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Kenyan students win $1 million prize for business innovation

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21 2022

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Kenyan students Lennox Omondi, Keylie Muthoni, Dulla Shiltone and Brian Ndung’u. The four have won the global finals of the 2022 Hult Prize for their business innovation. They beat five other finalists and were awarded $1 million (Sh120 million) to boost their business. PHOTO | FILE | NMGBy DAVID MUCHUNGUHMore by this Author

A team of students from Kenya’s St Paul’s University last night won the global finals of the 2022 Hult Prize for their business innovation.

Competing in the finals as Eco-Bana Ltd, the students beat five other finalists and were awarded $1 million to boost their business. 

Eco-bana Ltd is a start-up that makes biodegradable sanitary pads using banana fibre. The idea aims to stop plastic manufacturing by providing biodegradable sanitary pads to end period poverty.

The team comprises Lennox Omondi, Keylie Muthoni, Dullah Shiltone and Brian Ndung’u. The event was held during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City, US. Former US President Bill Clinton delivered the keynote address.

Source: The East African