Success behind Kenya attracting tech start-up investment 

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Technology is changing the way people live and in Africa, innovators are living on the edge to create solutions for everyday problems and challenges.  As the Silicon Savannah, Kenya has stood out not only because of its innovations but also due to the attraction that it has become to investors.  In early October, Kenya was ranked alongside Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Brazil and Israel as a country that is an innovation hotspot attracting entrepreneurs and start-ups from around the globe.  The World Economic Forum (WEF) has featured these five countries based on how each government has developed policies to support the tech ecosystem within their jurisdiction.  For perspective, the start-up scene on the continent has been progressively dynamic over the years where the total investment in start-ups in Africa crossed the US$2 billion mark in 2019.  Africa is witnessing a growing population which is increasingly adopting the use of mobile devices. With this expansion, numerous digital start-ups are thriving.  Kenya, which is commonly referred to as the investment hub of the East African region, remains true to this moniker when it comes to tech investments and the attractiveness it offers the sector.  With the success stories of mobile money

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