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This is How Expensive Broadband Speeds Were in Kenya 19 Years Ago

We usually take our current broadband speeds for granted. Sure they have become more expensive due to a recent tax slapped on them, but...
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Nairobi Courts Will Exclusively File Cases Electronically From Next Month

The Judiciary has today announced a rather huge change in their workflow specifically for Nairobi courts. "It is hereby notified for public information that with...
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Court of Appeal Rejects Multichoice’s Appeal on Sale of Locked Set-Top Boxes

Subscription television service providers will no longer lock out competitors from using their set-top boxes to broadcast content, reports The Standard. This is thanks to a...

Kenyan Illustrator Imagines Local Brands Having Coronavirus Safety Messages

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc to economies worldwide and has fundamentally changed how we go about our daily lives. We are now forced...

Kenyans Love Their Football, and Want to Know How to Avoid COVID-19 in Recent Search Metrics

Search giant Google releases some of the most searched terms over a given period for different territories across the globe. The stats (March 2020) have...
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Report Predicts Influencer Marketing Will Grow in Kenya in 2020 Despite Erosion of Trust

The last decade led to the exponential growth of social media use. Since more and more people were signing up to these platforms, another...
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Kenya’s President Twitter Account Resurfaces, But it is Not What You Think

Heads of States all over the world have embraced social media and they have official accounts that people interact with. Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta, had...
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Report Shows Sub Kshs 10,000 Smartphones are Still King in Kenya

Smartphone adoption in African countries like Kenya has been rising over time. Feature phones are still king on the continent but cheap smartphones are...
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Kenyan Man to be Charged Under the Computer Misuse Act over Fake Coronavirus Post

A man has been arrested in Kenya for publishing false information about the coronavirus outbreak in the country. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations...
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Facebook Invites Community Leaders in Kenya to Apply For Accelerator Programme

Facebook has announced the launch of the Community Accelerator programme which will be available in three countries in sub Saharan Africa: Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This...
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Rumours About Coronavirus to Attract Stiff Penalties, Kenya Govt Warns

Rumours about the coronavirus will land you into trouble and you will be fined, the government's spokesperson said.
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Competition Authority of Kenya to Probe Unregulated Mobile Phone Loan Industry

Government watchdog, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) launched an inquiry to the  digital credit market in the country. They announced that they will investigate...
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Kenya 2019 Census Data Reveals More Women than Men Own Mobile Phones

Kenya 2019 Census data reveals that over 20 million Kenyans own mobile phones and most of them are women
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Series and Galaxy Z Flip Get Pre-Order Dates and Pricing in Kenya

Yesterday, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy S20 series smartphones in their annual Unpacked conference. The Galaxy Z Flip is their new folding...
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Kenyan Government to Process Passports in One Day, Will Phase Out Old Driving Licences in 2020

The government today has announce that they will process critical identification documents within one day after application. Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiangi has said...
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Government Asks Kenyans To Post Locusts on Social Media, Didn’t Go as Planned

We have seen locust invasion in the news and the better story is how the government is handling them. We saw reports of the...
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Kenya to Lift Ban on Drones if Regulations are Approved

KCAA's Deputy General says that the ban on drones will be lifted if the regulations are approved by parliament.
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Kenya Government Demanded Select User Data from Facebook as Tanzania Remained Calm

The number of Kenyans on Facebook is substantial and is said to be in terms of millions for a country that has near 50...
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Opera’s OPay Raises $120 million Series B Funding, Plans to Expand to Kenya

OPay, the fintech company that is located in Nigeria and is a subsidiary of Opera Software has announced that they have raised a $120...
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SWVL Suspends Services in Kenya to Comply with NTSA Regulations

Egyptian bus transportation network, SWVL has today notified is users that they are suspending their services to comply with NTSA regulations. "We would like to...
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Kenya Has One of the Fastest Growing Software Developer Communities on GitHub

The tech industry in Africa has seen tremendous growth over the years. We have seen the American company Andela set up shop in the...

The Data Protection Bill 2019 is Now Law. Here is What that Means for Kenyans

The Data Protection Bill, 2019, is officially a law. This development occurred today after President Kenyatta signed the act that has been undergoing deliberations...
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Amazon Plans to Set up an Amazon Web Services Edge Location in Kenya

Amazon operates Amazon Web Services which is the biggest cloud computing platform in the world. They have several data centres around the world but...
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Everything Announced Today at the Second Google for Kenya Event

Google held their second Google for Kenya event and it was jam packed with a lot of announcement tailored for this market. The event...
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Cyberthreats in Kenya Worryingly Increase by Two Fold Last Quarter

Cyberthreats are an ever looming problem in the Internet-focused life that we are used to in this day and age. We have bodies with...
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Kenya Immigration Department Introduces Booking System for E-Passport Applications

The Immigration Ministry has been receiving a lot of backlashes based on the manner it issues passports to Kenyan natives. The exercise, which has...

DStv Kenya Slashes Package Fees Significantly

MultiChoice has been struggling to make ends meet partly due to the popularity of streaming apps that have eaten into its market. The corporation's...
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4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Across Kenya and Tanzania

Earthquakes/tremors are one of the most random events we experience in our lives. Large ones cause a lot of destruction and that is why...
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KRA Seeks to Tax Foreign and Local Revenue Generating Apps

Governments have been catching up trying to cash in on the digital revolution that has been the case for the past decade. Apps have...

China Embassy ‘Shocked’ After Laptop Donation for Kenya Parliament Disappears

Remember when a container that held more than 1000 pieces of laptops was found empty after a suspected theft? Well, it would appear the...
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