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Microsoft has unveiled plans to set up a technology development centre in Kenya.

The American technology giant Microsoft Corporation unveiled its plans during a meeting hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi.

Top executives of Microsoft led by Vice President for Gaming Phil Spencer said the Africa Development Centre will serve the Eastern Africa region.

According to a statement from Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU), the technology centre, the seventh globally, will not only be the corporation’s gateway to the region, but carries huge potential for jobs and business opportunities for tech-savvy Kenyan youth in the various ICT specializations.

Mr Spencer said, as a start, the corporation will soon absorb 100 local engineers, vacancies that were announced in March.

President Kenyatta welcomed the new initiative and assured Microsoft of his full support.

“You can count on my 100 per cent support. I want this to be a transparent partnership …