2019-06-19 | Kaswii

  My royal eminence…

Today we talk Soko Janja, the reward system and the UBRICOIN distribution program. As mentioned in my previous post, 3.02 billion UBNs will be distributed to support our online retail store Soko Janja, to help operationalize wealth creation. We are proposing to build a platform that is decentralized. This is good news, as the platform will facilitate peer-to-peer trading without Ubrica mediating plus, the trading will involve the use of UBRICOIN as a means of payment which will be validated by blockchain. 

               Holders of UBRICOIN purchasing locally produced products and services in Soko Janja will receive the services and products at a discount. They will also receive loyalty points for shopping in Soko Janja. This is the reward system. On the other hand, points received from shopping at Soko Janja will be used to access more products, produce and services in the Ubrica ecosystem, such as shopping at Soko Janja or access to health services in the URCCs and the BMICs. 

             These 3.02 billion UBNs will be distributed in four phases, each sold at $0.5 per UBN. 

            Phase 1 will see 300 million coins being allocated, and the funds will be used to design the e-commerce platform. Funds will also be used for field research to assess the market for the local products, visiting manufacturers to sell the idea and register them on the platform, calling and listing manufactures, clients, suppliers and customers. 

            Phase 2 will see the allocation of 600 million UBNs. These funds will be used for the development of Soko Janja. We will buy new computers to facilitate maintenance, updates and development of the platform. These funds will also cater to networking capabilities and paying salaries to people who will be working on the platform. we will also use a fraction of the funds raised to market the platform. 

            Phase 3, on the other hand, will see the allocation of 900 million coins for developing management capacity. This will include identifying, recruiting, training and retaining human resource for Soko Janja. These funds will be used to organize and upgrade teams into departments. We will use these funds for strategic planning to scale Soko Janja into a peer-to-peer market. 

           Finally phase 4 will see the allocation of 1.220 billion coins for scaling Soko Janja. These funds will be used to enroll 14 million households and pay 7,250 community workers who will be recruited to register manufacturers and suppliers in the 47 counties, 210 sub-counties and 1,450 wards in Kenya. We will create an incentive program to reward customers who will be buying locally produced products from Soko Janja. 

        Reader, i cannot stress this enough, look into Ubrica. You won’t regret it. I promise. While you’re at it, checkout our social media sites, that is;

ubrica_ke on instagram,

@ubricaKE on twitter,

The Ubrican on youtube, 

Or checkout our website; Ubricoin.Ubrica.com

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Tomorrow we discuss the Ubrica Retail Clinic Centers, because health is our number one priority. 


Why Ubricoin?

We’ve been talking about the blockchain technology and Ubricoin (UBN) for a while and haven’t actually talked about the beneficiaries of this technology. Why exactly would someone want to use Ubricoin (UBN)? Who are the beneficiaries of Ubricoin (UBN)?

Ubrica’s primary goal is to decentralize global health. The project involves building world class capability for high quality life-science and health-production (LSHP) in the world. This entails creation of a node for highly advanced biomedical research and development, and highest quality health care services. The project will ensure sufficient support for discovery of solutions to most vexing health problems in the world, particularly those emerging from the African continent and other developing parts of the world. With the project outlined,  there was need to look for a way to finance these projects hence the use of a cryptocurrency specific for health, the Ubricoin (UBN).

Today, I’ll talk about two direct beneficiaries of the Ubricoin; the consumers and producers. As humans we all fall sick once in a while, we all buy drugs or food for sustainability. This means we are consumers of health services. Take an example of Ubrica’s online shop, Soko Janja. When people use the Soko Janja, they become consumers. By using this platform to buy goods/products/services, they receive Brevis airdrops. Don’t be alarmed about the Brevis airdrops, these are monetized loyalty points issued from the point of sale platform on Soko Janja. One important thing to look at during service provision is the quality of that service. Through a rating system consumers will give immediate feedback to service/product providers. This is why most of the successful entrepreneurs base their businesses on the satisfaction of customers. The consumers who adopt good health habits will also be rewarded with Brevis. This means they will experience increased access to health generating produce, products and services

The second beneficiaries are the providers. As I mentioned, Ubricoin will be used to pay for services or products. Take an example the Ubrica Retail Clinical Centers (URCCs) which will be accepting Ubricoin (UBN) as payment for services rendered. You go to one of these centers for let’s say Malaria treatment, when you pay, the clinic will also receive Brevis loyalty tokens and service quality tokens. How will they earn these Brevis tokens? This platform allows consumers to give feedback on the services provided through the rating system. This means that if you provide quality services then you’ll definitely get high ratings. Providers that receive good and high ratings will be rewarded with the Brevis airdrops.

