Journalists must cooperate with us, warn MPs Kenya Members of Parliament have passed a contentious law allowing raiding of media and giving Government powers over broadcast content. The Kenya Communications (Amendment) Bill 2008 now awaits Presidential assent. The Bill allows for the seizure of broadcasting equipment, the tight control of media programming, the arbitrary denial of licenses and frequencies and restrictions on cross ownership. It gives the Internal Security minister the right to declare an emergency unilaterally and then enter and search broadcasting stations. The Minister for the time being responsible for internal security may, by order in writing, direct any officer duly authorised in that behalf, to take temporary possession of any telecommunication apparatus or any radio communication station or apparatus within Kenya. My Take: Hii ishu ni noma maana the freedom of the press has been curtailed fully.Imagine in this new law hata postal workers wanaweza kufungua barua za watu kabla hazijawafikia(what happened to privacy?). Kenyan MPs have forgetten about the people who died after the 2007 elections na sasa wameingia bungeni wote wamekua washkaji na dili kuu ni kuwaibia wakenya.Mathalani jamaa wamekataa kulipa taxes just coz they are sitting MPS....upuzi gani huu?Raia kwa upande wao wameanza maandamano kupinga hili swala and as we speak baadhi yao wametiwa ndani...more to follow. ..Mwanakijiji upo?