The Nyandarua County Government has today launched free public Wi-Fi spots across the county in a bid to help the area residents stay connected.
Residents who want to enjoy the free Wi-Fi can connect at Njabini Youth Centre, Engineer Stadium, Wakirogo Stadium, Ol’Kalou Youth Empowerment Centre, Ol’Jororok Stadium, Ritaya Primary School, and Ndaragwa Stadium.
According to area Governor Francis Kimemia, the move to ensure Nyandarua achieves a fast, reliable, efficient, and affordable ICT network will bring faster access to information vital for the economic and educational development of the county.
The county official further said that the initiative is a tool of empowerment for the youth and residents as they will be able to use the free wireless connection to carry out their work. The free Wi-Fi is expected to come in handy and enable them to access online Government services, research, working and attending virtual classes.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies Kenya had in 2015 had partnered with the Nakuru County Government to launch high capacity free Wifi in Nakuru. The project was awarded the prestigious Changing Lives award at the Africacom Awards, which recognizes an inspiring initiative that has significantly impacted African communications in the community and contributed to economic and social development.
A call to Liquid Intelligent Technologies Kenya did not bring to light whether the project is still running or not.
In 2017, Kwale County also launched free street Wi-Fi in Baraza Park and Ukunda following an investment project by Liquid Telecom in high-speed Internet to the county. It is also unclear whether this project is still online.
Free Wi-Fi is great but it could harm you. The same features that make free Wi-Fi hotspots desirable for consumers make them desirable for hackers given that it requires no authentication to establish a network connection. This creates opportunities for hackers to get unfettered access to unsecured devices on the same network. Protect yourself with a VPN when using these hotspots.