Uhuru ignores critics to sign new cybercrime regulations

Uhuru ignores critics to sign new cybercrime regulations

Just hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Computer and Cyber crimes Bill, 2017, Avril (real name Judith Nyambura Mwangi) posted on Instagram a picture of the fines and jail terms those found guilty of the offence will be liable to with the caption: "Just so you know".

The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act is aimed at punishing cyber fraud and illegal hacking.

Some of the offences in the Act include the use of a computer the "unauthorised interference, unauthorised interception, unauthorised disclosure of passwords, cyber espionage, false publications, child pornography, cyber terrorism and wrongful distribution of obscene or intimate images".

The law also authorises stiff penalties for producers and those sharing of child pornography.

According to clause 12 of the law, publishing of a false or fictitious information will attract a Sh5 million fine or a two-year jail term.

The National Security Council chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta was instrumental in crafting the Bill to provide a legal framework for dealing with crimes online crimes.

Opposition plans pan-India protest over Yeddyurappa's swearing
Venugopal said: "we don't know what happened in exchanges between Governor and Yeddyurappa, or what he has said in his letter". Bobde and Ashok Bhushan , was hearing the petitions by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Dr.

Paddock Ranted About 'FEMA CAMPS' Days Before Rampage — VEGAS MYSTERY
The wounded woman told police she heard what people told her were fireworks while country music singer Jason Aldean was on stage. According to the police documents another witness said he may have encountered Paddock the night before the shooting .

BMW showed a teaser of the future of electric cars with autopilot
Harald Krüger , Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said: "The iNEXT project is our building kit for the future". That iNext too, will sit on a modular platform - BMW even says "if that sounds a bit like Lego, that's roughly the idea".

Sharing pornographic content, through various electronic means will attract a maximum fine of Sh300,000 or 30 years in prison or both if proven.

Punishment for this can be a fine of $50 000 or up to two years in prison, or both.

According to Kenyatta, the Act establishes the National Computer and Cybercrimes Coordination Committee and facilitates global cooperation in dealing with computer and cybercrime matters.

Ahead of the signing, there were numerous petitions from the public, civic society groups and the media against some of the provisions in the Bill.

Through his Twitter handle, Statehouse spokesman, Manoah Esipisu announced the signing of the Bill by the President into law yesterday, sparking online uproar among media stakeholders.

New York-based media rights watchdog the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) warned that the bill could criminalize free speech, "with journalists and bloggers likely to be among the first victims if it is signed into law".

Related News:

  • Netflix Releases 'Sense8' Series Finale Official Trailer

    Netflix Releases 'Sense8' Series Finale Official Trailer

    We'll see if any of that changes for the better when Sense8's finale premieres on June 8. That's especially true when you consider that this finale nearly never happened.
    Marvel Will Introduce 'New, Surprising' Characters After Avengers 4

    Marvel Will Introduce 'New, Surprising' Characters After Avengers 4

    The film will focus on the remaining Avengers' last stand against Thanos, their most formidable villain yet. He said at the time: "If I had the opportunity to do it again, I think I'd love to".
    Liverpool plan open bus parade for Champions League victory

    Liverpool plan open bus parade for Champions League victory

    When looking at the likely outcome, there is more chance of Zinedine Zidane and Mourinho lifting trophies over the coming weeks. The final match of the Champions League in Kiev can be viewed on the street on the big screen.
  • PayPal buys payments startup iZettle for US$2.2 bn

    PayPal buys payments startup iZettle for US$2.2 bn

    Both PayPal and Square are vying to help mostly small- and medium-sized retailers process sales that aren't paid with cash. Stockholm-based iZettle is present in 11 countries and offers other services for small businesses such as lending.
    I'm going to the summit to demand denuclearization - if it happens

    I'm going to the summit to demand denuclearization - if it happens

    In return USA would aid North Korean economy by lifting sanctions and allowing private capital to flow into the country. The North and South Korean Olympic teams march together in the opening ceremony for the Winter Games.
    Volatile Day As Sweden Ishares MSCI ETF (EWD) Shares Ride the Wave

    Volatile Day As Sweden Ishares MSCI ETF (EWD) Shares Ride the Wave

    Rising trends are defined by a trendline that is drawn between two or more troughs (low points) to identify price support. Looking at some moving average levels, the 200-day is at 28.71, the 50-day is 29.23, and the 7-day is sitting at 29.78.
  • NASA's CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Duo

    NASA's CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Duo

    On May 8, Wall-E and Eva set a new distance record (for CubeSats ) when they reached 621,371 miles (~1 million km) from Earth. Each unit, or U, is 10cm x 10cm x 10cm (4 in x 4 in x 4 in) and the cubes can be pieced together to create larger structures.
    Multiple Serious Injuries Reported In School Bus Crash In Mount Olive

    Multiple Serious Injuries Reported In School Bus Crash In Mount Olive

    The news of the deadly bus crash caused a chaotic scene inside the school as frantic parents rushed in to pick up their children. The New Jersey State Department of Health's disaster team was on the scene to assist with family reunification and counseling.
    Five reasons to watch Deadpool 2

    Five reasons to watch Deadpool 2

    For me, I just wish there was something there that justified the hype and adoration. "I could use a little "me time". It's not the red-and-black suit, nor the massive amount of special effects makeup that makes Deadpool come to life.
  • It's Neither Yanny Nor Laurel - It's Covfefe!

