Kenya data protection act - Social Media user charged

Another Kenyan has been charged under the data protection act for allegedly sharing private information (visa, passport and travel information of a private Kenyan). There obviously is politics in this but it is an interesting case to watch especially since we just recently got a data commissioner. My understanding is that if Edgar is to be charged then it puts more than Edgar in the spot, since data protection involves the data handling entity, in this case an airline which holds the data of travelers.

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This could be an opening to sue tech companies especially mobile operators that give out our data to third party clients at a fee without our consent

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I’m no lawyer but the Data Protection Act says that it is the data commissioner who is to receive complaints, investigate and issue penalties for offenses under the act.

Now since no data commissioner has been appointed so far how exactly is the law being enforced already?