Government to establish a Film Fund

By David Mukara October 9, 2018 The Ministry is committed to helping the young people prosper through their talents and it is formulating a Film Policy that will see the establishment of a Film Fund, [...]

Kenya celebrates World Post Day 2018

By David Mukara October 9th, 2018 Kenya joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 144th World Post Day, with Postal Corporation of Kenya launching a commemorative stamp in honour of South African freedom [...]

TENDER ADDENDUM 001 – EXTENSION OF CLOSING DATES

The   Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, State Department of ICT wishes to inform prospective bidders that tender closing/opening dates for the tenders below has been extended as follows:- NO TENDER NUMBER SPECIALIZED SERVICES (PREQUALIFICATION) [...]

Public Participation on Privacy and Data Protection Policy and Bill is on

October 2nd, 2018 By David Mukara The Government is committed to protecting private data for its citizenry and it has formulated a framework that will give a legal backing to this, Cabinet Secretary in the [...]

Future of Postal Corporation of Kenya assured

September 28, 2018 By David Mukara The future of Postal Services in Kenya is assured as the organization relooks its business strategy by coming up with innovative ways driven by technology, says Broadcasting and Telecommunications [...]

ICT a key enabler of the Big Four

September 27, 2018 By David Mukara Principal Secretary in the state Department of ICT Mr Jerome Ochieng has today re-emphasized the role of ICT as an enabler of the Big Four Agenda as it plays [...]

Tender Document for Prequalification of Contractors for the Financial Years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020

The Principal Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, State Department of ICT invites sealed bids from eligible candidates for Pre-qualifications to provide ICT related goods and services to Government Ministries/Departments & Institutions for the [...]

Senate and Parliament pledge to support ICT investments

September 20, 2018                                       By Cheruiyot Korir The Senate and Parliamentary Committees on ICT have pledged to remove barriers that hinder investment in ICT in the country. House Committee Chairman William Kisang and Senate Vice Chairperson [...]

Government intensify campaigns for on-line work

September 20th 2018              Pricilla Achieng Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology, Mr. Joe Mucheru has said the government will intensify efforts build and expand ICT infrastructure across the country to enable over 1 million [...]

Government invites tech companies to invest in the Big Four

September 19th 2018                          By Cheruiyot Korir The government has invited technology companies in the country for a public private partnership in the implementation of the Big Four Agenda. Cabinets Secretary for ICT Mr Joe [...]

Broadcasters urged to operate within the Law

September 17, 2018.                                       By Priscilla  Achieng. Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed has said the government is committed towards creating an environment that enables the broadcasting industry to thrive and generate [...]

Speech by Joe Mucheru, EGH, during the, Launch of New Quality of Service Monitoring System on 30th August 2018 at Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) Centre

Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed, Principal Secretary, State Department of Broadcasting & Telecommunications Mr. Ngene Gituku, Chairman, CA Board of Directors, Mr. Francis W. Wangusi, Director General, Communications Authority of Kenya CEOs of licensed ICT firms [...]

Tender Addendum 002 – Extension of Closing Dates

TENDER ADDENDUM 002 – EXTENSION OF CLOSING DATES  The   Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, State Department of ICT wishes to inform prospective bidders that tender closing/opening dates for the tenders below has been extended [...]

Principal Secretary asks officers to exercise integrity

August 28, 2018                     By Cheruiyot Korir Public servants in the State Department of Broadcasting and Telecommunication in the Ministry of ICT have been asked to maintain punctuality and integrity at workplace to promote efficiency and [...]

Officers to facilitate implementation of Big Four agenda

August 27, 2018                     By cheruiyot korir The government will rely on the strategic positions of Public Communication Officers posted in Ministries and Information Officers in the Counties to facilitate the implantation of the Big Four [...]

Tender Notices under framework agreements for Supply and Delivery of ICT Equipment, devices, software and services to Government Ministries/Departments, Parastatals and Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies for the period of two (2) years

The Principal Secretary,  Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, State Department of ICT and Innovation invites sealed bids from eligible candidates under framework agreements for Supply and Delivery of ICT Equipment, devices, software and services [...]

Kenyan elected to head ATU

August 20th 2018          By Cheruiyot Korir John Omo is the new Secretary General of the Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU). Mr. Omo won by a landslide when he garnered 23 votes against his sole challenger Eng [...]

Request for comments on the Proposed Privacy and Data Protection Policy and Bill, 2018

Recent developments in the ICT sector both locally and internationally have led to the recognition of Privacy as a fundamental human right, making protection of Personal Data a key pillar for human dignity. Further to [...]

ICT to boost Africa’s integration

August 17, 2018                              By Cheruiyot Korir President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), is instrumental in boosting intra-African trade and Africa’s integration agenda. President Uhuru noted that, ICTs are the engines driving [...]

Africa to scale up ICT connectivity to citizens

August 17, 2018                                 By Cheruiyot Korir African countries have emphasized on the need to scale up broadband connectivity to all citizens to increase the pace of development in the continent. Speaking at a round table [...]