By using Ubricoin for payment transactions, there will be dramatic reduced payment fraud because of blockchain technology. On the plus side, this technology allows people to only pay for honest work done. Payers will also enjoy simplified payment system built on blockchain.

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Hey Reader,

Yes, I return. Bearing more eye opening information.

But first, How are you? I hope I find you well.

Last time I introduced a cryptocurrency concept, I told you about Ubrica/Ubricoin and highlighted it’s vision towards global health. In case you missed it, go check it out.

Today, I want to talk about some of the health issues we face as a nation and how Ubrica intends to mitigate them.

What health issue to do you encounter in your day-to-day experience trying to access or sustain a healthy lifestyle?
Think about that.

In the mean time, here are some of the health issues our country Kenya faces along with how Ubrica will change the situation for the ultimate goal of global health.


“You are one illness away from financial ruin.” Or so the saying goes. And for three out of four Kenyans who are not covered by any health insurance, this saying rings all too well. If then you find yourself in the bracket of one out of five Kenyans who fall sick every month, 16 percent fail to seek medical attention due to financial constrain.
According to an article on Daily Nation of 17/7/2018 written by Elizabeth Merab, Another 4 out of 10 tough it out by selling their belongings or take loans to pay medical bill, but in the process, nearly a million or so are pushed into destitution by high healthcare costs. Availing healthcare to all proves difficult due to poverty and low or no income populations.

How does Ubrica intend to ease this burden, you ask. Ubrica shall overcome high cost of medical services by constructing a biomedical industry city (BMIC). It is in the BMIC that Ubrica will support education and manufacturing of full range medical devices and all products used in medical systems. Locally manufactured technologies will be cheaper than imported versions.


Kenyans face a lot of problems accessing healthcare, and especially people with marginalised pockets. A marginalised pocket is one that does not have money. Other factors that lead to limited or no access are dense populations in urban areas and rural geographical locations. Access to healthcare in Kenya is still a challenge to the majority of people, and particularly increasingly low income earners who have to juggle to make ends meet and face the demands for high cost of living. This means that most people resort to seeking contributions, in form of harambees, from friends and/or family whenever there is a medical emergency appears. Others will self-medicate, over the counter, with dire consequences sometimes leading to death.

Ubrica plans to overcome access problems in two ways: One way is to support construction of widely distributed clinical facilities integrated with retail centres and produce processing workshops. Such facilities will be known as URCCs. The other way is to increase supply of money by facilitating trade by online and onsite retail markets.

Sounds good?
That’s because it is.


According World Health Organisation ([WHO], 2018), inaccurate diagnosis, medical errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices and providers who lack adequate training in expertise, prevail in Kenya. In these conditions, quality of health delivered is just dreary.

This challenge is great even in low- and middle-income countries, where 10% of hospital patients acquire infections, hospital acquired infections (HAI), during the course of their stay compared to 7% in high income countries. This is despite hospital acquired infections being easily avoided through better hygiene, improved infection control practices and judicious use of antimicrobials.

Healthcare workers in seven low- and middle income African countries were only able to make accurate diagnosis one third to three quarter if the time, and clinical guidelines for common conditions are followed less than 45 percent of the time on average.

2Research in eight high-mortality countries in the Caribbean and Africa found that effective, quality maternal and child health services are far less prevalent than suggested by just looking to access the services. For example, Just 28% of antenatal care, 26% of family planning services and 21% of sick-child care across those countries qualified as ‘effective’.

Around 15% of hospital expenditure in high-income countries is due to mistakes in care or patients being infected while in hospital.

The organisation for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD) secretary-general Angel Gurria said, “without quality health services, universal health coverage will remain an empty promise,” And I couldn’t agree more!

“Good health is the foundation of a country’s human capital and no country can afford low-quality or unsafe healthcare.” World Bank group president Jim Yong Kim said. ” low quality care disproportionately impacts the poor which is not only morally reprehensible, it is economically unsustainable for families and entire counties,” reported Oketch (2018).

Ubrica will improve quality of medical services by supporting design, development and science and technology parks (STPs) adjacent to all universities in Kenya. The STPs will promote translation and commercialization of university and community knowledge. This will bring to being, new knowledge technologies and services that are of great quality.

If you have come this far, I am certain you see how incredibly life changing Ubrica intends to be for us all. Global health doesn’t seem unachievable now, does it?
I assume that’s a no?

