President William Ruto has revealed that foreign digital firms have shown interest in hiring approximately 300,000 workers for their digital industries. President Ruto, while addressing a congregation during a church service in Nairobi’s Langata region, stated that the government has successfully secured job openings for Kenyan citizens in various companies, including Google, Intel, and Apple.
“We have been in discussions with several firms. During my visit to the United States, I visited Google, Intel, and Apple, and they are actively searching for Kenyan youth to work in the digital field,” the President noted.
The head of state stated that the government is presently in the process of establishing Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) centers in every ward to provide training for young Kenyans, equipping them with the necessary skills for international positions.
“We are committed to constructing ICT centers in every ward across Kenya, furnished with computers and other essential facilities, with the aim of facilitating employment for 300,400, or even 500 young individuals in the digital sector,” the president added.
In a bid to enhance digital opportunities for the nation’s youth, the government, via the Ministry of ICT, has recently initiated the rollout of free Wi-Fi hotspots.