Residents of Emuhaya Constituency in Vihiga County have a reason to smile after the area Member of Parliament, Jeremiah Omboko Milemba, initiated a program to install free WiFi in designated places.
The installation process, which aims to boost research among learners, has already begun in public schools and marketplaces in the constituency.
At least 10 spots have been mapped by MyConnect for the long-term project. They are Kilingili Primary School, Bunyore TTC, Ebukanga TTI, Itumbu Primary School, Esirulo Market, Essunza Market, Ilungu Market, Ebukhutuli Primary School, Essaba Market, and Emuhaya Sub-County headquarters.
Mr. Milemba, who is seeking his second term under ANC, said he is funding the program from his pocket.
“This is an initiative I have sponsored to reduce the cost of browsing by our young people, provide a conducive environment for those showcasing their arts and marketing online to thrive and most importantly connect Emuhaya to Sub-County headquarters,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
The initiative marks Phase I of the project geared towards ‘opening Emuhaya to the global business, entertainment, education and marketing hub’.
“Internet remains one of the key modern-day resources most Western (Kenya) regions have not yet realized,” Omboko said.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.