Educating our kids.. our biggest investment. In many places in Africa, where children are both our future, and our present, technology is our biggest ally in affordability, accessibility and relevance.

As education technology solutions and digital content usage increases in Africa, very little of it is representative of its people or designed and built for an African context. Primary, secondary and tertiary students account for more than 35% of the Kenya’s population and are the backbone for the nation, but more then 50% lack or have limited access to the learning resources and culturally-competent training that they need for their education and professional development. Kenya does not stand alone in these statistics. Most of Africas’ nations fall here too.


Founded in 2012, KYTABU exists to enable African learning institutions and students to leverage education technology platforms and content to meet their learning objectives. We believe technology can help institutions in Africa to make better data-driven decisions that put them in a better financial and educational position to positively impact learners. We also know, when students and their educators are well equipped with the right localized and relevant learning resources, their chance of success is exponentially higher.

Our Vision

To empower Africa’s youth with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in an ever-evolving world, creating a future where every young person is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Our Values

At Kytabu, we are committed to shaping the future of education through innovation, creativity, and a strong sense of community. We believe in the power of inclusion and maintain the highest standards of integrity in all our endeavors.

Creativity in Education

Innovation in Education

Inclusion in Education

Integrity in Education

Community in Education

KYTABU is preparing young Africans for a future of technology

Kytabu was founded in 2012 with an Android application for phones and tablets that enabled teachers and students to rent curriculum textbooks using mobile money. The digital textbooks were preloaded onto a server then books were divided into chapters, and those chapters divided into topics. The fractured content was linked to individual animations and audio files that reduce the dependence of learners on teachers. The additional ability to lease the fractured content for either an hour, day, week, month or school term, reduced the cost and data costs of the content by as much as 72%, and in some cases, by 1/1000 of the original price.


This was a never-before-seen interaction between content consumers in desperate situations and content creators. The ubiquitous mobile money revolution in Kenya created the opportunity for content distribution that gave the low-income communities in the country that could not access quality learning resources (36% then) an opportunity to do so.

Today, Kytabu offers a complete Education suite that includes a school management system tied to a teachers’, parents’ and students’ mobile application.

Our goals for digital education resources


We believe education resources can be made affordable for students in Africa while still being profitable and creative in their development. We work to make this possible in East Africa.


We are dedicated to ensuring that education resources are accessible to all students, bridging the gap in learning opportunities. Our aim is to make quality education accessible in every part of the country.


We understand the importance of relevance in education resources. Our focus is on content and AI models that are not only informative but also highly relevant to the local context and global standards, enriching the learning experience.


We believe that education should be convenient, adaptable, and tailored to the modern student’s lifestyle. Our digital resources are designed to bring education to students when and where they need it, making learning a seamless part of their lives.”