The reason why your Internet is slow this week.
If you have been online in Kenya and the rest of East Africa you would have noticed that since the weekend Internet speeds have deteriorated considerably. After getting used to broadband Internet connectivity, it must have come as a surprise as it took long minutes to pull in data that hitherto would have taken only seconds to pull in. The reason for the much slower Internet speeds is due to a fault on the Mediterranean section of the SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable system, which undersea cables like SEACOM and TEAMS are connected to in Kenya use to connect onwards to Europe. The SEA-ME-WE 4 cable connects South East Asia to Europe via the Indian Sub-Continent and Middle East. Repair work on SEA-ME-WE 4 cable is expected to be finalized by Wednesday this week for Internet speeds to normalize again.