from Michael Katundu to Theresa Swinehart
Subject: Application for an urgent
"Hostile" Re-delegation of the Kenyan ccTLD .KE
It has been a while since we met at the ICANN meeting in Ghana/Marina
Del Rey. How have you been? You remember our discusion on the problems
The following is a brief of where we are in Kenya as far as the ccTLD .KE is concerned. About May, 2000, the Kenyan Internet Community and the Government came up with an initiative to form a more inclusive non-profit organization to manage both the ccTLD technical and administration. This Kenyan non-profit organization is called "Kenya Network Information Center" (KENIC).KENIC has drawn its members from the following inclusive list:
KENIC is still open to any other up comming active members in the Kenyan Internet. The same group/KENIC invited the current ccTLD contact, Dr. Shem Ochuodho, on board but he has never joined the initiative neither has he ever agreed to respond to our several requests/appeals sent to him. The group has also gone a long way to arrange several meetings with Dr. Ochuodho but he always never turns up or return calls. It seems quite clear that he doesn't have the Kenyan Internet development interest at heart.
In reference to the above, it is invitable that the KENIC has agreed to apply to ICANN for an "Hostile re-delegation". I also discussed the frustration the Kenyan Internet society, and by extension, the Developing world frustration regarding their ccTLD re-delegation with the GAC members (whose I am a member) in our last meeting held in Australia last week. Dr. Paul Twomey, Donna Austin, Robin Layton, Karen Rose, etc. are quite informed of the Kenyan situation.
I attach the relevant documents, including the constitution, for the KENIC for your perusal and quick action please.
On behalf of the KENIC members initiative.
Michael K. Katundu
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