The National Communications Secretariat (hereafter, the Secretariat), was established through the Kenya Information and Communications Act 1998. The Secretariat officially started it's formal operation with the appointment of the Communications Secretary on 2nd April, 2001.
The Secretariat has since April 2001, provided and continues to provide ICT policy advisory services to the Government through the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology. In particular, it has been engaged in several initiatives, to respond to immediate policy challenges and needs while others have been aimed at supporting the development of the National ICT Policy.
Core Functions/Activities of the Secretariat
- Formulation of ICT policies and recommendations that aim to advance strategic interests of the Nation;
- Carrying out Telecommunications and Postal policy research and analysis;
- Advising Government on the most efficient and effective way of managing the radio frequency spectrum;
- Conducting continuous review of all phases of development in ICT;
- Assisting in the preparation of country position papers for all international meetings and conferences relating to ICT; and
- Updating sector policy statements, sessional papers and legislation pertaining to ICT.