The government of Kenya will this week release a large volume of statistics on it we site,=,
Kaburo Kobia, Project Manager for Local Digital Content at Kenya ICT Board, says the data released on the portal includes the national census, geospatial information on health and education and statistics on government spending at national and county level, information that will empower citizens and promote a transparent and accountable at government level.
“The portal will be used by researchers, journalist, IT developers, students and the general public,” says Kobia.
Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki is expected at the launch, which is due to take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Center.
Kenya’s Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo is expected to brief the media prior to the occasion.
Kobia says the launch is a clear indication that Kenya is at the forefront as the IT hub in the East African region.