Ken Kagicha

CDI Africa Correspondent

Articles by Ken Kagicha

  • Africa

    Cameroon’s historic malaria vaccine rollout supported by Baptist churches

    Cameroon has become the first country to launch the much-anticipated malaria vaccine amidst public skepticism on its efficacy and safety. Despite the initial vaccine hesitancy from the public, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has termed the malaria vaccine mass rollout in Cameroon as ‘a significant step’ in the prevention of the disease. Baptist churches have come alongside to play an important role in helping to counter misinformation and build trust among grassroot communities.

  • Africa

    New data protection laws have implications for African churches

    In September 2023, Kenya’s Office of the Data Protection Commissioner issued fines totaling KES 9,375,000 (more than $60,000 USD) to three institutions for contravening the Data Protection Act. The highest penalty (more than $30,000 USD) went to an educational facility for using minors’ pictures without consent from parents or guardians. These were the first penalties given since the law came into effect in 2019.