President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday 26th April 2021 opened a nanotechnology and semiconductor manufacturing facility at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri County.

The facility was established by Semiconductor Technologies Limited (STL) on the 177-acre Dedan Kimathi University of Technology’s Science and Technology Park  on a public-private partnership arrangement.


The company, which is the only one of its kind in Africa, will produce integrated circuits, sensors and related nanotechnology products for the world market. Its products have a high global demand. “This is the dream some of us have for this country, our ability to become an industrialized nation, to be able to create good quality and well-paying jobs for our young people,” the President said.