President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the controversial Computer and Cybercrimes Bill of 2017 to become law.
The controversial law that had elicited reactions across the country imposes hefty fines and prison terms for cyberbullies as well as fake newsdealers.
The bill come law has been seen as efforts by the government to target media houses, bloggers and general internet users.
Various agencies had called on the Head of State to reject the bill and revert it to parliament for further amendments since it infringed on Kenyans’ freedom of expression.
The law will see offenders pay up to 5 million shillings in fines or a two-year jail term or both. One is also likely to go to jail for 10 years if the information posted is calculated and found to have led to chaos or panic.