Communication and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal

Establishing statute

The tribunal is established under Section 102 of the Kenya Information and Communication (Amendment) Act 2013.

Mandate and jurisdiction

Its jurisdiction includes the power to hear complaints against any publication or conduct of a journalist or media enterprise; to hear appeals against the decisions of the industry regulators, the Communications Authority of Kenya and the Media Council of Kenya, and complaints by any citizen who is aggrieved by an action or decision of licensees who are telecommunications service providers under the Kenya Information and Communication Act.

Membership and quorum.

Membership shall consist of:

    • A chairperson nominated by the Judicial Service Commission, who shall be a person qualified for appointment as a judge of the High Court of Kenya and who shall also possess experience in communication policy and law;

    • At least four persons possessing knowledge and experience in media, telecommunication, postal, courier systems, radio communications, information technology or business practice and finance, and who are not in the employment of the Government, the Media Council or the Authority.


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