Read: Laptops to be updated with new content “The Ministry is committed to ensuring that ICT becomes the foundation from which the Big 4 are planned, executed, realized tracked and reported,” ICT CS Joe Mucheru said. Speaking during a tour at Konza , the team was informed that Konza City Headquarters is scheduled for completion on November 23, 2018. Konza is a key plank of Kenya’s ambition to become East Africa’s tech hub. Further, Konza management said that the tender for construction of Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) will be awarded in September and construction to start soon thereafter. Read: Laptop project money redirected to Konza KAIST, modelled around South Korea’s Institute of Science and Technology, is expected to be completed by 2021, with the first batch of 200 of 600 graduate students starting classes in 2022. Speaking at the same event, The National Assembly ICT Chair, William Kisang challenged the Ministry of ICT to urgently set up a National Datacenter. “The Ministry must move with speed and set up a National Data Center. This lack of a data centre is a big risk for us as a country”, Kisang said. Baringo Senator and Chair of Senate ICT Committee, Gideon Moi applauded the ministry’s efforts to create jobs through Ajira Program. The senator further challenged Konza Technopolis to protect wildlife within the area. “This land is on the wildlife corridor.
As Kenyans continue to view and take photos with the Fifa World Cup which is on it's tour of Africa, here are some of the facts about football's most coveted trophy: • Only heads of state are allowed to touch the gleaming treasure during it's current tour of the world. • The World Cup trophy is the most recognised sports symbols in the world. • It first landed in Kenya in February 2010. • This is the fourth time that the Original Fifa World Cup Trophy is going on tour around the world. The 2018 trophy tour will visit 51 countries and 91 cities across the globe. • The total distance covered by the silverware in 2013 was 149,576.78 km (92,942.702 miles). That is more than three times the circumference of earth! • The Tour was developed through an exclusive partnership between Fifa and Coca-Cola, one of Fifa’s longest-standing corporate partners. • During the Trophy Tour, fans have been given the chance to enjoy a rare close-up view of the authentic Fifa World Cup Trophy. • Only eight nations have won the trophy.