Apart from Kenya being a hotbed of sporting talent, it is also a hotbed of tech innovations.
Crowned Africa’s most intelligent city by Intelligent Community Forum, Nairobi was the only African city to make it to the list of the world’s top 21 ‘intelligent communities’ second year in a row.
The origin of Kenya’s tech movement revolves around the launch of the mobile money service MPESA in 2007, a product used even on the most basic of phones. The service posted an equivalent on $348.67million for the for the financial year 2014/2015 according to Safaricom’s annual report.
I am pleased to introduce to you our newest series – Kenya Weekly. I shall be bringing you stories about the first Kenyan-made laptop Taifa, rugged internet for people and things, uber-style motorbike delivery service among many more of tech innovations from this East African country.
Welcome to the Kenyan innovation story , in Kiswahili ‘karibu’.
East Africa point person