Kenyan ICT Ministry Appoints a Team to Produce Blockchain Roadmap


Blockchain technology has different applications ranging from chain management, government data storage and other applications in land. The popular cryptocurrency investment, bitcoin also uses blockchain technology.

The Ministry of ICT in Kenya has appointed 11 members who will work to give the country’s roadmap to blockchain. Led by Dr. Bitange Ndemo as the chairman, the committee consists of Michael Onyango, Mahmoud Mohammed Noor, Juliana Rotich, Elizabeth Ondula, John Gitau, Steve Chege, John Walubengo, Fred Michuki and Lesley Mbogo. Juliana Rotich is a co-founder of Ushahidi and BRCK and also works as a tech consultant at Novato Africa. Steve Chege is currently the head of corporate affairs at Safaricom.

The 11 members will work for 3 months and the ministry expects them to report on artificial intelligence and use of distributed ledger technology in Kenya. The Kenyan government wants to utilize blockchain technology in education sector and lands. The committee will also come up with a way of coming up with innovation SACCO in the next one year.


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