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Legal Issues Around Disruptive Agricultural Technology(Ag-tech) In Kenya

The agricultural sector has, for a long time remained relatively untouched by disruptive modern technology. However, thanks to the demands of the fourth industrial revolution and disruptive technologies in other sectors in the Kenyan economy, the agricultural sector has now embraced digital technologies to harness associated benefits like improving quality and quantity of food production …

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CLIENT ALERT: The National Land Information Management System- An Overview

The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning has since early 2019 been undertaking digitization of its records and operations with a view of enhancing delivery of services. The expected result of this ambitious process aimed at improving services and improving Kenya’s ranking in the World Bank Doing Business Report is the platform that will …

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LEGAL ALERT: Conversion of Land Reference Numbers to New Parcel Numbers

Background Section 6 of the Land Registration Act, 2012, empowers the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning in consultation with the national and county governments to constitute, limit or vary land registration units which are to be identified in unique and distinctive names or blocks. In exercise of these powers, on 22nd November …

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CASE WATCH: Tax Tribunal rules on Application of statutory provisions governing customs valuation of imported goods.

Tax appeal No. 150 of 2015- Bidco Oil Refineries Limited vs. Commissioner of Customs Services The appellant in this case, Bidco Oil Refineries Limited is a limited liability company incorporated in Kenya carrying out the business of import, manufacture and refining of edible oils and related products. The respondent on the other hand, is a …

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CLIENT ALERT: Appointment of the First Data Commissioner in Kenya

Kenya has appointed its first Data commissioner. Mrs Immaculate Kassait was sworn in by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary on the 16th November 2020.  This is a welcome appointment almost a year after the Data Protection Act came into force on 25th November 2019. She will serve a single term of six (6) years …

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LEGAL ALERT: Stamp Duty (Valuation of Immovable Property) Regulations, 2020

Under Section 119 of Stamp Duty Act, the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning has powers to prescribe regulations to operationalize various provisions of the Act. The Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning recently prescribed the Stamp Duty (Valuation of Immovable Property) Regulations, 2020; (‘the Regulations’) which took effect immediately. The objective of …

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Legal Issues to Consider When it Comes to Development of Digital Apps and Services

The African population is mostly young with this demographic seeking knowledge and economic empowerment to face today’s challenges. TripleOKLaw LLP has partnered with UNCTAD Youth Action Hubs Kenya chapter to demystify legal aspects of the SDGs and share in action-oriented conversations to empower the youth and marginalized communities.   Partner in Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice …

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LEGAL ALERT: Public Participation on the Income Tax (Digital Service Tax) Regulations, 2020

The proposed Income Tax (digital service tax) regulations have been a source of heavy conversation by consumers in all corners of the internet, more so in Kenya. With restricted movement, the businesses have adapted to the benefits of technology and with it comes regulatory adaptation as well. Our Telecommunications, Media and Technology team with Partner …

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Why Todays CIO, CISO, Digital Manager and Head Of I.T Must Be Conversant with Data Protection and Privacy Laws

introduction The positions of CIO, CISO, Digital Manager and Head Of I.T now have to be conversant with the provisions of the Kenyan Data Protection Act, 2019 & The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act; as well as common gaps in information security practices within the organization.   The fourth industrial revolution has altered traditional business …

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Vaccinate Your Business Against the Economic Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Kenya’s economic slowdown and its impending contraction due to COVID-19 Prior to the coronavirus, Kenya’s economic expansion slowed down from 6.3% in 2018 to 5.4% in 2019. The slower growth was associated with underperformance in agriculture (due to poor rains) and private investment which weakened due to crowding out from widening fiscal deficits and limited …

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