Tech giant Kenya shines abroad with little for local innovators

What you need to know:

  • M-Pesa and Ushahidi are world known innovations that have challenged the old order and triggered a new wave of innovation in financial services and search and rescue measures
  • Efforts to encourage even faster growth of this sector are evident with Nairobi spotting several tech incubation hubs full of young people as they strive to actualise their ambition to become the next Microsoft’s Bill Gates or Facebook’s Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
  • Some innovators have blamed the government for the slow pick of their businesses saying that priority should be given to local startups when awarding government jobs

As far as innovation in the technology world goes, Kenya stands among the giants, with acclaimed titles that have had a massive impact on the global economy.

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