You’re right. It is achievable and Ubrica is here to show us how.
Stay tuned for my next piece. It gets better.

Until then, Here are a few sites you should visit for more insight.Twitter @UbricaKe; Ig @Ubrica_ke; YouTube The Ubrican; website, https://ubricoin.ubrica.com/


Oketch, A. (2018). There can be no universal health coverage without quality care. Retrieved from https://www.nation.co.ke/health/One-in-10-patients-harmed-during-medical-treatment/3476990-4666160-hfwyclz/index.html

World Health Organization. (2018). Delivering quality health services: A global imperative for universal health coverage. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/servicedeliverysafety/quality-report/en/


Blockchain is the new car in town lighting up the Silicon Valley. Although it was unveiled about a decade or so ago in form of Bitcoin and its cryptocurrency, bitcoin, its potential is still largely untapped. It was unimaginable that an intangible asset such as bitcoin, could accumulate such high value and so fast. The coin has already attained immense value in a decade, what about a century? I choose to call it creating wealth from thin air. There are some fundamental principles, which together contribute to the ‘iron clad’ nature of blockchain.

Open Ledger
The key principle is its transparent nature. “The chain of transactions done on blockchain are open for everyone to see,” Waruingi (2018). It gives one the ability to access the origin of assets, their present location and destination. This creates a level of security in itself. You cannot divert a transaction from its current path or stop it. There is also improved tracability through the chain. Everyone in the chain can see how much is in the possession of every actor and everyone can “decide whether a transaction is valid or invalid,” Waruingi (2018).

Distributed Ledger
What this means is, record keeping is decentralized. Blockchain does not have a centralized ledger this is because it distributes the centralized ledger across to all actors better known as nodes. In the devices the actors use to participate in blockchain be it via phone or PC, the software application in their device is continuously updating a copy of the ledger. Ledger updates are synchronized for all actors in the network and so every actor has the latest copy at any given time, all the time. When you join the network, you get the latest copy of the ledger as well.

Waruingi (2018) concludes that, “miners are special nodes which can hold the ledger.” Mining is a lucrative business. A miner is a special computer that competes with other miners to validate a transaction and put it on the ledger for a financial reward. The first miner gets the reward.

Mining is a two-step process; first validating the transaction and then finding a special key that allows it to take the present transaction and the previous transaction and lock them together. Validating the transaction is easy because of the open ledger principle. However, finding the special key requires time and computational power. This is because the special key is random and it is more of guessing than targeted searching. The victor gets the opportunity to lock the previous and present transaction thereby completing the task and earning the reward. In the end, it is not all algorithms, it is fun too.

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Waruingi, M. (2018). Ubricoin: Blockchain technology for global health. Ensuring universal access for you and your loved ones. Makuyu, Muranga: Don Bosco Printing School.

Human Engagement Pillar

2019-06-18 | Kaswii

My royal eminence, as promised, today’s post involves people, and realizing how they can create wealth together. It is about a pillar that involves engaging people at their basic level of existence to discover how they can work together to create wealth. 

               We know that a person becomes poor when he or she is unable to exchange goods and service for money. Nearly 95% of people living in Kenya are unable to find market for more than 80% of their farm produce. The only available market comes to them inform of organized cartels, who buy farm produce and livestock at a throwaway price. Even the, brokers and cartels are only able to buy from local people less than 20% of all the local produce. The rest of the perishable produce such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, animal products are rotting away in the villages of Kenya. 

            Here is the predicament, without anywhere to sell the produce, the subsistence cropper or livestock producer slides into extreme poverty. When sick, he or she is afraid to seek medical service until the disease advances and becomes incapacitating. Now, he or she is forced to seek medical care and arrives at a medical facility without enough money to pay for the service. The provider reduces the quality and quantity of the service offering to match the little money available from the patient. This severe lack of money to pay providers in Kenya has led to severe decline in quality of medical service. Many owners of health facilities have to cut corners to make ends meet. Distressed medical providers in Kenya are offering the lowest quality experience in the world. This is a serious health hazard. Without access to money, however, and surrounded by masses of people with advanced diseases, they are between a rock and a hard place. This is the quandary of health service. 

             Alas! there is a fundamental solution. Logical reasoning indicates that the solution to the health problem lies in a system that improves the economy of each individual. In line with this logic, we have created a system to help people find market for their produce, service and products. 

