Category Archives: technology

African leaders gather to discuss digital transformation in the public sector

NairoIMG_5820bi, Kenya – 6 March 2017 – Microsoft is confirming its commitment to digital transformation in the public sector in Africa, by bringing together government decision makers from across the continent, at events Nairobi, Kenya.

The event will address Microsoft’s mission to empower sectors like agriculture, health, justice, transport, public finance and shared services, through digital transformation. Microsoft will unveil some of the key solutions on offer in the transformation of these verticals. Continue reading


VIDEO: AITEC Africa ICT Summit Brings Together ICT Professionals

With over 500 ICT professionals, the AITEC Africa ICT Summit, which took place on 24th & 25th February 2016 at the Visa Oshwal Center, Nairobi, Kenya, was opened by ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru.

The event included professionals from the East African region and as far as Ghana who were here to showcase their products and services and give talks on tech trends and current innovations.

Below is a video review of the summit, courtesy of E-LABZ’s David Gitonga

New UK online shopping experience now available in Kenya at UshopWD

Have you ever wanted to go shopping in London or any European city but hindered by high cost of shipping?

Worry no more. A new online shopping company is now operational in Kenya with an infrastructure that allows shoppers to even ship a single item without worrying about exorbitant shipping costs. Continue reading

Reviewing the ASUS GL552J – A Gamer’s Perspective

By David Gitonga

Its not every so often that you come across a laptop built for gamers. Fortunately, I had just that opportunity recently to test out an ASUS gaming machine. The experience, of course, is a gamer’s dream as you might expect.

At first glance, the GL552J looks nothing like your average laptop. The dark, sleek figure will immediately tell you that this machine is built to be used for extended periods of time, and rightly so. Continue reading

Microsoft launches windows 10 in Kenya

Microsoft Director, Windows Business Division, for West, East and Central Africa, Rotimi Olumide, explains how Windows 10 works.

Microsoft Director for Windows Business Division, West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, Rotimi Olumide

Giant technology firm Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 10 operating system  in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday.

Microsoft Director for Windows Business Division, West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, Rotimi Olumide said users can take advantage of the free upgrade offer, or purchase a new Windows 10 PC. Continue reading

Mobile app, iafya, rich in health information


Kenyan health workers are using a mobile app to learn and educate the masses on health principles.

Dubbed ‘iAfya’, the tool by Avallain Limited, a social enterprise based in Switzerland and Kenya, is already being used as a professional companion by health workers at Coptic hospital.

The tool is gaining prominence since the mobile phone has become ubiquitous (widely available) in Kenya and the region. Continue reading

Kenya: Mobile subscribers up 1.8 percent to 31.8 million

Mobill phones have had a great impact in Kenya's economy

Mobill phones have had a great impact in Kenya’s economy

Number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million in the first quarter of  2014. In its quarterly review of the sector, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) reports tha this trend is similar to that observed over the last two years where quarter-on-quarter growth has remained below 2 per cent. The same period of the previous year had recorded a decline of 2.9 per cent. Continue reading