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Kenyan entrepreneur wins Sh2.4m Africa innovation award

Published on May 19, 2015

A Kenyan social entrepreneur Alex Mwaura Muriu clinched second position in this year’s Innovation Prize for Africa which was won by an agricultural researcher who took home $100,000 (Sh9.64 million) in cash award at a ceremony in Skhirat, Morocco last week.

Mr Muriu received $25,000 (Sh2.4 million) for developing a system to meet the perennial challenge faced by African farmers in accessing cash for planting and harvesting, by providing an alternative to bank loans through his Farm Capital Africa innovation. Read more. Source | BusinessDaily