The government of Kenya is on an ambitious plan to see more citizens enjoy internet connectivity and bridge the digital gap. This gap is big when you compare individuals living in rural areas to their urban areas counterparts. Then again, Kenya and the larger Africa continent at large have an even greater digital gap when compared to countries in Asia, Europe, and North America.
The Kenyan government through the Ministry of Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) wants to avail free Wi-Fi to the constituents of the 290 constituencies. The Ministry of ICT has signed a service contract with the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee in the various constituencies.
The Ministry will spearhead the roll-out and management of the ICT facilities that will be providing the Wi-Fi services. The Ministry will support just one Wi-Fi hotspot per constituency. However, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency can lobby for more; up to a maximum of four sites per constituency.
The free Wi-Fi hotspots across all constituencies in Kenya, is part of the ruling political party Jubilee promises to the people of Kenya. The party made a pledge in …read more