Kenyans will soon be able to enjoy free Wi- Fi services countrywide after the government installs the necessary infrastructure in all the 47 constituencies.
This was revealed during a presentation done to the MPs in a Kamukunji at the chambers of Parliament buildings by the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Mr Joe Mucheru.
During the presentation, the CS said the roll out of the initiative will be done in liaison with the Members of the National Assembly in their respective constituencies. Each constituency will be supported with four centres in the initial stage.
The project to be undertaken by the Ministry of ICT will enable youths access to free internet. “This project will transform Kenya and bring the digital dream to a reality,” the CS said. “It will bring the youth out of poverty by creating jobs,’’ the CS added.
The installation will involve a satellite dish, smart devices, among other accessories.
During the informal seating, the MP for Limuru Mr Chege Kiragu confirmed to his colleagues that a pilot installation had already been set up in his constituency and that it had attracted a lot of attention from the youth.
Present during the meeting was the Speaker of the National Assembly Mr Justin Muturi, Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Mr Aden Duale, Members of Parliament, the two Principal Secretaries from the Ministry, Messrs Victor Kyalo (ICT and Innovation), Sammy Itemere (Broadcasting and Telecommunications) and senior officials from the Ministry.