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Government rolls out free internet in Nairobi, bans access to adult sites

Nairobi residents will now be able to access free internet in selected places. This follows a government initiative launched on Wednesday by ICT Cabinet Secretary Eluid Owalo.

Owalo launched the first free internet spot at the city market and promised the connectivity will extend to other areas in the capital.

He urged traders to capitalize on the initiative and market their goods and services and warned that those using the service to access explicit content like adult sites will be barred.

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The free internet initiative will extend to Muthurwa market and thereafter across all 17 constituencies in Nairobi before expanding to other parts of the country.

“You can now make orders for your supplies using technology with this internet at City Market.”

“You can also market your products and services using technology, you can receive your orders from customers using technology.”

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The government is planning to digitalize most processes linked to service delivery, Owalo added, and will be able to do away with the paper works in government ministries soon.

Some 25,000 hotspots will be launched across the country to enable Kenyans access to free public WiFi.

He said the free internet policy is in line with the manifesto of President William Ruto’s administration, which promised Kenyans easy access to the internet.

ICT Chief Executive Stanley Kamanguya said eight public WiFi spots have been laid out in Nairobi in its piloting phase.