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Kenya: Press Freedom

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 51551, tabled on 20 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his Kenyan counterpart on freedom of the media in Kenya following the recent presidential elections.

Answered on

29 September 2022

The August 2022 Presidential elections, while reflecting areas of real progress, exposed some weaknesses within the media sector in Kenya. As part of the UK's engagement on democratic reforms, open society and independence of institutions, the UK will discuss how to strengthen media freedom with the Government of Kenya once the new administration has been appointed.