Almost Half of Kenya Govt Services Digitised Amid Hacking Threats

Kenya's information ministry has said that approximately 50% of government services have been fully digitised, to improve service delivery and reduce corruption.

This development comes in the midst of hacking attempts on the government's online services by hackers known as "Anonymous Sudan".

The attack temporarily affected public access to over 5,000 government services on the e-Citizen portal but ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo assured that no government data was lost in the attempted hacking.

On July 27, 2023 the government decided to grant visas to foreign travellers upon their arrival in the country, in response to the hacking attempt. All airlines allowed foreign travellers to board flights without prior visa requirements.

President William Ruto said that Kenya was among the earliest of African countries to establish a policy framework for data protection, which includes comprehensive legislation and regulations to safeguard privacy and personal data.


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