The current government made pledges to the Kenyan people prior to the last general election held in 2013. One of the most notable promises in the Jubilee Government administration was its plan to give all Standard One pupils in all public schools access to laptop. The move was hailed by many, as it was set to introduce Kenyan to ICT at a very tender age.
Three years down the line, the Jubilee government that won the 2013 election because of the free laptop for all Standard One pupils is yet to live up to that promise. However, this may soon change as the government has set up a local competition for tech companies to apply to manage the government’s laptop and digital content project.
The Kenyan government has placed a grand prize of Ksh.17 billion ($160,963,650) for the techies that will emerge the winners of the competition. Although the competition is open for many tech companies, the odds seem to be strongly in favor of BRCK.