President William Ruto Tuesday said the government will invest in the digital economy to create employment for the youth.
He said the sector has the potential of spurring growth in the country.
He added every home that is connected to power will also be linked to the internet to enable the youth to explore economic opportunities online.
“The digital economy will drive growth and create jobs, especially for the youth,” he said.
He spoke on Tuesday at the Kabete National Polytechnic where he launched the Digital Economy Enablement Programme.
The initiative aims at providing youth with access to digital skills and opportunities.
He also officially opened Konza Digital Skills Laboratory.
The President lauded youth for embracing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVETS) to equip themselves with technical skills that are market ready.
He added that the number of students pursuing TVET courses has increased from 90,000 to more than 500,000 in the last 10 years.