Kenyan artiste Avril has observed Kenya’s new cybercrime laws by conveying a not at all subtle cautioning to the individuals who have been spreading counterfeit news about her.
Hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta consented to the Computer and Cyber wrongdoings Bill, 2017, Avril (genuine name Judith Nyambura Mwangi) posted on Instagram a photo of the fines and correctional facility terms those discovered liable of the offense will be subject to with the subtitle: “To make sure you know.”
As an open figure, the Yule Dame hit creator has been an objective of phony news and has needed to always guard herself against unsubstantiated claims previously.
Avril has additionally needed to fight with consistent investigation into her private life, incorporating an episode in 2015 where her nudes were released on the web.
The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act criminalizes cyber fraud, illegal hacking, cyber bullying and spreading fake news.
Clause 22 of the law states in part; “A person who intentionally publishes fake, misleading or fictitious data or misinforms with intent that the data shall be considered or acted upon as authentic with or without financial gain commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding five million shillings or to imprisonment of a term not exceeding two years, or both.”