Agence France-PresseNovember 8, 2013 14:46
Kenya's president has asked parliament to relook a controversial media bill which sparked outrage among Kenyan press, the deputy president said Friday.
The bill, which must be approved by President Uhuru Kenyatta to become law, would lead to huge fines against journalists and media organisations that violated a code of conduct.
Kenyan media vocally opposed the bill after it was approved by lawmakers last month, with one newspaper headline reading "No Mr President!".
Kenyatta subsequently promised to review the bill, promising not to "gag" journalists.