Kenya receives a boost in internet connectivity

ICANN president Goran Marby and ICT CS Eliud Owalo

The launch of a new Managed Root Server (MRS) cluster by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will now see Kenya receive a boost in internet connectivity.

This will allow Kenyans to have faster access to online services and better protection from cyberattacks.

The cluster helps improve Domain Name System infrastructure in any country, territory, or region of the world.

The cluster is also important in stimulating Internet access and strengthening Internet stability. 

It will also reduce the impact of potential cyberattacks across Africa.

“Improving users’ access to the Internet in Africa, and their safety while using it, is part of ICANN’s mission to help make the Internet more secure, stable, and resilient across the world,” said ICANN President and CEO -Göran Marby.

He then noted that the project is a result of years of collaboration between the local and regional technical community as well as ICANN.

“The installation of this new cluster would not have been possible without the participation of the local community. We are grateful to the Kenyan government for its support and commitment to advancing Internet accessibility across Africa,” he added.

According to ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo, the installation of the new cluster is in line with the government’s plan to digitize the country.

“The installation of the cluster aligns with our mission to digitally transform not only our own country but the entire continent, through regulation, partnership, and innovation. We are proud to help bring a more resilient Internet to a larger audience in Africa,” said Owalo.

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