Ruling threatens free speech, right to protest

In Summary
  • Ruling was made in a defamation case pitting Gem MP Odhiambo as the plaintiff, against Booker Ngesa as the defendant
  • Around the world, all thriving democracies put the rights of whistleblowers and the public’s interest ahead of possible defamation

On October 22, 2020, Justice Roselyne Aburili ruled to block civil society demonstrations against alleged corruption pending the determination and conclusion of a case in which a defendant fears ...

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