From as soon as Tuesday next week, the Kenyan government could start listening in to calls, read texts and even review transactions you make via mobile money services.
Through the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), the government is said to have already ordered telecom companies operating in the country, to grant it access to their computers. Through a contracted company, the government is going to play the big brother, knowing all your cellular and possibly online activities.
What’s the reason for Kenya government spying on its citizens?
The reason the Kenya government is giving to start spying on its citizens is as classical as they come. The government says it wants to stop the use of counterfeit devices; that is fake phones in the Kenyan market.
But who is to say where the monitoring starts and where it will stop once the government gets access to users’ phone records and mobile money transactions? Who will monitor the government, because the boundary between supervision and outright infringement of Kenyans rights to privacy is thin?
Usually, if the government wants to intercept someone’s conversation and access their personal data. They would first …read more