Kenya

Total 260 Posts

Corruption and inefficiencies at Kenya Power are the enemies

It would not be too farfetched to assume that the C in KPLC stands for corruption because the level of corruption that exists in the company is of cosmic proportions, out of this world. KPLC has become a corruption cash cow for its different stakeholders.

Terrorism is a threat to telecommunications in Northern Kenya

The game plan by Al-Shabaab was usually to cut off communication before launching attacks on their targets thus hindering response from security personnel. However, this now seems to be an end in itself, as destroying communication masts is a form of economic terrorism that will frustrate Kenya.

Kenya’s new personal data protection law will have an impact on researchers

Given Kenya's new personal data protection law, researchers are now confined to the collection of specific information only directly from individuals.

South Africa's Ukheshe and Kenya's KCB enter into a payments partnership

South African fintech startup, Ukheshe, has entered into a partnership with KCB Bank Kenya to enable the startup to issue both virtual and physical cards across East Africa.

M-PESA fraud using USSD on the rise

If Safaricom wanted, they could verify the information and permanently block M-PESA scammers on their platforms and never allow them to register any SIM card on their platform. But they don't.

Alphabet discontinues its internet balloons project

As a result of high risk and not being commercially viable, Loon, Alphabet's internet balloons project, is being shut down.

Huduma Namba promised much but has failed to deliver

The current identification system in Kenya has a major limitation because it is not digital. All the information is on physical paper, with a passport photo and a signature as the primary method of identification. It was hoped Huduma Namba would solve this.