Keeping Kenya Connected

Tespok Outlook Magazine

As the corona virus outbreak continues to escalate, the Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya is ensuring the country remains online and able to communicate key information
Writer: Tom Wadlow  |  Project Manager: Sam Love
When the city of Wuhan in the Hubei province of China reported its first cases of corona virus, few would have foreseen the escalation that continues to sweep across almost all parts of the world.
At the time of writing, more than 441,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, with 111,000 of those having recovered and over 20,000 people losing their lives.
While the vast majority of the infected populous will make a full recovery, the ease at which the virus is transmitting is cause for tremendous concern, especially given the strain it is already placing on some of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world.
“We are beginning to see the number of cases doubling up, and our members are in critical need of information which we are obtaining from the government,” she says. “The situation is evolving all the time and so the authorities are trying to find a balanced position from which to move forward.
“We are already seeing a big jump in the demand for home internet use and it is crucial the industry is able to provide this, so we are trying to establish what support is needed for our members to make this happen. It is a two-way conversation we are trying to facilitate with the relevant government agencies.”Ms Fiona Asonga ,C.E.O TESPOK.
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