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
1:20
Wednesday

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.
2:10

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.
2:10

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.
2:10

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.
1:50

Safaricom spearheads tech talent initiative in Kenya

Company initiates aggressive recruitment campaign to target local developers.
1:40

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.
1:40
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.
1:40
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.
2:10

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.
1:40

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

Company dismisses fraud and money-laundering claims as deliberate false news and misrepresentation.
2:20

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.
1:20

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.