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Kenya's uneasy dance with Bitcoin

mucheru-picDAILY NATION By JOHN WALUBENGO

Frida June 23, 2017

Last week, KICTAnet organised a policy brief for the ICT community about Bitcoin and the Blockchain revolution, which is steadily gaining ground locally and breaking records globally.

So what exactly is Bitcoin and how does it differ from Blockchain? What are the risks and benefits of adopting these technologies at the individual, enterprise and national level?

The audience included ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and thought leaders from academia, the private sector, civil society and the media.

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Digital training for Kenyan youth kicks off

joeDAILY NATION By WINNIE ATIENO

Tuesday June 6,2017

The government aims at training over one million youths to find and earn a decent wage from online employment, Information Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said.

Speaking during the official opening of the five days training at the Kenyatta University, Mombasa campus, Mr Mucheru said the training is part of the Ajira Digital Programme, whose goal is to provide practical solutions to the unemployment challenge that the country faces.

He congratulated the 202 youths from the region selected for the training.

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Forget the dead voters. The complementary system is a bigger risk to election

biometricDAILY NATION By JOHN WALUBENGO

Thursday June 15, 2017

Last week the electoral agency made two major moves that require review and analysis. 

The first was, of course, the widely published audit report of the voter register, followed by the equally important, but less glamorised, public testing of the electronic election systems.

Contrary to the public shock expressed about the number of dead voters still in the voter register, I would want to state that there is nothing shocking about dead voters being in the voter register.

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State to roll out innovation hubs countrywide

internetpic2DAILY NATION By IRENE MUGO

Thursday May 25, 2017

The government plans to connect all constituencies across the country with free Wi-Fi.

The projects, known as Constituency Innovation Hubs, will cost Sh100 million, said ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru.

The minister said the platform will provide online work opportunities for the youth.

Mr Mucheru said about 10,000 people will be trained starting next month to equip them with skills on how to earn money online.

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