Politics

Police Sets Up Electoral Offenses Squad, Hotline

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga

The Orange Group on Monday announced that it has signed a binding agreement with Helios Investment Partners for the sale of its entire 70% stake in Telkom Kenya.

According to a communique from Orange, buy http://danielcalvo.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-post-comments-list-table.php the move reflects the telecom’s constant focus on optimizing its portfolio of assets.

Helios emerged as one of a number of bidders that wanted to acquire Orange’s stake in Kenya’s fixed incumbent and third largest mobile operator in September.

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The French company, page http://cstaab.com/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php which operates in 19 countries across Africa and the Middle East, there has previously stated its Kenyan business was under review as part of its strategy to be a top two player in the markets where it operates.

Telkom Kenya is the country’s incumbent fixed-line operator and is the third player in the mobile market.

The company, which operates a high-quality mobile data network, had four million mobile customers at the end of June 2015 according to figures published by the regulator.

Helios has made numerous investments across Africa, and operates a wide ranging tower business. The company owns towers in Ghana.
Police have released a list of probable electoral offenses that might lead to one’s arrest and imprisonment during the elections period.

The police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists at the Police Headquarters in Naguru that these offenses affect the media practitioners, this http://certoclear.com/wp-admin/includes/class-theme-upgrader.php police officers, http://codefor.asia/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php candidates and the electorate.

“We have found it fit to release a list of these probable offenses that most Ugandans tend to be ignorant about and we have as well set up an Electoral and Political Offenses Squad to handle all related cases,” Enanga said.

“The squad is led by Suzan Kasente. I therefore encourage all victims of electoral offenses to report to her office or toll free line (0800100912) on time to have their issues addressed.”

Enanga warned journalists that under Section 3 of the Press and Journalism Act, any publication that infringes on the privacy of an individual is criminal and will lead to payment of a fine and or imprisonment.

He added that editors must make sure that all recordings and news bytes are kept for at least a period of 30 days and produced to relevant security agencies if needed.

Enanga highlighted several computer misuse acts which include among others; cyber harassment of candidates by agents, cyber stalking and use of social media to abuse other candidates.

“Any candidate that shall use false statements about the health of another or declaring that the other candidate has stepped down will be charged under the Presidential Elections Act.”

“Bribery and selling of voters’ cards in also an offense that is punishable by law; both parties involved in bribery shall be arrested and face a fine and imprisonment.”

Enanga also warned against plucking off of candidates’ posters from lawful places. “I should clear this, if a poster is removed from one’s house or office, there is no offense committed since that is not a legally designated place.”

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