Public Consultation on the MINIMUM features and technical specifications for mobile cellular devices sold in Kenya

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, cyber security, broadcasting and postal/courier services. CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources as well as safeguarding the interests of users of ICT services.

Pursuant to Section 23 of the Kenya Information and Communications Act 1998 (as amended), the Authority is charged with ensuring consumers are protected from substandard ICT apparatus. In this regard, the Authority has developed minimum features and technical specifications for mobile cellular devices to be sold in Kenya.

These specifications obligate vendors and manufacturers to ensure consumers buy quality mobile cellular devices.  The proposed minimum features and technical specifications are available on the Authority’s website at http://www.ca.go.ke/index.php/public-consultations.

Stakeholders, interested parties and the public have until 13th January 2018 to submit their inputs and comments on the proposed specifications.  The comments received will inform any changes to the final specifications. The finalized specifications will be published on the Authority website for use by the industry and the public.

Written submissions can be forwarded to the Authority through the address below on or before the stated deadline.

The Director General

Communications Authority of Kenya

P. O. Box 14448

Nairobi 00800

Tel: +254 20 4242000

Mobile: +254 703 042000

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.ca.go.ke 

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Features and Technical Specifications for Mobile Cellular Devices - Kenya 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON DRAFT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR INTERNET PROTOCOL TV (IPTV) SET TOP BOXES

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with responsibilities in telecommunications- commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services. CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources as well as safeguarding the interests of users of ICT services.

The CA has issued licenses to a number of service providers to offer Internet Protocal Television (IPTV) and Video on Demand (VoD) services.

In furtherance of its responsibility to safeguard the interests of consumers, the Authority has developed draft technical specifications for IPTV set top boxes (STBs) to ensure  reliability and acceptable quality of customer premise equipment used in reception of the said broadcasting service.

The IPTV STB is a decoder that is connected to an Internet point of presence (POP) to decode digital television signals from Internet bundled services that include television services.

The Authority is proposing to adopt ETSI EN 300 468 standard as the basis for the technical specifications for IPTV receivers in Kenya. 

The CA therefore invites comments and inputs from the public and all interested parties on the draft technical specifications for IPTV STBs. The draft technical specifications are available on the Authority’s website at http://www.ca.go.ke/index.php/public-consultations

The comments received will inform any changes to the final technical specifications for IPTV STBs. The finalized specifications will be published on the CA website for use by the industry and the public.

Stakeholders and the public are invited to review the draft specifications and submit their input and comments in writing to the address provided below or via email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 30th November 2017.

The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
CA Center, Waiyaki Way,Westlands
P.O. Box  14448
NAIROBI 00800
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.ca.go.ke

Technical Specifications for IPTV Set Top Boxes 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTION OF DISSEMINATION OF UNDESIRABLE BULK POLITICAL SMS AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) is established by law to promote national unity in Kenya. In this regard, the Commission facilitates processes and policies that encourage elimination of all forms of ethnic discrimination irrespective of background, social circle, race and ideological belief(s). By undertaking these functions, the NCIC enhances the capacity for Kenyans to accept each other and to appreciate the significance of diversity.

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), on the other hand, is charged with the responsibility of regulating telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting, postal and courier services in Kenya.  It is also responsible for managing competition and safeguarding the interests of ICT consumers.

In order to minimize the misuse of ICT services during the electioneering period, the NCIC and CA have reviewed the guidelines on prevention of dissemination of undesirable bulk political content/messages via electronic networks, which were developed in 2012.

The reviewed guidelines can be accessed through the NCIC and CA websites at http://www.cohesion.or.ke/images/downloads and http://www.ca.go.ke/index.php/public-consultations respectively.

Members of the public are invited to submit comments and/or representations on the reviewed guidelines on or before 4th July 2017 via the address below:

The Director-General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi 00800
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +254 20 4242000
Mobile: +254 703 042000
Website: www.ca.go.ke

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An Adobe Acrobat file Guidelines for Prevention of Dissemination of Undesirable Political Messages 163.95 KB
 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR CABLE TELEVISION AND SATELLITTE TELEVISION RECEIVERS

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the statutory regulatory body charged with the responsibility of licensing and regulating ICT services in Kenya. CA is also responsible for ensuring competition in the ICT sector , safeguarding interests of consumers as well as managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources.

The Authority has licensed a number of cable television and satellite subscription broadcasting service providers.

