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  • Kenya Communications Amendment Bill
    Parliament of Kenya
    November 29, 2008

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    A Bill for

    AN ACT of Parliament to amend the Kenya Communications Act, 1998, and also to make minor amendments to other statute law

    ENACTED by the Parliament of Kenya, as follows–

    1. This Act may be cited as the Kenya Communications (Amendment) Act, 2008.

    2. The Kenya Communications Act, in this Act referred to as “the principal Act,” is amended in section 1 by inserting the words “Information and” after the word

    3. Section 2 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (1) –

    (a) by inserting the following new definitions in their proper alphabetical sequence –

    "access" in relation to any computer system, means instruct, communicate with, store data in, retrieve data from, or otherwise make use of any of the resources of the computer system;

    “advanced electronic signature” means an electronic signature which meets all the following requirements:

    (a) is uniquely linked to the signatory;
    (b) is capable of identifying the signatory;
    (c) it is created using means that the signatory can maintain under his sole control; and
    (d) it is linked to the data to which it relates in such a manner that any subsequent change to the data is detectable;

    “agreement” includes decisions or practices;

    "broadcaster" means any legal or natural person who composes or packages or distributes television or radio programme
    services for reception by the public or sections of the public or subscribers to such a service, irrespective of technology used;

    “broadcasting” means unidirectional conveyance of sounds or television programmes, whether encrypted or not by radio or other means of telecommunications, for reception by the public;

    “broadcasting service” means any service which consists of the broadcasting of television or sound broadcasting programs to the public, sections of the public or subscribers to such a service;

    "broadcasting signal distribution" means the process whereby the output signal of a broadcasting service is taken from the point of origin, being the point where such signal is made available in its final content format, from where it is conveyed to any broadcast target area by means of a telecommunication process and includes multi-channel distribution; . . .

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