The Black Sheep of Communication Law; the Criminalisation and Silencing of Critics in Kenya

22 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2018

Date Written: April 11, 2018

Abstract

The circulation of information and ideas should be uninhibited, robust and wide-open. No politician should be permitted to silence his or her critics. It is a matter of the most fundamental importance that such criticism should be free, open, robust and even unrestrained. This is so because of the inordinate power and influence which is wielded by politicians, and the seductive influence which these attributes have upon corrupt men and women. The most appalling crimes have been committed by politicians because their baseness and perversity was hidden from public scrutiny.

Keywords: criminal defamation

Suggested Citation

Nyawa, Joshua Malidzo, The Black Sheep of Communication Law; the Criminalisation and Silencing of Critics in Kenya (April 11, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3161055 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3161055

Joshua Malidzo Nyawa (Contact Author)

Kenya School of Law (KSL) ( email )

P.O. Box 30369
Nairobi
Kenya

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