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Stronger Tech ties between Kenya and the US as new Ambassador Arrives

Post by : Ann Njambuya

Kenya and the United States of America are expected to achieve stronger Tech ties especially in the information and communication industry. This is after the newly appointed American ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman indicated her plans to strength the ties.

Whitman a former silicon valley executive seeks to increase the influence of American tech companies and reduce the dominance of the Chinese tech companies.

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Meg made this declaration during her senate vetting process before she came to Kenya. The new Ambassador has a wealth of over 500 billion shillings which she has amassed as a tech guru.

According to Meg, Kenya is poised to to be the African leader in information and communication industry. Currently Kenya is experiencing a boom in seed funding for start ups that are Kenyan based. The country has seen an increase in seed funding for its start ups as compared to other African countries.

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New US ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman  promises stronger Tech ties between the two countries.
New US ambassador to Kenya Margaret ‘Meg’ Whitman is welcomed at the US Embassy in Nairobi by outgoing Chargé d’Affaires Eric Kneedler.

Currently the US leads in the creation and coverage especially in the social media applications. Increased Tech ties between Kenya and the US will see US tech companies invest more in Kenya and may even set up their regional offices in the country.


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