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Presidential Digital Talent Internship Programme Opens for Applications

The ICT Authority has announced applications for the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) Cohort VIII are now open. The Authority is inviting recent university...
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Airtel Money, Britam and Inclusivity Solutions Launch Insurance Products

Airtel Money Kenya and Britam have partnered with Inclusivity Solutions a digital insurance provider, to launch a suite of insurance covers tailored to cater...
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Michael Joseph Resigns As Safaricom Board Director

Founding CEO of Kenya's largest telco, Safaricom, Michael Joseph has resigned as a director in the board of Safaricom PLC, with effect from August...
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Cabinet Approves the Establishment of Bomas International Conventional Centre (BICC)

The Kenyan Cabinet has today approved the establishment of the Bomas International Convention Centre (BICC). The ultra-modern convention will help position Kenya as the...

Safaricom Takes Another Shot At Music Streaming With BAZE Music At KES 200 Per Month

A couple of months ago, Safaricom launched BAZE. It is a video-on-demand platform, which the carrier said had been in development for more than...

It Shouldn’t Be This Difficult To Get An Internet Connection

Let's start with a few disclaimers and disclosures.  First, the opinions and experiences shared herein are solely the author's, personally experienced and do not represent...
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Cybercrimes Law in Limbo as Court Declares Several Laws Unconstitutional

The High Court has voided a number of bills that were passed by the National Assembly that did not involve the Senate and it...
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Energy Ministry Could Require Developers Incorporate Electric Car Charging Stations

The government wants buildings including those owned by the state to incorporate electric car charging stations in the next five years. According to the...

Startup and Konza Bills To Lure Investors To the Technopolis

The development of Konza Technopolis is said to take advantage of two bills to stimulate growth in the futuristic city. Named the Konza Bill, 2020...
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Anker Partners With Local Shop To Distribute Products in Kenya

Anker Innovation, the company known for its charging products, has announced that they have their sights on the Kenyan market. The company has today said...

Kenya Ranks 4th on Digital Quality of Life in Africa- Report

In our modern world, our overall wellbeing is strongly influenced by our digital wellbeing. Surfshark's Digital Quality of Life Index tries to give an...
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Kenyans Will Be Required To Apply Online To Get Married

  Kenyans will now be able to apply to get online, as per a new system that has been implemented on eCitizen. The Office of the...
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China’s E-commerce Industry Employs More People Than Kenya’s Entire Population

  China has released statistics of their e-commerce industry and as expected, it is one huge industry in the country. E-commerce transaction volume in the country...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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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