Kenyan authorities ignore court order allowing TV stations to broadcast

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The broadcasters remained shut on Friday, despite a court order telling the government to lift its block. He said he would investigate its members, as well as media companies, for what he said was a plot to destabilize the government by staging a massacre and blaming it on the police.

The government took three private television channels off the air on Tuesday as they began to cover of the opposition ceremony.

"As soon as we serve the order this morning I expect the stations to be back on", he said.

Judge Chacha Mwita ordered the two-week reprieve in order to hear a petition by activist Okiya Omtatah Okoiti that described the gag as "grossly arbitrary, disproportionate, oppressive, and unreasonable".

The government's attempted censorship made global headlines about a country that is valued by investors for its stability, relative freedom and steady economic growth. We have the strength to push this country forward.

Madowo says the journalists chose to spend the night in the newsroom for security reasons.

"TAEF reiterates its stance that the government of Kenya and others on the continent must remove, from their statuette books, laws that are inimical to media freedom", the statement concluded.

Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has been "sworn in" as the "people's president" by thousands of his supporters in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, earlier this week.

The United States, the European Union (EU) and the Africa Union (AU) have expressed concern about the political developments in Kenya in particular the swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday, terming it unconstitutional. Nearly all were killed by the police.

Speaking on Saturday, Oluoch a practicing lawyer representing George Aladwa, who had been arrested for his role in Odinga's swearing in, claimed his client was arrested so as to "test the waters".

Both are expected to be charged with treason and unlawful assembly. He was later freed on a 50,000 Kenyan shilling ($500) bond.

"Uhuru Kenyatta was elected as President of the Republic of Kenya on October 26, 2017 in a poll that was upheld by Kenya's Supreme Court".

Mr. Odinga has refused to recognize the legitimacy of Mr. Kenyatta's presidency and had threatened for months to "inaugurate" himself as "the people's president".

Odinga, whom the government accuses of trying to force a bloody confrontation with the authorities, gave no hint in his five-minute speech at Tuesday's rally about future actions and deflected questions on Thursday about his next move.

The government has been taking action against the Opposition coalition, following Raila's self-inauguration on January 30.

"I am not a megalomaniac".

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