Trans Nzoia is the latest county to have free public hotspot installations in a bid by the Ruto administration to get more Kenyans into the country’s digital superhighway to grow the digital economy.
On Thursday, ICT CS Eliud Owalo together with his Health counterpart Susan Nakhumicha launched the free public installations at Sikhendu and Kiminini Markets as well as the Kitale Bus Stage, all in Trans Nzoia County.
This afternoon, after attending the Devolution Conference in Eldoret, we have – together with my Cabinet colleague CS Susan Nakhumicha (Health) – launched three Free Public WiFi Hotspots at Sikhendu Market, Kiminini Market, and Kitale Bus Stage, all in Trans Nzoia County. pic.twitter.com/LB6vVBCyL8
— Eliud Owalo (@EliudOwalo) August 17, 2023
The Kenya Kwanza Administration has a target of rolling out 25, 000 free public WiFi hotspots across the country as part of Kenya’s Digital Superhighway which is part of the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA).
According to President Ruto, free WiFi will help micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises to engage in e-commerce. The free wireless network will also give young Kenyans an opportunity to explore online job opportunities.