Ahmed Lukman 14 year old Kenyan boy develops app that allows you to vote on your phone

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The app allows you to see the tallying as it happens in real time.

14 year old Kenyan boy develops app that allows you to vote on your phone play Boy genius, Ahmed Lukman (Courtesy)

Ahmed Lukman is a 14 year old boy on a mission to see Kenyan’s enjoy a free and fair election.

During the Tech Kidz Expo held in Mombasa on Monday, the form one student at Aga Khan High School show cased his invention; a voting app that allows Kenyans to cast their votes using their mobile phones.

 “I am showcasing the Voting App. This application will help people vote from wherever they are. It will curb rigging and reduce time and energy used in the voting process,” he stated at the expo.


The application uses finger print recognition and identification number to identify the potential voter. It is also allows the voter to see tallying of the votes for every candidate in real-time.


The Voting App boasts an interface that contains a list of all candidates from MCA’s to the Presidential candidates showing just how many votes they have already garnered by that time.

Ahmed’s dream is to one day work at Silicon Valley, the home to many start-up and global technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple.

He said, “After my high school, I want to go and work at the Silicon Valley. It is my dream. I would also be very happy if I meet Bill Gates.”

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