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'We're starting to realise who you elect determines if your country thrives’

The most lucrative investment opportunities in Kenya is in energy, particularly renewable energy. Second is construction and infrastructure.

Ory Okolloh Mwangi

There’s a growing consciousness of the linkage between who you elect and how your country thrives or doesn’t thrive.

Ory Okolloh Mwangi

Ory Okolloh Mwangi is a Kenyan commentator and one of the country’s more prominent young citizens. She is Director of Investments at Omidyar Network and was formerly the Policy Manager for Google Africa.

She is the cofounder of Mzalendo (Swahili for “Patriot”), a parliamentary watchdog website seeking to hold government accountable by methodically recording bills, speeches, MPs, standing orders and so on.

Mwangi is also the founder of Ushahidi (Swahili for "Witness"), a website that collects eyewitness reports of violence using text messages and Google Maps.

She created Mwangi in reaction to the violence that erupted across Kenya after the disputed 2007 election.

Mwangi has a degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from Harvard Law School in 2005.

Time Magazine ranks her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Click here to access the Africa Connected portal or click below to watch the video below in which 702’s Nikiwe Bikitsha – on a fact-finding mission in Kenya – interviews Mwangi (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Tourism is back on the rise. We’ve learned a lot of lessons when things were tough.

Ory Okolloh Mwangi

We could be growing at 9% or 10%, if it wasn’t for corruption.

Ory Okolloh Mwangi

We have a very young population.

Ory Okolloh Mwangi
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