This is part of the new regulations by Government to stem hate messages through SMS and social media during the electioneering period. According to the guidelines issued by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and the National Cohesion and integration Commission (NCIC) bulk and premium content by political parties shall be communicated in English and Kiswahili languages only.
Under the new stringent regulations, content providers will need to provide mobile network operators such as Safaricom and Airtel with authorization letter from the political party in what is designed to lock-out hate-mongers.
So stringent are the new rules that political parties, currently on an overdrive canvassing for votes will need to wait for as long as four days before publishing their messages which have to undergo a rigorous vetting process.
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