Friday, 28 April 2017


Social Media platforms are taking Kenyans by storm. These platforms have increased voices emanating from the public. Twitter for instance is even rivaling most local media houses.
But an engineering student at Moi University still thinks there is more that can be done to fill the gap that exists in the use of Social Media platforms by university students. Brian Nyagol 23, is on pathway to becoming Kenya’s Mark Zuckerberg. Brian together with eight others have developed a social media networking platform for young Kenyans between the ages of 18 and 35 years.
The team launched the platform referred to as VibeCampo in 2014 that currently enjoys the support of thousands of users from various institutions in Kenya. According to Nyagol, VibeCampo acts as an information resource centre where students, and ultimately alumni, can discuss matters trending on campus and in society in a free environment. The platform available as an Android App in Google Play store started inside a hostel room at Moi University.

“One thing that we are trying to do to the users is that we understand that the youths spends a lot of time online and most of the time they don’t engage in creative acts that can change their lives. So we are trying to at least get a return on the time they spend online by ensuring they are able to access the internet continuously in our basic interphase,” Nyagol explains.

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