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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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State Generously Extends E-Passport Travel Deadline

Acquiring the freshly minted e-passports in Kenya has been a sad exercise because folks who travel a lot, and those who want to shield...
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Kenya Government Will Open 10 New Stations for Digital Passport Issuance

The Kenyan government has opened 10 new Immigration centres in a bid to ease congestion on the issuance of the next generation passports. In Kenya,...
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Kenya ICT Authority Issues Reassuring Statement After Websites Hacking

Today, a number of government websites were defaced by hackers. The hackers were a group calling themselves the Kurd Electronics Team an they managed to deface...

Kenya National Development Site (NDITC) Defaced By Hackers After IFMIS Intrusion

The National Development Implementation Technical Committee’s (NDITC) online page has been defaced by the same hacker group (allegedly) that just intruded IFMIS website. This...
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Microsoft Opens First $100 Million Africa Development Centre in Kenya and Nigeria

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they are opening their first Africa Development Centre in two African countries: Kenya and Nigeria. Their initial sites will be set...

Kenyans Will Use Almost Triple The Amount of Data in 2022 Compared to 2018

Internet use in Kenya has been steadily growing, especially after the introduction of smartphones into the market. Combine the effect of having cheap smartphones...
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Kenya Government Clarifies About The SIM Card Blocking-Huduma Namba Snafu

The 'Huduma Numba' to register afresh Kenyan citizens has been met with a lot of criticism and there is a lot of drama around...
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Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Are Coming To Kenya Soon

Huawei unveiled the P30 series of smartphones yesterday. Since the P20 was first launched, they have become the centerpoint for Huawei to flex their...
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4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Across Kenya, Kenyans Gawk About it on Social Media

One way people use social media is by reporting what is happening around them. Well, today, an event has happened in Kenya and it...
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Huawei to Launch the Y6 2019 in Kenya Next Week

Huawei Mobile Kenya is gearing to launch their new budget smartphone to the Kenyan market, the Y6 2019 next week. The new phone follows previous...
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Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 Launched in Kenya with Teardrop Display

Huawei has launched the Y7 Prime 2019, its newest budget phone for the Kenyan market

Uber Lite Introduced in Kenya for Slow Internet Connections

Uber has launched Uber Lite for Android users in Kenya, which takes the number of Uber related apps in the country to 3. As the name suggests, Uber...
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Huduma Website Found To Pass Hollywood Actress as Kenyan

One of the best things about the Internet is how random people find the most ridiculous things and share them on the Internet. Twitter...

The Law is Clear: 2018 in Review

As has become custom, we look at seven of the key highlights on the legal and policy front in tech law in Kenya this...
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Innovation Overtaken by Urge to Beat Competition – Case Study of TECNO

In the smartphone industry, everyone is always trying to copy the other. In most cases, everyone is always trying to be like the iPhone....
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Taxi App Companies to Pay Annual License Fees in Nairobi

The Nairobi County Assembly has approved Nairobi County Finance Bill, 2018 that will see ride-hailing firms such as Uber, Little and Taxify operating in...

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