#AskWaikenda at the iHub on 14th November at 6pm

By Josiah Mugambi
iHub
  Published 7th November 2013
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#AskWaikenda at the iHub on 14th November at 6pm

On Thursday, 14th November , we will be hosting Machel Waikenda at the iHub for a fireside chat.

Kenya's population is primarily youth (over 78% under 34 in 2010), and this can be a source of competitive advantage for Kenya. Join us at #AskWaikenda at the iHub next Thursday as he engages the tech community on youth empowerment, specifically focused on tech business and start ups, and the Government 30% procurement directive for youth, women and those with disabilities.

Machel Waikenda was born on April 23rd 1981. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix, bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Diploma of Arts from Santa Fe College. Machel also holds a certificate from the m:lab East Africa, Africa’s first mobile incubation digital hub. He is a commercial pilot, former Kenya airways employee with over 2000 hours on the Boeing 737 and 767 Jets.

Machel began his career as a pilot trainee in Kenya airways in 2005 and was promoted to be a first Officer (FO) six months later. After flying the Boeing 737 and 767 jets for 5 years, Machel quit his lucrative flying career to concentrate on his entrepreneurial endeavours. He decided to focus on the company that he founded in 2006 called Blackstar Entertainment where he sits on the board of directors.

He was the first Executive Director of The National Alliance, thereafter taking up the position of Director of Communications and Secretary of arts and Entertainment. Machel was behind the Jubilee Coalition’s youth campaign dubbed "Dunda na Uhuru" and spearheaded the communications campaign for the party during the elections.

Currently, he is a member of the National Olympics Committee Youth commission, and a board member of the World Youth Parliament.

This event is free of charge but registration is required. Please register by followingthis link.

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