Garissa township Constituency Member of Parliament Honourable Aden Duale is proposing a tough law that may land sone Kenyans into jail for not less than 25 years.
According to details, the former Majority Leader of the National Assembly is proposing amendments to the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act (CMCA), 2018 through the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
This Bill,if enacted, will ban content that is considered to as indecent and this will go to as far as giving the government powers to interfere with access to communication platforms as we as digital technologies.
“A person shall not knowingly download pornography, distribute, transmit, disseminate, circulate, deliver, exhibit, lend for gain, exchange, barter, sell or offer for sale, let on hire or offer to let on hire, offer in any way, or make available in any way from a telecommunications apparatus,” the Bill reads in part.
The Bill also targets so-called revenge porn, where people distribute intimate photos of others online to embarrass or harass their victims.
This Bill has seen some human rights activists right to the MP requesting him to withdraw the Bill since it contravenes the provisions of the constitution.
However, the MP has already noted that he will be seeing to it that the Bill is adopted by the National Assembly a d later assented to law by His Excellency the Head of State president Uhuru Kenyatta.