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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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Mobile Phone Shipments in Kenya see 7.9% Growth in Q3 2018

2018 has been an interesting year for smartphones. Notches have become the rule rather than the exception and we have seen the rise of...
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Data Prices Comparison Between Network Operators in Kenya

Data Prices Comparison Between Network Operators in Keny Buying data bundles has become part of our budget in this modern life and as Kenyans, you...
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Kenya Government Considers Dropping Microsoft Azure Following Week-Long Websites Suspension

For about a week, a number of government websites were suspended and visitors were met by a lovely blue page with the message, "Error...
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Review of the Kenya Data Protection Taskforce Bill

A Review of the Kenya Data Protection Taskforce Bill submitted to ICT Cabinet Sectetary Joe Mucheru for review.
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Holders of Fraudulent Passports to Miss New Travel Document as Immigration Issues 400,000 e-Passports

Kenya’s Immigration Department started issuing e-passports a couple of months ago. The new document, which we detailed in an earlier post, contains an electronic...
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Huduma Centre to Issue Unique Numbers for Customers as CS Mucheru Launches Connected Kenya 2018

Kenya’s CS for ICT Joe Mucheru has officially opened Connected Kenya Summit that is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The fair, for the first time,...
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Airtel Kenya Joins Competitors in Hiking Calls, SMS and Data Pricing

The past one week has been filled with telco announcements of hiked prices, thanks to the Finance Act 2018. So far, Zuku, Safaricom and...
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The Grim Effects of Kenya’s Finance Act 2018 on Cost of Internet

When President Uhuru Kenya signed into law the Finance Act 2018, Kenyans did not anticipate the vast implications of the bill. On the surface,...
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Kenya Government Plans to Monitor Headteachers Phones in Bid to Curb Exam Cheating

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has announced that the government plans to monitor the phones of headteachers who will also be taking up the...
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Facebook Partners With Africa Check and AFP to Fact Check News in Kenya

Facebook today has announced that they are launching third party fact checking in Kenya to help assess the accuracy of news being disseminated in...
Kenya Wins Bid To Host International Open Data Conference in 2020

Kenya Wins Bid to Host the 6th International Open Data Conference in 2020

Kenya has won the bid to hold the bi-annual International Open Data Conference (IODC), which is the first time for an African country. This announcement...
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The Unforgiving Smartphone Market of Kenya

Most people consider their choice of smartphones an intimate affair. Nowadays, we spend more time on our phones than with actual human beings. This...

The 2018 Innovation Justice Conference Puts Focus On Efficient Access to Justice

One of the key concerns in the legal industry for the past few years has been whether technology is actively impacting the delivery of...
Kenya Orient Insurance

Kenya Court Sets Unsettling Precedence on Use of Unauthorised Photos Online

Kenya Orient Insurance Limited has found itself on the wrong side of the law after the Milimani Commercial Court ruled that they used a...
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Kenya President Proposes Tax Increase on Internet, Mobile Money and Telephone Calls

Kenya's parliament proposed the postponement of the controversial 16% VAT on petroleum products for two years after a public outcry that the standards of...
Google Web Rangers

Google Stages Africa-First Web Rangers Summit in Kenya

Google has been promoting safe use of the internet for a couple of years now. Its program dubbed the Web Ranger was conceptualized to...
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Here are Kenya’s Most Engaging Pages on Facebook

When it comes to social media usage, the trend has moved from just person to person interaction but brands have also found a haven...
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U.K. to Station Cyber Crime Facility in Nairobi to Nab Pedophiles

Cybercrime cases have always been a menace in Kenya, and authorities that have been tasked to fight the vice may soon get a boost...

Kenya’s Electoral Agency Keen on Using Blockchain to Enhance Transparency

Kenya's electoral agency, the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission wants to kick things up a notch by introducing a relatively new technology for the...
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Biometric Data and GPS Coordinates Required For Kenya’s Integrated Identity System

Kenya's ICT secretary, Joe Mucheru announced that the country will conduct a fresh registration of persons that is meant to populate the upcoming National...
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Kenya Ranks Second in Broadband Speeds in Africa

Internet use is part and parcel of our lives in the current age and it is kind of sad we all don't have the...
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Kenyans Obsessed with Croatian President, Tennis and Pony Videos?

July was a very eventful month across the world. We had the world cup that had its own surprises, the recent lunar eclipse and...
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Kenya Mobile Penetration Closing on to 100%, CyberAttacks Decline

The Communications Authority of Kenya recently released their statistical report about the industry's performance for the January-March 2108 quarter. It is filled with some...
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eCitizen and Other Popular Kenyan Websites are not Secure- Report

When you are browsing websites on Chrome, you may have noticed that there is usually a padlock icon towards the left on the URL...
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Scam Artists Remotely Swapping SIM Cards to Defraud Kenyans

There's nothing as scary as realizing that you are under attack and there's really nothing you can do about it, this emotional state and...
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Google Seeking Telco Partners for Full Project Loon Roll-Out in Kenya

X, a research and development company mothered by Google and prides itself of pioneering internet balloons famously known as Project Loon is seeking partnership...
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Pay-As-You-Go Market Research Tool, Google Survey Launches in Kenya

Google Survey, a business product that facilitates customized market research has finally launched in Kenya. The service, which launched back in March 2012 was...
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Law Society of Kenya Seeks to be Enjoined in Case Against Cybercrimes Act

After Kenya's president signed to law the contentious Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) was quick on its feet to...

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