With the ever growing technological milestones in Africa, the increased use of cyberspace has brought challenges to the administration of justice. Law enforcement agencies especially the judiciary service are faced with challenges on their consideration of electronic and forensic evidence and other complex technological issues involved in the trial process.
In this respect, AGA-Africa Alliance Partnership in collaboration with the Judicial Training Institute(JTI) and the British High Commission (BHC) organised a three-day workshop on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence workshop on 4th – 6th September 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
The workshop was graced by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya, Hon. Justice David Kenani Maraga, JTI director, Hon. Justice Kathurima M’inoti, BHC, Mr. Chaz Walia, and AGA-Africa board member Mr. Markus Green.
The workshop brought together high court judges from across the country and was aimed at sharing knowledge and experience on the tools and techniques used in the detection, investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes and the effects of emerging trends of cybercrimes, digital and forensic evidence collection.
The sessions were led by seasoned facilitators who included Hon. Judge Donald L. Graham, Senior Judge, Florida, Judge Sean D. Wallace, Judge of the Circuit Court for the Seventh Circuit of Maryland , Ms. Patricia A. Madrid, Former District Court judge and Attorney General, New Mexico, Mr. Stephen Kiptinness, Senior Partner, Technology & IP , Dr. Isaac M. Rutenberg, Director of the Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore Law School, and Mr. John Ombagi, cybersecurity engineer based at iLabAfrica Research Center in Strathmore University, Dr. Humphrey Njogu, Cyber Security Researcher/ ICT Policy Advisor, Mr. Mark Matunga , CEO of Africa Center for Advanced Technology (ACAT) and Dr. Bright Mawudor, Head of Cyber Security at Internet Solutions Kenya.