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Patrick Safari aka ‘Modern Corps’ arrested and charged for ‘annoying tweet’

Prison officer Patrick Safari popularly known as modern corps, @moderncorps on Twitter was on Monday arraigned in a Lamu court and charged with the infamous section 29 of the Kenya Information and Communications Act ‘misuse of licensed telecommunications system’ for annoying a police officer, Chrispus Mutali. Safari who uses his account to tweet a lot about security issues is based in ...

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Nakuru residents enlightened on internet and the law

 The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) held a training on internet and the law in Nakuru last Saturday, July 24. The training which was conducted by Mugambi Laibuta, an Advocate of the High Court and Riva Jalipa of Article 19 was attended by internet enthusiasts among them, a section of bloggers in the county. It was also attended by a ...

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Nakuru journalist charged with misuse of licensed telecommunication system

By Lorna Abuga. A Nakuru journalist has been arraigned in court for misuse “a licensed telecommunication system.” The court under the precision of Resident Magistrate Maroro Mokaya was told that on June 2 this year Elijah Kinyanjui by means of a licensed telecommunication equipment allegedly posted hate speech that “defamed” former Nakuru Mayor Mohammed Suraw. According to the Prosecution the ...

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Stay safe online despite heightened cyber surveillance

Protect your data in an era of heightened surveillance.

If you have been following the news lately, you may have come across the recent expose of the Hacking Group on wikileaks where confidential files from the company were exposed. Kenya is one of the nations that was in contact with the hacking group over plans to acquire cyber surveillance software Galileo. Using this system, an operator can switch on ...

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Kenyans angered by CNN story on Obama, roast it on Twitter

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By Davis Mwandawiro Kenyans on social media woke up to a CNN report today morning that referred to Kenya as a hotbed of terror. This report coming in just before President Obama’s arrival rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. US President Obama will be in Kenya over the weekend where he is scheduled to co-host the (GES) Global ...

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How Hacking Team software is used to track down dissidents and activists

Galilleo

The Hacking Group was recently exposed by Wikileaks which published files that included confidential employee emails. In the emails, hacking group staff and Kenyan agents were in touch over a long period of time in an attempt to procure Hacking Teams software online surveillance system marketed to governments as Galileo. There was global uproar when the emails revealed that the ...

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BAKE to hold training on ‘Law and Internet’ in Nakuru

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) will hold a training on the law and internet in Nakuru next week on Saturday July 25. The training will be held at the American Corner at the Kenya National Library and is free and open to all. The workshop will cover topics such as the legal system, defamation, criminal law process, communication laws and ...

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Hacking Team expose reveals Kenyan actors

Galilleo

Wikileaks once again has come to the limelight after exposing the Hacking Team secret files. The Italian surveillance technology company got hacked and 400 gigabytes of documents published. These documents show communications, invoices and other private documents between the company and buyers of the technology. Its clients include governments and agencies in countries such as Ethiopia, Malaysia, Mexico and Kenya. ...

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Nyakundi raises legal fees on Safaricom’s platform

Cyprian Nyakundi

By Davis Mwandawiro Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi is in a legal tussle with Safaricom and has also been center of social media attention after his attempts to mobilize funds for his legal fees using Safaricom’s Mpesa platform. In Nyakundi’s blog, he has published multiple articles where he makes many allegations against Safaricom including maltreatment of staff, corporate fraud among others. Attempts to get ...

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Journalist Wahome Thuku arrested for allegedly defaming Kabando wa Kabando

Journalist and lawyer Wahome Thuku was yesterday arrested and booked at the Parliament police station for allegedly defaming Hon. Kabando wa Kabando, the Member of Parliament for Mukurweini constituency. On 1st of July 2015, Wahome is alleged to have posted on his Facebook account that Hon. Kabando went into a funeral drunk. The comment could have been made at the ...

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Kenyan Jessica Musila among the 2015 Internet Freedom Fellows

Jessica Musila is the Executive Director of Mzalendo Trust, the organization behind www.mzalendo.com, Kenya’s premier Parliamentary Monitoring Initiative

Kenyan Jessica Musila is among the five 2015 Internet Freedom Fellows. Jessica Musila is the Executive Director of Mzalendo Trust, the organization behind www.mzalendo.com, Kenya’s premier Parliamentary Monitoring Initiative. Over the last four years, she has spearheaded Mzalendo’s evolution from a blog into a largely self-sustaining site with an organization supporting it. She is passionate about social justice and prior ...

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Student Allan Wadi freed from a 2 year jail term after successful appeal

Allan Wadi at the Athi River G.K Prison where he served 6 months of his 2 year Jail sentence

University student Allan Wadi Okengo who was sentenced to jail in January this year to serve a 2 year jail sentence for hate speech remarks on his Facebook page and undermining the authority of a public officer has been freed. Wadi’s appeal case was heard yesterday 2nd July 2015 with the  appeal presented by his lawyer Edward Oonge. Wadi has ...

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Wanjeri Nderu assaulted for tweeting on corruption

Wanjeri Nderu, a social justice crusader, was attacked by a stranger for talking about corruption at Langata mall on Monday, 29th June 2015. Wanjeri uses her online presence to talk about various injustices in Kenya including corruption. On her timeline, she largely talk about insecurity and corruption.   This won’t stop the fight against corruption and those involved. Get ready, ...

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Nakuru journalist interrogated for social media post

By Lorna Abuga. A Nakuru journalist has been interrogated by detectives following a post he published on social media challenging land grabbing in the country. Elijah Kinyanjui a veteran journalist who has worked with almost all leading newspapers in the country was quizzed on Tuesday last week for an ‘open letter’ he wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta and which he ...

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Secure whistle blowing platform for Africa AfriLeaks to launch in Kenya

AfriLeaks

AfriLEAKS, a secure anonymous whistle blowing platform for African nations will be formally launched first in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa respectively in the next few months according to Ruth Kronenburg, the Director of Operations at Free Press Unlimited, one of the partners in the joint project. Ruth was speaking at a session in the just ended Deutsche Welle Global ...

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