In furtherance of its responsibility to safeguard the interests of consumers, the Authority has developed draft minimum technical specifications for Cable television receivers and satellite television receivers with the aim of ensuring reliability and acceptable quality of customer premise equipment used in reception of the said broadcasting services

The Authority is proposing to adopt Digital Video Broadcasting DVB-C2 based on ETSI EN 302 769 standard as the basis for its minimum specifications for cable television receivers in Kenya. Similarly, it is also proposed to adopt DVB-S2 satellite broadcasting receivers minimum technical specification based on ETSI EN 302 307 standard for satellite broadcasting receivers.

The Authority therefor invites comments and inputs from the public and all interested parties on the draft minimum technical specifications for cable television and satellite television receivers. The draft technical specifications are available on the Authority’s website at http://www.ca.go.ke/index.php/public-consultations

Stakeholders and the public are invited to review the draft specifications and submit their input and comments in writing before 14th June 2017 to the address provided below or via email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The comments received will inform any changes to the final technical specifications of cable and satellite television receivers. The finalized specifications will be published on the CA website for use by the industry and the public.

The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
CA Center, Waiyaki Way
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi-00800
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.ca.go.ke
Tel. +254 204242000,
Mobile +254 703042000

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A Microsoft Word file Draft minimum technical specifications for DVB-S2 satellite Tv receivers May 2017 53.9 KB
A Microsoft Word file Draft minimum technical specifications for DVB-C2 cable Tv receivers May 2017 54.56 KB

Public Consultation on Proposed Quality of Service Parameters (QoS) for Courier Operators

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services. CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources as well as safeguarding the interests of consumers in the ICT sector. 

The Authority, in accordance with the national values and the values of public service enshrined in the Constitution, and the provisions of the Statutory Instruments Act, No. 23 of 2013, invites stakeholders and members of the public to comment on “Proposed Quality of Service (QoS) Parameters for Courier Operators”.

The said proposed QoS parameters can be accessed on the Authority’s website through the following link: http://www.ca.go.ke/index.php/public-consultations. 

Interested persons are hereby invited to submit written representation and/or comments on the proposed QoS parameters by and not later than 6th March, 2017 through the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Inputs and views should indicate the specific proposed quality of service parameter. 

Comments may also be sent by post to the following address:

Mr. Francis W. Wangusi, MBS
Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
CA Centre, Waiyaki Way
P.O Box 14448-00800
Nairobi, Kenya

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An Adobe Acrobat file Consultation Paper on Quality of Service Parameters for Courier Operators 215.24 KB

Consultation Paper on New QOS Assessment Framework

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), hereinafter referred to as “the Authority”, is the regulatory authority for the ICT sector in Kenya. The ICT sector comprises of telecommunications, broadcasting, e-commerce and postal services. The Authority is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources.
 
Article 46 of The Constitution of Kenya, 2010, provides that consumers have the right to goods and services of reasonable quality, among other rights and applies to goods and services offered either by public entities or private persons. 

The Section 23 of the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998, mandates the Authority to ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, the provision of telecommunication services as are reasonably necessary to satisfy public demand and to protect the interest of consumers with respect to the quality of such services, among other aspects of the services.
 
In view of the above stated Constitutional and legal requirements and considering the changes that have occurred in the ICT sector particularly in regard to increased public reliance on a wide range of ICT services, over the past ten years, the Authority has found it necessary to review the approach and methodology for the assessment of quality of telecommunication services and the attendant regulatory framework. The said review has mainly been due to the introduction, high level of public adoption and reliance on new services necessitating the broadening of the regulatory oversight on quality of service to cover the new services in the context of consumer protection.
 
Members of public, stakeholders and any interested parties are invited to review the proposed new Quality of Service Regulatory framework contained in the public consultation paper available below.
 
Respondents are encouraged to make electronic submissions via email using the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .This consultation will close on 18th September 2016. Respondents are required to provide justification for any suggested changes to the framework.

Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448 -00800
NAIROBI

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An Adobe Acrobat file PUBLIC NOTICE ON REVIEW OF QUALITY OF SERVICE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK 64.52 KB


Public Consultation on The Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2016

The Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) has  invited Kenyans to make contributions to the Computer and Cyber Crimes Bill 2016 .  This is in line with the requirement of the  Constitution of Kenya 2010 for Bills to be subjected to public participation, before Parliamentary debate.

The Computer and CyberCrimes Bill 2016 was mooted out of great public interest. There was need to tame abuse of web based systems and reduce or eliminate cyber crime arising from increased use of new technology.

