Entrepreneurs have the potential to transform the lives of Kenyans

President Barack Obama (left), Akirachix co-founder Judith Owigar and President Kenyatta at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the UN headquarters in Gigiri, Nairobi, on July 25, 2015. President Obama praised Ms Owigar's work when he spoke in Washington, DC, on August 3, 2015. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

What you need to know:

  • During the GES 2015 Summit hosted in Nairobi, Kenya was touted as the future “silicon savannah”, the “hub of excellence and innovation in technology”.

  • SMEs in Kenya account for 80 per cent of employment and contribute over 92 per cent of the new jobs created annually, according to the KNBS.

  • Kenyan entrepreneurs, given the opportunity to succeed, will model innovation, hard work, leadership, and persistence.

There is one group of Kenyans that may not be getting the recognition it deserves — entrepreneurs.

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