Joe Mucheru, sub-Saharan Africa ambassador and country manager, Google Kenya. Photo/DIANA NGILA Nation Media Group
Wananchi Group chief technical officer Riyaz Bachani said the uptake of Information Communication Technology (ICT) is likely to improve in the devolved system especially if the government makes available more public services online.
Google country manager for Kenya Joe Mucheru asked the government to discourage paper work and queuing in public offices by offering online services.
Experts have cited power shortages, costly devices and data usage rates as some of the main issues impending Internet use. With over 20,000 kilometres of fibre laid across the country, connectivity of this traffic to retail customers — last mile — still remains a challenge.