President Uhuru Criticized for Signing CyberCrimes Bill which aims at limiting Whistle-blowing-Kenyalivenews.com
President Uhuru Kenyatta signing Cybercrimes Bill into Law

President Uhuru Kenyatta is facing sharp criticism for signing the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill 2018 into law.

The bill Signed into law by the President this morning seek to provide for timely and effective detection, prohibition, prevention, response, investigation and prosecution of computer and cyber crimes according to Uhuru Kenyatta.

Under the new law, a person who intentionally publishes false, misleading or fictitious data or misinforms with intent that the data shall be considered or acted upon as authentic, with or without any financial gain, commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding Sh5million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both.

Those found guilty of publishing child pornography are liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twenty-five years, or to both.

But Uhuru is facing sharp criticism for signing the bill which Kenyans believe is aimed at killing the right to communicate freely.

Below are some reactions from Kenyan;