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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Excerpt from report by Francis Openda entitled "New law to keep opinion pollsters on a tight leash" published by Kenyan newspaper The Standard website on 27 September
It will now be criminal to release false opinion polls, according to a new law that was quietly passed by parliament, The Standard can disclose. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics will henceforth regulate all agencies conducting research, census, or surveys, a new act stipulates.
Any person who now knowingly compiles for issue any false statistics or statistical information shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding 100,000 …