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Sexting and sending nudes could land you in jail

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
Sexting habit has risen to alarming levels on whatsapp, Google chat, Facebook among others.
Sexting habit has risen to alarming levels on whatsapp, Google chat, Facebook among others.

Sexting or sending obscene messages could land you in prison. This is according to Christopher Wambua from the communications authority of Kenya.

He said sexting is an offence and one can be fined up to Sh5,000 or be jailed for not more than 3 months.

According to the government, exchanges of obscene, nude personal pictures and adult content sites on smart phones rose by over 60% last month.

Director of public communications Mary Ombara said the habit rose to alarming levels among the teenagers on whatsapp, Google chat, Facebook among others, during the April holidays.

The government will seek help from mobile phone operators to track and prosecute the offenders, said Ombara.