//Media Watch: Kenya to consolidate spike in tech use during COVID-19

Media Watch: Kenya to consolidate spike in tech use during COVID-19

Kenya’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Joe Mucheru, says use of technology spiked because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, “we are working with the internet providers to ensure young people are protected,” the Minister told the press during Sunday’s coronavirus daily press briefing by the Health Ministry.

We are focusing on training those using technology. Our target is is to train over 5000 young people on how they can go online and get jobs to earn a living; we are working on ensuring cyber space is safe for everyone.

He thanked the media for their involvement in helping educate the public in that direction via educational content on TV and radio.

On the area of privacy he said: “Data protection law is already is place. We shall be employing a commissioner in two weeks time. Our goal is to protect people’s privacy.”

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(AFP)