Thursday, 24 May, 2018


Kenya Signs Draconian Computer Misuse Bill Into Law

Kenyatta signs controversial cybercrime bill Cybercrimes law timely, says Duale
Bennie Garza | 17 May, 2018, 16:57

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has lauded the President's decision to sign into law the Cybercrimes Bill.

The Act, which spells out stiff punishment to cybercriminals, provides for timely and effective detection, prohibition, prevention, response, investigation and prosecution of computer and cybercrimes.

The Computer and Cybercrimes Bill, 2017 states that any person who violates one of the 17 offences outlined by the Bill will be convicted and sentenced to fines or imprisonment, depending on the offence.

"Fake news is an offence under this bill, even when you receive fake news and forward it to another person, that's an offence in this bill", Duale had said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during the signing of the bill.

Similarly, sharing pornography through the various electronic means will attract a maximum of Sh300,000 or 10 years in prison, or both if convicted.

The new law has made allowances to mitigate this with hackers facing a fine of Sh5 million shillings or a three-year jail term or both for unauthorised access, interference, interception, and disclosure of passwords and cyber espionage.

Previous attempts to impose some control on social media users were met with accusations that the government was out to limit free speech.

The objective of the Bill is to "protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer systems, programs and data", "prevent the unlawful use of computer systems", "facilitate the investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes", and "facilitate worldwide co-operation on matters".

He has appended his signature to the bill which automatically becomes Cyber crimes Act.

Through his Twitter handle, Statehouse spokesman, Manoah Esipisu announced the signing of the Bill by the President into law yesterday, sparking online uproar among media stakeholders.

Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged President Kenyatta not to sign into law to the Bill, saying it stifles press freedom.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Walmart (WMT) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

    Walmart (WMT) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

    The New York-based fund Garnet Equity Capital Holdings Inc. looks positive on Wal Mart Stores Inc, possessing 100,000 shares. The company had revenue of $135.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.63 billion.
    Ban on flammable cladding considered after backlash over Grenfell probe

    Ban on flammable cladding considered after backlash over Grenfell probe

    She said the new regulatory framework must also address the fact that "residents often go unheard, even when safety issues are identified".

    How to learn English with the news

    Your main purpose is to master or improve your language skills, so it is not so big deal if you listen to or read something fake. How to learn English through the news It is undeniable that the news is a great source of the words that are used everywhere.
  • 5 found dead, 1 injured in Ponder home shooting

    5 found dead, 1 injured in Ponder home shooting

    It happened just before 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning at a home in the 600 block of Lonestar Park Lane, near FM 2499. Shortly before they responded to the scene, firefighters learned there were multiple victims inside the home.
    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
    How To Make A Profile On A Dating Website

    How To Make A Profile On A Dating Website

    Yes, we live in the world of modern technologies where a teenager knows more about technologies than people in mid 30s. When writing about yourself, keep in mind that people might think of different things and have different associations.
  • EFCC Has Recovered N500bn, Secured 486 Convictions Under Me - Magu

    EFCC Has Recovered N500bn, Secured 486 Convictions Under Me - Magu

    President is not alone in this, he is not the only corrupt-free Nigerian". President Buhari just ended his two-day working visit to Jigawa State.
    FA Cup Final: Chelsea captain Gary Cahill eyes redemption against Manchester United

    FA Cup Final: Chelsea captain Gary Cahill eyes redemption against Manchester United

    In all, Mourinho has won 11 trophies during him time in England, and not many will bet against him making it 12 come Saturday. However, Jones does not think that it has been an enormous successful campaign from the side.
    US Iran sanctions to target auto, aircraft sectors first: French govt source

    US Iran sanctions to target auto, aircraft sectors first: French govt source

    Attributions of so-called "General Licence H" allowing subsidiaries of USA companies to deal with Iran will be revoked, the source said.
  • NBC Reporter Asks White House If Israel Can Just 'Kill at Will'

    NBC Reporter Asks White House If Israel Can Just 'Kill at Will'

    Britain, France and Germany have all called for Israel to exercise restraint after Monday's bloodshed near the Gaza border . PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops .
    Congress To Demand The

    Congress To Demand The "Karnataka Model" In Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya

    The BJP which was not the single largest party in Goa forged an alliance with the MGP and formed the government. When the BJP staked a claim in Karnataka to form the government, the Congress and JD (S) cited the Goa example.

