American multinational in partnership with the Mombasa county government has trained 220 youths from Mombasa on  cyber security, information technology and network engineering. 

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The youths who underwent training came from different institutions within the county including Christian Industrial Training Institute (CITC), SwahiliPot Hub, Star Institute, Holy Ghost Fathers’ Institute, Kenya University, National Industrial Training Institute (NITA), Ahmed Shahame Vocational Institute and Technical University of Mombasa (TUM). 

The students from different institution were awarded with certificates after the training. Mombasa Deputy Governor Dr William Kingi, who was the chief guest during the training of the youths,  said that the county government is committed to ensuring that cases of cybercrime are as minimal as possible. 

He urged local residents and leaders from different parts to back the county government in the fight against increased cases of cybercrime in the county.

“The Cisco programme aims to develop ICT skills among the youth. The model seeks to empower learners on ICT and this will go towards job and wealth creations,” said Kingi, as quoted by Capital FM.

He also assured the residents that the Governor Ali Hassan Joho-led government will ensure there is the creation of ICT centers across the region to promote the use of technology in different sectors of the economy.

Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir hailed the county government and American firm following the training of the youths in the county. 

He said that the new development in a milestone in the realization of several goals of the county government.