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Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi given a warning over contempt of court in Safaricom suit

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi was yesterday let go with a warning against continuous contempt of court in a defamation suit in which Safaricom’s Bob Collymore and Michael Joseph have sued him for defamation. Following a complaint on his contempt of court orders when the case was first mentioned, the petitioners filed an application for contempt. The court had given an injunction ...

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Safaricom introduces ‘Hakikisha’ feature to secure M-Pesa transactions

Have you been in a situation where you have ‘conveniently’ sent money to the wrong person because there is no way to easily authenticate the recipient? Well, such a scenario has been repeated over and over and many mobile money customers have lost money in cases where a reversal of the transaction was not effected soon enough. To curb such ...

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Safaricom Mwewe Project hits Mombasa

When the government partnered with Safaricom to implement Project Mwewe, details were still sketchy on how the pilot, encompassing Nairobi and Mombasa would be done. The project came to the limelight when it was debated in the National Assembly with some members expressing unease at the single sourcing process that awarded the project to Safaricom. Project Mwewe’s installation is currently ...

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Mombasa residents to be enlightened on the internet and the law

Law and Training Mombasa

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in partnership with Article 19 will be holding the Internet and Law Kenya workshop slated for 29th of August in Mombasa. The workshop which will discuss issues around communication laws, `the legal system, defamation among other topics will take place at the MEWA Library in Majengo. Bloggers in Kenya have in the recent months ...

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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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Nyakundi raises legal fees on Safaricom’s platform

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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Egerton’s engineering student designs farming robot

By Lorna Abuga An engineering finalist at Egerton University has designed a farming robot which helps farmers in sorting their produce based on weight, color and size. Anthony Maina who cleared his five year studies at the Njoro based institution in May this year is now advocating for the use of machine such as robots in farms saying they improve on ...

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Nyakundi case highlights need for education on the law and Internet in Kenya

The court case against blogger Cyprian Nyakundi highlights the need to learn about online freedoms and responsibilities. Certainly the internet does not exist in a vacuum. Nyakundi, after reading the summons to appear in the newspaper tweeted   Safaricom is suing me . Oh my God pic.twitter.com/44CJq6o5Jy — Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@C_NyaKundiH) June 24, 2015   Bloggers and social media ...

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Safaricom sues blogger Cyprian Nyakundi for defamation

Safaricom has sued blogger Cyprian Nyakundi for defamation. In a paid advertisement in the Nation, dated 24th June 2015 on page 51, Honorable Justice Mabeya has ordered Nyakundi to do among others; 1. Pull down all posts in his blog that are defamatory to Safaricom. 2. A permanent injunction has been issued against him, his blog, agents or any other ...

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Binyavanga Wainaina takes on Safaricom

Award winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina has gone on a no holds barred twitter rant against the country’s biggest mobile service provider Safaricom accusing it of abusing its position as a virtual monopoly. In a tirade sprinkled with some unprintable words of the F-word variety, the celebrated author of the memoir One Day I Will Write About This Place lambasted ...

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