January 31, 2018 / 12:13 PM / in a year

Kenyan TV stations to remain shut over opposition coverage: minister

A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition jumps from a bus after riot police fired teargas canisters to disperse them after his swearing-in ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Isaac Biosse

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Three Kenyan television stations will remain off air until the government has completed investigations into the “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

“As a result of what happened yesterday, we have commenced investigations targeting individuals,” Fred Matiang’i told a news conference. “Media houses will remain closed until we complete investigations.”

Reporting by George Obulutsa; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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