Vincent Matinde

Kenya’s election dogged by social media-infused inaccuracy

Civil- and human rights organisations sound alarm over misinformation and misleading reports.
Vincent Matinde

Kenya reaches consensus on call termination rates

The interim MTR and FTR will apply for 12 months with effect from 1 August 2022, according to the Communications Authority.

Kenya’s voter regulator assures its systems are checked and ready

IEBC says its Integrated Database Management System has been fully audited and all voter registration issues addressed.

Kenya’s Copyright Board weighs in on monetising memes

KECOBO issues warning with clarification that the use of memes without owner’s permission is copyright infringement.

Kenya gov’t vows to leave social media alone despite Facebook fracas

Government has assured market it will not interfere with any social media site ahead of elections, despite a showdown between the NCIC and Facebook.

Safaricom spearheads tech talent initiative in Kenya

Company initiates aggressive recruitment campaign to target local developers.

Hybrid solutions beginning to dominate East Africa’s connectivity landscape

Industry experts and tech professionals say satellite technology combined with fibre or GSM is widely acknowledged as a preferred approach to network connectivity rollout.
15 Jul

Safaricom launches cross-merchant mobile money system

Pay Bill solution forms part of a phased interoperability process among the company, Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya.
Jul 13, 2022

M-Pesa still a cash cow for Safaricom

The addition of new solutions has helped drive up demand and adoption of the mobile payment platform.

Precision technology can help Africa’s farmers weed out risk

Precision agriculture technologies boost farm productivity and profitability says Brijesh Thoppil, Director of Strategic Partnerships at EOS Data Analytics.

We’re the target of false media reports, says Flutterwave

Company dismisses fraud and money-laundering claims as deliberate false news and misrepresentation.

Kenya raises excise duty on digital loans, mobile tech

New measures will impact imported SIM cards, mobile phones and that used to facilitate loan applications.

Kenya’s comms regulator deactivates a further 100,000 SIM cards

Communications Authority of Kenya says the cards are illegally registered and being used to perpetuate mobile fraud.