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University slaps gag order on staff and students over faulty lifts

A notice from the administration of Kisii University, Kisumu Campus, gaging its staff and students from speaking to the media on malfunctioning lifts at the institution has gone viral online.

In the notice dated February 06, 2017, the staff and students were warned not to use the lifts unless disabled and further told not to leak the information contained in the notice to the media.

A photograph of the notice that appears to have been gluedon a wall bears the varsity’s stamp and is signed by the director Stephen Oluoch.

Kisii University Kisumu Campus is located in Swan Centre building in the city centre.

Kisii University vice-chancellor Prof John Sorana Akama did not pick calls when contacted by Nairobi News.

Kenyans online made fun of the gagging order, terming the media as a “long arm.”

Some questioned the legality of the order, given that the freedoms of speech and the media are guaranteedn in the constitution .

Here is the response of the online community.