The government is set to partner with Google in the provision of digitization of government services.

President William Ruto made the revelation following a meeting with Google Senior Vice President for Technology and Society James Manyika in Washington.

The two met on the sidelines of the US-Africa leaders summit.

The President noted that they had already agreed on areas of collaboration, adding that Google appreciates Kenya's potential in utilising the digital space.

"We commend Google for establishing a product development centre in Kenya that will coordinate its activities within Kenya and the Africa Region. This is an appreciation of the potential of the digital space and Kenya’s skilled human capital," he said.

Speaking on Monday during Jamhuri Day celebrations, Ruto said his administration plans to build 100,000 kilometres of superhighway of internet across cities, towns and across the country to make this a reality.

The head of state said that only 15 per cent of services were being offered digitally, with the remainder set to be realised soon.