History Made as Kenya Holds First Paperless Cabinet Meeting

By Samuel Ouma

Cabinet Secretaries meeting

Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto on Tuesday chaired the first paperless Cabinet meeting, which is considered a boost to the government digitization drive.

A Report indicates that Cabinet Secretaries arrived at State House, Nairobi, without the traditional bulky folders, large briefcases and huge files.

In the Cabinet room, they found secured portable digital devices interconnected and attached to their files, memos and a secure notebook to assist them in taking notes in the meeting without leaving the devices.

In a statement, the State House noted that the bold move is expected to significantly reduce printing costs and enhance the security of Cabinet records.

President Ruto said the digitization of cabinet meetings was a clear signal that the government was going digital.

He said it will enhance service delivery by fostering efficiency and eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy in government.

“Kenyans will be able to access government services from anywhere, from their home or offices, without having to go unnecessarily to government offices and wait in long queues,” he said.

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