CBK to Regulate Digital Lenders: The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021 Passed Into Law

Background to the Legislation The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021 (hereinafter, “the Act”) is the latest development in the quickly evolving digital lending space in Kenya. Over the past decade or so, Kenya has achieved significant financial inclusion thanks to increased penetration into the market brought about by advances such as mobile banking, ...
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Waiver of Penalties and Interest on Land Rates Payments for Properties Within Nairobi County

By way of Gazette Notice Number 9798 published in the Kenya Gazette on 17th September 2021, the Nairobi County Government has announced the grant of a 100% waiver on all penalties and interest on land rates within the County. The waiver is valid for a period of two (2) months, with effect from 1st October 2021 through to 30th November ...
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Update on Waiver of Penalties and Interest on Land Rates Payments for Properties Within Nairobi County

Further to our previous alert on the waiver of penalties and interest on accrued land rates for properties within Nairobi County, we note that the Nairobi City County has in a Public Notice indicated that the waiver period is only for a period of one (1) month i.e. from 1st October, 2021 to 31st October, 2021 (both days inclusive) ...
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Data Protection Act, 2019 found to have retrospective effect as the High Court halts the rolling out of Huduma Cards

In a landmark Judgment delivered on 14th October 2021, the High Court of Kenya (Ngaah J) has found that the Data Protection Act, 2019 is of retrospective effect and proceeded to issue an order of certiorari to quash the Government’s decision to roll out Huduma Cards and an order mandamus to compel the Government to conduct a data protection impact assessment (“DPIA”) as mandated by section 31 of the Data Protection Act, 2019 (the “DPA”) before further processing and rolling out of Huduma Cards. ...
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Gazettement of Additional Land Parcels with Respect to the Nairobi Land Registration Unit

Further to our legal alerts issued on 13th January 2021 and 6th April 2021, we wish to inform you that on 16th July 2021, the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning (the Ministry) issued Gazette Notice 7146 of 2021(the Gazette Notice), which revoked Gazette Notice Numbers ...
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AB David Africa Wins the Africa Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice Award

AB & David Africa has been named a winner of the flagship award “African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice” at the 2021 edition of the Africa Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA). The announcement was made at an online event held on September 3, 2021. ...
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