Facilitating digital trust and cybersecurity in Kenya

PKI, digital trust and electronic signatures in Kenya

Kenya’s burgeoning digital landscape stands as a testament to the nation’s pioneering spirit. In embracing the transformative power of technology, Kenya has woven a narrative of innovation, inextricably linked to the rise of digital trust, digital signatures, and public key infrastructure (PKI). This chronicle charts the country’s remarkable journey towards a secure and prosperous digital future guided by the expertise of partners like Ascertia.

Digital technologies are used across several industries, including:

As Kenya embarks on its journey towards a fully digital future, Ascertia remains a steadfast partner in this endeavour. Its dedication to providing best-in-class PKI solutions empowers businesses to forge secure transactions, optimise operations and build unwavering trust with customers, partners, and stakeholders.

Key Benefits

  • Enhanced security

    Our solutions give Kenyan businesses confidence that they have data integrity by ensuring documents and data haven’t been tampered during transmission or storage. Additionally, our PKI certificates provide a secure way to identify the identity of individuals and organisations both online and offline, helping Kenyan businesses avoid impersonation scams and build trust with customers and partners.

  • Increased trust and transparency

    Ascertia’s products and services enhance brand reputation through robust PKI and digital signature solutions. This helps Kenyan businesses demonstrate their commitment to data security and ethical business practices. Additionally, all our products are compliant with Kenya data protection regulations, including the Data Protection Act of 2019.

  • Improved efficiency

    We’ve designed our products to help streamline and secure business operations. Digital signatures can eliminate the need for manual signing and paper-based processes, saving time and resources for businesses. This can be particularly beneficial for Kenyan businesses operating in remote areas or with geographically dispersed teams.

Electronic and digital signature laws and regulations in Kenya

The world is increasingly digital and Africa is no exception. Kenyan businesses need agility and security to thrive. That’s where Kenya’s robust legal framework for digital and electronic signatures, data protection, and PKI comes in.

Kenyan organisations can rest assured that all Ascertia’s products and services comply with all relevant laws and regulations – giving you peace of mind that your business is always compliant.

Kenya’s PKI, data privacy and electronic signature regulations and laws as of 2023:

  • Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA) of 2009: This act establishes the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) with the mandate to regulate telecommunications and data communications services. CAK can issue regulations on data privacy, but there isn’t a comprehensive data protection law in place yet. Additionally, this Act recognises and legalises electronic signatures, specifically advanced electronic signatures (AES) that meet certain security criteria. It also regulates e-commerce transactions and provides for the admissibility of electronic documents in court.
  • Draft Data Protection Bill of 2013: If enacted, this bill will introduce a comprehensive framework for data protection. It defines personal data, outlines date collection, processing and storage requirements and establishes data subject rights and obligations for data controllers and processors.
  • Business Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020: This act amended several existing laws, including the Law of Contracts Act, to further clarify and strengthen the legal framework for electronic signatures. It defines advanced electronic signatures (AES) in line with KICA and explicitly allows for its use in contracts, except for a few specific categories like wills and negotiable instruments.

Why do organisations in Kenya choose Ascertia?

Kenya’s business landscape is dynamic, where trust and security are paramount to success. Ascertia understands this, and that’s why we’re the trusted PKI and digital signature solutions provider of choice for businesses and organisations across the nation.

Our solutions go beyond simply ticking compliance boxes. We empower Kenyan businesses to operate with agility and confidence in the digital realm, building a foundation of trust with customers, partners, and stakeholders. Whether you’re a bustling startup or a well-established enterprise, our solutions offer a tailored suite of benefits, including:

  • Enhanced security
  • Streamlined processes
  • Improved customer experiences
  • Compliance confidence
  • Reduced costs

Most importantly, Ascertia is a partner you can trust. We recognise the unique challenges and opportunities of the Kenyan market, and we’re committed to provided support and expertise to help you succeed. Our dedicated team of professionals is readily available to guide you through every step of your PKI implementation, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to a more secure and efficient digital future.

Get in touch with our team to discuss your business’s unique requirements.

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