KOT predict internet shutdown on election day
With less than 12 hours to the election day, Kenyans online are a jittery lot over possible internet shutdown during the elections.
The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has already assured that it will not shut down the internet before, during or after the general election.
It however warned of consequences to internet users who propagate hate speech. Administrators of social media groups will be held liable for any hate speech remarks on their platforms.
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Through the hashtag #HoursToKeInternetShutdown Kenyans on Twitter expressed mixed reactions on the possibility of internet shutdown on election day.
Really Kenyans? What has the internet got to do with elections? Sambarry tell me why, i jst dont see why shut it#HoursToKeInternetShutdown
— Charity ivynne (@IvynneCharity) August 7, 2017
Gok…should knw gumblers like me really depend on internet network…..please dont let me loose my daily job
— Georgeoketch (@Georgeoketch94) August 7, 2017
— Bernard Cheruiyot (@BenCheruiyotKE) August 7, 2017
#HoursToKeInternetShutdown i think it should be done, and needs to be done, hawa bloggers are the ones to lose money, hence war on the idea
— Shifo Kagema (@Shifokagema) August 7, 2017
who ever started this #HoursToKeInternetShutdown was so clueless, how now. so unconstitutional
— Sam BW (@ItsSamBW) August 7, 2017
This #HoursToKeInternetShutdown is absolute nonsense.
Let's stop this please! No evidence.
— Jay Njoroge (@Jay2em) August 7, 2017
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) August 6, 2017
One wonders the sudden IEBC discovery some of its polling stations are off grid. Last week,they said we are ready #HoursToKEInternetShutdown
— Phil (@phil_254) August 6, 2017
The consequences of cutting off power &turning off the Internet are imaginable but probable. Kenyans are watching #HoursToKeInternetShutdown
— A Karani Onsomu (@erwoti) August 6, 2017
Kenyans brace yourself back to the dark days #HoursToKeInternetShutdown
— Abdullahi (@crediblepollske) August 6, 2017