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Microsoft to set up tech base in Kenya

By PSCU | May 13th 2019
President Kenyatta called for openness in the partnership and challenged Microsoft to ensure intellectual property rights of Kenyans involved in their projects are adequately protected. [PSCU]

American technology giant Microsoft Corporation has unveiled a plan to set up a technology development centre in Kenya.

Speaking at a meeting hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi today, top executives of Microsoft led by Vice President for Gaming Phil Spencer said the Africa Development Centre will serve Eastern Africa. 

He said the technology centre, the seventh globally, will not only be the corporation’s gateway to the region, but will also carry huge potential for jobs and business opportunities for tech-savvy Kenyan youths in the various ICT specialisations.

According to Mr Spencer, the corporation will soon absorb 100 local engineers, vacancies that were announced in March.

Uhuru welcomed the new initiative and assured Microsoft of his full support.

“You can count on my 100 per cent support. I want this to be a transparent partnership that benefits Microsoft and Kenyans. We want you to make Kenya your African home," he said.

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