Kenya and South Africa to work together in developing ICT Innovations

August 16, 2018 Kenya and South Africa plan to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU)  that will enable the two countries collaborate on the development of innovations and expansion of ICT infrastructure. Cabinet Secretary [...]

Africa urged to expand digital connectivity for growth

August 15th 2018                     By Cheruiyot Korir There is need for Africa to prioritize digitization in its development agenda by integrating ICTs in national strategies and developing favorable policy and regulatory environments that foster ICT innovations, [...]

Concern over irresponsible media

July 30th 2018                         by Cheruiyot Korir The government has expressed concern over the improper use of words and terminologies by media houses that condemn and humiliate individuals without authenticating the position of their statements. Principal [...]

Speech by the Principal Secretary, State Department for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Mrs Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed, CBS, during the annual media summit on media and the Big Four Agenda and official launch of the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) strategic plan

I am pleased to join you at this Annual Media Summit, whose main focus is on the media and H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda. I am also pleased to note that the 2018-2022 [...]

Use of technology to increase NHIF enrolment

August 2nd 2018                                 By Cheruiyot Korir The government will deploy technology to increase National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) enrolment and enable citizens access to affordable universal health care, Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has [...]

Health facilities and schools to get fibre connection

August 14th 2018                     By Cheruiyot Korir The government plans to connect fibre optic cables to over 10,000 heath facilities across the country to facilitate delivery of quality and universal health care services, Cabinet Secretary for [...]

Africa urged to develop common position in telecommunications and ICT

August 13th 2018                                by Cheruiyot Korir The 4th African Preparatory meeting for the this year’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference kicked off today in Nairobi with Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru calling on [...]

Media urged to review business model

August 3rd 2018                                 Cheruiyot Korir The government has said, it acknowledges the role of the media as a partner in national development, pointing out that it is ready to share information with the media for [...]

Key note address by Mr. Joe Mucheru, EGH, Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology, during the 4th African Regional Preparatory meeting (RPM) for the ITU PP-18 on 13th August 2018 at Safari park hotel, Nairobi

Mr. Abdoulkarim Soumaila, Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU); Mr. Brahima Sanou, Director, Telecommunications Development Bureau, International Telecommunications Union (ITU); Mr. Ngene Gituku, Chairman of the Board of Director, Communications Authority of Kenya [...]

Speech by Mr. Joe Mucheru, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology during the official opening of the 39th KECOSO games in Kakamega on Saturday, 11th August 2018

Distinguished Guests, Fellow Sportsmen, Ladies and Gentlemen I am delighted to join you this morning at this 39th Annual KECOSO Sports Championships here in Kakamega. I know that most of you travelled long distances for [...]

Technology to preserve African culture

August 8th 2018             By Cheruiyot Korir Local entrepreneurs have been challenged to participate in Artificial Intelligence and machine-learning innovations to ensure valuable cultural and traditional values become part of technological developments in the country. Cabinet [...]

Two Ministries lobby foreign firms to offer online work to Kenyans

6th August 2018                      By Cheruiyot Korir The Ministry of ICT is working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to lobby international companies that outsource their work on online platforms to open up opportunities to Kenyan [...]

Institute to get Government support

30th July,2018                          by Priscilla Achieng. Principle Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication, Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi, has pledged government support to the Kenya Institute of Mass Communications (KIMC) in fulfilling its mandate to produce skilled work [...]

Procurement officers trained on how to implement the Presidential Order No 2 of 2018

19th July 2018                         By Emmaculate Muia /Korir Over 500 procurement officers drawn from different government Ministries, state agencies and County governments converged at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre to undergo training on how to implement [...]

All government services to be online in 36 months

17th July 2018                         By Cheruiyot Korir The government plans to move all its services onto a digital platform in the next 36 months to make government services convenient and easily available to citizens, Cabinet Secretary [...]

Ministry, Senate and Parliament form joint ICT committee

July 13th 2018By Cheruiyot Korir/ Emmaculate Muia The Cabinet Secretary for ICT Mr Joe Mucheru has said, the Ministry of ICT together with the Standing ICT Committees of Council of Governors, National Assembly and Senate [...]

Shortlisted applicants for the position of member of the Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal

GAZETTE NOTICE NO. THE KENYA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS ACT (NO. 2 OF 1998) APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION OF MEMBER OF THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA APPEALS TRIBUNAL IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 102 [...]

Africa seek to establish cyber security institute

July 9th 2018                           By Cheruiyot Korir African countries have emphasized the need to have a regional cyber defense Institute to develop strategies and build capacities to anticipate, prepare and detect possible cyber attacks. Over 1000 [...]

Support children to innovate, Government says

6th July 2018                                    By Cheruiyot Korir Parents and teachers have been challenged to motivate children to develop their innovative abilities that will be taped for national development. Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Joe Mucheru said, there [...]

Kenya to use ICT to grow SMEs

July 5th 2018                 By Cheruiyot Korir The public and the private sectors in Kenya are determined to adopt new advance ICT solutions to facilitate growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and  strengthen security surveillance, [...]