The Bill borrows heavily from international standards and global scholars.  It has the input of experts from Europe, Inter-Agency Committee for Formulation on Cyber-crime, the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and the Council of Europe Experts.  

Public are invited to make submissions on the bill whose draft is available from the LINK below.

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An Adobe Acrobat file THE COMPUTER AND CYBERCRIMES BILL, 2016 175.42 KB


PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL ADDRESSING SYSTEM (NAS) FRAMEWORK

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services. CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources as well as safeguarding the interests of consumers in the ICT sector.

Additionally, the Kenya Information and Communications (Numbering) Regulations 2010 mandate the Authority to establish a National Communication and Numbering Plan and control all communication numbers and addresses to ensure fairness and efficiency.

As a critical national infrastructure, a National Addressing System (NAS) is a framework that provides for, among others, the naming or numbering of streets, properties, buildings and parcels of land to facilitate the identification and location of a parcel or dwelling on the ground. It also involves the development of digitized maps for use in the management of settlements and urban communities.

An accurate NAS is critical to the quality and cost-effective provision of innumerable services provided by multiple levels of government and supporting commerce and important for social and economic development of Kenya. It is an essential requirement for a variety of functions, including emergency management, security, administration, research, publications, mapping, routing, navigation, and many others.

The Authority has, therefore, developed a consultation paper on the development of a NAS framework that will foster an efficient and faster approach in the development of an addressing system that is not only consistent with the Authority’s strategic plan but also meets international best practices. The document is available on the Authority’s website http://www.ca.go.ke/index.php/public-consultations

The Authority invites all interested persons to submit written representations and/or comments on the paper on or not later than 19th May 2016 through the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Comments may also be sent by post to the following address:
Submissions may also be made by post to:

Mr. Francis W. Wangusi, MBS
Director General, and Communications Authority of Kenya
PO Box 14448-00800 Nairobi.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A Microsoft Word file Consultation Paper on National Addressing System Framework April 2016 80 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Consultation Paper on New QoS Assessment Framework 2016 - Revised 1.28 MB

 

Public Consultation on the draft specifications of DVB-T2 Set Top Boxes and Integrated Digital TV sets with assistive features for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

The Constitution of Kenya (2010), the Persons with Disabilities Act (2003), the Kenya Information and Communications Act (1998) and the Kenya Information and Communications (Broadcasting) Regulations (2009) acknowledge that Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) have a right to access to information through different mediums including broadcasting services.
As part of the initiatives towards implementation of accessibility to broadcasting services by PWDs, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)  has developed the following draft specifications:

1. Minimum specifications of DVB-T2 Set Top Box (STB) with assistive features for PWDs
2. Minimum specifications for DVB-T2 integrated digital TV set (iDTV) with assistive features for PWDs.

The Authority wishes to invite all interested persons to submit written representations and/or comments on the said draft specifications by and not later than 13th May 2016  through the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Comments may also be sent by post to the following address:
 
Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
CA Centre, Waiyaki Way
P.O. Box 14448
NAIROBI-00800

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A Microsoft Word file Minimum Specifications for DVB-T2 Digital Set top Boxes (STBs) with assistive features for persons with disabilities for the Kenyan Market 105 KB
A Microsoft Word file Minimum Technical Specifications for IDTV sets with assistive features for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) 1.39 MB


Public Consultations on Draft Kenya Information and Communications Regulations
Following the amendments to the Constitution in 2010 and the Kenya Information and Communications Act in 2013, the Authority has embarked on an exercise to review current regulations and develop new ones for the sector. To this end, the Authority had previously published six draft regulations, inviting the public to make online submissions on the same.
The Authority has now published revised versions of the six draft regulations which are now available for public consultations. The Authority therefore invites stakeholders and members of the public to provide comments on the said Regulations. Interested persons are invited to submit written representation and /or comments on the draft regulations through the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submissions may also be made by post to:

Mr. Francis W. Wangusi, MBS
Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
PO Box 14448-00800
Nairobi

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A Microsoft Word file Kenya Information and Communications (Broadcasting) Regulations 2016 53.47 KB
A Microsoft Word file Kenya Information and Communications (Cyber-security) Regulations 2016 115 KB
A Microsoft Word file Kenya Information and Communications (Electronic Certification and Domain Names Administration) Regulations 2016 26.52 KB
A Microsoft Word file Kenya Information and Communications (Electronic-Transactions) Regulations 2016 68 KB
A Microsoft Word file Kenya Information and Communications (Universal Access and Service) Regulations 2016 24.63 KB
A Microsoft Word file Kenya Information and Communications (Infrastructure-sharing) Regulations 2016 62 KB


