The Kenyan government has joined in on the country’s fight against cyber crime by introducing a new policy and legal framework dubbed the ‘The National Cyber Security Master Plan’.

The policy recognizes the fact that increase in technology adoption in Kenya is leading to more frequent and dangerous cyber threats in the country; and as of now, there are 13.1 million internet subscribers in the country.

Also Kenya’s Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) cabinet secretary, Dr Fred Matiangi, had said last year that cybercrime cost Kenya an estimated Khs 2 billion (about $23 million) in 2013.

So subsequently, in March this year, the ICT ministry in Kenya asked all stakeholders to give their ideas and course of action to be included in the cybersecurity strategy.

The strategy report says, “Risks and challenges can manifest from various sources—even from those areas where technology is enabling significant growth and prosperity. For example—by providing people with the ability to access and exchange information, they become dependent on that information to socialised with family and friends, conduct business, and feel connected in our modern world,  The National Cyber Security Master Plan addresses emerging cyber risks and the challenges that the ICT may face in the future.”


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