Communications Authority of Kenya is on the receiving end over reports of mobile phone spying

Friday Briefing | Friday 17 Feb 2017 9:31 pm

The communication authority has refuted claims of spying on mobile phone usage through installation of new systems. Director general Francis Wangusi has clarified that the targets are counterfeit devices since the authority does not have the spying capacity. The government, through the communications authority of Kenya, ordered mobile phone companies to allow it to tap their computers. That would  involve the third party company getting hooked up to all routers at Safaricom, Airtel and orange Telkom, effectively opening up private communication data to an entity other than those licensed to hold them and the government.