The Ministry of Information, through the Konza Technopolis Development Authority, has today launched three Jitume Kazi Labs in Kiirua Technical Training Institute (TTI), Karumo TTI and Tigania East TTI.

The Jitume Kazi Labs were officially initiated by his H.E. Dr. William Ruto who was accompanied by his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua and Cabinet Secretaries Eliud Owalo (Information, Communications and the Digital Economy); Ezekiel Machogu (Education); Alice Wahome (Lands) and Mithika Linturi (Agriculture and Livestock Development).

The President also launched the construction of the Timau Affordable Housing Program in Buuri, construction of the 43km Kwa Mumero-Kithithina Primary-Mia Moja, Timau- Rugirando-Ngusishi, Makutano-X Lewa-Mbuju- Ngare Ndare roads.

H.E President Ruto is on a three-day official tour of Meru County, where he is expected to launch three more Jitume Kazi Labs in Igembe Central, Igembe North and Igembe South.

Each of the Jitume Kazi Labs has been installed with 100 virtual desktops with a high internet connectivity, where the youths will be equipped with digital skills and have access to global job opportunities.

At Kiirua Technical Training Institute in Buuri constituency, 100 devices were deployed; another 100 were installed at Karumo Technical Training Institute in Tigania West constituency, and an additional 100 at Tigania East Technical and Vocational College.

The Jitume Kazi Labs aim to provide youth with access to digital skills, e-services, and opportunities for online entrepreneurship and careers.

Other leaders in attendance included Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi, Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza, Meru Senator Kathuri Murungi, PS ICT Eng. John Tanui, PS TVET Esther Mworia, PS Education Beatrice Inyangala, Forestry PS Gitonga Mugambi, PS Diaspora Roseline Njogu, Buuri MP Mugambi Murwithania Rindikiri, PS Cooperatives Patrick Kilemi and Tigania West Constituency MP Dr. John Kanyuithia Mutunga.