    It's Neither Yanny Nor Laurel - It's Covfefe!

    The video asked several White House staffers to weigh in on an audio clip that has divided the internet. With Green Needle and Brainstorm I can literally hear whatever the hell I choose to hear.
    Philadelphia Eagles Undecided On White House Visit

    Philadelphia Eagles Undecided On White House Visit

    The Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles have been invited to the White House for a visit on June 5, per WPVI Action News.
    Audio clip spurs social media debate over yanny or laurel

    Audio clip spurs social media debate over yanny or laurel

    Now that the brain is primed to cut through the noise, you will probably be able to hear: "The juice of lemons makes fine punch". Everything from the speakers or headphones you're using, to your computer's soundcard can affect which frequencies get through.


Most liked

No Man's Sky Multiplayer Confirmed, Coming in July
The new feature, will allow players to group-up with friends or strangers and undertake a whole bunch of activities. You'll also notice that some games will no longer stutter and tear if you choose this output on your monitor.

Moto 1S is a rebranded Moto G6 for China
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor coupled with Andreno 506 GPU, the phone comes in only one 4GB variant. There is 64 GB of inbuilt memory in the phone which you can expand using its expandable storage slot to up to 128 GB.

'Major game-changer': Ebola spreads to big Congo city
The vaccine, from pharmaceutical firm Merck, is unlicensed but was effective in limited trials during the West Africa outbreak. World Health Organization has sent 4,000 doses to Congo and said it will dispatch thousands more in the coming days as needed.

Starbucks Faces New Scandal, Barista Prints Racial Slur On Customer's Coffee Cup
The brand's cup is pictured in a shop on October 5, 2004 in New York City. Pedro said the location apologized and offered him a gift card.

Teairra Mari Suing Ex & 50 Cent For Leaking the Sex Tape
Teairra Mari has enlisted the help of attorney, Lisa Bloom , to represent her case. I loved this man", she said of Abdul-Ahad.

Vladimir Putin calls for 'political process' on Syria
Moscow launched an air campaign on behalf of Assad's forces in 2015 that tipped the conflict in his favor. The two leaders in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

NBA Draft : A look at the players being talked about
Porter is the rare combination of quickness and power and can play anywhere upfront depending upon the system he is placed in. He was the ACC Player of the Year and has the potentional to become a rebounding machine at the rate he is going.

Sara Ramirez Won't Return for Arizona's 'Grey's Anatomy' Exit
During the season's penultimate episode , April got into a life-threatening accident she survived thanks to her co-workers. Additionally, another reconciliation was hinted at when Arizona admitted to smiling whenever she reads a text from Callie.

House votes to leave US sugar program alone
During a party-wide meeting Wednesday morning, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., dressed down the moderate rebels. GOP leaders have made it clear to the moderates that they're not happy about the discharge petition.

Yeddyurappa sworn-in as Karnataka CM
A revolving-door policy for a governor makes things even more questionable! "The purity of electorate process would get polluted". While the courts have reiterated this time and again, the governors do not enjoy absolute immunity when they cross the line.

First EU-Western Balkan Summit In 15 Years To Focus On Integration
Theresa May is pledging her commitment to the security of Europe at a meeting of European Union leaders in Bulgaria . They also differ on the potential timeline for accepting new members from the region.

US Senate confirms Gina Haspel as new Central Intelligence Agency director
Gina Haspel is picking up Democratic support and is expected to get a nod on Wednesday from the Senate intelligence committee. Haspel became the first woman to run the spy agency after a 33-year tenure which included filling in as the acting director.

US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy
In a Vital Statistics Rapid Release report, the authors noted declines in both the general and total provisional fertility rates. But he added that his birthing unit, and others that he's been in contact with, have seen an overall decline in births recently.

11-year-old Girl Killed, Mom Injured by Downed Tree
In New York City, the subway system and the Metro-North railroad reported delays and temporary suspensions. The vicious storm left hundreds of thousands without power across New York, New Jersey and CT .

Jordan urges European Union to recognise East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine
According to Israeli sources many of those killed were affiliated with Hamas and other terrorist organizations. The European Union objected to the embassy move.