Comments On Proposed Regulations

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A Microsoft Word file Cyber Security (REGS) 78.45 KB
A Microsoft Word file Broadcasting (REGS) 48.26 KB
A Microsoft Word file Electronic Certification And Domain Name Administration (REGS) 26.09 KB
A Microsoft Word file Electronic Transactions (REG) 31.7 KB
A Microsoft Word file Universal Access And Service Regulations (REGS) 33.63 KB
A Microsoft Word file Infrastructure Sharing (REGS) 48.07 KB
A Microsoft Word file Advertising Standards Body Of Kenya 17.08 KB


PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON SALE OF FOREIGN SIM CARDS IN KENYA

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory Authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services. CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources as well as safeguarding interests of consumers of ICT services.

CA is the designated agency and member of a number of regional and international organizations that govern the provisions of ICT services such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which is a specialized agency of the United Nations.

The ITU recently adopted a new Recommendation relating to international telecommunications numbering, which CA intends to domesticate as a basis for regulating access to foreign SIM Card locally. Consequently, the Authority has developed draft requirements and procedures for such access and use of international telecommunications numbering resources in Kenya.

The said requirements and procedures are available at the Authority’s website at: http://www.ca.go.ke/#Public-Consultations. The public is invited to submit written inputs and/or comments on the proposed requirements and procedures on or before 30th June 2017 to:

The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi-00800
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel. +254 204242000,
Mobile +254 703042000"
Website: www.ca.go.ke
 

Public consultation on the guidelines for network redundancy, resilience and diversity on information and communication networks in Kenya.

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with the responsibilities in the telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services. CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources as well as safeguarding the interests of consumers in the ICT sector.

The Authority is charged with ensuring that ICT operators and service providers maintain acceptable levels of reliability and quality of service. In furtherance of this responsibility, the Authority has developed a framework, in the form of guidelines, for ensuring acceptable levels of network redundancy, resilience and diversity (NRRD Guidelines). These guidelines obligate network operators and service providers to setup alternative systems to ensure consumers continue to enjoy quality services even when normal services are interrupted. The proposed guidelines are available on the Authority’s website at http://www.ca.go.ke/index.php/public-consultations.

Stakeholders and the public have until 9th April 2017 to submit their inputs and comments on the proposed guidelines. The comments received will inform any changes to the final NRRD Guidelines. The finalized guidelines will be published on the CA website for use by the industry and the public. 

Stakeholders and the public are invited to review the draft guidelines and submit their input and comments before the stated deadline to the address below:

The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448 Nairobi 00800
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +254 20 4242000
Mobile: +254 703 042000
Website: www.ca.go.ke

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An Adobe Acrobat file Report of the NRRD Stakeholders Forum April 2017 2.85 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file Network Redundancy Resilience and Diversity Guidelines 2017 541.2 KB

Public Consultation On The Guidelines For The Use Of Short Range Devices

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the ICT regulator with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services. CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources.

There have been tremendous technological developments since 2007 when CA last issued Guidelines on the Implementation of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANS) on Non Protected Basis, available at: http://www.ca.go.ke/index.php/sector-guidelines

In order to address these technological developments, CA proposes to change the above-mentioned guidelines and has drafted proposed guidelines under the title: “Guidelines on the use of Radio Frequency Spectrum by Short Range Devices”. The guidelines are available here below.

Stakeholders and the public have two weeks to submit their inputs and comments on the proposed guidelines whose deadline is 28th July 2015. Thereafter, CA will review received comments, incorporate suitable changes to the guidelines, and publish the finalized guidelines on its website for use by the industry and the public.

Stakeholders and the public are invited to review and submit their input and comments on the proposed guidelines before the stated deadline to the address below.

The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P. O. Box 14448 – 00800
Nairobi
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: (+254) 20 4242000
Mobile: 0703 042000 / 0703172000
Website: www.ca.go.ke

Click here to download Guidelines on Short Range Devices 

These are the ongoing consultations with industry stakeholders and the public.