VACANCIES FOR THE POSITION OF MEMBER OF THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA APPEALS TRIBUNAL

 KENYA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2013 THE SELECTION PANEL FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA APPEALS TRIBUNAL   CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IN ACCORDANCE with Section 102 (2) [...]

PS Itemere hands over

June 28th 2018                                    by Cheruiyot Korir Former Broadcasting and Telecommunication Principal Secretary, Mr Sammy Itemere, today handed over to newly appointed Principal Secretary Mr. Jerome Ochieng. Mr Itemere who served in the capacity for two [...]

Posta revamps its logistics June 21, 2018

By immaculate Muia The Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) has inaugurated a fleet of ten vehicles to facilitate delivery of services across its national networks. Speaking at the Posta House while commissioning the fleet today, [...]

Remarks by Mr. Joe Mucheru, EGH Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT at the launch of the 800 digital TV project

Her Excellence Sun BaoHong, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Jerome Ochieng, Principle Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Mr. David Zhang, CEO StarTimes Limited, Senior Government officials from the Government of China, Dr. Katherine Getao, EBS, ICT [...]

Talking points by Hon. Joseph Mucheru, EGH, Cabinet Secretary ICT opening ceremony of the 3rd Social Media Week Nairobi on, at Movenpick Hotel and residence Nairobi

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to join you this morning at the third edition of the Global Conference Social Media Week, Nairobi. It is an important day in the digital and technology [...]

ICT to create employment opportunities

June 12 2018                By Cheruiyot Korir Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has said there is need to intensify application of technology to create employment opportunities and secure financial transactions. Mr Mucheru said the government [...]

Keynote speech by Joe Mucheru, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, during the official opening of the meetings of EACO Assemblies on 11th June 2018, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

KEYNOTE SPEECH BY JOE MUCHERU, EGH, CABINET SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF ICT, DURING THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE MEETINGS OF EACO ASSEMBLIES ON 11TH JUNE 2018, SAFARI PARK HOTEL, NAIROBI, KENYA  Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary, East [...]

Unique identifiers to be given to citizens

7th June 2018                          By Cheruiyot Korir/Emmaculate Muia The government will carry out registration of citizens through biometric system and generate unique identifiers for individual citizens to facilitate provision of educational and health services, ICT [...]

Computer and Cyber Act to be implemented

May 30st 2018                        By Cheruiyot Korir Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has said the government has focused on four key areas in the Computer misuse and Cyber Act 2018 in a bid to ensure [...]

Government carry out farmers’ census

May 12th 2018                        By Cheruiyot korir Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has said that the Ministry in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and County governments plan to roll out the first ever farmers’ [...]

Government to equip Children with ICT skills

May 10th 2018                        By Cheruiyot Korir      The government is committed to equipping the youth with ICT skills that will make them innovate solutions that will drive Kenya’s future socio-economic development, ICT Principal Secretary Jerome Ochieng [...]

Internal Advertisement for ICT vacancies in The National Treasury, State Department for Planning and Statistics. Deadline for submission 16th May 2018

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION,COMMUNICATIONS  AND TECHNOLOGY Ref: MICT/A2/2/4                                                                    30th April, 2018  Hon.Attoney General All Principal Secretaries The private Secretary/ Controller of State House The Secretary/CEO, Public Service Commission of Kenya The Clerk, National Assembly The Registrar, [...]

Remarks by H.E William Ruto, at the launch of Microsoft Testing Centre on the 2nd of May 2018, at Techno Brain, Nairobi

Distinguished guests; Good morning;  Today is a good day for technology, for innovation and transformation. I stand here a proud Kenyan as we tick yet another first -becoming the first African country to host a [...]

DP says Kenya to be exporter of innovations

By Cheruiyot Korir                          May 2 2018  Deputy President William Ruto has said the government plan to make Kenya a producer and exporter of innovation of technology by intensifying training on science, technology and Mathematics. Mr. [...]

Data Centers to be centralised

April 20th 2018                        By Cheruiyot Korir The Government encourages centralisation of data centers and co-hosting of data to free capital and operational expenditure for innovation and investments, Principal Secretary for ICT Jerome Ochieng has said. [...]

Speech by Mr Joe Mucheru, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, during the Launch of East Africa Data Center on Thursday 19th April 2018

SPEECH BY MR JOE MUCHERU, EGH, CABINET SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY DURING THE LAUNCH OF EAST AFRICA DATA CENTER ON THURSDAY 19TH APRIL  2018 Distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen I am pleased [...]

Speech by Principal Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Mr Jerome Ochieng during the induction of the Presidential Digital Talent Program (PDTP) Cohort III at the Kenya School of Government on Monday 16th April 2018

Jackie Ogonji, Chair PDTP Council, Director General, School of Government Ag CEO, ICT Authority, PDTP Cohort III interns, Ladies & gentlemen, Good morning. Allow me to sincerely thank Madam Jackie Ogonji and the entire PDTP [...]

ICT to power Kenya’s 24-hour economy

April 17th 2018                       By Cheruiyot Korir Principal Secretary in the Ministry of ICT, Mr. Jerome Ochieng has said that the government will depend on ICT to achieve the country’s 24 hour economy as envisioned in [...]

