Over 100 Kenyan youths are set to benefit from Microsoft’s recent plans to set-up a tech centre in the country.
The proposed centre is the first in Africa and will serve in the East Africa region before it is replicated to Nigeria and elsewhere.
Microsoft’s Vice President for Gaming Phil Spencer asserted that the step by Microsoft will reinstate the company’s entry into Africa with Kenya as the gateway.
In March, the American based corporation announced slots for 100 software engineers from Kenya and they will now be involved in the advancement of the Company’s agenda.
Welcoming the move, President Uhuru Kenyatta assured Microsoft of his support.
“You can count on my 100 per cent support. I want this to be a transparent partnership that benefits Microsoft and Kenyans greatly. We want you to make Kenya your African home,” President Kenyatta said.
Already, Google is running similar tech-related activities in the country, having set up offices in Nairobi.
Andela Kenya is one such program that seeks to incubate ICT skills among the youth.