17th of February is a date most youth in Limuru had marked in their diaries. The D-Day for the first ever free training in the newly open Limuru Incubation Center .The day was full of pomp and color as curious residents streamed in by the tens.
Ajira Digital an I.C.T ministry initiative and other local Online Jobs trainers such Felix Oluoch ;an online forex trader, were on the ground to train and educate the locals on Online jobs.
40,000 kenyans are currently working online and the initiative aims to create employment as the online jobs market in Kenya opens up. In a 2014 survey of oDesk (now Upwork) Kenya ranked 10th overall on a list of countries providing workers, No. 1 in Africa.
The Limuru incubation Centre a first of its kind in the country was opened in January 2017 by the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of I.C.T Mr. Victor Kyalo as a Constituency Digital Innovation Hub. The project is in its initial stage and has had its first proof of concept successfully set up in Limuru. Procurement process is being undertaken.
According to the I.C.T Ministry website, the objectives of this Ministry of I.C.T project are to support entrepreneurs and facilitate access to free Wi-Fi in all the 290 constituencies countrywide. It will also enhance awareness and uptake of on-line platforms for employment and business opportunities.
Victor Kyalo PS ICT and innovation Ministry of ICT
The ministry officials under the Youth and Sports ministry Madam Purity and the Limuru C.D.F official Mr. Brian Wanene have been facilitating activities at the Center since its inception.
Madam Purity Limuru D.Y.O Ministry of Youth and Sports.
inset Limuru Central M.C.A aspirant Madam Annabelle Kamondo was there to make sure the residents were attended to.