However, the Act also introduces broad offences that critics fear could be abused by the State to stifle dissent or unflattering reporting.
Under the new law, anyone who intentionally publishes false, misleading or fictitious data or misinforms, with or without any financial gain, commits an offense and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine of up to $50,000 or imprisonment for up to 10 years.
Ahead of the signing, there were numerous petitions from the public, civic society groups and the media against some of the provisions in the Bill. Pundits say this can easily be used to crack down on critical coverage of the Government, its officials and agencies. He has assented into law Cyber Crime Bill.
Uhuru recently assented to the Cybercrimes bill
He has appended his signature to the bill which automatically becomes Cyber crimes Act. If found guilty, they may attract punishment of 2-years in prison and cash fine of shs5million.
Sharing pornography through the various electronic means will attract a maximum fine of Ksh.300,000 or 30 years in prison or both.
The new law has made allowances to mitigate this with hackers facing a fine of Sh5 million shillings or a three-year jail term or both for unauthorised access, interference, interception, and disclosure of passwords and cyber espionage.
The Bills were presented to the President for signing by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
"It seems now the Government is bringing back criminal libel", said Kenya Editors Guild (KEG) chairman Churchill Otieno.
New York-based media rights watchdog the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) warned that the bill could criminalize free speech, "with journalists and bloggers likely to be among the first victims if it is signed into law".
Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Guv's decision Moreover, BS Yeddyurappa had issued transfer orders for four IPS officers including the Superintendent of Police of Ramanagaram. Rahul taking to his Twitter handle said that this day India will mourn the defeat of democracy. "This is not the system".
Ennis admitted that in 2011, she went to jail for accusing her then-boyfriend of domestic violence after he broke up with her. After the street-fight video surfaced in March, she said she suffered the injuries during the road-rage incident.
The usual multiplayer and the cooperative zombie modes also make a return, with the latter bringing three campaigns this time. It'll feature a decade of Black Ops features from fan favorite weapons, maps, and characters all crammed into one large area.
In addition to that, the developers also announced that the game would finally be coming to the Xbox One . The update will be free to all players, on all platforms, and be included in all new purchases.
On Thursday, February 22 the rating was maintained by Stephens with "Overweight". (NYSE:WMT) with "Equal-Weight" rating. The stock of Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has 34 ratings reports on 16 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence.
Their number is five and HSTI recording also shows it's a five-member group. "We will track and neutralise them soon". These men were believed to be terrorists as they were attempting to get into the Indian side of the border.
In most of the weddings here in England, they have children rather than the bridesmaids and grooms that we have in America". United States actress Markle, 36, grew up in Los Angeles and remains close with her parents, who divorced three decades ago.
World supply, meanwhile, rose 1.78 million bpd in April from a year earlier, driven predominantly by non-Opec production. This morning's EIA inventories report came in at -1.404 million barrels, above projections of -0.763 million.
Miller last released an album in 2016 with The Divine Feminine , which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The rapper's arrest comes just a week after sources claimed he and ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande had broken up.
The Turkish president also declared three days of mourning to honor those killed during the violence at the Gaza border . The Israel Defense Forces tweeted out that portion of Bardawil's interview with English subtitles.
Wenger on Arsenal candidate Arteta: Why not?
The Turkish global will hope to be a vital cog in the Arsenal set-up and impress his new manager, no matter who gets the nod. If those responsibilities were to be Arteta's as they had been Wenger's , he would not be the man for the job.
Senate Approves Haspel As CIA Boss
A handful of senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee voted against President Donald Trump's pick to lead the CIA Wednesday. In 2002, she ran a black site in Thailand where waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques were used.
Kellogg latest U.S. brand to ditch crisis-wracked Venezuela
The closure comes just five days before Venezuelans head to the polls to decide whether to re-elect President Nicolas Maduro. Alimentos Kellogg S.A. has shuts the doors of its a facility in Maracay, Venezuela, that employs approximately 300 people.