The High Court has suspended the Government’s directive to shut down three television stations.
The directive follows a case that was filed on Thursday by Activist Okiya Omtatah.
According to orders from Judge Chacha Mwita, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) should restore live transmission for KTN News, Citizen TV, and NTV stations.
The Judge also barred the government from interfering with the signals of the various TV stations.
The shutdown was as a result of broadcasting the National Super Alliance event at Uhuru Park despite state order barring TV stations to air the event live.
On Thursday, Okiya Omtata went to count and submitted a petition that sought to overturn the government’s directive that led to switching off Kenya’s leading TV stations, arguing the move is contravening the constitution.
In his ruling, Judge Mwita said the orders will remain until the case is heard and determined on February 14.