Three television stations will remain off air until the government has completed investigations into the "swearing-in" of Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang'i made this announcement during a press conference on Wednesday.
"As a result of what happened yesterday, we have commenced investigations targeting individuals," he said. "Media houses will remain closed until we complete investigations."
The broadcasting signals of NTV, KTN and Citizen were switched off. But Kenyans watched the live coverage on social media and international TV channels.
Citizen TV was the first to be switched off at around 10am followed by NTV. At the time, KTN was still streaming live in Uhuru Park, while on NTV Ken Mijungu was reporting live.
- Thank you for participating in discussions on The Star, Kenya website. You are welcome to comment and debate issues, however take note that:
- Comments that are abusive; defamatory; obscene; promote or incite violence, terrorism, illegal acts, hate speech, or hatred on the grounds of race, ethnicity, cultural identity, religious belief, disability, gender, identity or sexual orientation, or are otherwise objectionable in the Star’s reasonable discretion shall not be tolerated and will be deleted.
- Comments that contain unwarranted personal abuse will be deleted.
- Strong personal criticism is acceptable if justified by facts and arguments.
- Deviation from points of discussion may lead to deletion of comments.
- Failure to adhere to this policy and guidelines may lead to blocking of offending users. Our moderator’s decision to block offending users is final.