Government Websites Reinstated After Microsoft Azure Shuts Them Down
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Technology - November 7, 2018

Bill Gates’ Microsoft Reinstates Kenya Government Websites

Government is back online after stalemate is resolved.

At least ten websites of the Government of Kenya came back on-line after a resolving a debt stalemate. The sites went off due to money owed to Microsoft.

Microsoft Azure Shuts Down Government Websites
Cabinet Secretary For ICT Joe Mucheru

The stalemate led to disruption of many key government online services. As a result, millions of Kenyans could not execute basic services over the past two days after what government termed as a maintenance and licensing issues.

Microsoft Azure Shuts Down Government Websites
Error Message Shown During The Shutdown

Ministries affected were Lands, Energy, Mining and Petroleum, East Africa Community, Immigration Department among others.

Nation Media Group has reported that some contractual issues exist between government and Microsoft.

Microsoft’s Microsoft Azure is the cloud computing service provide that manages the Kenya government websites’ data centers.

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