Taskforce on Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence Presentation Schedule

The Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology through its taskforce on Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence is exploring and analyzing upcoming digital technologies that demonstrate great potential to transform Kenya’s economy. We will be engaging [...]

Use media to fight society ills, Churches told

Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe has challenged religious organizations to use traditional and social media platforms to disseminate information that transform the society. Observing that content that promote good values and customs in the society [...]

CS Mucheru meets StarTimes delgation.

Cabinet Secretary for information communications and Technology Joe Mucheru (2nd left) leads officials of his ministry in discussions with StarTimes delegation led by their Chairman Pang Xinxing (1st right) during a meeting at Telposta Towers [...]

SMART AFRICA: Ms. Geek Africa Competition

Dear Smart Africa member, Last year, Girls in ICT Rwanda partnered with Smart Africa to expand Ms. Geek competition to all its member States. In 2017, we received applications from across Africa and our finalists [...]

Kenya is the smartest society in the region, PS says

April 4 th 2018 By Cheruiyot Korir Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication Mr. Sammy Itemere has said Kenya’s solid embrace of ICT has transformed the country into the smartest society in the region and [...]

ICT to drive Big Four agenda

New Principal Secretary for ICT Jerome Ochieng(right) receives documents from outgoing Eng. Victor Kyalo, during hand over ceremony at Telposta Towers today-29/3/2018 Pics Jacob Munyao Incoming ICT and Innovation Principal Secretary Mr. Jerome [...]

Media told Portray Africa’s innovations

Program producers have been asked to take advantage of the power of the media and generate content that portray a positive image of Kenya and the continent. Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication, Mr. Sammy [...]

Kenya welcomes Belgians to invest in ICT

March 22, 2018 By Cheruiyot Korir Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Alexander De Croo has underscored the need for bilateral and multilateral collaboration to resolve insecurity, poverty, effects of climate and unemployment challenges affecting many [...]

Launch of T-Kash

Cabinet Secretary for information communications and Technology Joe Mucheru addresses Guests during official launch of T-Kash by Telkom at Radisson Blu hotel today-12/3/2018.   (from right)Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Sammy Itemere, Cabinet Secretary [...]

Africa gears towards one area network

March 12th 2018                              by Cheruiyot Korir The Executive Board of the Smart Africa Initiative has contracted a technical provider to set up traffic exchange and financial settlement platform to monitor the installation of regional Session [...]

Private schools to get DLP devices

March 9th 2018                       By Cheruiyot Korir The government is working with Parents and Teachers’ Association (PTA) of private primary schools to ensure the schools access Digital Learning Devices (DLP) at affordable prices for their [...]

CS Mucheru presides over 24th Annual prize Giving Day- Moi Educational Center.

Cabinet Secretary for information communication and technology Joe Mucheru receives a baguette of flowers from Kaayla Njoki when he arrived at Moi Educational center to preside over its 24th annual prize giving day in Nairobi [...]

ICT investors to get tax incentives

March 9th 2018                                By Christine Mwaura/ Cheruiyot Korir Investors in the ICT sector will be will get tax incentives and work permits to motivate them set up their operations to generate employment and technological innovations, [...]

Government to promote fair competition in telecoms sector

February 20th 2018                            By Cheruiyot Korir/Christine The government of Kenya is committed to promoting fair and effective competition in the Telecommunications sub sector and the ICT Industry to encourage innovation and investment in the [...]

Kenya to host continental summit on cyber security

February 15th 2018                          By Christine Mwaura Kenya is set to host the first African Cyber Defense Summit in July this year, to develop strategies to respond to cyber security threats in the continent. Information, Communication [...]

ICT to promote government’s big four

February 14th, 2018 By Cheruiyot Korir The government has said it will deploy ICT solutions to promote attainment of food security, affordable housing, manufacturing, and universal health care. Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication, and Technology [...]

ICT Cabinet Secretary retains his position

Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) Mr. Joe Mucheru has been re-appointed to the same Ministry. Mr. Mucheru was, first appointed to the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry by His Excellency, the President [...]

New Changes in the Ministry of ICT

There are new changes in the administrative level in the Ministry of ICT. Mr. David Jakaiti, a long serving Administrator is the new Secretary of Administration. The position had remained vacant since the demise of [...]

Mobile Operators Agree on Interoperability

The mobile operators in Kenya have agreed on mobile money interoperability system that will allow mobile phone subscribes transfer money across networks. Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology, Joe Mucheru said Airtel Kenya mobile [...]

Graduates urged to prepare for digital work

Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has said graduating college and University youth should prepare themselves for technology and innovation driven job market if they expect to get employment. Mr. Mucheru said the traditional labour [...]

Kenya to collaborate with US in Cyber Security

Kenya will collaborate with the US government in the areas of digital economy and Cyber security to enhance security and protection of information and information assets in the cyber space and create public confidence in [...]

Media sector to change following inauguration of a tribunal

The Multimedia Appeals Tribunal team was inaugurated today by the Information and Communications, and Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru. The six member team chaired by Mr. William Oketch will resolve disputes against journalists and [...]

