Bloggers Association of Kenya in conjunction with Lawyers Hub are pleased to invite you to this month’s edition of LAWTECH Meetup.
The event will tackle Kenya’s Digital identity the proposed amendments to the Kenya Information and Communications Act and what it means for bloggers.
The amendments among others include a Bill, sponsored by Malava MP Malulu Injendi, which will require all Facebook and WhatsApp group administrators to be registered with the Communication Authority (CA) before setting up any Social media groups. It also proposes that users and group administrators who allow offending content on their social media platforms to be jailed for a term not exceeding one year or face a ksh200,000 fine.
In addition, the bill will require bloggers to seek clearance with the Communications Authority, failure to which could attract an Sh500,000 fine or a two-year jail sentence. The Authority will also come up with a Bloggers code of conduct that they will have to adhere to.
This discussion is a chance for online content creators and lawyers to come together and come up with solutions on how to ensure online freedom of expression despite parliament’s attempt to censor it, using the law.
Speakers will include:
- Ms Rayhab Gachango, founder and editor at Potentash,
- Mr James Wamathai, Director at BAKE,
- Ms Linda Bonyo, CEO, Lawyers’ Hub
- Mr Demas Kiprono, an advocate of the high court
Join us for an evening of professional interaction, networking and a deeper understanding of Kenya’s online laws. Event is absolutely free. Kindly register for the meetup here.
Where: Lawyers Hub Kenya, ACK Garden House, Bishops First Ngong Avenue, Nairobi.
When: Thursday 31st October
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM