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LEGAL ALERT: Digital Service Tax Under The Kenya Budget 2021

On 10th June 2021, The National Treasury & Planning Cabinet Secretary Hon. Amb. Ukur Yattani presented the budget for the  2021/2022 financial year amidst the country’s efforts to navigate the challenges associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Notably, the budget set out measures on the Digital Service Tax regime which was introduced through the Income Tax …

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TripleOKLaw Comments on the Data Protection General Regulations

TripleOKLaw Comments On The Draft Data Protection General, Regulations 2021

In April 2021, the office of the Kenyan Data Commissioner issued draft guidelines which were subjected to public participation before their adoption. These are:  The Data Protection(Compliance & Enforcement) regulation, 2021;  Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers & Data Processors) Regulations, 2021; and   The Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021.  Our firm was one of the …

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TripleOKLaw Comments On The Data Protection General, Compliance And Enforcement Regulations, 2021

In April 2021, the office of the Kenyan Data Commissioner issued draft data protection guidelines which were subjected to public participation before their adoption. These are:  The Data Protection(Compliance & Enforcement) Regulation, 2021;  Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers & Data Processors) Regulations, 2021; and   The Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021.  Our firm was one …

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TripleOKLaw Comments On Data Protection (Registration Of Data Controllers & Data Processors) Regulations, 2021

In April 2021, the office of the Kenyan Data Commissioner issued draft guidelines which were subjected to public participation before their adoption. These are:  The Data Protection(Compliance & Enforcement) Regulation, 2021;  Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers & Data Processors) Regulations, 2021; and   The Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021.  Our firm was one of the …

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Public Finance Management Act Legal alert

Ready For Business – The Public Finance Management (Biashara Kenya Fund) Regulations, 2021.

“Biashara”, with its roots in the Arabic to “sell or buy”, is the Swahili word for business, but also translates as “trade” or “commerce”. By Legal Notice No. 55 of 2021 dated 10th of April 2021, the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Planning, in exercise of the powers conferred to him by Section …

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LEGAL ALERT: Temporary Suspension of Section 12d of the Income Tax Act and Related Minimum Tax Guidelines

“Having considered the issues placed before me, it is my view and I find that this is an appropriate case for the 2nd Respondent (Kenya Revenue Authority) to “hold its horses” for the time being as this Court navigates through the labyrinth of the respective contentions made by the parties herein.” Justice George V. Odunga …

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LEGAL ALERT: Kenyan Data Commissioner Issues New Draft Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021

The Kenya Data Protection Act, 2019 has been in force for over one year.  Our in-depth analysis of what the provisions of the Act, 2019 mean for your business can be found here. The first Data Commissioner was appointed in November 2020.  After her appointment, she commenced the formalities of setting up the office and …

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LEGAL INSIGHT: Cookies and Privacy; The Perfect Recipe

Use of cookies and privacy pop-ups and banners is not new in the digital world. In Europe, the ePrivacy Directive (EPD) was passed in 2002 and amended in 2009, known as the “cookie law” whose most notable effect was the proliferation of cookie consent pop-ups after it was passed.  With the subsequent enactment of EUGDPR …

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LEGAL ALERT: Pre-Adoptive Leave As Introduced in Employment (Amendment) Act, 2021 No. 2 of 2021

The President assented to an Act of parliament amending section 29 of the Employment Act, 2007 (‘the principal Act’) on 30th March, 2021 and the Act shall be coming into force this week Thursday on the 15th April, 2021. In a move that many are celebrating, the Act introduces Pre-Adoptive Leave. The Act amends the …

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Debt Collection: Due Diligence in the Credit Management Process

According to an analysis conducted by the Edinburgh School of Business, there are several factors to be considered by a creditor before issuance of credit. These factors include but not limited to the political will, financial stability, and strength of the currency among others. However, it is impossible to assess credit risk of the debt …

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