With only 34 days to the August 9 General Election, the four presidential hopefuls will be seeking to consolidate their support bases and employ various tactics in to counter the opponents.
Over the recent past, the issue of technology has been at the forefront, with politicians tapping experts from the industry to ensure a first-round win.
For the Azimio wing, they picked George Njoroge as its ICT chief and handle matters dealing with technology.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua posing for their campaign photos.
File Njoroge, whose name has been consistent in the tech world, boasts of more than a decade’s experience in the ICT software industry.
Bearing in mind the gravity of the upcoming August 9 poll, Njoroge’s wit and experience ought to have piqued Azimio’s interests to the point of assigning him the task of plying his trait to bring victory to the coalition.
Njoroge is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at East African Data Handlers.
He is also a senior member of the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE). Before East African data handlers, Njoroge held several positions in different capacities in companies such as Microsoft and IBM Partner Company, as well as AITEC Africa.
Hailed as one of the first few Computer Forensic experts in Africa, Njoroge holds a Bachelor of ICT from the International University of Professional Studies located in Nairobi, Kenya.
He furthered his education by pursuing an MBA in Global Business in ICT from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
“George Njoroge is accountable for advancing the strategic vision of East African Data Handlers Limited and growing the company’s business lines through continued investments in technology innovation and service enhancement.
“George holds extensive executive experience with more than 10 years in the IT software industry, leading teams across all functional disciplines,” read part of the company profile.
The controversy surrounding the use of either the electronic or manual voter system by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been a subject of discussion in the recent past.
The Kenya Kwanza regime argued that it is confident with the electronic-based system, however, the Azimio coalition vouched for the manual system to be used as a backup.
On his part, Njoroge argued that the decision put 2.3 million votes in jeopardy who might miss out on voting despite having a valid license.
“There are 1,111 non-connected polling centres, each stream is of 700 voters if each of the dark sites has one stream, a total of 777,700 voters if they have three, its approximately 2.3 million voters in dark sites we have no visibility of,” Njoroge recently told Nation.Africa
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati during the voter transmission simulation exercise at the Bomas of Kenya on Thursday. June 9, 2022.