Media Appearances

September, 2019: 2019 Top 40 Under 40 in Kenya by the Business Daily

Raw Urban Mobile Podcast, summer, 2019

Episode 59: Dr. Harriet Ocharo is a Research Scientist for a Japanese multinational conglomerate company, and she is also a single parent. Prior to moving to Tokyo, Dr. Harriet relocated from Kenya to rural Japan to study for a PhD in Information Science at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). 

Studying abroad is quite common; what is not common is doing this while raising a child in a foreign country. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Harriet about her life in Japan as a single parent.  

May, 2018: Nairobi Cool, Top Kenyan Thinkers Under 35

Harriet Ocharo

Popularly known as Savvy Kenya, one of earlier vocal voices in Tech in the formative years of Twitter in Kenya. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and currently is in her final year of a PhD in Computer Science at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). Academic accomplishments aside, she is a well-known blogger, globe-trotter, using her pen name Savvy Kenya. Prior to leaving for Japan, she was one of the influential tech bloggers who wrote about technology in an easy to understand manner and had contributions in a weekly magazine in one of the dailies.