The government will by the end of the year roll out the national payment gateway that will see all revenue collected electronically hence the need for Kenya to secure online transactions.
The ICT industry has been projected to contribute up to 280 billion shs to the country’s GDP annually.
Kenyans will by the end of this year be required to have acquired digital certificates to be able to undertake o their online transactions in a move aimed at boost in cyber security in the country.
To facilitate this, the government has focused on first protecting online operations by enhancing cyber security, with ICT principal secretary Joseph Tiampati noting that previous incidences of hacked government websites have since been resolved.
Part of ICT development on the country has seen the government partner with the private sector in digital talent development.
Speaking during the unveiling of Techno Brain Global headquarters in the country, the firm’s CEO Manoj Shanker noted that there still remains a huge gap in technological innovation in Kenya with most government and private sector services yet to be automated.