African Torch


Mubarak Muyika: Kenyan orphan at age 10, now runs a tech company in Silicon Valley!

May 3, 2022

The story of 31 year old Mubarak Muyika is one that can’t go untold. From being an orphan at age 10 to founding a company at age 16, rejecting Harvard university scholarship and now runs a successful tech business in the famous Silicon valley in the United States of America. Here is the full story […]

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Kenya Pipeline to roll out cheap internet connections to Kenyans (Wi-Fi)

April 30, 2022

In recent days we have seen an increase in the number of internet providers in the country. Apart from the traditional internet service providers like Safaricom and Airtel, we have witnessed a number of companies such as Zuku, Jamii Telecommunications and Kenya Power and Lighting Company join the lucrative business. The most recent company to […]

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Patrick Njoroge Wachira: Meet the 12 year old university teacher who invented a Robot!

April 25, 2022

The story of Patrick Njoroge Wachira is one that can’t go untold. How a 12 year old child single-handedly invented a robot that solves a problem in society is quite fascinating. The robot is able to detect sewage blockages using automated sensors connected to a smartphone. It then sends a quick alert to the control […]

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Here are the plans to make internet free to everyone in Kenya!

April 5, 2022

With everything in the world transitioning to the digital space, access to the internet has become a major priority for most people. Kenyans may start to enjoy free internet in the country following a recent proposal to the National Treasury. Free Internet. The Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) recently submitted a proposal to the National […]

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Eric Muli: the man behind the startup that raised Ksh 1.3 billion funding from investors!

March 28, 2022

Kenyans are known all over the world to be innovative and business-oriented. Although the government hasn’t provided the right mechanisms in place to help young people, Kenyans still continue to thrive. In this article, The African Torch brings you the story of Eric Muli – the founder and CEO of Lipa Later – a startup […]

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Former Tuskys CEO launches new e-commerce.

March 16, 2022

After the closure of retail giant Tuskys supermarket, thousands of people lost their source of livelihoods. The closure didn’t only affect the small workers, but it also touched the big executives. A famous quote says that a man is not defined by falling but how he stands up after falling. Former Tuskys CEO Dan Githua […]

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Moha Grafix: Meet the pioneer of Matatu Graffiti in Kenya!

March 10, 2022

The Matatu culture is increasingly becoming popular in Kenya with young people preferring this pimped matatus over the traditional buses. Flashing lights, large 3D Television screens, loud music and captivating artwork are some of the characteristics that describe these vehicles. However many people have always wondered where the matatu culture originated. Worry no more because […]

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Joshua Chepkwony: the billionaire behind Kass Media and Faiba network in Kenya!

March 4, 2022

Most billionaires are known to be vocal and often flaunt their wealth and acquisitions to the public. This is not the case for this billionaire who likes to hide from the public but his projects are popular across the country. Here is a list of Companies and businesses owned by billionaire Joshua Chepkwony who is […]

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David Lagat: The billionaire building a Ksh 200 billion city in Eldoret!

March 3, 2022

According to a report released in 2021 by Knight Frank, Kenya has 42 billionaires who control the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Despite being wealthy, very few of this individuals are doing projects that benefit the common citizen. However not for this one man who is building an entire city that is going to create […]

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