Journalists have chased away on Friday afternoon as plain clothes security officer prevented activist Okiya Omtatah from serving a court order at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA).

On Thursday, Mr. Omtatah received court orders lifting the media blackout of three television stations and several radio stations, which were shut off on Tuesday for airing the live coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga’s ‘swearing-in’.


But on Friday early morning, a court process server sent by Mr Omtatah was detained at the premises for two hours before he was released and warned against setting foot at the premises.

“At around 8am today, two men, who introduced themselves as police officers posted at the Communications Authority of Kenya, abducted my Court Process Server at the headquarters of the authority, and detained him until 10am. Upon release, he contacted me and I decided to come and effect service in person,” Mr Omtatah said in a text message sent to newsrooms earlier.


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