A draft ICT policy has been submitted to the Ministry of ICT for review before being presented to the Cabinet for approval.
Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru said the draft policy incorporates emergent technologies such as Big Data, Over-the-Top content, Internet of Things, and Netflix which are multimedia platforms that deliver audio and video over the Internet without the involvement of multiple systems. The draft has already been validated by stakeholders.
Speaking at Telposta Towers office in a meeting with members of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) on 28th September 2016, Mr. Mucheru noted that the draft Policy has taken into account the Smart Africa initiative that aims to create a single digital Market of over 1 billion people.
The policy covers infrastructure, applications and content creation. It provides a framework to guide sustained ICT sector growth in the country over the next five years.
KEPSA Chairman Michael Macharia said the players in the Sector will meet in two weeks to identify and agree on an independent body that would enforce self-regulation in the ICT industry in the country. Mr. Macharia said there was need for a common approach to ICT issues by the private sector to streamline and promote quality services and products.