Moderation reports of the two KICA amendment bills 2019

Great,

Demonstrates the importance of Public Participation.

Regards

On Tue, 12 Nov 2019, 8:38 am Victor Kapiyo, <vkapiyo@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it is worth mentioning that the ICT Committee assured the
> community that the bill in the regulation of bloggers would not proceed any
> further owing to its unconstitutionality.
>
> Regards
>
> Victor
>
> On Tue, 12 Nov 2019, 08:36 Barrack Otieno via kictanet, <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Thank you Kivuva and Mercy for a great job.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> On Tue, 12 Nov 2019, 1:20 am Grace Githaiga via kictanet, <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Listers
>>>
>>> We appreciate your participation in these two bills (20 and 61). Please
>>> find attached the reports of the discussions, which have already been
>>> shared with the Bunge ICT Committee.
>>>
>>> We acknowledge Mercy Mutemi and Mwendwa Kivuva for facilitating the
>>> debates.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Best regards
>>>
>>>
>>> Grace Githaiga
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thursday, 17-10-2019 at 10:52 Grace Githaiga via kictanet wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Listers
>>>
>>> Greetings.
>>>
>>> Further to sharing of two KICA Bills here, we would like to submit a
>>> memorandum on both as part of public participation. We plan to hold a two
>>> day moderated debate next week on Wednesday October 23rd and Thursday 24th.
>>>
>>> The two bills propose to amend KICA on different issues.
>>>
>>> 1. The first one published on March 15, 2019 proposes to amend KICA by
>>> inserting a new section 25A, which will allow Telco companies to engage in
>>> any other business, so long as they are licensed.
>>>
>>> 2. The second Bill published on July 24, 201 9 proposes to amend KICA in
>>> section 2, which basically is the regulation of social media (including
>>> bloggers and watsapp admins).
>>>
>>> Mercy Mutemi will moderate the social media one on Wednesday, while
>>> Mwendwa Kivuva will handle the Telcos one on Thursday.
>>>
>>> We hope to have a discussion on the same with the National Assembly ICT
>>> committee at a date to be announced here.
>>>
>>> Looking forward to a vibrant debate.
>>>
>>> Warmly
>>> Grace
>>>
>>> —-
>>> Grace Githaiga
>>> Co-Convenor, Kenya ICT Action Network
>>>
>>>
>>> —
>>> Grace Githaiga
>>> Co-Convenor, Kenya ICT Action Network
>>>
>>>
>>> —
>>> Grace Githaiga
>>> Co-Convenor, Kenya ICT Action Network
>>>
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