In a joint letter addressed to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, June 21, the World Federation of Environmental and Intercultural Journalists (WOFEJ) joined 52 other organizations calling on authorities to ensure free and secure internet access during the country’s upcoming general elections, scheduled for August 9.

The organizations, all members of the #KeepItOn Coalition against internet shutdowns, note that the internet and social media platforms “play a critical role in enhancing participatory governance” and guaranteeing rights enshrined in Kenya’s constitution.

The letter, also was copied to other senior government officials and telecom operators, is available here.

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