In a bold move to silence critics and uphold national unity, the government of Kenya has issued a decree that anyone who claims Kenya is a police state will be subjected to six strokes of the cane in public.
The decree, which was announced by the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, states that anyone who utters, writes, or posts on social media any statement that implies Kenya is a police state, or that the government is oppressive, corrupt, or incompetent, will be arrested and flogged in front of their family, friends, and neighbors.
The ministry said that the decree is meant to deter people from spreading false and malicious propaganda that tarnishes the image of the country and undermines the confidence of the citizens in their leaders.
Law and Cane
“We are not a police state. We are a democratic and sovereign nation that respects human rights and the rule of law. Anyone who says otherwise is an enemy of the state and a traitor to the nation. They will face the full wrath of the law and the cane,” said the ministry spokesperson in a press statement.
The spokesperson added that the decree is also aimed at promoting patriotism and national cohesion among Kenyans, who should be proud of their country and its achievements.
“We urge all Kenyans to love their country and support their government. We have made great strides in development, security, health, education, and infrastructure. We have nothing to hide or fear. We have nothing to complain or whine about. We have everything to celebrate and be grateful for,” said the spokesperson.
The decree has been met with mixed reactions from Kenyans, some of whom have applauded it as a necessary measure to maintain order and discipline, while others have condemned it as a violation of freedom of expression and a sign of dictatorship.
Some Kenyans have also taken to social media to mock the decree, using hashtags such as #KenyaIsNotAPoliceState, #SixStrokesForTruth, and #CaningForChange.
Come and See the Caning Show
The caning show, where people who accuse Kenya of being a police state are publicly whipped by the police, has become a tourist magnet in Kenya. Some tourists are not only watching the show but also taking part in the whipping, enjoying it as a fun and adventurous activity. The caning show is a divisive and daring attraction that is attracting worldwide attention.
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