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Kenya’s largest telco, Safaricom, has unveiled a programme that will empower and train employees seeking to shift to new digital careers.

Known as The Digital Academy, the initiative especially caters to employees working in technology careers that are becoming automated as computers gain more capabilities and take on more roles.

In the first phase that began early this year, Safaricom has already fully trained 60 of its staff and placed them in new roles.

An industry first, the initiative is also helping the company bridge a shortage of talent as it seeks to bridge a customer shift to increasingly digital lifestyles.

This digital transformation has been behind the growth of demand for data scientists, data analysts, and new-age programming experts amongst other roles.

“Safaricom operates in a fast paced environment where technology is ever changing. Recent advances have automated sections of our network meaning that certain careers will soon no …