Stiff Public Critical Infrastructure laws for Kenya

Lilian Mutegi

Kenyans are set to pay fines of up to Kshs 5 million or 10 years in prison if new proposed laws to protect the country's critical infrastructure are passed in December.

This was announced today during the unveiling of the laws by the taskforce. The Legislation is contained in the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill to be presented to parliament aimed at deterring the destruction, damages or vandalism of key infrastructures.

The Government will also soon set up a special unit to protect Critical infrastructure in the country. The unit is proposed by a bill formulated to look into the protection of Critical Infrastructure, and will be domiciled at the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. This is aimed at ensuring full coordination as well as enforcement of the regulations in both national and county government.