National and County governments to work together

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Principal Secretary Sammy Itemere today said the national government was committed to working with the county governments to promote standards of living through coordinated planning of development projects. Mr. Itemere said transformation [...]

Kenya woo Swedish companies

The government has urged Swedish companies to invest in Kenya because of its macro-economic stability and the strategic location. The Cabinet Secretary for ICT Mr. Joe Mucheru said the Kenya is acknowledged as an ICT [...]

Kenya government contemplate offloading some work onto online

The government plan to shift some work traditionally done in offices to online platforms to be completed and submitted by freelancers, Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has said. Mr. Mucheru said putting work to [...]

Varsity students asked to register on Ajira Digital

Principal secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications Sammy Itemere is welcomed by St. Paul's University Vice Chancellor Prof. Joseph Galgalo when he visited the institute to lecture the students on On Line Work (AJIRA) today. [...]

Embrace on-line, graduates and youth urged

Principal secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications Sammy Itemere addresses Multi Media University students on On Line Work (AJIRA) at the institute's Conference Centre today. University students and graduates have been urged to shift [...]

Technology companies asked to invest in Kenya

Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications Sammy Itemere admires a pocket Radio which is part of a package offered by Azuri PayGo Solar Home Systems, during the launch of the product at Sarofa Stanley [...]

Country to bridge digital divides

The government is making deliberate efforts to bridge the digital divide by developing and expanding ICT infrastructure across the country, Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Innovation, Sammy Itemere has said. Mr. Itemere said, with well-developed [...]

Kenya tops Africa again

Kenya has become the first country in Africa to host the Standard Chartered Bank video banking call center following the opening of the center in Nairobi. The video banking call facility, enable clients to access [...]

Government monitoring cyber space

The government is alert and keenly monitoring its cyberspace to ensure the malicious encryption-based ransom software that infected thousands of computers in several counties does not spread to Kenya. Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and [...]

Constituency to get an Innovation Hub

The government will soon set up a Constituency Innovation Hub (CIH) with internet connectivity at the Khwisero Sub county Headquarters in Kakamega County. Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Innovation, Sammy Itemere said, the Hub will [...]

Postal Corporation to digitize services for conformity

Information Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said that the government is transforming the Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) to adopt a vibrant business model. This, Mr Mucheru said, is to enable the Corporation offer globally [...]

Government to support technology Companies

Information, Communication, Technology, and Innovation Principal Secretary Victor Kyalo has said the government will attract and support technology companies into the country to grow innovative services and products. Eng. Kyalo said relocation of some global [...]

Cabinet Approves Cyber security Bill

Kenya Cyber Security Bill has been approved by Cabinet and its awaiting debate by parliament, Cabinet Secretary for Information, communication and Technology Joe Mucheru has said. Mr. Mucheru said the bill provides for punitive penalties [...]

Banks advised to invest in cyber security

Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology Joe Mucheru addresses guests during 2017 Banking awards at Radisson Blu hotel Nairobi where the CS was the Chief guest. Bank operators in the country have [...]

Media assured of government protection

Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology Joe Mucheru confers with (from left) Principal Secretary Broadcasting and Telecommunications Sammy Itemere, Linus Kaikai, Chairman Editors Guild, and Charles Kerich, Chairman Media Council of Kenya,at a [...]

Postal Offices Connected to electricity

Nearly 90 per cent of Postal offices in Kenya have been connected to electricity to facilitate delivery of public services. Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication Sammy Itemere said the move will positioning the Corporation [...]

Thabo Mbeki Honoured

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, was yesterday awarded an honorary degree by the Dedan Kimathi University for his role in the struggle for the freedom of South Africa. While receiving the degree, Mbeki paid [...]

Innovate ICT applications and software, Youth told

The youth in Kenya have been challenged to develop ICT innovations and applications that could be utilized to enhance production of goods and services within and outside the country. Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication, and [...]

Private sector challenged

Private sector players have been asked to collaborate with government in developing ICT infrastructure that will motivate youth to innovate. Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication Sammy Itemere noted that the youth were an asset [...]

Support children with creative talent, parents urged

The government has asked parents and guardians to encourage and support their children who have an interest and talent in creative and performing art.   Information Secretary Judy Munyinyi said the government was committed to [...]

Government’s Ajira Digital Program receive Shs100 million for Training

The Rockefeller Foundation has donated sh 100 million to for the education and training of youth under the Ajira Digital Program. Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology Joe Mucheru said the funds will be [...]

Police asked to discard manual Occurrence Book

The National Police Service (NPS) has been urged to discard use of manual occurrence book to record crime incidents at their stations and instead move the service to digital platform. The Telkom Kenya Chief Technology [...]

Simplify data meant for the public, Government urged

There is need to breakdown data meant for public consumption into simple information to be shared for decision making by consumers. The Telkom Kenya Chief Technology and Information Officer, John Barorot said despite the availability [...]

Government train youth on on-line work

The government has intensified efforts to train the youth countrywide on how to find and register for on-line work. Cabinet secretary for Information, Communication and Technology Joe Mucheru said the move to train the youth [...]

