Friday 24th November, Kitui By Brian Peter
Meet Abednego Nzalu Muange, fondly referred to as Chemist in the social circles, a humble youth from Kyango Village, Voo-Kyamatu Ward, Kitui East Constituency; who can pass for any other Kitui youth to those who don’t know him. But far from his simple demeanor, Abednego is a gentle giant! At barely 29 years of age, with five years’ experience as a banker, Chemist is the CEO of one of the fastest growing ICT companies in East Africa; Click Africa Limited.
A former pupil of Kyaango Primary school, alumni of St. Charles Lwanga Kitui, and a graduate of Mombasa Polytechnic, Abednego Muange has beaten from all odds to dine with the high and the mighty in the ICT industry. Click Africa Limited, located in Harambee Avenue,Cargen House 1st Floor,deals with software engineering and networking, and a visit to its website www.clickafrica.co.ke leaves no doubt about the growth mindset and future orientation.
But it is not just the determination that has put Click Africa Limited where it is today. According to its CEO Muange, innovation and uniqueness has been the trick. Early this year, Abed Muange developed an android application called the MyShule App. This innovation has greatly changed his life, and caused ripples in the android development circles, as it has ushered in a new era in technology.
MyShule app is a mobile application which enables parents to track the safety of their school-bound children from home to school and back. An automated system is installed on the school bus, and parents download the mobile application from Google Play store or click the following link: http://www.myshuleapp.live/parent_app . For a pocket-friendly subscription fee charged per term, the parents receive timely notification of the location of their children, the time the bus leaves school, picks their children and drops them back. The teachers/school can also send critical notifications to the parents in an easy, timely and confidential manner. More information and orders on MyShule App can be accessed from its parent website: www.myshuleapp.live .
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Click Africa Limited is planning to launch the MyShule App in select Kitui County. The official list of beneficiaries has not yet been made public, but the top performing schools in the region are likely to benefit from this technology which has been adopted by over 50 high-end schools in Nairobi; among them CITAM Schools(Woodley and Buruburu, Kinderville, Lepic and Happy Land Groups of Schools.
“In a drive aimed at motivating the Kitui County youth and appreciating the big young brains in our schools, Click Africa Limited will be rewarding the best performed schools in the 2017 KCPE with the MyShule App technology,” confided Muange in an exclusive interview with the Kitui Newspaper. “All we will automate their transport systems for free, allow the parents free push notifications, and slash the subscription fee by over 75% to a mere Ks. 400 per parent per term!”