The government has finally complied with a court order on reopening TV stations that were shut over Nasa leader Raila Oidnga’s swearing-in.
The move on Monday came just hours after activist Okiya Omtata filed contempt of court proceedings against Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, his ICT counterpart Joe Mucheru and the Communication Authority board.
KTN, NTV and Citizen went off air on January 31. Citizen TV’s transmission had not been restored by press time and the reason wasn’t immediately clear.
Several local and international leaders had condemned the shutdown, citing the people’s right of access to information.
But the government continued ignoring a court order issued on Thursday last week for the shutdown to be suspended. Interior CS Fred Matiang’i insisted investigations needed to be completed as the coalition allegedly planned a massacre during the inauguration.