A court has ruled on a controversial section of the law that initially prohibited people from sharing obscene material on the internet.
In the ruling, slayqueens now have a free hand to post whatever information they want without having to occasionally look over their shoulders.
Instagram has come under fire with people’s accounts getting suspended without proper guidelines of reinstating them
COURT OUTLAWS section of Communication Act, KICA, which criminalises sharing obscene information online, says it limits freedom of expression. pic.twitter.com/WmZJ0M7tls
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In January, a consortium of adult film performers, models and activists led a protest outside the Facebook-owned Instagram headquarters at the Silicon Valley, where they were addressed.
“It’s important for us to hear directly from people in the Instagram community,” a spokeswoman from Instagram said.
Also, controversial blogger Robert Alai was arrested in July after he posted images of slain Police officers who had been killed in an IED attack.
At the time, Police spokesman Charles Owino said that posting such images would only serve to glorify the acts of terrorism.
According to section 37 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act, a person who transfers, publishes or disseminates, including a digital depiction available for distribution or downloading through a telecommunications network or through any other means of transferring data to a computer, the intimate or obscene image of another person commits an offence and is liable, on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years