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Moi University lecturer wins Facebook Research Award

News Summed Up 2018-03-13 05:30:00

By JEREMIAH KIPLANG'ATMore by this AuthorMoi University lecturer Duncan Omanga has won the inaugural Facebook Research Award beating other applicants from across the globe. The award was given by the social media giant under the Facebook Protect and Care Research projects. The award is worth $50,000 (Sh5 million) and will be used to conduct a research on how Facebook has impacted people’s lives. Dr Omanga, who will be sponsored to visit the Menlo Park, California, the headquarters of the social media giant, was elated Tuesday saying he was ready to do the research after his application was picked as the winner. He said his research will focus on how Facebook has helped in combating crime in some of the estates in Eastlands in Nairobi.