Young people in Mathioya Constituency in Murang’a will now be able to use free wifi to lift their livelihoods by accessing jobs and information.
Mathioya becomes the first constituency outside Nairobi to launch the first commercial I-Hub centre. During the launch the ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the initiative will help create the much needed.
Telekom Kenya has been awarded the deal to connect all counties to free internet to help empower the youth and unlock talent through self education.
Kenya is weighed down by serious unemployment with most of the young people unable to find jobs while a bigger percentage cannot find their way to college for training.
Free Wifi will enable the young to access markets for their goods and skills while enabling them to get free knowledge and training on youtube and other channels.
It will open doors to scholarships and online education while exposing them to opportunities around the world.
Kenya has one of the most well trained labour force and therefore the internet will allow Kenyans to compete for outsourcing jobs with the rest of the world.