It has been more than three years since reports of a love affair between then Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale and Nazlin Umar blew up.
However, tits and bits of the vestiges of their rumoured relationship keep cropping up every now and then, with the latest being last year when Nazlin Umar seemed to make fun of the Garissa Town legislator after he was ousted as National Assembly Majority Leader.
Now, in what will undoubtedly be expected to bring back memories of the entire episode, Garissa Township MP Adan Duale, has drafted a bill which seeks to criminalise the sharing of pornographic content on mobile phones and cyber space.
The Computer Misuse and Cyber crimes (Amendment) Act, 2020 is set for publication and introduction in the National Assembly for consideration this week. The proposed law imposes a fine of Sh20 million or 20 years in jail for anyone found sharing pornography.
It also wants sharing and publishing of such material made illegal. It further seeks to compel the government to block access to porn websites in Kenya. If approved, the law will act as a deterrent.
In the 2017 episode, the audio clip which was said to feature Duale and Nazlin had them speaking intimately and discussing matters that could have easily been perceived as too intense for Mass consumption.
Duale’s Bill isn’t just concentrated on morality, but also seeks to make it illegal for anyone to use electronic mediums to promote terrorism, religious extremism, or cult activities. It would make it illegal for persons who individually or with other persons willfully send material that is likely to cause the recipients to commit suicide or cause any other harm to themselves.
Items that are likely to cause other persons to join or participate in unlicensed and extreme religious or cult activities would also be prohibited.
A person who publishes or transmits electronic messages that are likely to cause other persons to join or participate in terrorist activities, commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding Sh5 million or ten years in jail.