Germany asked to invest in Kenya

Kenya has invited Germany IT companies to explore the possibilities of investing in manufacturing in the country which boasts of highly skilled labour in the sector.

The Cabinet Secretary for ICT (CS), Joe Mucheru observed that, Kenya has a huge pool of skilled young people that Germany, as one of the leaders in technology in Europe stand to gain from if they invest in Kenya.

Speaking at his Telposta Towers offices on Friday, when he received the German Ambassador to Kenya, Mrs. Jutta Frasch, Mucheru said there are some universities in the country which have started manufacturing plants and they were seeking support to scale up their endeavours.

The CS, cited the Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology that has already attracted Brazil, South Africa and American companies in the engineering and manufacturing.

Mucheru said there are more universities in Kenya with adequate skilled human capital seeking financial support to start manufacturing.

The German envoy, said they were planning to set up three centres of excellence in science and technology in Kenya.

Mrs. Frasch said they were also seeking accreditation for the Deutsche Welle Media centre that will provide capacity building for journalists in the country.

Mucheru said the Deutsche Welle media centre could play an important role in supporting the Kenya News Agency and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation in capacity building to fulfill their mandate.

Source: Kenya News Agency