constitution
> and Sec. 5 of the Access to Information Act calls for.
>
> On Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 09:04 Liz Orembo via kictanet, <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Listers,
>>
>> A very interesting read by Tevin Mwenda,
>>
>> Can social media accounts of public officials in Kenya be construed to be
>> channels that can be used by the public to access information from their
>> elected leaders and other public leaders regarding them?
>>
>> Are those public officials allowed to block someone from accessing them
>> when they use the same channels to interact with citizens?
>>
>> Full article here: www.kictanet.or.ke/?p=40802
>>
>> —
>>
>> Best regards.
>> Liz.
>>
>> PGP ID: 0x1F3488BF
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