Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua
Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua speech at Harambee House. FILE


Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua directs all public meetings to be held in agreement with the Public Order Act, failing which offenders will be punished.

"A convener or any person intending to hold meeting shall notify the officer in a commanding station three days to but not 14 days before the procession," he said.

Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday, Kinyua said legislators are pushing and attempting to radicalise the youth.

"...be present throughout the meeting and shall assist the police in maintain law and order," he said.

"At all times bind themselves to be peaceful and keep to the designated areas. Any person who wants to attend a meeting shall exercise civic duty and not be in possession of any weapon."

He noted that all persons who choose to address any public meeting and parade shall be restrained by the legal penalties.

He added that the media will be fully accountable for all the content they distribute that has hate speech.
"Media shall not publish words that incite ..Practice responsible and sensitive reporting. Air programmes that air national unity and cohesion," he said.

"Social media will be held liable for all their contents on preventing undesirable political messages."

Kinyua said any social media user shall assure that all their content is not written in a language that avoids freedom.

"Before sharing any messages, authenticate it," he said.

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