The roll-out is the second of 25,000 similar installations

Traders at the busy Muthurwa open-air market are set to enjoy free internet connection as part of government initiatives to promote e-commerce in the country.

The rollout slated for Friday at 11 am is the second of 25,000 similar installations the Kenya Kwanza administration plans to unveil countrywide.

The popular City market was the first beneficiary of the Wi-Fi hotspots initiative that targets 85 wards around Nairobi.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo who will preside over the event has reiterated the government's commitment to spur digital economic growth in remote locations.

100,000km of fibre optics is set to be constructed as the country moves towards a digitized economy.

National government officials as well as the Nairobi political leadership will attend the launch.

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