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Owalo: I will now be ordering fish online

The Cabinet Secretary for ICT Eliud Owalo has offered to lead from the front in taking advantage of the newly-launched free Wi-Fi in Nairobi to purchase his favorite meal of fish.

Speaking during the launch of the public free Wi-Fi at Nairobi’s City Market , Owalo said he is a big fan of fresh fish that the market is famous for.

The CS said free Wi-Fi will now save him the trouble of physically visiting the market to purchase fish.

“This free Wi-Fi is a game-changer for me. It will save me greatly. Now I will be able to communicate with my supplier freely and he or she will be able to share with me the sizes of fish available in the market. I will be able to order the fish and it will be delivered on time,” Owalo said.

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He further said online purchase of products will help boost the business operators in the country.

The government launched a free Wi-Fi hotspot at City Market in a move aimed at promoting online business in the county.

Owalo urged traders to capitalize on the initiative and market their goods and services.

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

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He however said action will taken against those found using the service to access explicit content.

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.

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

The government is planning to digitalize most processes linked to service delivery and will soon be able to do away with the paperwork in government ministries.