By Farah Adan
When visiting US President took to the podium at Kasarani, everyone waited with abated breadth what he would tell Kenya and indeed the World.
From Entrepreneurship, matters security to local politics, The World’s most powerful President issued what many hailed as a historic speech.
For us in NEP, we have something to celebrate after one of our own, Jamila Abass, who founded M-Farm, was acknowledged by Obama for her innovation.
“I am inspired by Jamila Abbas, who started M-Farm to help farmers” Said Obama.
Wajir born Jamila Abass is a Software Engineer and her passion in rural development and technology led her to founding M-Farm, an app that is helping farmers trapped in subsistence agriculture move into commercial farming by leveraging available mobile technology to provide needed real-time information and incentivize collective action.
Jamila expressed joy at the recognition for her Entrepreneurial instincts that is adding value to the lives of farmers in Kenya.
— Jamila Abass (@kouljay) July 26, 2015
Below is how users received the mention by @POTUS
— Abdinoor Ali (@elhadjiabdinoor) July 26, 2015
Truth be told, successful Kenyans are only recognized by foreigners & not by us eg Josephine Kulea, Jamila Abbas & Richard Ruto — Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) July 26, 2015
— Mohamud Abass (@MohamudAbass) July 26, 2015
Obama.im inspired by Jamila abass amin who started M-Farm to held farms double their sales.what a Kenyan product.what wajir county product
— mohamud sheikh (@senetorkarura) July 26, 2015
POTUS recognized three Kenyans Jamila Abass (M-Farm),Richard Ruto (yes you can ) and josphine kulei (FGM ) for their contributions
— Ugas 4#WalkofHope (@UgasAhmed2) July 26, 2015
— Abdirahim Amin (@Abdirahim_Amin) July 26, 2015
— Fatuma Kinsi (@FatumaKinsi) July 26, 2015