PAWA Africa Calls For The Amendment Of Kenya Information And Communication Act

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A civil society organization, PAWA Africa, has submitted a petition to the National Assembly calling for amendments to the Kenya Information and Communications Act.

The organization's director, Mr. Patrick Kaberia, highlighted the rapid growth of the ICT and digital economy and the need for the Act to be aligned with current and emerging realities.

The petitioner also emphasized the need for regulations on information and cyber security threats, copyrights, content creation, broadcast and communication, misinformation, online and mobile transactions, global competition and digital transformation.

"The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Moses Wetang'ula has committed the petition to the Public Petitions Committee for consideration in accordance with Standing Order 208A," read a statement from the House.

The Committee is required to report its findings to the House and the petitioner in accordance with Standing Order 227(2).

The proposed amendments aim to enable the growth and expansion of the nation's economic and social sectors.

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