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Jamboshop Aims for Jumia Kenya’s Lunch, Promises to Fix Customer Pain Points

The e-commerce space in Kenya is a fast growing business with more shops taking up the trade to either complement their physical presence or...
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Kenya Finally Making Strides Towards Data Protection Laws

Kenya's ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru, on June 11, 2018, announced that the government is working on a draft data protection law that will...
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The Story Behind Techno Brain, Africa’s First Software Testing Centre

To most of us, depending on the number of digits on your age, Techno Brain is either a BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) company or...

Google to Offer KES 200 Million in Grants for the Kenya-based Impact Challenge Winners

While organizations such as HiiL are scouting for local talent that can create exciting and possibly, scalable solutions for justice innovation, search engine and...
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KFCB Changes Stance On Online Video Licensing After Public Uproar

After we (Yes, I am not going to exclude myself from this) went all up in arms to condemn the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB)...
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Kenyans Infuriated by New Film Licensing Regulations That Could Quash Content Creation

Last week, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) issued a public notice that as from 28 May 2018, anyone filming videos for public viewing...
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New Kenya Government Rules Require Devices to Allow Installation of “Additional Software” (UPDATED)

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has gazetted guidelines on features and technical specifications for mobile devices imported and distributed into the country. The...
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Kenya Lawmakers to Revise Several Acts in the 2018 Statute Law

Kenya’s legislative body has announced a couple of revisions to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2018. The first amendment targets the Registration of Persons...
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Celebrity Photos: Who Owns the Rights?

This past weekend photographer @simplykech raised a claim against several parties including, musician Octopizzo that his photo (of Octo) was used to promote a...
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Kenya’s Electoral Body Allegedly Sold Voter’s Data to Politicians

Even as the dust is yet to settle on Facebook's scandal with Cambridge Analytica in relation to the use of personal data to influence...
Looters and Grabbers

Kenyans are Stealing an E-Book About Looting and Stealing in Kenya

Kenya as a country doesn't exactly have a good reputation when it comes to matters involving corruption, theft and impunity. As much as we...
Airtel 4G

Airtel Kenya Joins 4G Family with Nairobi and Mombasa Launch

Airtel Kenya has officially launched their 4G network in the country. The high-speed network that has been undergoing testing for the better part of...

General Data Protection Regulation: What Kenyans Need to Know

In about a month, this new law will be in place and may change how you deal with your customers’ data or how you...
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Inflated Electricity Bills Fund Bitcoin Mining by Kenya Prisoners

A few months after a section of the Kenyan population was up in arms over what they termed as inflated electricity bills, it has...
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UK-Based Telco Lycamobile to Launch in Kenya with a Focus on Low-Cost International Calls

Lycamobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) based in the United Kingdom and operating in 23 countries. Being an MVNO means that Lycamobile...
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Kenya Legalizes The Use of Drones Albeit Under Tough Regulations

It might come as a sigh of relief to any drone enthusiast when they read that the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has gazetted...
Chris Wylie

Understanding How Cambridge Analytica Abused Facebook Data to Influence Elections

If you happen to do a Google search on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in one sentence you will come across headlines such as; "50 million...
Uhuru Kenyatta, Pace Focus

Kenya’s President Now Rocks Pace Focus Headphones

If you thought the hype surrounding Pace headphones was about to die down, think again. The Kenya-based startup was treated to a wonderful surprise...
Cyber Threats

TESPOK Lobbies for Deletion of Two Clauses in the Kenya Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2017

In mid-2017, Kenya’s Computer and Cybercrime Bill 2017 was gazetted, meaning locals had the chance to look at its suggestions. The bill covered all possible...
Female Developers

Are Female-Only Developer Meetups Necessary?

I attended the Women’s Circle DevC event at ihub Nairobi on the 17th of this month, which was quite interesting, to say the least. Topics...
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BAKE’s State of the Internet Report 2017: WhatsApp Still The Most Popular Network in Kenya

Internet use in the country has seen tremendous growth and this is thanks to the wide adoption of mobile phones, 3G and 4G network...
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Kenya’s Computer Retail Space is Far Too Broken

Kenya as a country has a big problem. I'm not talking about the kind of political or economic problems you're thinking of. When it...
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Unpaid Kenyan Web Developer Leaves Client the Ultimate Message

Sometime back, I compared Kenyan developers' behaviours to those of tailors and it was interesting to see the number of people who agreed with...
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Airtel Kenya Clears Communication Authority’s 4G License Tab

About a week ago, we reported that there have been several sightings of Airtel 4G across different parts of the country and some customers...
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Pangea’s Big Vision of Connecting Kenyan Startups to Investors

Pangea's idea is to create a pipeline that ensures access to investment for African startups all the while solving the issue of lack of trust between investors and startups.
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Raila Odinga’s Twitter Bio Gaffe was the Highlight During His ‘Swearing In’

In today's world, you cannot escape the political talk on social networks, which is natural since people use this platforms to talk about their...
Peter Karimi

mCHEZA Bets On Technology to be the Next Big Thing in Online Gaming

Back in December 2015, Acumen Communications Limited started a gaming and betting platform known as mCHEZA. The platform came at a time when the...
M-Kopa Solar

M-Kopa’s Drive for Local Sourcing of Solar Panels Attributed to Favourable Manufacturing Environment

M-Kopa Solar, a pay-as-you-go energy provider to off-grid homes, announced that it has sold over 100,000 20W and 15W PV panels that is sourced from...
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Central Bank of Kenya and Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru Differ Over Bitcoin

Mucheru's stand puts him and CBK governor on opposing ends, both agree that blockchain is important but the issue still remains whether Bitcoin be regulated in Kenya.
The Modern Shilling

Design Concept for New Kenya Currency Evokes Confusion and Excitement in Equal Measure

According to Kenya's new constitution, as from 2010, Kenya's legal tender cannot bear the images of individuals, be it founding fathers or former presidents....

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