Mr John Paul Mwirigi, a 23-year-old independent candidate was on thursday declared winner of Igembe South Parliamentary seat in Meru County in Kenya.
Five Kenyan girls are to visit Google Headquaters in California, U.S.A where they hope to win $15,000 for their invention I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
The five teenagers, aged 15 to 17, are the only Africans selected to take part in this year’s international Technovation competition, where girls develop mobile apps to end problems in their communities.
36-year-old Kenyan woman,Peris Wangechi has been named Dubai’s best taxi driver.The United Arab Emirates government, through Dubai’s police authorities, handed Peris Wangechi the award in August last year in recognition of her outstanding professional and safety record.
Peris who hails from Mukurwe-ini in Nyeri County in Kenya,has leaved in the UAE for over 10 years as she is the first Kenyan to receive the annual recognition.
19-year-old Halima Aden has become the first ever hijab-wearing model to grace the cover of American women’s beauty magazine, Allure.
The 19-year-old Somalian American model is breaking down every boundary in the fashion industry.Halima Aden born to Somali parents at a refugee camp in Kenya made history in 2016 as the first hijab-wearing contestant in the Miss Minnesota beauty pageant and later in June 2017 made it on the cover of Vogue Arabia.
28 year old Elizabeth Marami is changing the statusquo and breaking gender barriers and has set a new record by becoming the first female marine pilot in Kenya.According to the International Labour Organization, women account for only 2% of the total workforce in the industry, and this has led to the unprecedented awareness about work opportunities for women.
The nominees for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) has been announced. The announcement was made on thursday 15 June by The African Innovation Foundation (AIF). This year event themed “African Innovation: Investing in Prosperity” is going to be the sixth IPA Award and his slated to hold at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017.