President Uhuru Kenyatta meets Microsoft executives ahead of Africa Development Centre launch in Nairobi, Kenya

May 13, 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta
Microsoft delegation meets with President Kenyatta

Microsoft corporation executives have met with Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the scheduled Africa Development Centre launch event in Nairobi, Kenya. The visit was to formally inform the president of the scheduled launch project in Kenya.

We earlier shared on news of Microsoft opening development centers in Nairobi and Lagos. As well as the Big reveal announcement in Nairobi tomorrow 14th May. Stick with us and we will bring you updates.

Microsoft Country General Manager East and Southern Africa,
Sebuh Haileleul led the executives who met the Kenyan president. They include Executive Vice President, Gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, Corporate Vice President, Gaming Partnerships & Business Development, Sarah Bond and Corporate Vice President, Mike Fortin.

During the discussions with the president, Phil spencer shared that
the new development sites carry great potential for job creation, talent development and technology transfer among Africa’s youth. Especially in countries with good ICT literacy ratings such as Kenya.”
The African Development Centre sites he said “will contribute to Microsoft’s interests across global businesses such as Office, Azure, Windows among others.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta on the other hand said “the new initiatives by Microsoft is in line with the government’s development agenda.” He also shared that he was “keen to ensure the country has a technologically empowered and capable youth ready for the global job market.”

Microsoft will officially launch the Africa Development Center in Nairobi, Kenya tomorrow and we will bring you more details.

? : State House Kenya