The Government of Kenya through the office of the Spokesperson, Cyrus Oguna has been forced to issue a clarification on reports of internet service interruptions.
According to Oguna, the relocation of internet infrastructure to allow construction of the Rironi-Mau Summit highway will not disrupt the provision of internet services.
Oguna insisted that earlier reporting by the Standard was misleading.
The publication had titled their report ‘Expect internet interruptions as fiber optic cable is moved’.
“The headline is misleading and we wish to clarify that the relocation of internet related infrastructure to allow for the construction of the Rironi-Mau Summit highway will not in any way disrupt the provision of internet services,” said Oguna.
He noted that the project has been divided into four phases in which the relocations will be done and this will ensure fast and effective implementation of the same.
“Internet users are advised not to panic as the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, working in conjunction with the Ministry of Infrastructure through KENHA, have devised a mechanism to ensure zero effect on internet supply during this permanent relocation of the fiber optic cable to pave way for road construction,” added Oguna.