    General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers

    In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Backstreet's back as band release first new single in five years Backstreet's back as band release first new single in five years It has been accompanied by an official music video directed by the group's long-time collaborators Rich + Tone. When that groove drops on the second verse, COME ON. "Just makes you wanna listen over and over again".

Ocado signs exclusive United States partnership agreement with Kroger Ocado signs exclusive United States  partnership agreement with Kroger Shares in Ocado shot up by more than 50% to a record high in London after the deal was announced Thursday. Ocado said that it predicts the deal will have a neutral impact on its earnings this year.

OnePlus 'Bullets Wireless' headphones with fast charging, Google Assistant support launched OnePlus 'Bullets Wireless' headphones with fast charging, Google Assistant support launched With Qualcomm aptX, the Bullet Wireless preserves audio sound data to ensure the clear audio across a wireless connection. OnePlus has claimed that clipping the earbuds together pauses the music while unclipping them will resume playback.

RACE 3 team party hard after unveiling the trailer RACE 3 team party hard after unveiling the trailer Salman was accused of hunting and killing blackbucks in Rajasthan in 1998 when he was filming for Hum Saath Saath Hain. Salman and Jacqueline have done " Kick " together and " Race 3 " will be their second outing.

Samsung shows interest in selling Exynos chipsets to ZTE and other OEMs Samsung shows interest in selling Exynos chipsets to ZTE and other OEMs ZTE has recently been subject to a trade ban from the USA , meaning it can no longer use chips made by Qualcomm. Notably, the company's System LSI business increased its shipments by 27 percent, Counterpoint stated.

OnePlus 6 emerges from JerryRigEverything's hands mostly unscathed OnePlus 6 emerges from JerryRigEverything's hands mostly unscathed The Chinese company - owned by Oppo - says a half-hour charge gives the OnePlus 6 enough power for the entire day. The product also has a vertical double chamber, which is placed in the center of the rear panel.

SEC uses mock website to warn investors about cryptocurrency SEC uses mock website to warn investors about cryptocurrency The securities regulator also created a dedicated cyber unit whose objective is to combat fintech as well as cyber-related crimes. SEC created a bogus hedge fund offering in 2003, called "GRDI Select LP", the name is a reference to greedy.

Pregnant Broadway actress loses baby after NYC vehicle crash killed her daughter Pregnant Broadway actress loses baby after NYC vehicle  crash killed her daughter Prosecution told Peoplemagazine that Bruns was arraigned on charges of "manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault". Ruthie - who was seven months pregnant at the time - was injured in the accident, while Abigail was tragically killed.

BT Plus will grant you unlimited mobile data when your Wi-Fi goes down BT Plus will grant you unlimited mobile data when your Wi-Fi goes down Little details like EE's offer of gifting up to 20GB of your 4G allowance to other family members is a nice touch. Allera said: "We made some tough choices last week, but we are reinvesting in networks and customer services".

Punjab National Bank reports huge loss of Rs. 13417 crore in Q4 Punjab National Bank reports huge loss of Rs. 13417 crore in Q4 They said, supplementary chargesheets against Nirav Modi will also be filed soon. During the fourth quarter, the bank posted a net loss of Rs 13,417 crore.

Jobs under threat as Mothercare set to close stores across the UK Jobs under threat as Mothercare set to close stores across the UK The company has not announced which stores will close, but has confirmed 800 jobs throughout the United Kingdom will be affected. Retailers across the board have been battered by weak consumer confidence off the back of soaring Brexit-fuelled inflation.

The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.

Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.

Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National As for Elliott, his Grand National trio this year are headed by three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Tiger Roll . The 2018 renewal has a typically wide-open feel and that’s certainly evident from a betting perspective.

List of the Best Fitness Trackers for 2018 List of the Best Fitness Trackers for 2018 Although it is a bit expensive, it makes your experience really enjoyable by giving you access to music and also GPS navigation. Huawei Band 2 Pro is one of the best low-budget devices that offers you all the functions you need for under 60 Euros.