Kenyan TV producer sued over 500 'abusive' text messages

2016-02-24 13:17


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Nairobi - A television producer based in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi has been sued for sending over 500 "abusive" text messages to her ex-lover's wife.

Sheila Mulinya was accused of sending abusive messages to her ex-lover James Makomere and his wife Constable Brenda Mukolwe between April and May 2015.

Mulinya claimed that she was married to Makomere in a customary wedding, but she refused to be cross-examined over the matter.

In her text messages, Standard reports, the TV producer accused the couple of loose morals and mental instability.

Sending abusive messages to another person in Kenya amounts to hate speech or misuse of telecommunications device and is punishable by law.

Read more on:    kenya  |  hate speech  |  east africa

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