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Phone-Tapped

Quoting Kenyans.co.ke, “The black box will have access to all information on our network. With the system, they will tell where you are, who you have called, and how long you will have stayed at a place. If you paid by mobile money, say M-Pesa, they can tell how much you were charged, and so on,” Reacting to the move by the Government, The Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has warned that they will sue the Communications Authority (CA), service providers and other operators if the tracking system is implemented. “This system will compromise consumer privacy and monitor calls and text messages while exposing consumers to higher billing and occasion poor quality services,” Cofek Secretary General Stephen Mutoro was quoted. Apparently, the word “privacy” in the Kenyan Government’s dictionary has some other meaning different from the conventional’s. Or perhaps the word doesn’t exist at all. You would agree with me that if the Kenyan Government had a good understanding of the word, they wouldn’t think towards infringing the privacy of citizens by tracking citizens phone calls.

Quoting Kenyans.co.ke, “The black box will have access to all information on our network. With the system, they will tell where you are, who you have called, and how long you will have stayed at a place. If you paid by mobile money, say M-Pesa, they can tell how much you were charged, and so on,”

Reacting to the move by the Government, The Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has warned that they will sue the Communications Authority (CA), service providers and other operators if the tracking system is implemented.

“This system will compromise consumer privacy and monitor calls and text messages while exposing consumers to higher billing and occasion poor quality services,” Cofek Secretary General Stephen Mutoro was quoted.

Apparently, the word “privacy” in the Kenyan Government’s dictionary has some other meaning different from the conventional’s. Or perhaps the word doesn’t exist at all.

You would agree with me that if the Kenyan Government had a good understanding of the word, they wouldn’t think towards infringing the privacy of citizens by tracking citizens phone calls.