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Cybercrime policies/strategies

In 2014, Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology developed a Cybersecurity Strategy with four main objectives:

  1. Enhance the nation’s cybersecurity posture in a manner that facilitates the country’s growth, safety, and prosperity;
  2. Build national capability by raising cybersecurity awareness and developing Kenya’s workforce to address cybersecurity needs;
  3. Foster information sharing and collaboration among relevant stakeholders to facilitate an information sharing environment focused on achieving the Strategy’s goals and objectives; and
  4. Provide national leadership by defining the national cybersecurity vision, goals, and objectives and coordinating cybersecurity initiatives at the national level.

The Cybersecurity Strategy also include, among its planned near-term actions, the development of “specific cybercrime penal code”, meaning the drafting of technology neutral cybercrime legislation, including procedural powers for investigations of cybercrimes.

Specialised institutions

  • Cyber Crime Unit, Directorate of Criminal Investigation, National Police Service
  • KE-CIRT/CC – National Computer Incident Response Team

Jurisprudence/case law

Republic v Priscillah Wanjiru Salome, 2017 [mentions digital evidence gathered by the Cyber Crime Unit]

Sources and links

Tools on Cybercrime & Electronic Evidence Empowering You!

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