Samson Amenia wins Ksh 500,000 in the Africa Tech Challenge

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Egerton University’s Samson Amenia is the winner of the just concluded Mobile App Challenge held at Kenya Teachers Training College in Gigiri, Nairobi. The 22 year old scooped $ 5000 for his efforts while runners up Dismus Kiplagat (Mount Kenya University) and Mary Wangechi (University of Eldoret won $2000 and $1000 respectively.

The competition, held under the Africa Tech Challenge programme banner was organized by AVIC International Holding Corporation in conjunction with Gear Box. Hundreds of young, tech savvy youth from all walks of life participate with hopes of their mobile applications being considered the best. The Mobile App Challenge competition involved developing a Mobile Application which would be used as a platform for young Kenyans with innovations to upload their ideas. Potential investors, on the other hand, view these innovations with possibilities of funding them.

To determine the finalists, elimination method was used to choose participants who showed resilience in completing all assigned tasks on time and satisfied the criteria set by the judges. The finalists then presented their work before a panel of 7 judges where after careful deliberation, the best apps were chosen.

Upon being asked, Samson said that he plans to use the prize money to create boot camps which will target students in high schools on Kenya to impact the unique skills in them. Here at Hapa Kenya we wish you nothing but the best, young lad!

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