President William Ruto has directed the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Ministry to develop an Artificial Intelligence legislation that will provide an enabling environment for digital competitiveness.
The head of state indicated that this will go a long way in boosting the country’s economy.
“It is well-established that economies where research and development are a policy priority tend to stay competitive over time, because the future is full of possibilities for them. Our Digital Master Plan is intended to fulfil this role by enhancing our ability to confront an uncertain future with confidence,” he said.
He stated that because of our commitment to create an enabling environment for digital competitiveness, Kenya has attracted many technology companies, including the global Big Tech, which have found a promising ecosystem from which to launch transformational endeavors. He emphasized establishing facts that economies prioritizing research and development invariably maintain a competitive edge, well-prepared to seize the boundless opportunities of the future.