President William Ruto has announced that his government will digitize more than 5,000 services in 6 months. Speaking at Nyayo stadium during the 59th Jamhuri Day celebrations, Ruto announced that this year’s Jamhuri Day was showcasing the country’s technology and innovation.
The President promised to set up a commission to review the terms and services of the Kenya Police. The president said the conduct of police has shown that the country’s security can be maintained without them infringing on people’s rights and freedoms.
The president said his government is on cause in the implementation of programmes aimed at transforming the lives of Kenyans and has already instituted an array of policies that will uplift the underprivileged.
He cited the strengthening of the Judiciary and the overhaul of the National Police Service as some of the notable steps taken on his first day in Office.
Others, the President went on, are the provision of affordable credit to businesses and the reduction of the cost of farm inputs to enhance production.
He expressed his satisfaction with the progress made on the Hustler Fund, an anchor of the Bottom-Up Economic Plan, that seeks to stimulate entrepreneurship in the country.
“As of this morning, the Fund had disbursed Sh7.5 billion. At the same time, 15.4 million
Kenyans had registered on the platform,” he said
The celebrations were preceded by an Innovation Week that attracted global technology firms who agreed to work with the Government to nurture the youth and create opportunities for them.
“We have agreed on partnerships to support local firms in providing opportunities for young Kenyans to acquire training and skills on the various aspects of digital productivity.”
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, foreign dignitaries and several MPs were present.