In an effort to implement the pledge by the Jubilee government to upgrade the running of government from an analogue to a digital platform, Nakuru town has become the first Kenyan town to offer free WI-FI. Nakuru also becomes one of the few towns in Africa to achieve that.
The free WIFI was launched at a colorful event on Sunday 30th March attended by various public servants, government officials and the public.
The initiative is aimed at benefiting businesses in the region as well as learning institutions. Nakuru will be followed closely by Kisumu which is set to have free WIFI by May this year.
The free WIFI project in partnership with State House Digital is aimed at making 4 major towns in Kenya benefit from the government digitization program.
Residents of Nairobi will continue to wait for their turn.
Goodmorning Kenya, Nakuru today joins the few towns in Africa with Free Wifi and becomes the first in Kenya #FreeWifiKE
— Dennis Itumbi (@OleItumbi) March 30, 2014