             Here is where I want your full attention. In order to help a person, he or she must first become a member of the distributed autonomous organization (DAO) known as co-operative society of ubricans (CSU). We intend to enroll 14 million families in Kenya alone. Once joined, our community workers will help the member to send to market whatever he or she is producing. We have created an online retail store known as Soko Janja, where members can buy and sell products, produce and services. We have started enrolling individuals into Soko Janja where they can post pictures of their products, produce and services to the online retail store. 

             Members of the CSU will use their wealth to finance health production for themselves and their loved ones. We will use UBRICOIN to facilitate the management of the online store. UBRICOIN will also be used at the point of sale in Soko Janja, as well as an incentive structure to encourage people to buy from each other to activate the local economy. 

 Exciting! isn’t it?  

In my next post I will explain to you how 3.02 billion UBNs, will be distributed to support Soko Janja and help  operationalize wealth creation by each individual in any community. 

You can’t afford to miss out!  

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Sree ( 2017) observed that a startup is a fashionable word. The better word is entrepreneurship. Despite which words best suit the practice, it is no doubt that startups are the extra push that keeps the economy growing. Startups allow the economy to expand by providing additional economic activity while providing new opportunities for job seekers. A startup is like an infant. Whichever the business, startups are more likely to crumble during their early years. They are most vulnerable at this stage.

Mansfield (2019) reported that of all small businesses started in 2014 in USA. 80 percent made it to the second year (2015); 70 percent made it to the third year (2016); 62 percent made it to the fourth year (2017); and 56 percent made it to the fifth year (2018). This indicates that a bit more than half of all startups actually survive to their fourth year, while the startup failure rate at four years is about 44 percent.

In the same study, Mansfield (2019) observed that the top 10 causes of small business failure included: no market need: 42 percent; ran out of cash: 29 percent; not the right team: 23 percent; got outcompeted: 19 percent; pricing / cost issues: 18 percent; user un-friendly product: 17 percent; product without a business model: 17 percent; poor marketing: 14 percent; ignore customers: 14 percent; and product mistimed: 13 percent.

Ubrica presents a second chance to all these startups. Ubrica does not only offer funds, but wants to ensure that the chances of startups thriving are high. Ubrica will “facilitate business development and entrepreneurship by bringing researchers together with experienced entrepreneurs and investors to form companies for commercializing university technology,” (Waruingi, 2018). Startups begin, as ideas in an entrepreneurs mind and because of lack of funds, inadequate research and lack of suitable investors, only a fraction of these ideas actually become credible businesses.

Ubrica looks to solve these issues in these following ways: Ubrica will collaborate with universities to provide research facilities and funding for aspiring entrepreneurs. Ubrica will then keep a record of all startups nurtured under the wing of the Ubrica Project in a database accessible to potential investors at will. This will definitely raise the success rate of startups to a desirable level and promote self-employment.

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References, M. (2019). Startup statistics: The numbers you need to know. Retrieved from

Sree V. 2017. Why startups are important for economic growth. https://www.quora.com/Why-startups-are-important-for-economic-growth


The health sector is one of the most underperforming sectors in our country. Ever since we attained independence, the health infrastructure that existed during former president Moi’s 24-year rule, are still the medical facilities that we rely on for public health services. This has led to the takeover of the industry by the private sector, which has seen medical services become inaccessible to the common Kenyan because of the inflated service charges that are now a norm in the market. It is now no surprise that even the low-income earners of our society, prefer to go overseas to India for cheaper and more successful medical procedures, flights inclusive. On the other hand, the high-income earners will jet off to Europe and the United states to get high-end services for their precious coin, which has left our health sector in a sorry state. Presently in our country, we can fairly say that the traditional medicine providers are a worthy competitor to our modern health providers. That is about to change.

These are facilities that will exist under one establishment in order to spur economic activity that will boost the common citizen’s income, in the vicinity of a clinical center. A person will no longer have to leave his or her metal welding workshop to go to seek medical care. Traditionally. the decision to visit a medical facility to seek treatment is agonizing, particularly for persons who need medical attention frequently like kidney failure victims, or diabetes patients. Such patients can now lead a normal productive life by dedicating a portion of their time in the value addition and quality improvement workshop while observing their doctors appointment a within a short walking distance in the URCC.

The URCC will be a self-sustaining center where you can earn a living, access basic medical services and still access basic amenities from the retail store. This only works if it is at a massive scale in order to reach the grassroots level.

