Here is our latest list of the most interesting digital gurus found in Kenya. These innovators are leading the way to a technologically brighter future in East Africa.
1. Kennedy Kachwanya
Kachwanya is a social media consultant, Tech analyst and current chairman of Bake (Bloggers Association of Kenya). He is involved in web design and programming for Finweb Solutions Limited and recently became content manager for a volunteer based website called mobilemonday.co.ke. Mobile Monday focuses on ‘business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets.’
2. Moses Kemibaro
Moses is an entrepreneurial Internet services professional with close to 15 years working experience in some of East Africa’s most successful Internet services companies including Dealfish, Dotsavvy Limited, 3mice Interactive Media Limited, Africa Online and Kenyaweb Limited.
Kemibaro has a blog site that is dedicated to technology advancements and he recently published a press release that explains the launch of the world’s first solar-powered laptop, manufactured by Samsung.
He stated ‘Kenya is among the pioneer launch markets selected to enjoy the benefits of the world’s first solar powered laptop. In a pioneering move, Samsung Electronics Nairobi office has confirmed the launch of the Samsung Netbook NC215S lap top in the local market as part of a global launch that kicked off in key African markets last week.’
Twitter : @Moseskemibaro
3. Rebecca Wanjiku
Wanjiku is a technology journalist and blogger based in Nairobi. She also founded the technology company Fireside Ltd. She is currently a journalist with IDG News Service, a technology News wire. Rebecca explores new digital innovations in and around Kenya and attends technology conferences around the country.
4. Mbugua Njihia
Mbugua is a founding member of the Mobile Marketing Association (EA) whose description entails mostly mobile technology development. Njihia is also the founding chairman of Mobile Monday, based in Kenya. He writes on matters technology and business for the Nation Media Group, with a weekly column every Thursday in the Business Daily. Mbugua likes to refer to himself as a ‘techpreneur’ - a fine blend of a technical entrepreneur.
5. Wilfred Mworia
Mworia is Software, Mobile and Web (WordPress) Consultant, as well as the Founder of the massively successful website afrinnovator.com, which deals with all media, Internet and technology based news from around Africa. He also hosts a personal blog, dealing with similar digital issues and opinions.
We will continue to watch and engage those forging the way in tech and digital innovation around the continent.