The Kenyan government has confirmed a cyber-attack on a key government online platform.
The E-citizen portal is used by the public to access over 5,000 government services, which include passport applications and renewals, driving licenses, identification cards and national health records.
“They tried jamming the system by making more than ordinary requests into the system. It started by slowing down the system,” said Information, Communication and Digital Economy Minister Eliud Owalo.
But he assured Kenyans that “no data has been accessed. No data has been lost.”
It is not conclusively clear who is behind the attack.
Various mobile-money banking services in Kenya have been trending on Twitter and Kenyans are expressing their concerns about why the systems are not working.