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Microsoft, Techo Brain software testing centre in Nairobi to create 1,000 jobs

The center was formally opened by Deputy President William Ruto who pledged his support for the center and the sector at large.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 2 – The first Microsoft Software Testing Center has been launched in Nairobi at a cost of 1 million USD.

The Centre has been launched through a partnership with Techno Brain, making the Centre the first in Africa and the fourth in the world.

The other outsourced software applications testing centres are in China, Poland and India.

Techno Brain’s Group CEO Manoj Shanker says the Centre is expected to employ about a 1,000 Kenyans in the next 3-4 years, especially engineers.

“We also expect to create more jobs with the Centre in the next 7 years in the country and about 3,000- 5,000 jobs across Africa with Techno Brain, a majority of them being in Kenya,” Shanker.

The center was formally opened by Deputy President William Ruto who pledged his support for the center and the sector at large.

Ruto also revealed the government’s plan of laying 7,000 KM of fibre Optic in the 47 counties, a move expected to boost the ICT Sector.

“When you get international tech giants such as Microsoft partnering with homegrown companies to launch such projects, then you know we are doing something right,” Ruto said.

ICT CS Joe Mucheru said the opening of the Centre was a signal that Kenya is indeed the leading technology hub of the region and the continent at large.

He added that the Centre would create opportunities for more international companies to follow suit and launch operations in the country.

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The partnership involves Microsoft outsourcing the testing and quality assurance to Techno Brain Kenya for their flagship Windows operating system for the applications compatibility.

“Kenya, in particular, has a rich pool of skilled human resources. This Testing Centre is another great testament that we’re truly committed to empowering lives through education and innovation,” said Manoj

Shanker, CEO, Techno Brain.

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