Children in Kenya to compete with their global peers

Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Mr Sammy Itemere has said the installation of Digital Literacy Devices in public primary schools will equip children with technology skills to enable them compete with their peers from [...]

Students to be involved in policy formulation

Students and institutions will be consulted in drafting Information, Communication and technology (ICT) policy and legislative documents for incorporation of their views, Cabinets Secretary Joe Mucheru has said. Mr. Mucheru said students were key stake [...]

Ajira: Youth asked to do on-line jobs

Dr. Sheilla Kaka from global roving ambassador of transformative science and urban resilience speaking to youth in Kisumu at the start digital training programme being run by the government. The government has rolled [...]

‘Use technology to enhance learning’, students urged

Students in the country have been asked to embrace Information, Communication and Technology to enhance their research and in learning to generate innovation. Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the cyber space [...]

Train media practitioners, PS says

Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication Sammy Itemere shres a Cake with Rev. Dr. David Oginde, the Presiding Bishop of Christ Is The Answer Ministries(CITAM),during Explore 2017 Cocktail, where the PS talked about "The [...]

Government integrate technology to curb exam cheats

CS MOICT Joe Mucheru today 29/3/2017 launched University-Industry Sustainability Collaboration platform at Safari Park hotel Nairobi, where he was the keynote speaker with businessmen Dr. Chris Kirubi and Joe Wanjui. The Government has [...]

DLP programe in Kakamega Country to be soon completed

The government will distribute and install the Digital Literacy Devices (DLP) in all the public Primary schools in Kakmega County in the next few months, Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Mr. Sammy Itemere has [...]

Residents receive relied food

Over 5000 families identified as vulnerable have been provided with relief food supplies in Ikolomani Sub County in Kakamega County. The Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Mr. Sammy Itemere said following the failure of [...]

ICT meant to promote a smart society

The Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has said the government committed to in preparing children at their formative stages for a smart society by designing programs and developing projects that impart them with digital [...]

Government provide training for online workers

Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology Joe Mucheru addresses guests at a Nairobi during a function when Google announced it has trained 400 Kenyan youth on digital skills and Entrepreneurship. Cabinet [...]

Johnson & Johnson East Africa

Johnson & Johnson opened an office in Nairobi, Kenya that will cater for its operations and services within the East African region. This will help coordinate the company’s regional public health capacities and resources to [...]

Nairobi Innovation Week

Address by Mr Joe Mucheru, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, During the Official Opening of The 3rd Edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week 2017 at the University of Nairobi on 8th March, 2017 [...]

Digital Transformation in the Public Sector

Microsoft is holding two days’ workshop on Digital Transformation in the Public Sector between the 6th and 7th of March, 2017 at Crowne Plaza in Nairobi. Leveraging on Cloud Technology, Microsoft intents to promote best [...]

The Ajira Hackathon

Ajira Digital is a government initiative aimed at promoting online jobs for young people in Kenya. By end of 2016, 87% of Kenya’s population had access to the internet, mostly through mobile phone. 7 million [...]

The CISCO CONNECT Conference in Nairobi 2017.

CISCO is holding a conference on internet connectivity and safety between the 8th and 9th 0f February, 2017 in Nairobi. CISCO is leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco solutions are the networking foundations for [...]

Girls and women urged to take up science and technology programs

The Secretary for ICT Dr. Kate Getao has said there is need to encourage girls and women to take up science, technologyand engineering based subjects, and courses to enable them participate in developing innovative engineering [...]

Digital recording studios to be rolled out in the Counties

Principal Secrtary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Sammy Itemere (center) receive Malawi Minister for ICT Nicholas Dausi (right) as ICT PS Victor Kyalo (left) looks on. The Malawi had paid a courtesy call on the [...]

Operationalization of MOU between Kenya and Korea on E-Government Cooperation Centre

Cabinet secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru (Center) engage Korean Director General Ministry of Interior Mr. Younghwan Chang (second left) when he visited him at Telposta Towers today to discuss on Operationalisation of E-governance MOU [...]

Government rolls out plans to transform KNA

Plans  were are an advanced stage to transform the Kenya News  Agency (KNA) into a vibrant, reliable and efficient source of news and information. The ongoing revitalization efforts and digitization work at KNA will soon [...]

KNA launches ambitious Rapid Results Initiative programme

The  Department of Information has launched a Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) to upscale implementation of the Kenya News Agency (KNA) priority programmes in 100 days. The Department under the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology [...]

Private Primary Schools urged to Embrace Digital Literacy

The government has urged private primary schools in the country to embrace Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) for the sake of pupils who are learning in their respective schools. Information, Communications and Technology Authority Officer, Paul [...]

Government reviewing ICT policy

Kenya government is reviewing the Information, Communication, and technology policy to take into consideration emerging technological innovation for growth of the Sector. Broadcasting and Telecommunication Principal Secretary Sammy Itemere said review of the ICT policy [...]

Principal Secretary for ICT Eng. Victor Kyalo closes ‘Hack to Teach’ Workshop 2017

This hackathon hosted by the Ideation Social Innovation Lab was held in Nairobi and Mombasa(via satellite) between the 26th and 27th January 2017. It is an initiative aimed at uplifting the lives of underprivileged children [...]

