President William Ruto has called upon satellite internet firm StarLink to address the issue of high internet access costs in Kenya. During his visit to the StarLink/SpaceX factory in Los Angeles, Ruto emphasized that the organization has the potential to overcome traditional infrastructure limitations and provide universal internet access in the country.
Ruto acknowledged StarLink’s capacity to enhance high-speed connectivity, thereby unlocking the full potential of the digital economy. He expressed optimism about the organization’s investment and its ability to significantly improve connectivity in remote villages, schools, and other institutions across Kenya.
Furthermore, President Ruto met with Nicholas Weinstock, the President of Invention Studios, to discuss the potential for American filmmakers to shoot films in Kenya. This collaboration could create job opportunities and contribute to the growth of Kenya’s film industry.
Additionally, Ruto engaged in talks with Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Grammy Global Venture, and Panos Panay, President of the Grammy Africa Academy. He advocated for Nairobi to become the host city for the Grammy Africa Academy Headquarters.
President Ruto’s visit to the StarLink/SpaceX factory highlights the government’s commitment to expanding internet access in Kenya. By working closely with organizations like StarLink and fostering partnerships with global industry leaders, Kenya aims to bridge the digital divide and harness the benefits of a connected society.