MKU Researchers Develop COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Three local researchers — Industrial chemist Mr. Donatus Njoroge, IT expert Gideon Kamau, and Physician Scientist Dr. Jesse Gitaka — have developed a Covid-19 tracing system dubbed ‘KoviTrace’ that provides access to all the persons that a patient came into close contact with in the last 14 days.

The system which is available in both English and Kiswahili comprises of an administrative web interface for use by the administrator (Ministry of Health) and a front end system (an application that can be installed on Android phones or accessed via a USSD code by those without smart phones).

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