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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,8TH FEB 2018-Citizen and Inooro television stations have been switched on back on air, ten days after they were shut by the government.
Two other stations – KTN News and NTV – which were also switched off on January 30 for broadcasting live the swearing-in of NASA leader Raila Odinga as the People’s President – were switched on earlier this week.
The Royal Media TVs broadcasts were reinstated hours after the Chairman of the Senate ICT chairman Gideon Moi summoned ICT Cabinet Secretary Jose Mucheru to appear before them personally over the matter.
The development comes after High Court had also issued an order to the Communications Authority to have all the TVs broadcasts reinstated pending a case filed by activist Okiya Omtatah.
The move to switch off the television signals attracted condemnation from across the country , politicians and even the international community.
On February 3, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville said he was concerned over the government’s attempts to interfere with the rights to freedom of expression.
The government has earlier ignored court orders to reinstate the signals.