The Senate committee on Information and Technology has withdrawn The Cyber Security and Protection Bill 2016. Committee chair Hon. Mutahi Kagwe explained in the Senate that after consultations with the government it was decided that more stakeholder views were needed.
<Mutahi Kagwe: After consulting with government, I withdraw the cyber-security bill so as to allow more stakeholders to add their views>
— Mzalendo (@MzalendoWatch) December 1, 2016
The committee had published an advertisement in newspapers announcing public participation for the bill on October 19th 2016 after which BAKE sent a memorandum.
The Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) released a similar bill, the Computer and Cyber Crimes Bill 2016, in July 2016.