Kenya, US strengthen ties to combat cyber-crime
Kenya and the United States have strengthened their fledgling cyber and digital collaboration.
This is being done under the auspices of the second US-Kenya Cyber and Digital Dialogue, which has just finished in Nairobi, Kenya's capital city.
The dialogue fulfils a pledge made by both countries earlier this year at the US-Kenya Bilateral Strategic Dialogue.
The American delegation was led by Nathaniel Fick, Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy.
Representatives from the Departments of State, Defence, and Justice joined the mission in Nairobi.
The Kenyan delegation was led by Thomas Sakah, secretary security for the ministry of internal security and national administration.
Representatives from the Ministry of Interior and National Administration, the National Computer and Cybercrimes Coordination Committee, the State Law Office, the National Police Service, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Communications Authority of Kenya, the Office of the National Security Advisor, the Kenya Defence Forces, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, and the Ministry of Information, Communications, and Digital Economy were among those present.
Officials discussed a variety of topics, including cyber and digital capacity building, implementation of the Framework for Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace, collaboration on combating cyber crime, promotion of secure and trusted information and communication technology infrastructure, and advancement of digital freedom.
Officials also talked on how to achieve Kenya's digital economy goals by attracting investment and encouraging job creation through innovation.
"The dialogue reaffirmed a mutual commitment to leveraging the US-Kenya partnership to promote an affirmative vision for a secure and stable cyber space," stated a US Department of State official.