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Citizen, KTN, NTV to Remain Shut over Raila Odinga Oath

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KENYA MEDIA BLACKOUT: Authorities in Kenya announced Wednesday they will keep three leading television stations switched off, hours after they were blocked on Tuesday for airing the earlier session of the ‘swearing-in’ ceremony of opposition leader Raila Odinga as president.

Raila Odinga takes oath on Tuesday.
Raila Odinga takes oath on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Raila Odinga took oath as ‘president’ at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park.

But government quickly banned the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance (Nasa) defiance wing.

Raila Odinga
Raila Odinga

KENYA MEDIA BLACKOUT: CITIZEN, KTN AND NTV KENYA TO REMAIN CLOSED

On Wednesday, interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i said the three leading stations will remain closed.

“As a result of what happened yesterday, we have commenced investigations targeting individuals,” Matinag’i told reporters.

“Media houses will remain closed until we complete investigations.”

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