Sabahi (Washington, DC)

30 July 2014

Kenya to Launch Unified Web Portal to Protect Against Hackers

The Kenyan government will launch a unified portal for all of its websites to protect against hackers, Kenya's The Standard reported Wednesday (July 30th).

"Each governmental institution has been running their websites separately, making them vulnerable," Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya Francis Wangusi said Tuesday at an annual international conference on e-learning in Nairobi.

"Under the new initiative, it will be easier to monitor and co-ordinate the functions of the sites," he said.

Last week anonymous hackers targeted the Twitter accounts of the Kenya Defence Forces and military spokesperson Major Emmanuel Chirchir, among others, and posted offensive comments critical of the government.

Kenya's National Police Service also announced that it is working on drafting a law that would institute severe punishments for hackers.

"Those hacking security and other people's private communication channels, including social media, are operating dangerous enterprises and will firmly be dealt with using the existing laws as we work on the privacy intrusion law," said Administration Police spokesperson Masoud Mwinyi.

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