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ICT Authority laying 630 km fibre cable connecting Eldoret and South Sudan

The National Government, through the ICT authority is in the process of laying a 630-kilometre fibre cable that will ensure that residents of Uasin Gishu, West Pokot and Turkana are connected to the internet and enhance service delivery.
ICT Authority CEO Dr. Katherine Getao on Thursday led board members who included board chair Dr. Fredrick Owino on a tour of the county including Huduma centre in Lodwar said the authority is currently laying fibre cable on a 630 km corridor from Eldoret to Nadapal at the border of Kenya and South Sudan.
Dr. Getao said with the support of ICT ministry the authority under the Eastern Africa Regional Transport Trade and Development Facilitation project, various agencies including KenHA are developing infrastructure to boost trade and development in the Eastern Africa region.
She noted that KenHA is also constructing a road along the same corridor that will help open up the region.
Getao said the project noted the project is going to transform internet connectivity in various counties including Uasin Gishu, West Pokot and Turkana counties.
She said while connecting all public institutions, the authority is also considering how to connect social institutions like hospitals and schools since they are all serving Kenyans.
“What we are doing is the backbone, it is like the highway and then with other partners we shall do the last mile where we shall connect individual institutions,” she added.

By Peter Gitonga

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