Amazon to open web service center in Kenya

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

The company’s cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services, announced on Wednesday that it will establish a development facility in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and add jobs in software engineering, cloud support, and development.

“The Kenyan technology sector continues to be a source of growth and job creation at a time when there is so much uncertainty in the world,” Kenya’s President William Ruto, said.

One of Africa’s largest technological centres, Kenya is sometimes referred to as the “Silicon Savannah” and is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world as well as growing startups.

Vice President of Global Services at AWS Uwem Ukpong remarked, “This centre will enable the local market to tap into an incredible pool of technical talent,”

Companies like Netflix, General Electric, and Sony use AWS, the largest cloud computing service in the world, to enable storage, networking, and remote security.

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