The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Minister of Communications tours the Jomo Kenyatta University OF Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Assembling Plant of the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP).

Kenya has made great strides in ICT and innovation and has become exemplary to other African countries in terms of ICT development and application in some of its sectors. The government, through the stewardship of [...]

The ICANN Capacity Building Workshop for Africa GAC Representatives

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ( ICANN) are holding their Capacity Building Workshop for the African Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) in Nairobi on the 23rd and 24th of January 2017. ICANN’s work [...]

Regional Postal operators meet to develop joint strategy

Delegates drawn from five East African states converged in Nairobi today to develop a joint Postal Development Strategy aimed at revitalizing postal services in the region. The delegates made up of postal operators and regulators [...]

ICT security

The government has said the high security and fast delivery of last year’s national examinations is attributed to deployment of modern ICT systems. Cabinet Secretary for Education Dr. Fred Matiang’i said the government made radical [...]

Universities to jumpstart development of Konza Techno City

The Kenyan government is banking on Universities to jumpstart the development of the planned Konza techno city through the establishment of campuses for teaching, research and development. Most significantly, the Korean government committed Ksh.10 billion [...]

Foreign investors assured of friendly policies and security

Cabinet Secretary for Information Communications and Technology Joe Mucheru has said the government has put in place friendly policy and regulatory frameworks to facilitate local and foreign investments. Mr. Mucheru said the government was committed [...]

Konza Technolopis launches Strategic Plan

Kenya government in collaboration with the private sector is developing the Konza Technocity, a Smart city estimated to cost Ksh 600 billion,set to be the center for ICT software and hardware developments and innovations in [...]

The official launch of Hope TV at CITAM, Valley Road by CS, ICT, Joe Mucheru

On Sunday December 11th, 2016, Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru joined the CITAM family Valley Road to officially launch Hope TV. The emergence of private TV Stations such as Hope TV attests to the [...]

Kenya sets ICT security standards for public and private sector

The government has developed Information Communication and Technology (ICT) security standards for the ICT sector to be adopted and applied by public institutions and recommended for practice by private sector. The Cabinet Secretary for ICT [...]

Kenya determined to scale up ICT innovations

Kenya will continue scaling up ICT innovations by identifying innovators,financiers, and researchers to accelerate inclusive development and economic growth. The Director of Administration in the Ministry of Information, Communication, and Technology Mr. Henry Mung’asia said [...]

KIMC urged to mount on-line program

The government has called on the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) to expand its media course programs through on-line, distant learning and mounting of short programs to accommodate the huge demand by the growing [...]

Government to curb cyber crimes

Over Ksh 2.9 trillion was transacted through mobile money transfer in Kenya last year representing 18.7 % growth compared to the previous year Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication (ICT) and Technology Joe Mucheru has said. [...]

Zetech University Graduation November 25th, 2016

Zetech University held its graduation today November 25th, 2016 at their main Campus in Ruiru where Permanent Secretary (Broadcasting and Telecommunication), Sammy Itemere represented the Cabinet Secretary ICT as the guest of honor. Stories of [...]

Government marshals youth to take up online jobs

The government today launched the Ajira Digital Program, an intensive program aimed at  introducing Kenyans to take up on-line jobs by providing tools, training, and mentorship program needed to enable young people to work and [...]

Africa Computer Human Interaction Conference (AfriCHI) 2016

The inaugural African Human Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI) is being held in Nairobi. The idea for an Africa-wide Human Computer interaction (HCI) was conceived with an aim of developing a sustainable forum for local expertise [...]

Uganda lauds Kenya for ICT innovations

A team of Uganda Members of Parliament have lauded Kenya’s advancement in the Information, Communication Technology and observed that their country had a lot to learn from Kenya. The Uganda Parliamentary Committee on ICT are [...]

Government committed to expanding ICT infrastructure

Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru addresses guests during the 2016 Company of the year awards at Safari Park hotel Nairobi on 4th November 2016. The government will continue developing and expanding [...]

Media urged to educate masses

November 2, 2016                By Carol Sakwa The media have been urged to create positive relations between the government and the public by enlightening the audience about government projects that bring economic benefit [...]

Government files complaint against the Nation Media Group

November 2nd 2016                BY Cheruiyot Korir The government has launched a complaint against the Nation Media Group (NMG) for alleged skewed reporting and defamation. Information Communication Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the [...]

Commission Sworn in

Members of the Media Complains Commission weretoday October 31, 2016 sworn in at the high court. Receiving some members of the Commission inhis office after the swearing in ceremony, the Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication [...]

Kenya elected to Global Telecommunications Advisory body

Mr Henry Mungasia, Director of Administration in the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology in Kenya vote during election for the Director-General of International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO) held at the Washington College of [...]

Kenya to adopt National Addressing System

The government in collaboration with stake holders is set to establish a National Addressing System (NAS) that will assign streets and building names and numbers countrywide for ease of identification. Cabinet Secretary for Information, [...]

