Kenya government ignores court order suspending shutdown of three TV stations

Kenya government ignores court order suspending shutdown of three TV stationsBy Maggie Fick and George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) – Three private Kenyan television channels remained off air despite a court order on Thursday that they be allowed to resume broadcasting, overturning a government-ordered shut down. Authorities turned off the three channels as they began to cover opposition leader Raila Odinga’s symbolic presidential inauguration on Tuesday. NTV Kenya, three of whose journalists said they had spent the night in their newsroom in fear of arrest, said on its Twitter feed that the privately owned broadcasters were expected back on air after the High Court ruling.



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