Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Kenya buys $5.8 million social media monitoring tool

The Kenya Government through the Communications Authority (CA) has invested $5.8 million in a social media monitoring system for the upcoming General Elections. 

This comes as a shock to many citizens who have for the past month witnessed a paralysed health sector as well as acute food shortages in several Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) counties in the country. 

Kenyan political pundits are questioning the government for investing resources in state-of-the-art censorship tools and systems but lacks the same resources to connect 17 per cent of the country, which is not connected to 3G network space to allow for a full electronic elections management backup system. 

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