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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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...
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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...
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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...

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...