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Improperly Signed Contracts Between Microsoft And Government Cause Of Shut Down Of Major Websites

Immigration website is among those affected

Several Government websites were shut down over unsettled debts between the Kenyan government and Microsoft.

Those affected include the Ministry of Lands, Labour, Ministry of Energy, Mining and Petroleum, and that of the Ministry of East Africa Community among others. All the websites are hosted by Microsoft’s Azure.

The Ministry of ICT on Monday night issued a statement confirming the shutdown.

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“Some government of Kenya websites were down and the ICT Authority was working round the clock to ensure that the issue is urgently resolved and normal services resumed. The ICT Authority apologises to its valued customers for any inconvenience caused,” said the statement from the ministry of ICT.

According to sources within the government, there has been a stand off in the government agencies concerned in what is said to be improperly signed contracts between Microsoft and the government.

The government is yet to publicly reveal what caused the shut down of the websites.

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Written by Francis Muli

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