Moi University students today launched a locally assembled laptop in partnership with a Portuguese tech firm JP.IK.
The laptop by the name TrigonoV40I was assembled at the varsity’s assembly plant in Eldoret and will cost Ksh. 50,000 even though an official distributor is yet to be appointed.
The laptop has a unique 360-degree backflip capability, secured with a fingerprint reader and the keyboard is backlit for the Plus version.
Speaking during the launch, ICT and Innovation Prement Secretary Jerome Ochieng hailed the move stating the government’s commitment to creating an enabling environment for innovation to create employment opportunities.
According to Ochieng, the move will be made to realization by empowering local institutions to uptake local products in the spirit of ‘buy Kenya build Kenya.’
On his part Prof Isaac Kosgey, Moi university’s Vice Chancellor noted that the varsity has shown that Kenya has the capacity to spearhead and build local technologies that can impact the world positively.
The MU brand is targeting SMEs, students and government institutions as their first line customers.”