The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act has been assented to by President Uhuru Kenyatta on 16th May 2018.

It provides various offenses relating to computer systems. This is with the objective of enable timely and effective, prevention, detection, prohibition, response, investigation and prosecution of computer and cybercrimes. The act further provides a means for international co-operation in dealing with computer and cybercrime matters.

The summary of the offenses are described below:

Offense Fine Imprisonment term
Unauthorized access 5 Million 3 years
Unauthorized interference 10 Million 5 years
Unauthorized interception 10 Million 5 years
Illegal devices and access codes 20 Million 10 years
Unauthorised disclosure of password or access code 5 Million 3 years
Cyber espionage 10 Million 20 years
False publications (“fake News”) 5 Million 2 years
Child pornography 20 Million 25 years
Computer forgery 10 Million 5 years
Computer fraud 20 million 10 years
Cyberstalking, Cyber bullying 20 million 10 years
Cybersquatting 200,000 2 years

You can download the Act here