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Kenya: Media Being Silenced As Political Crisis Intensifies

AllAfrica.com, Washington
A continuing ban on live broadcasts and new death threats to journalists in Kenya are silencing media reports on the country’s escalating political crisis

The organisations say the ban harms the ability of journalists to cover Kenya’s unfolding political crisis, and that “the situation is worse than the government wants the public and the world to believe.” According to the Media Institute, nearly 1,500 people have died and more than 250,000 have fled their homes.

Autosmiler has posted a series of text messages from her friend Emmanuel Leina Tasur, a Kenyan Village Volunteer host, with news regarding Kericho, Transmara, Nakuru, Naivasha, Kisumu, Nyeri, and Nyahururu. Although brief in their transmission, they somehow say so much.

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