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Image caption President Kenyatta says the new law will help prosecute cyber criminals. A new law in Kenya will punish the spreading of "false information" and impose a lengthy jail term on offenders. It proposes a fine of $50,000 (£37,000) and/or up to two years in prison for publishing "false" information. The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes law also criminalises abuse on social media and cyber bullying. However, the Committee to Protect Journalists ( CPJ) says the bill would stifle press freedom. The rights body had urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to send back the bill to parliament to remove clauses that it says violated freedom of expression. CPJ said that parts of the law criminalised ... Full story

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