17th July 2018                         By Cheruiyot Korir

The government plans to move all its services onto a digital platform in the next 36 months to make government services convenient and easily available to citizens, Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has said.

Mr. Mucheru said, currently, there are 200 government services that can be accessed on-line at the Huduma centers across the country and on mobile handsets.

Speaking at his Telposta Towers today, when he received the visiting Federal Republic of German State Minister for Digitization Mrs. Dorothee Bär, the Cabinet Secretary said,the priority of the government is to digitize all services because the government was voted into power on the platforms of digitization.

Mr. Mucheru emphasized the government’s commitment to digitization to enable citizens access services from their homes or business premises.

The Cabinet Secretary pointed out that plans were at an advanced stage to register all citizens through biometrics to facilitate government planning for the provision of universal health care, educational development, and agricultural services.

Mrs. Bar said Germany and Kenya enjoy strong cordial relations that needs to be maintained. She asked the government to facilitate the establishment of the Deutche Welle Institute in Kenya that will train young talents in journalism and creative arts.