According to cybersecurity research reports and technical analysis of technical data related to the hackings. Chinese hackers have targeted Kenya’s government institutions , with the aim getting information on debt owed to Beijing by the Kenyan government.
Kenya is strategically link in the Belt and Road Initiative of President Xi Jinping’s China life long global infrastructure network ambition.
Kenya is currently under pressure due to it’s debt burdens, as many of the projects financed by Chinese loans are not generating enough income to pay for themselves.
The hacking spree according to the source is to demonstrates China’s capacity to leverage on their espionage network to monitor and protect it economic and strategic interests abroad.
Meanwhile, Chinese embassy spokesperson in Britain have reacted to the allegations, He said “irresponsible moves that use topics like cybersecurity to sow discord in the relations between China and other developing countries”.
“China attaches great importance to Africa’s debt issue and works intensively to help Africa cope with it,” he added.Follow us on social media