Kenya is set to release its first set of locally made smartphones, in efforts to increase internet-enabled mobile phone usage in the country.
The ICT Cabinet Secretary (CS) Eliud Owalo said Kenyans are unable to access internet-connected mobile phones as the prices are very high.
The phones, assembled at Konza Technopolis in Malili, Machakos County, will retail at Sh5,488, a very affordable price compared to other bigger brands.
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“We are alive to the question of the affordability of ICT devices as a potential hindrance to the ability of citizens to exploit the full potential that this sector presents,” Owalo said.
“We have been actively engaging diverse stakeholders in the ICT and manufacturing sectors on the prospects of producing low-cost smartphones and lowering data costs,” added the CS.
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