Ubrica has got you covered! Ubrica will build 100 URCCs with at least 2 in every county to serve an approximate of 300,000 residents per center and benefit up to 30 million Kenyan’s. You could pass by the clinic to get a tetanus shot on your way to work and get a full body check up in the evening on your way out of work. Remember, this is at no cost to the common ‘mwananchi’. Ubrica has dedicated an extravagant 2 billion Ubricoin (UBN) to fund, design, develop and implement these centers across the country. If this is not the redemption we have been waiting for, I don’t know what is.

Ubrica’s Smart Rewards

Growing up, we needed toys. I grew up in the village so I didn’t need much of the toys to be bought, all we needed was the knowledge to make some of these toys and we’d make them ourselves. There were others that you couldn’t make though and just had to be bought. For me as it was with a majority of the boys, a bicycle was on top of my wish list. This too was the case with the ladies but a good number of them preferred the dolls. These days however, computer games have taken over with Xboxes and PlayStations, just to name a few. Just a handful of kids get to play outside with their age mates, there is reduced social interaction as opposed to how it was in the past. One thing still remains the same though, these toys do not come easy. They came as rewards for doing something good.

Who doesn’t like rewards anyway? I mean that is why those employed wake up every morning to go to work. They know that at the end of it all there’s something in it for them. On a daily basis majority of us, if not all of us, do things that we get to be rewarded for. Ubrica has come up with something they call smart reward. Amazing right? We already know that Ubrica’s main focus is global health as mentioned in my earlier blog, if you haven’t read it pleas do. This is how the smart reward works. Ubrica intends to create a health conscious community that rewards people who provide valuable contribution to education and knowledge in life science and health. For instance back at home when we fell sick to some of these minor illnesses like stomach upset we would be given herbal medicine and it worked magic. Someone with such valuable knowledge would definitely be rewarded, but not with a bicycle this time.

Ubricoin crypto-currency reward program involves creating incentive programs to reward excellence in education, research and practice. Ubricoin will reach a broad market for knowledge production that will include billions of people in developing countries who have been excluded from health care and from financial systems. Through the smart reward system, there will be a rise in emergence of new knowledge and solutions to most vexing issues in health. Since it’s a global project imagine the amount of knowledge we would have that would help solve some of these mysterious health problems and at the same time get rewarded for it.

This smart reward system will unlock unprecedented amount of funds to support advancement in knowledge in general, particularly in life science and health production in the world. It won’t just stop there, good teachers who care deeply about their students, good researchers who contribute to new knowledge, and good practitioners who strive to provide greatest quality of service will receive financial incentives for their good deeds. The program rewards the use of Ubricoin for financial transactions in everyday practice. Let’s take an example of mama mboga selling her produce in Soko Janja or even someone buying juice from a local beverage manufacturer. This will attract rewards. By doing so, there will be more Ubricoins to be allocated to the provision of quality medical and health care globally. Just like when we were young you got rewarded with a toy for doing something good, Ubrican will reward you for contributing towards achievement of global health. Here you don’t win some and lose some. It’s a double win for healthcare.

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Hey Reader,


In case you are new here, hello, my name is Leonida Gitonga, commonly known as Miss_Leone or just Leone. I always start off with greeting so, hey, I hope I find you well.
Now, in my past blog posts, I have been talking about myself and my most remarkable experiences. (Pass by those sometime).

Today however, I intend to handle a topic that is and has been an interest of mine for a while. Cryptocurrency.

I know… The transition is drastic but you might just like this idea as much as I do. I’m positive you will. Anyway, enough familiarizing. Let’s learn.

A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control and create additional units and verify the transfer of assets.

This digital asset is only useful to its customers through a digital medium, program or service which stores public and/or private keys which are used to track ownership, receive and spend cryptocurrencies, called a cryptocurrency wallet.

A public key (mentioned above) allows for other wallets to make payments or transactions to the wallet’s address while the private key enables the spending of cryptocurrencies from your own address.

The decentralized control of each cryptocurrency works through a distributed ledger technology, that serves as a public financial transaction database. This distributed ledger technology is called a block chain.

To break it down for you further, a block chain is a growing list of records called blocks which are linked using cryptography. It is a time-stamped set of immutable records managed by many independent computers owned by many people and distributed all over the world. Each immutable record is tied together with many other records to form a block. Each block is secured and bound to each other using cryptographic code.
Block chain enables transfer of money without a trusted third party, without delays and without transactional fees.

Cost efficient, transparent, sustainable and pocket friendly. Guys, how cool is that!
The block chain invention was and remains a genius invention. Don’t you think?
It has allowed for digital information to be distributed but not copied and that is the backbone of a new type of internet.

