Wangari Maathai was active in the National Council of Women of Kenya.
It was while she served in the National Council of Women that she introduced the idea of planting trees in order to conserve the enviroment and improve the quality of life for many people.
The increase in internet penetration, which now stands at 53.3 percent, creates a big opportunity for brands and businesses to move online in Kenya.
Indeed, the number of domain names in Kenya has increased by 9.1% in the last quarter, a testament to the number of businesses and individuals going online.
The real estate area has not been left out of this growth.
User friendly websites have been created to tap into the growing market, including the global property listings portal Lamudi which launched in Kenya in October 2013.
Lamudi Kenya MD Dan Karua observed: “The Kenyan property market is very vibrant.
We have created a user friendly platform ke, for agents, developers and individual property owners to sell or rent their properties.” Furthermore, recent months have seen exponential growth in the number of mobile phone users and the level of mobile penetration.According to the CAK report, the number of mobile subscribers in the country now stands at 31.3 million, an increase of over half a million, and mobile penetration has reached 78.2%.Lamudi has also tapped into this ever growing market with its app, Lamudi: Real Estate for Sale and Rent, available on i OS and Android.The app has all the features and functionality of the Lamudi website, but with the convenience of mobile.This is crucial because in Africa mobile ownership is significantly higher than laptop or PC ownership, and many Africans use their smartphones to carry out tasks that would typically be undertaken on a computer in Europe or North America.In fact, in the last quarter 99% of new internet subscriptions came from internet mobile data subscribers.