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January 20, 2018

Fibre optic cable in place in all counties

ICT CS Joe Mucheru when he paid a courtesy call to Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga at his office in Nyeri town on Thursday.
ICT CS Joe Mucheru when he paid a courtesy call to Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga at his office in Nyeri town on Thursday.

All the counties have been connected to fibre optic cable.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru yesterday said this will ensure work is done efficiently and conveniently in the county offices, improve technology, create employment and improve revenue collection.

Twenty-two subcounties have also been connected to the cable. Mucheru said the work of the national government is to connect internet to the county headquarters and the counties, while private companies expand to subcounties.

“Another international cable, which is on the way, will improve infrastructure and quicken internet in the country,” he said.

Mucheru spoke in Nyeri town, when he visited Governor Mutahi Kahiga in his office.

“The national government must use technology and also establish ICT hubs in small towns to improve communication and create jobs. This is our master plan, which will go up to Vision 2030,” he said.


Job opportunities

More than six million Kenyans have already been served through the eCitizen programme and more than 60,000 people are served in Huduma Centres across the country.

“The Ajira Programme also has more than 100,000 youths working online. Some 1,000 secondary schools are being served with computers and broadband internet annually,” he said.

Kahiga said the national government is setting up an ICT hub at Dedan Kimathi University.



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