The ministries affected include lands, immigration, labour, energy, mining and petroleum. Many people who visited the sites were greeted with an "Error 403 message on a blue screen.
Our findings revealed that most of the sites were hosted by Microsoft Azure - a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres.
The ICT ministry later issued a statement: "Some Government of Kenya websites are down and the ICT Authority is working round the clock to ensure that the issue is urgently resolved and normal services resumed," the statement said.
"The ICT Authority apologises to its valued customers for any inconvenience caused.