December 11, 2018
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MACHAKOS UNIVERSITY WINS AT KONZA SMART CITIES CHALLENGE

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MACHAKOS UNIVERSITY WINS AT KONZA SMART CITIES CHALLENGE

  • Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Machakos University-Main Campus
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MACHAKOS UNIVERSITY WINS AT KONZA SMART CITIES CHALLENGE

Konza Technopolis Development Authority held a hackathon competition on Wednesday 5th, December, 2018 at Konza Technopolis City that brought a number of innovators from universities, colleges and the general public.  In this event participants in groups of about 2-5 individuals, dived into an innovative way of problem solving.  Two groups from Machakos University impressed the judges and won first and third prizes: The Kings Pyramid and the Electronic Voting system.

KINGS PYRAMID

King’s Pyramid, developed by Mr. Victor Karume won the First Prize of Kshs.50, 000. It is 5-Mind Game collection concept aimed at aiding in brain development, multi-tasking & social skills as well as judgment and problem solving.

Mr. Victor Karume (2nd left) and his team members receive a cheque of Kshs.50,000 being the First Prize for their innovation (King’s Pyramid)from the Principal Secretary, ICT Mr. Jerome Ochieng (2nd Right)

 

A group member plays King’s Pyramid

The Electronic Voting system

Our students, led by Mr. Kevin Njoroge came up with an idea on an electronic voting system they hope could cascade from the university elections to national elections came 3rd in the Konza Smart Cities Challenge

Konza Technopolis Development Authority CEO, Eng. John Tanui presents a cheque of Kshs.20,000 being the 3rd Prize to the students who have come up with electronic voting system.

Mr. Kevin Njoroge explains how the electronic voting system works

 

“There are only two universities in Kenya, Machakos University and  Others” Dr. Amukowa, told the audience.

 

 

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