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The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of Kenya has confirmed the appointment of Kipronoh Ronoh as acting CEO of the East African country’s ICT Authority. Kenya’s ICT Authority was established in 2013 to rationalise and streamline the management of all the government’s ICT functions. The state corporation is involved in several duties such as enforcing...

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In June, Visa reported that the top market contributors for e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya with Ghana also showing growth having replaced Kenya in the top three contributors in 2020. “The three leading markets in SSA are starting to mature, providing the region with an established...

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Kenya’s Information Communication Authority (ICTA) has been caught for the irregular spending of $1.12-million from both local and foreign lenders for the year to June 2020. The country’s Auditor-General Nancy Gathungu says that the money involved was all proceeds from grants. In fact, the amount represents cumulative funds transfers to a special project bank account...

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Several senior executives at Safaricom, Kenya’s preeminent telecom, were awarded 16.4 million shares with a current market value of Sh700-million ($6.4-million) for free in March as compensation for their past performance. According to Business Daily Kenya, the company’s employees cashed out 17.8-million units of stock worth Sh763-million ($7-million) the year prior. The company’s cumulative spending on...

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Seacom has announced its intention to roll out software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) services in Kenya with the aim to help businesses bolster their networking capability and capacity. The company says the services offer support for business networks that are under pressure and benefits include reduced connectivity costs, increased security, agility, and local support to...