Online earning app Remotask blocks access to Kenyans

Online earning app Remotask blocks access to Kenyans

Kenyans using digital space to earn a living are facing a huge blow after the popular online earning platform Remotask blocked its access in Kenya on March 13th 2024.

Remotask has been paying users who were able to complete small tasks like image and video labelling to contribute to the training and development of AI models while earning money.

The site now displays an error message when attempting to access it locally. Reasons behind this sudden inaccessibility remain unclear.

However, Kenyan users of Remotask have received an email notifying them of the platform’s closure in the region.

File image of President Ruto at Government Jitume labs: Photo. Courtesy

Earlier in January, President William Ruto made a visit in Nandi County where he was impressed by University students who were earning big from Remotask at the government Jitume labs.

The President was accompanied by his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua.

A video of one Brian Kipchumba, a student undertaking Diploma in ICT circulated online telling the President his success after using Remotask.

The president expressed his joy in seeing Brian’s success in the online space.

Ruto asked him to help him persuade Kenyan youths to embrace job opportunities in the digital space.

However, the platform is now inaccessible and has left many beneficiaries worried.

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