15 December 2008

45 years of freedom, one giant leap of censorship

Members of the civil society in when they went to demand the release of Mars group civil society chairman Mwalimu Mati and his wife.

Mars group civil society chairman Mwalimu Mati and his wife Jane leave Lang'ata police station following their release. They had been arrested last Friday. The couple is blamed by police for planning the protests that erupted during Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium.

Radio presenter and comedian Walter Mong’are, popularly known as Nyambane, is arrested at the Nyayo Stadium as he protested against the new media law.

Presidential security detail arrests Mr Frederick Odhiambo, a political activist, shortly after he shouted at President Mwai Kibaki, who was making a speech at the Nyayo National Stadium, during this year’s Jamhuri Day celebrations.

Protests over attempts to muzzle the media, rising food prices, and refusal by MPs to pay taxes forced the President to cut short his speech during Friday’s Jamhuri Day celebrations. The day marked 45 years of independence for Kenya.

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