Entries by Brian Tororei

Technology, Media and Telecommunications – Kenya

Our Partner, Brian Tororei, contributed the Kenya Chapter in The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review – Edition 8. The fully updated edition provides an overview of evolving legal constructs in 26 jurisdictions around the world. It is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies as well as an overview for those […]

US Supreme Court gives Privacy New Breath

The US Supreme Court rules in Carpenter v United States, 16-402,  that the federal government generally needs a warrant to access historical cell phone location records, finding that the data deserves more stringent protection than other customer information held by service providers. The Petitioner, Timothy Ivory Carpenter was charged in 2011 with six counts of […]

Africa’s Largest Cyber Defence Yet

Plans are underway for Africa’s largest Cyber Defence Summit. The cyber security gathering dubbed Cyfence Africa is scheduled for 9-10 July 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya. The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of ICT is the Summit’s official host. The Dubai-based business facilitation company, Naseba and the Kenya-based Africa […]

Calls for Tough SIM Card Registration Enforcement

CS Mucheru in a past event. The fight against mobile phones and other ICT infrastructure abuse and misuse intensifies as Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Joe Mucheru, calls for tough measures on enforcement of SIM card registration within the East African Community (EAC). This call is part of a greater effort to promote safe use […]

Turner sparks Africa’s Creative Economy?

Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited (“Turner” or (“TBSEL”), has, through Cartoon Network Africa, sparked Africa’s creative economy in its launch of the Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab, an African Animation Competition (the “Competition”) designed to bring innovative, local short form content to the channel, and its digital platforms, while reinforcing the local relevance of the […]

Cryptocurrencies finally grab IMF’s attention?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reaffirmed its interest in cryptocurrencies through a report Monetary Policy in the Digital Age which concludes, interestingly, that: “Crypto assets may one day reduce demand for central bank money.” The report which centres on virtual currencies examines the evolution of money analysing the pros and cons of crypto assets […]

Airtel 4G, the New Kid in the Block!

Airtel Kenya finally operationalises its 4G licence. Following its launch of the 4G (Forth Generation) services, which are presently limited to Mombasa and Nairobi, before other roll outs countrywide, Airtel becomes the fourth entrant in the Kenya 4G market. Airtel Kenya Managing Director Prasanta Das Sarma speaking during the launch of 4G network in Nairobi […]

Blockchain finds one of its Use Case in Kenya

The collaboration between IBM Research and Twiga Foods has seen the launch of a business-to-business logistics platform for kiosks and food stalls in Africa. The platform, a blockchain-based system has since seen 220 food stall retailers across Kenya benefit from microloans through an eight (8) week pilot phase that not only benefited the retailers but […]

The Never Ending Oracle v Google Case

Oracle and Google have been on each other’s necks for almost eight years now. A legal battle ensued in 2010 which has seen both Oracle and Google exchange victory and loss as the matter has bounced up and down through appeals and two whole jury trials, the latest being a victory for Oracle before the […]