A new web portal for Kenyans to upload recordings from the planned bi-weekly anti-government protests has been announced by the Azimio la Umoja coalition. Through the Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi, the Raila Odinga-led opposition outfit on Sunday said this was in response to what it called a threat to media freedom regarding coverage of the demonstrations.
Wandai added that Kenyans are assured of a secure web platform where members of public are to post occurences in form of photos, videos and audios during the weekly peaceful demonstrations. The material will enable the public and all stakeholders be informed of progress and real-time occurrences across the country.
Wandai added that anyone can view the material remotely and all those that intend to cause mayhem will also be captured through a number of our IP-enabled spy cameras that will transmit to our cloud servers in real-time saying that the portal will be accessed through mddkenya.com.
Following last week’s demonstrations, Odinga announced they will hold the protests on Mondays and Thursdays due to what he described as public demand.
This come after the government threatened to revoke the licences of six television stations over their live coverage of Monday’s protests.
By Martha Biginga.