Kenya News Agency set for transformation

Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology Joe Mucheru chair's Kenya News Agency Rapid Result Initiative meeting at his office in Telposta Towers,Nairobi on 21st October 2016 Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet [...]

Public Sector Information Security Policy

Information is a critical asset of the government and citizens and as more of this information is converted into digital formats, it has become imperative that the Government of Kenya implements a sound operational [...]

Digitizing the Kenya Revenue Authority

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) 2nd Annual Tax Summit is being held at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) from the 17th-19th of October 2016 focusing on the theme “ Kenya’s Solutions to Kenya’s [...]

Teachers urged to secure the DLP devices

Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication Mr. Sammy Itemere has called on teachers to ensure safety of the Digital Literacy Devices in schools to minimize loss or damage. Mr. Itemere said the devices are [...]

Over 1.2 Million children to get technology devices

Deputy President William Ruto has said over 1.2 million children in class one will receive Digital Learning Devices (DLP) by the end of the year to enhance teaching and learning in schools. Mr. Ruto said [...]

Kenya signs anMoU on ICT with Korea

The Government of Kenyaand the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the field of Information Communication and Technology [...]

Government to roll out Internet hotspots

The government will establish four internet hot spots in each of the 210 constituencies in the country to provide the youth and the public opportunities for on-line jobs and services. Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe [...]

Kenya gears towards manufacture and export of ICT devices

The current Digital Literacy Program being implemented is projected to make Kenya one of the leading exporters of innovative services and products in the next 15 years, ICT  Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said. [...]

Government Officially Rolls out the Digital Literacy Programme in Schools

The Ministry of ICT through the ICT Authority will tomorrow, September 30, 2016, officially start the countrywide roll-out of the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP). The programme, which will radically change teaching and learning in [...]

Westminister Africa Business Group seek investments in Kenya

A Group of British investors are in the country to explore business opportunities. The Westminister Africa Business Group (WABG) brings together UK politicians and entrepreneurs with business interest in Africa. Delegation leader, Laurence Robertson [...]

Draft ICT policy set for Cabinet approval

A draft ICT policy has been submitted to the Ministry of ICT for review before being presented to the Cabinet for approval. Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru said the draft policy incorporates emergent technologies such [...]

Media urged to change perception on insecurity

Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology Joe Mucheru addresses Kenya News Agency Staff at Kenya School of Monetary Studies who are on a two day training on Citizen participation in security (CPS), [...]

Mucheru Closes Innovation Africa Conference and Exhibition

Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology Joe Mucheru addresses participants at Innovation Africa 2016 Conference at Hotel Safari Park during a closing ceremony on 23 Sep 2016. Cabinet Secretary for [...]

1.2 million devices to be distributed by December 2016

1.2 million devices to be distributed by December. The government will deliver 1.2 million digital devices to the 23, 000 Public Primary Schools in the country by December 2016, Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe [...]

Government assures journalists of protection

Members of the Media Council (MCK)of Kenya which was launched today by Cabinet Secretary for Information Communication and Technology Joe Mucheru The Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Joe Mucheru [...]

Private Sector urged to Develop ICT Skills

Broadcasting and Telecommunication Principal Secretary Sammy Itemere has said there is need for companies to develop new set of ICT Skills to address the needs of emerging technologies. Noting that technology was fast evolving, Mr. [...]

Facebook Founder call on ICT Cabinet Secretary

On 1st September 2016, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today met a team of public officials from the Ministry of ICT led by Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru over lunch at some restaurant in [...]

Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium

Capacity Building in the Digital Era. Kenya today hosted ICT experts from 70 countries in a Capacity Building Symposium in which stakeholders from across the world would also discuss trends and developments in the [...]

SMEs is the future of growth

The government is exploring ways to leverage on ICT to enhance the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) through e-commerce. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said efforts were being made to grow SME [...]

Government pledges vigorous 4G roll in four months

The government plans to roll out 4G mobile network  in the country in the next four months. The Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Mr. Sammy Itemere said, currently, there were about two operators [...]

MoU for Film Industry, Kenya & South Africa

Kenya Film Classification Board Chief Executive Officer Ezekiel Mutua (right)  and Film & Publication Board  Chief Executive Officer of South Africa Themba Wakashe exchanged signed documents after signing a memorandum of understanding between the two governments on March [...]

Deliver on your contracts, contractors told.

Information, Communications and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru gives comments during an ICT forum dubbed ‘Connected 2016 Session 2 at Leisure Lodge Resort in Kwale County. With him are Permanent Secretaries Ministry Youth and ICT, [...]

Connected 2016, an annual event

From right:  Principal Secretaries Sammy Itemere (Broadcasting and Telecommunications), Eng Victor Kyalo (ICT & Innovation), Ministry Youth and ICT Rwanda Rosemary Mbabazi, Communications Authority of Kenya Director General Francis Wangusi, and Mr George Gacheche chairing East [...]

Interacting with youth

Information, Communications and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru takes a selfie with some youths of the Swahili Pot, a community based organisation in Mombasa on March 21, 2016. The CS later opened the annual ICT [...]