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 mobile telcom [...]

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 [...]