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Malili: Kenya's High-Tech Metropolis
Feb 5, 2010 Aug 20, 2013

Close your eyes and imagine a city built for technology. It is a city that will help spur economic development for an entire region, and serves as a exemplar for tourism, manufacturing, IT, and financial service companies. There's ample mass transit, fiber optic speeds for data, partnerships with academic institutions and real estate developers, and is located near other large cities and airports. Sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, doesn't it? Well by 2030, this will be a reality in Africa.

This is Malili.

According to, Malili is a large government project that also has private sector participation – a combination which has not had the best track record for completed projects. This is an extremely ambitions move on the Kenyan government's part. Time will tell whether or not this will fully come to fruition, but this is a great project for the country and the continent.