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Four innovations from Kenya shortlisted for African awards

By By BONIFACE GIKANDI | July 16th 2013 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300


Four innovations from Kenya, which were submitted to the Africa Public Sector Innovation Initiative Awards have been shortlisted as finalists in various categories.

In a letter dated July 5, this year to Cabinet Secretary Ms Anne Waiguru (Devolution and Planning) the African Union notifies the Kenya Government that the four innovations from Kenyans have been shortlisted as finalist in various categories.

The African Union’s Commissioner of Political Affairs Amb Dr Aisha Abdullahi has listed the items by Kenyans as the diesel-powered DEFTEC Mobile Field Kitchen developed by the General Service Unit and disease-resistant coffee variety (Batian) developed by Coffee Research Foundation based in Ruiru.

The other two are Development and Commercialization of Medical Products UniPron, Smulgel and Smuscan developed by Dr Peter Gichuhi Mwethera and Digital Pen Technology developed by Kabete Campus.

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