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A Microsoft Word file First Draft- Kenya Information and Communications Licensing and Quality of Service Regulations 2015 67 KB
A Microsoft Word file First Draft - Kenya Informations and Communications Compliance Monitoring Inspections and Enforcement Regulations 2015 58.5 KB
A Microsoft Word file First Draft - Kenya Information and Communications Type Approval Importation and Distribution of Communications Equipment Regulations 2015 71.5 KB
A Microsoft Word file First Draft - Kenya Information and Communications Tariff Regulations 2015 62 KB
A Microsoft Word file First Draft - Kenya Information and Communications Radio Communications And Frequency Spectrum Regulations 2015 53.5 KB
A Microsoft Word file First Draft - Kenya Information and Communications Numbering Regulations 2015 61.5 KB
A Microsoft Word file First Draft - Kenya Information and Communications Interconnection and Provision of Fixed Links Access and Facilities Regulations 2015 75 KB
A Microsoft Word file First Draft - Kenya Information and Communications Fair Competition and Equality of Treatment Regulations 2015 59.5 KB
A Microsoft Word file First Draft - Kenya Information and Communications Consumer Protection Regulations 2015 99 KB
A Microsoft Word file First Draft - Kenya Information and Communications Postal and Courier Services Regulations 2015 93.5 KB

Public Consultation On The Transition To Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) And Domain Name System Security Extensions (Dnssec)

The current numbering, naming and addressing resources being utilized in the sector comprise of Internet number and naming resources including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and the Domain Name System (DNS).

Purpose of Consultations

Due to the imminent exhaustion of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address space and an increase in cases of cybercrime, the Authority encourages the adoption of IPv6 and the deployment of DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in order to address the IPv4 address exhaustion and enhance the security of Kenya’s cyberspace.

The Authority has developed two (2) white papers aimed at informing stakeholders on the topical issues of transition to IPv6 and deployment of DNSSEC.

Stakeholders are therefore invited to:

  • Review the white papers on Transition to IPv6 and DNSSEC and give feedback 
  • Give feedback on the perceived roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, both local and international, in the adoption of IPv6 and DNSSEC and what interventions should be put in place;
  • Give feedback on whether deployment of IPv6 and DNSSEC should be made mandatory in Kenya; and,
  • Give any other recommendations.

Members of the public and ICT industry stakeholders who wish to make representations with regard to these white papers may do so to the Authority via consultations @ca.go.ke

File Name

Date Published

 

White Paper on Transition to IPv6 21-04-2015  
White Paper on DNS and DNSSEC 21-04-2015  

 

Public consultation on the Complaints Handling Procedure on Broadcast content and the Programming Code for Free to Air Television and Radio services

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA and hereafter also referred to as the Authority) is a statutory body charged with the responsibility of regulating ICT services. Its regulatory mandate spans through telecommunications, broadcasting, e-commerce and postal industries. CA is also responsible for ensuring competition in the ICT sector and managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources.

Section 46 of the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998 (as amended), and the Kenya Information and Communications (Broadcasting) Regulations, 2009, vests CA with the responsibility of prescribing and enforcing a Programming Code. In this regard, the Authority has prepared a draft Programming Code and Complaints handling procedure for use in the regulation of broadcasting services.

The programming code is meant to set standards for time and manner of programmes to be broadcast by the licensees. On the other hand, the Complaints handling Procedure is meant to provide a fair, uniform and effective mechanism for resolving broadcast content related complaints escalated to the Authority for regulatory intervention.

The Authority wishes to invite comments from the public and all interested parties on the draft Programme code and Complaints handling procedure. The draft Programming Code and complaints handling procedure are available here below. All comments should be submitted in writing via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post through the address provided here below. The deadline for submission of comments on the two documents is on 30th April 2015.

Director General

Communications Authority of Kenya

P.O. Box 14448 -00800

NAIROBI

File Name Date Published Date Closed
The Kenya Programming Code For Free To Air 08-04-2015 08-05-2015
The Kenya Broadcasting Complaints Handling Procedures 08-04-2015 08-04-2015

 

 

Public Consultation On The Minimum Specifications For Integrated Television (iDTV) Sets

The Authority in carrying out its mandate of licensing and regulating the ICT sector is carrying out some public consultations on pertinent issues within the broadcasting sector.

The Authority invites comments from members of the public and any other interested parties on the following:

Complaints Handling Procedure on Broadcast content and the Programming Code for Free to Air Television and Radio services through e-mail addressThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consultation on the minimum specifications for Integrated Television (iDTV) sets through email addressThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

File Name

Date Published

Date Closed

Minimum Technical Specifications for Integrated Digital Television IDTV Sets 09-04-2015