Fatboy: While Kenya is providing free internet access, Uganda restricts access


Following the continued shutdown of the social media sites in Uganda, the government has been criticized for taking the country backward instead of forward.


James Onen aka Fatboy, a presenter on the Fatboy Show on RX Radio said that while our neighboring countries like Kenya are providing free Wi-Fi in parks so that more citizens can have access to the internet, Uganda is shutting down social media and limiting access to the internet.


“Green parks in Nairobi will now be connected to street lights and free internet. It is like the government of Uganda is intentionally taking the country backward. Apart from the internet being unreliable and expensive, even access to it is now limited. This is unbelievable,” he said on the Monday morning show.


The show was today joined by Marcus, a UK based professional boxer who has been staying in Uganda since the institution of a national lockdown last year.


Regarding the switching off of the internet by government during the general elections Marcus said, “When the internet was switched off, I took the time off and read three books. I don’t know the last time I had read a book so it was a blessing in disguise. Overall, I am happy staying in Uganda and wouldn’t mind staying here for a long time,” he said.


Marcus added that given how Covid-19 is wreaking havoc on the United Kingdom, he’s happy staying in Uganda for an even longer period.


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