Kenya cyber-crimes law could land parents to jail


Kenyan parents may have to be a little more careful about what kind of pictures of their children they publish online.

According to a new cyber-crimes act passed last week, anyone found guilty of sharing child pornography via the internet will face a maximum fine of 20 million shillings ($200,000, £150,000) or a maximum jail term of 25 years.

The law applies to parents who share photos of their children’s genitals or their naked bodies on social media, Kenya’s Daily Nation reports.

So posting a photo of a child’s nappy rash or a child during bath time on social media could land you in hot water.

Child pornography is defined in the constitution as any visual depiction involving the use of a minor, or one appearing to be a minor, engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

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Source: Kenya Daily Nation Report

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