Many internet users will narrate how frustrating it is trying to get specific information on Kenya from the net without success.
There is a serious shortage of data on Kenya and trying to gather conclusive and updated information on business, agriculture, education,administration, health or many other topics is a real challenge. Despite heavy investments in making sure there is enough bandwidth to support such data, Kenyans have probably lost countless opportunities due to shortage of information. There is also the challenge of having data that users can make sense of.
The World Bank, African Media Initiative and other concerned players like the Kenya ICT Board, iHub Research and iLabAfrica undertook an incubation programme to help accelerate the ability for public to make sense of data and galvanise engagement around public issues. The programme, dubbed Code4Kenya, saw three media houses and a civil society group develop Applications and service platforms that would ease access to vital public data.