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Proposed changes to establish innovation hubs at wards, says Kinuthia

The anticipated amendment to the 2010 Constitution entails a raft of laws which once endorsed by Kenyans through a referendum will establish innovation hubs at the ward level, Education Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Zack Kinuthia has announced.
Mr. Kinuthia, while officiating the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) roadmap at a Nairobi hotel has asked Kenyans, particularly the youth to fully support the amendment process.
His remarks come after the two handshake partners, President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga unveiled a collection of signatures in a ceremony held at KICC Nairobi Wednesday.
Mr. Kinuthia was precise in his speech, tasking KeNIA to expedite the process once they get the nod.
The CAS called on the Agency to scout for potential innovators and assist them to commercialize their ideas.
Speaking at the same event, KeNIA Chief Executive Officer Tonny Omwansa said his organization has developed a framework that will support commercialization of research and ideas.
Additionally, he said a National Innovation Policy will be put in place to bolster and enhance establishment of innovation ecosystems.
KeNIA, is State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Act, No. 28 of 2013 under the Ministry of Education, mandated to develop and manage the National Innovation System.

By Abigail Munene

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