Joshua Sang the Kenyan suspect in the International Criminal Court through his lawyer Katwa Kigen in their defense narrated to the court that the live broadcast ban imposed by the government during the peak of the 2007-2008 post-election violence wasn’t heeded by everyone. They explained to the court that during the ban, all stations had suspended their programs except Kiss FM.
Nevertheless, Caroline Mutoko, the former radio presenter was the only one who was operating. The report, which indicates that Ms. Caroline Mutoko typically asked listeners not to reveal the source of the reports during “The Big Breakfast Show” as that would impose trouble with the government.
The revelations were in an attempt to dismiss the charges against Mr. Joshua Sang and Deputy President William Ruto. The team argued that there is no tangible evidence indicating that Mr. Sang was directly involved in the violence witnessed in Rift Valley.
He further plead with the court telling them that in that report, local broadcasting stations were afraid to air as police would raid their stations. Therefore, they had to close all operations. The ban was imposed through the late John Michuki who was the Minister for Internal Security then, sometime in late December 2007.
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