The Co-operative University of Kenya is home to many talented students, and one of them recently made a significant impact on the international stage. Andrew Nderitu Muriithi, a fourth-year student at The Cooperative University of Kenya pursuing a bachelor’s degree of science in Information Technology and his teammates impressed the judges with their innovative and creative solution for the health industry by working on an application that can be used to predict early complications of diabetes while providing self-care routines and diet management.
The hackathon, which was focused on using technology to solve real-world problems, brought together close to 603 students from 22 countries across Africa inclusive of India to compete and showcase their skills. Our Co-operative University of Kenya student stood out from the crowd with his unique approach to the health industry and ability to think outside the box.
The student’s hard work and dedication paid off, as he and his team were declared the hackathon winners, taking home gold medals, certificates and a good amount of money.
Andrew hopes to create a positive impact on society by building more solutions and uplifting others in the technological field. He also plans to utilise the newly formed friendships and connections to advance in his career and also help his peers grow their skills. The Co-operative University of Kenya is proud to have produced such a talented individual and we look forward to seeing more of our students excel in the future. The win at the hackathon competition in India is a testament to the quality of education offered at the Co-operative University of Kenya and the potential of our students to make a real difference in the world.