The highly attended ceremony held at the University of Nairobi Towers drew participation from partners from various sectors of the industry as well as the government.
In the key note address, the Cabinet Secretary, commended UoN for the consistency is hosting the event.
“The government will continue to support the Nairobi Innovation Week as a national event,” he said. Mr. Mucheru highlighted the initiatives by the government to support innovation and entrepreneurship among the youth with specific focus on the use of technology.
“We have rolled out various programmes targeting the development of the Kenyan youth. For example, we have the ‘Talent ni Kazi’ whereby the government has set up music studios in different counties to support upcoming young artists,” he said. “The youth must be encouraged to get into the innovators hub, develop innovations and earn an income. I challenge the youth to have a job creating mentality instead of job searching.”