You will now need your national identity card, birth certificate or pp before using the internet-CA

You will now need your national identity card, birth certificate or passport before using the internet, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has said. The authority also seeks to have all internet users in cybercafés or in hotels and restaurants to leave behind all their personal details before they log onto the internet in the cyber or in public wireless hotspots. In addition, CA wants service providers to retain data that will allow them to trace and identify the source of communication, the type of gadget used (phone, tablet or computer), the destination, the date, time and duration of the communication and even the geographical location of the sender and recipient of the message. Those giving internet services will have to install closed-circuit television cameras that will record the identity of the clients and also maintain a register of the clients. These are some of the new rules the telecommunications regulator has issued to govern the broadcast and internet industry in the wake of increasing cases of cyber crime and terrorism. In Kenya, it is now law that anyone who owns a SIM card has to register with the mobile operator leaving behind details, but the new thing is that even when accessing public hotspots or free internet anywhere, these details will be mandatory. This information shall be kept for a year and be provided to the authorities on request. The authority has said anyone who uses an unregistered mobile phone number to access the internet will have committed an offence. The fine for such is a maximum of Sh3 million or a maximum jail term of seven years. See also: Regulate viewer charges CA Director General Francis Wangusi prohibits in the new regulations that were up for public debate for the past month the use of private internet protocol (IP) address on computers. To enforce this, anyone running a cyber café or providing internet services will need the permission of the authority. There is also a curious call for the service providers to keep information on internet use in their premises. “Operators of cyber cafés and Public Wireless Hotspots shall ensure that system logs are retained in their original for periods of not less than one year from the date of the communication. CA may issue guidelines on retention of communication logs from time to time,” read the Kenya Information Communications (Cyber security) Regulations. In the new rules, CA has outlawed any media house from paying a criminal to provide information. The move deals a blow to investigative journalists to secure information on the inside workings of the crime underworld. The regulations also put stricter controls on advertising and outlaw firms from throwing jabs at their competitors. Media houses will also be asked to vet adverts before they run them.
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wtf? hata choo sasa wataweka cctv

A move in the right direction, congrats to the Communication Authority of Kenya.
Let sanity reign.

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Kwanini tena?

when people abuse their freedom…why has it become necessary to introduce regulations?

Back to the dark ages



In any sane and civil society, there must be laws and rules that govern how people interact with each other. If there was no need to review old laws and enact new rules, why the hell do we go through the tiring exercise of electing that expensive house called parliament after every 5 years?
Think guys think, not every rule is bad, but expect Kenyans to oppose everything, even what they don’t understand.

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ilikua irudi

they should know that real hackers are untraceable…these laws are only meant to threaten the hate speech mongers who abuse the big people online…but for the real hackers, it’s business as usual!


Vitisho baridi

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Now this is something the American government definitely envies about Kenya… we don’t fight back. Shhhhh! Is gon be oright… shhhhh!

Who is collecting this information and what is it’s purpose? How assuring is it that this information will not be misused to undermine our democracy? Shame (and its avoidance) is a very powerful motivator… I do not see why someone who prefers watching Transvestite pornography which is deemed as weird and off putting by the society should be denied their right to do it. The definition of a good society is based on how it treats its dissidents or deviants.


first wanasahu kuna vpns that hide ip’s 2. kuna tor browser all this requirements just to acess the net is pure bullcrap

like the other day i went to buy an airtel line and the details required you’d think i was taking a 5mil loan ati hadi details ya next of kin


not every rule is bad but this is bad and unnecessary. if you have not noticed whenever the govt feels overwhelmed by an issue they usually pass some fucked law which most of the time affects the common man while the bad guy adapt or change tactics.
take for example sim card registration, how many people do you think can easily access and get your details, from mpesa agents, crooked safaricom staff,kamiti guys etc.


With all those lost and found ID’s lying around, why would a terrorist provide accurate details!