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Kenya's president says he'll review media bill

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Kenya's President says he will review a press bill that has sparked controversy. Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenya does not want to "gag" journalists. Under the bill, which has been passed by Parliament, journalists who violate a media code of conduct will have to pay huge fines. But Kenyatta has yet to sign the bill into law. RFI spoke to Moses Kuria, a political analyst who believes that this law, if signed, would be a good idea. 

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Reuters/Noor Khamis