Innovation: Kenya punching above its weight – Daily Nation


Ever heard of the Kenya National Innovation Agency? I guess we learn new things everyday. I for one am hearing about it for the first time.

Looking at the infographic in the story (see the link below) and contrary to the headline there’s really little to celebrate. We cannot be patting ourselves in the back as if ‘doing well’ in our region is worth celebrating. We are competing with the rest of the world and it’s high time we fired on all cylinders. Private Sector and Government must work seamlessly like a well oiled machine.

See below excerpt to the story in the Nation Online.

Prof Reuben Marwanga, the chairman of the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA), believes that Kenya’s performance is proof that the country is on the right path to becoming an economy driven by innovation. “This is a clear manifestation of the Kenyan spirit. It implies that Kenyans are able to convert whatever little that has been provided into meaningful knowledge and creative products, thus performing above its economic peers.”

Read on.

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