With the recent country wide shut down of the internet by the government we move to examine the legal implication of the internet shutdown.
The right to Internet access, also known as the right to broadband or freedom to connect, is the view that all people must be able to access the Internet in order to exercise and enjoy their rights to freedom of expression and opinion and other fundamental human rights,
The internet is not only a human right as declared by the UN, but also the means of trade, transport, research, education.
Many business like Uber, taxify, Jumia, safe boda, organisations, offices and shipping companies could not properly carry on their businesses as a result of the shutdown.
The issue arising from all this is who should account for the economic losses incurred by these companies?
Should the telecom companies refund data which expired unused at the time of the shutdown.?
In my view, all claims can be sustained both against the government and the ISPs.