By Samuel Ouma
The government of Kenya has launched the Computer and Cybercrimes Coordination Committee (NCA) to stop computer misuse and other related Cybercrimes.
The committee was unveiled at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in Nairobi on Thursday by Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Dr. Fred Matiang’i.
Accompanying the CS were Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, Mr. Joe Mucheru, PS Ministry of Interior Dr. Karanja Kibicho, PS Broadcasting, and Telecommunications Mrs. Esther Koimett, Inspector General of National Police Service Mr. Hilary Mutyambai, CA Director General Ezra Chiloba among other Committee members.
The NC4 will oversee, provide direction, coordinate actions, and monitor the implementation and enforcement of cyber security and computer systems policies.
The NC4 emphasized the urgent need to secure cyberspace for the people of Kenya through a collaborative approach to realize a Digital led economy.
The Interior CS noted that it has reached a point where the universe is controlled by Data, Devices, and Designs (3D).
He thus challenged all the NC4 and co-opted institutions to invest massively by deepening knowledge through training and developing institutional capacities to cope with the rapidly changing technologies and effectively combat cybercrimes.