Search-advertising giant Google has announced a Sh28million funding to iHub and KENET the former an innovation hub and the latter an organization that provides internet access for tertiary institutions.
iHub will use the money to expand its work with application developers who in turn may come up with innovations that enrich the Android platform.
KENET on the other hand will continue to "connect educational institutions with a private, affordable high speed Internet."
Both of course fit into Google's mission: - To organize the the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
In these parts of the world, information is either still snaking its way from print and handwritten materials to electronic format or has not even been documented yet.
A simple search of things associated with our cultures will yield little on the net whether on Wikipedia or on the web in general.
Applications, especially mobile applications such as those developed at iHub, tend to increase human interaction and therefore generate content. Google wants to organize that content.
Academic halls of course are a logical fit for Google as this is where information is of necessity, exchanged.