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Mombasa's tech hub helps youth steer away from crime

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Swahilipot Hub in Mombasa Kenya, a place where youth can use computers and learn about technology.
Swahilipot Hub in Mombasa Kenya, a place where youth can use computers and learn about technology. Swahilipot Hub website
By: Joseph Jira
8 min

For decades, many young people in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa have been in trouble with the authorities for offences ranging from common crime to terrorism.That story is now changing, thanks to the arrival of new technology.

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Mombasa’s young people are finding time to engage themselves in various activities using free internet at a local youth center, the Swahilipot Hub, which can accommodate over 300 youths.

Correspondent Joseph Jira reports from Mombasa.

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