A section of Siaya residents operating businesses within Siaya town have urged the Information Communications and The Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary, Eliud Owalo, to humbly consider Siaya when launching public Wi-Fi to different markets and public gatherings.
Led by Janet Lando, a shopkeeper within Siaya town, they said that there is a greater need to provide them with Wi-Fi for easy access into internet, reminding the government that most of them engage in online transactions.
“Other places are getting such services, why not Siaya, why have we been sidelined?” asked Lando.
This came months after Eliud Owalo, launched a public hotspot in Bondo, which is now serving only the business people from Bondo.
“Siaya town is the heart of businesses in this County, so it is so oppressive to be denied an access to public Wi-Fi,” said Daniel Omollo, a fishmonger, in Siaya Market.
They said that President William Ruto, promised them that there will be a free hotspot at every big market.
“We want to plunge into the digital world, we need to connect and transact through e-commerce, to boost our businesses, Mr. Owalo,” said Daniel Oketch, Uber operator.
By Mourice Onyango