December Issue 2014

Page 97

Catherine MAHUGU Co-founder of Soko and frontrunner of the company’s innovation, Catherine Mahugu is an International Telecom Union (United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies) Young Innovators fellow, as well as a fellow for InfoDev’s mobile start-up camp (a global program in the World bank group). Among her passion projects are Stanford University and Nokia Africa Research Centre Design Projects that are focused on developing communities through ICT. She has been recognised as one of Kenya’s top five women entrepreneurs under forty and with influence that great, hers was the brain to pick and AfroElle did just that.

WORDS: ASHLEY MAKUE | PHOTOGRAPHY: SOKO