Mwema Jacob's Profile


Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology



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Nairobi, Kenya



Mwema Jacob is an entrepreneur and programmer specialized on mobile and cloud-based platforms. He is the founder and CEO of Fomobi Ltd. Mwema Jacob started-off his IT professional life as one of the few full-packaged web-application developers in Kenya (Nairobi) using PHP, Python and .NET frameworks. He has since moved onto Akka and Scala platform and language. Mwema is a believer of simplicity in the use of technology to create lasting solutions to problems and challenges faced by many. He graduated with honors in BSc in Mathematics & Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in 2010. He also holds a Diploma in Business from Strathmore University. Mwema Jacob was part of the MLab East Africa pioneer class. Fomobi Ltd was founded in Dec 2011, the company focuses on mobile and cloud-based solutions. Its flagship product: mTRACKER – which is a menu-driven mobile application that personalizes asset security - has gained global recognition. mTRACKER was officially launched in October 2012 at DEMO Africa. The company has won several awards for its innovative products, including the Kenya ICT Authourity’s $50,000 Tandaa grant and Pivot East’s Premier Mobile Startups Competition and Conference award for the best financial product in 2012.


Part of his expertise include:
Mobile Native Applications Programming
Distributed Systems
UX concepts and designs
USSD and SMS Systems
Business Advancement and Product Market-Deployment

Always ready to hear new ideas:-
cell number: +254 721 690979

Guest Lecturer

Kenya Summer 2011