For the 21 year old Imani Manyara, a JKUAT Information Technology student, the love and utilization of computers has been as natural as walking in the grass. At the age of 12 while in his primary seven, his immense agility for computers had already come to the fore having developed some valuable computer software that then surprised his teachers and friends.
While at secondary school, his vigor for computers strengthened but it is in JKUAT where Manyara had intensified his imagination and knack for computer related abilities mainly in software, web development and script writing; that have thrust the youngster into international limelight, earning him a job as a Senior Software Engineer with Twitter, a San-Francisco online web based social networking services that has recorded three hundred million users as at 2011.
Manyara, a perfect example of a student cum entrepreneur who is expected to start his new assignments in the first world early next years has been active in developing a number of computer software applications and one such application is the Voters Bank, a social media website that he developed to promote political democracy in Kenya. ‘The application allows political aspirants to interact with voters’ says Mr. Imani. He urges his fellow colleagues at JKUAT to participate in the enterprise of job creation saying that that there were plenty of opportunities that he said were waiting to be exploited.