CNN's Errol Barnett checks the claim that Kenyans, known as #KOTs in the twitterverse, are one of the most vocal groups on social networks. On this week's Inside Africa, he sets off on a mission to meet some tech-savvy Kenyans, like Pierra Mckenna and Makena Mutwiri pictured here.
Connected in Kenya —
Errol conducts an experiment to see just how connected Nairobi, Kenya, is. He sends out a tweet, inviting people to come to meet him in a Nairobian cafe, and waits to see who turns up. Here are two of the half a dozen participants, Diane Munezero and Nahla Abass.
iHub -- Kenya's technology incubator —
iHub, featured on the show, is Nairobi's innovation hub for technologists, young entrepreneurs, investors, tech companies and hackers in the area. Described by those who run it as "part open community workspace, part vector for investors and VCs and part incubator."
Tosh Juna aka @iTosh —
Tosh Juma manages the iHub, which is described by its founders as "an open space for the tech community in Kenya with great ideas that will lead to development of new technologies in Kenya."
Joe Mucheru, Google Africa —
Joe Mucheru, Google's Ambassador for Sub-Saharan Africa, gives Inside Africa a sneak peak into Google's new services, including a mapping service keeping the government accountable on its promises to build new schools.
One of many apps developed in iHub, Nairobi —
Kytabu is one of the apps currently being developed at the iHub space. It brings students digitalized version of text books, making them cheaper and more accessible.