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New study maps mobile tech use among Kenya’s poorest

22 November 2012

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The study also says that 16 per cent of the poorest Kenyans, use the Internet on their mobile phones.

One in five Kenyans at the base of the pyramid (BoP) forgo a usual expense, such as food or a bus pass, to afford mobile phone access, according to an upcoming study commissioned by infoDev.

The study, conducted by a team of researchers at iHub, also found that as many as 16% of the poorest Kenyans use the Internet on their mobile phones, but many of them remain unaware of transformative mobile applications in health and education.

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Source: infoDEV

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