Google decides to open their huge new base in Nairobi

The tech giant Google has declared that they will build their first product development centre in Africa in Kenya’s capital Nairobi

Some four years back, in 2018, the company announced their $1 bn (£770m) investment plan for Africa in order to capitalise on the growing number of internet users on the continent.


According to Nitin Gajria, Managing Director for Google in Africa, by the need of 2030, Africa will have 800 million internet users, and Google is committed to revving Africa’s digital transformation by enabling human capital. 

Before this year, payments technology firm Visa and computer software giant Microsoft also opened innovation hubs in Nairobi.

The centre will also look for job opportunities, especially for the software engineers, researchers and designers. 


(1998–2017), American search engine company, founded in 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, is a deputy of the holding company Alphabet Inc. More than 70 percent of worldwide online search requests are handled by Google, placing it at the heart of most Internet users’ experience.

The Google story starts in 1995and it starts at Stanford University. Larry Page was thinking of Stanford for grad school, and Sergey Brin, a student there, was appointed to show him around. By some accounts, they opposed nearly everything during that first meeting, but by the following year, they struck a partnership.


August 1996: Larry Page and Sergey Brin invented Google on Stanford University’s network. Initially known as BackRub, Google began as a research project of Larry Page, who registered in Stanford’s computer science graduate program in 1995. There, he met fellow CS student Sergey Brin.

Pichai Sundararajan, better known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian-American business influencer. He is also the chief administrative officer of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google. Born in Madurai, India, Pichai earned his degree from IIT Kharagpur in metallurgical engineering.