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Rachel Ruto: First Lady Launches Jitume Digital Hubs at Butere Girls

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First Lady Rachel Ruto at Butere Girls for the Launch of the Jitume Digital Hub. Photo: Rachel Ruto.

First Lady Rachel Ruto has officially launched the Jitume Digital Hubs project at Butere Girls High School.

The project was implemented by the Ministry of ICT and Digital Economy through the Konza Technopolis.

Mama Rachel cited the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda, which also captures the seriousness of digitization.

This is under its Digital and Creative Economy Pillar, which is an enabler of the other Pillars.

These are agriculture, micro, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), affordable housing, and universal healthcare.

She praised Konza Technopolis’ Jitume Project as one that will spur a wave of digital jobs across the nation.

Jitume has over 28,000 users connected, over 8,700 courses enrolled, and 118 digital job platforms connected.

The Jitume Digital Hubs project is now fully operational.

Eliud Owalo, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of ICT and Digital Economy, said that over 400,000 youth have been trained and over 139,000 digital jobs have been created in the last year.

This transformational project has the potential to solve the perennial unemployment in the nation.

The ministry is on course to set up a digital centre in each of the 1450 wards in the country.

Other leaders present at the visit included Ayub Savula, the Deputy Governor of Kakamega County; Justice Hellen Wasilwa, Chairperson of Butere Girl High School Board of Management; and education sector stakeholders from Kakamega County.

Rachel Ruto is an alumnus of Butere Girls High School, she did her O and A levels at the school.

From Butere High, she got a chance to join Kenyatta University for a Bachelor’s of Education Degree.

The humble prayer warrior went on to earn her Master of Arts in 2011 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.