CS Amb. Amina Mohamed graces King Baudouin Prize award to Kenyan Mr.Tonee Ndungu on 20th June 2017 23/06/2017
On 20th June, 2017, Mr Tonee Ndungu founder of Kytabu was awarded the King Baudouin African Development Prize 2016-2017 in recognition of the innovation and entrepreneurship. The award ceremony took place at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The award ceremony was by HM King Philippe, King of Belgium and HM Queen Mathilde. The Embassy of Kenya later organised a session for the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Amb (Dr) Amina Mohamed, who was in Brussels for official engagements, to congratulate Mr Ndungu and his team.
The King Baudouin African Development Prize rewards outstanding contributions made by individuals or organisations in the area of development in Africa. The Prize highlights innovative initiatives that improve the quality of life for local communities and empower them to take charge of their own development. Through the mobile phone application, Kytabu which Mr Ndungu founded in 2012, teachers and students are able to rent electronic books and other curriculum required materials using mobile money transfer.