Internet still a strange notion in rural Kenya

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 19:24

An article published in the Standard Online Edition on 03/06/2013

A number of Kenyans are still unable to benefit from the vibrant telecommunication sector despite aggressive strategies adopted by operators to acquire more customers.

According to the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), more that 72 per cent of Kenyans do not have access to Internet while 11 per cent lack telephone access.

CCK Director General Francis Wangusi said rural areas with low incomes and remote areas with sparse population are the worst affected by inadequate telecommunications services. Also affected are insecurity infrastructure challenged areas and persons with disabilities.

He said CCK in partnership with other government agencies, operators and stakeholders are working together to increase the penetration of ICT services to Kenyans.

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