It’s originally devised service Bitcoin was invented for digital currency, but the continually evolving technological community has found other potential uses for the technology and allowed for new, interesting and development oriented organization.

In the course of my research on everything cryptocurrency, I discovered a particularly impressive organization called UBRICA. Impressive because unlike other cryptocurrency companies that have emerged over time, UBRICA targets the wellbeing of every citizen while making available services and contributing to the overall developmental plan of our country, Kenya, and the universe at large. I am humanitarian and the sound of better living conditions makes me smile involuntarily.

What is Ubrica all about?
Ubrica is a lifescience and health production organization that uses Ubricoin (UBN) as its currency to support its projects. Ubrica developed Ubricoin on block chain to serve as a platform devoted to improving health for all. (Remember that overall wellbeing plan for all I talked about a while back, this is it…HEALTH!)

It is a life science and health production organization that sponsors investments in;
Life science comprising pharmaceutical and medical devices.
Fully integrated health production by building sustainable one health communities involving people co-operating in a retail network combined with health delivery systems.
And specialized real estate for life science and global health production.

UBN will therefore be used to achieve universal health and therefore global health. Ubrica will develop the health industry and create market intelligence through a cryptocurrency reward system that will inspire positive contribution to health improvement around the world. Ubrica will use a smart review system to reward customers for positive health behavior. Educators at all levels of education, researchers and practitioners at all levels will receive rewards for excellence, quality of work and positive contribution to society.

How incredibly visionary is this? Very!! Isn’t it?

Well, in case you thought I said it all, you are not prepared for the mind-blowing discoveries I have made. The company has been making step by step initiatives, taking part in, and actually facilitating services and labor to reach the global health dream we all have been talking about, and you probably have no idea about the intelligence behind it.

Be sure to check my next post. We shall be identifying what health issues affect us directly or indirectly and how Ubrica Intends to mitigate them all.Meanwhile, you can check out the following social media handles for more insight on the same. Twitter @UbricaKe; Ig @Ubrica_ke; YouTube The Ubrican; website, https://ubricoin.ubrica.com/


The future, they say, belongs to the youth. I don’t know whether this is true but that’s what is widely known. Unemployment rate in Kenya is so high that a university degree, something that people used to brag about, is now perceived as worthless. University education in Kenya is now perceived by many as not fulfilling or not expected to fulfill the intended purpose or desired outcome.

I guess that’s why a majority of graduates end up depressed and committing suicide, gambling or become drug addicts and get wasted in the streets. We have seen stories on television on how a Masters Degree holder was selling roasted maize on the roadside. This is a person with so much knowledge but then there are little to no opportunities to put them to good use. Anyway that’s for another day!

Many Kenyans go through the same thing. Thousands of students graduate every year but only a few of them get jobs to sustain themselves not to talk of money to pay back student loans. Some time back, I came across a WhatsApp status that read “Stop telling young people to employ themselves and yet they do not have money. Instead tell the old people to resign and start businesses, if the government has employed you for over ten years you are mature enough to employ yourself.” I know this is a controversial statement as some of our parents are part of this, but it is the truth of the matter. Retired Vice President Moody Awuori’s appointment among a seven-member oversight board to manage the Sports, Art and Social Development Fund by President Uhuru Kenyatta is a classic example.

Ubrica has come up with the solution for commercialization of science by directly involving young university students in Africa in their project. Ubrica’s Science and Technology Parks (STPs) for the universities bring good news to inventive and innovative students. With this, university students are able to share knowledge, promote innovation and advance their research to viable commercial products. Many a young people dream of owning companies or businesses but seed money, knowledge on the market, poor marketing strategies get in the way of their dream. Ubrica will also provide STP Development and Management Service through their Scientific Real Estate Development Division (SREDD).

Every year the education ministry creates competitions for both secondary and university students, dubbed Science Congress. Every year there are mind blowing ideas but just as the years go by, year in year out most of the ideas are forgotten as soon as the competition is over. To ensure that the ideas are translated into products and services, Ubrica will establish a University Technology Transfer Office (UTTO).

UTTO’s main goal is to promote and facilitate business development and entrepreneurship by bringing researchers together with experienced entrepreneurs and investors to form companies for commercializing university technologies. Furthermore, the UTTO will create and foster new start-up companies. Through bounty competitions, the best ideas will be given seed money to start companies. This is purely good news to any inventive student and the community at large. This means there will be promotion of ideas, more jobs and improved development. 

Mayouths! Let’s get those companies running!

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