Mount Kenya University lecturer has won the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST – TECH I ) 2019 award held in Bahrain.
Donatus Njoroge storage Innovation won the East Africa Post-harvest Technologies Award in 2017 courtesy of Inter-Region Economic Network and USAID. After it was proven to have the ability to protect all types of grains from Weevil attacks.
Speaking Exclusively to TV47, the don said he was happy to emerge the top of the shortlisted candidates. He was among the top 24 Innovators selected from 18 different countries.
“I am thankful that I have been named the winner of the awards and been the first Kenyan to win this award”.
The don’s first-place prize includes $15,000 in Seed capital and $50,000 Amazon Web Services Credit, in addition, he will receive mentorship from David Hamod the President and CEO of the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce.
Njoroge’s high-flying success comes at the backdrop of Kenya’s Peter Tabichi who won Ksh 100 million (US$1m prize) for the world’s best teacher.
By Vincent Kyalo