NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21 – The government has ordered the Communication Authority of Kenya and internet service providers to come up with a clear road map that will pave way for training Kenyans on how to use technology safely.
ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the move is in response to a rise in cases of cyber vices, among them an increase in pornography content consumption by minors and cyber fraud.
Mucheru says the training will help in protecting minors as well as assist parents in filtering materials that is available on the internet.
“We want to ensure safety in the cyber space for our people,” Mucheru said.
At the same time, the CS urged Kenyans to expect increased use of technology in their daily lives, as jobs and education move online.
“The government for instance, is in the process of training over 5,000 youths on how to go online and earn from digital jobs,” Mucheru said.
Mucheru spoke alongside his Health ministry counterpart Mutahi Kagwe who announced an increase in the number of coronavirus cases by 260 to hit 4,738 cases countrywide.
His comments come a day after 38 teenagers were arrested in Kisii county’s Ogembo town engaging in group sex and taking videos.
Among the several items the teenagers were caught with was a music amplifier and phone cameras that they were filming with.
Last week, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said he would lobby for the sormation of a law to block pornographic content from being accessed in the country, amid a rise in cases of teenage pregnancies in the country.