Microsoft, a multi-billion American company is set to open a technology development center in Nairobi, this is its seventh development center and it will serve the East African region.
These plans were unveiled by top executives from Microsoft who were hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Statehouse on Monday. The tech hub will presents massive potential for business and job opportunities especially for the many tech savvy Kenyan youths. The vice present of Gaming, Mr. Phil Spencer indicated that they are in the process of absorbing 100 local engineers. The president assured Microsoft of the government’s full support and said he wanted Microsoft to make Kenya it’ African home as its best suited for the development site.
Nigeria is also going to benefit from a technology development site as it will serve the West Africa region. These centers will lead to the development of Microsoft’s businesses such as the Azure cloud platform, Office and Windows. The president further added that the initiative is in line with the Big 4 development Agenda and he is keen on ensuring that the youth are technologically empowered.