President Ruto and the Kenya Kwanza government’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) has prioritized the Digital Superhighway and Creative Economy, with a specific focus on equipping the youth with digital skills for digitally-enabled jobs and digital entrepreneurship.

Recognizing the crucial role of reliable internet connectivity across the country, the government together with the Ministry of Information, Communication and Digital Economy is taking the lead in laying 100,000 kilometers of fiber optic cable within the next 5 years.

 Additionally, there is a concerted effort to establish 25,000 WiFi hotspots nationwide, with a particular emphasis on public spaces such as markets and bus termini.

Furthermore, the government is collaborating with Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions (TVETs) to set up 1450 digital hubs, including initiatives like the Jitume Kazi Labs Initiative and Ajira Digital program.

Jitume Labs has trained over 390,968 Kenyan youths, with more than 119,462 youths getting employment through Digital Jobs. From constructing a Digital Superhighway to rolling out free public Wi-Fi hotspots and establishing Digital Hubs, the government is building a future where innovation drives economic growth.

 Through The Digital Literacy Program, over one million digital devices have been installed in over 22,000 public schools in Kenya.

These efforts are designed to empower the youth with the digital skills needed to seize the abundant opportunities in the digital landscape.

Kenya is embarking on a transformative journey towards information and communication technology.