If you follow Tech news around the region you’ll probably know that Kenya has really been on a surge when it comes to development in their tech space of late. As recently as two weeks ago we were talking about activity in the Kenyan gaming scene. Now it seems Kenya is at it once again as Microsoft is launching their first Software Testing Centre in Africa.
Microsoft is partnering with Techno Brain Limited (an IT Solutions firm) to make this happen. The centre will be located in Nairobi, Kenya and joins Microsoft’s three other software testing facilities with others in India, China and Poland.
As a result of this new development, Kenyans will get other perks which include early access Windows OS builds. Developers in the country will get to test software before it is available. Since Techno Brain will be responsible for testing and quality assurance, it is believed this partnership will create over a thousand jobs and will also catapult the skill of developers
The Director of Software Engineering at Microsoft Bambo Sofola seems to share the sentiment that Kenya is really a high-potential nation when it comes to tech-related developments. He said:
Kenya is said to be Africa’s ultimate technology hub of the future and it is rapidly growing in that area. Microsoft is here to support and enable Kenya and Kenyan’s to excel and achieve that purpose
Developments such as these will continue to strengthen Kenya’s position as one of Africa’s most innovative countries in the tech space and the constant developments in the Kenyan tech space really should motivate us to catch up