Will KUCCPS Reevaluate University Entry Requirements?

In my previous post talking about the KSCE results and the best way to visualise the radical change that the year 2016 was, I began to form a hypothesis that this change (66% got a grade of D+ or worse compared to about 45% in previous years) would led to a relaxing in the entry… Read more »

The Essence of Data Visualisation

Last year (2016) after the KCSE results were released, my friend Chris Orwa, a data scientist, wrote a blogpost analysing the data on the performance of the past years, looking to see what changed in 2016. It’s a good post and you are encouraged to have a look at it. However, I had one problem… Read more »

The Social Media Guidelines that Stealthily Went into Effect

So the guidelines I wrote about last week went into effect, with out any real public input that I could see. I’m so mad about it. These rules are bad for the internet. Now these rules are being used to threaten administrators of Whatsapp groups, as if they have any control over what people say… Read more »

Be Careful Before You Call KOT “Dumb”

I’ve never written to the public editor of the Nation newspaper before but this : “If he is to be believed, Americans on Twitter are smarter than their Kenyan counterparts whose major preoccupation in social media seems to be trading insults, ethnic chauvinism and fake news.” rubbed me the wrong way. This is an assumption… Read more »

Thoughts on CA and NCIC’s Social Media Guidelines for Political Messaging

The Communication Authority of Kenya(CA) & National Cohesion and Integration Commission(NCIC) published guidelines dealing with bulk SMSes and social media[PDF] for public consultation. The entire document is an interesting read and I encourage you to read it yourself; I would love to hear what you think in the comments. For this post, I’ll focus on… Read more »

Facebook and its Cause Against Fake News

Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to win the USA presidential election, he will be sworn in some time in January. This was a shock for me and the 4 Americans whom I know. Since then, there’s been a rush to explain the win, the forgotten white people, racism, sexism and fake news among others. The… Read more »

Introducing Research Practices in Universities.

I read this great post on Chao’s blog. I was to leave this as a comment on the post, but it got too long. So I decided to post my thoughts here. First, I think the word tech is rapidly losing any nuance it has. When you look at Twiga, Eneza and Sendy, while each… Read more »

The Current State of Kenyan Built Apps!

Sometime back, I had a conversation with Kirui, who is the lead of Consulting at iHub and therefore my boss, as he was writing a post reviewing Kenyan apps; you can read the posts here and here. In this conversation he lamented the dearth of Kenyan mobile apps. In addition to that he noted that the quality… Read more »

Is Justice being served on “Tuko Macho”?

If you haven’t heard of the Nest Collective’s Tuko Macho web series, then it is my extreme pleasure to bring it to your attention. It is a series that centers around a vigilante group that has grown weary of corruption and impunity, and starts kidnapping people and presenting their case to the public. The public… Read more »

The Central Bank Needs a More Efficient Communication Strategy

So, I was one of the 55,000 depositors affected by the recent collapse of Chase Bank; well it’s not really collapsed, it’s just under receivership because there are people in Kenya allowed to take unsecured loans of KES 7.8 billion – I wonder what it takes to become one of those people. On Thursday 7th… Read more »

  • Vote for me!

    @eGichomo recently launched his Kenya Blog Contest asking people to vote for their favourite Kenyan blog. Voting is currently on going and as of the time of writing this post this blog was leading with 33 votes. Thanks guys! However polls will close on 30th of this month after which the winner will be announced. There are… Read more »

  • Drug Addiction

    Image via Wikipedia Today I’m in a weird mood and as always when that happens I do an unusual post. I’ve been thinking about addiction a lot recently. I’ll let you know why in a moment. First definition:Drug addiction is a state of periodic or chronic intoxication produced by the repeated consumption of a drug (natural… Read more »

  • Drop the world…

    Lil’ Wayne via last.fm I’ve got ice my veinsBlood in my eyesHate in my heart Love on mindI’ve seen nights full of painDays are the sameYou keep the sunshine Save me the rainI search but never findHurt but never cryI work and forever tryBut I’m cursed so never mindAnd its worse but better times seem further… Read more »

  • Dear cdohnio… (letter to my 13 year old self)

    Yesterday @Chiira tagged me in one of his posts, “To thirteen year old me“, and that tasked me to write a letter to the thirteen year old me. Wow, 13 years old, that was a good year. It was a handful of years back. Hmmm…so what would I say to myself? Hey young padawan! How… Read more »

  • Looks are deceiving (Random Acts of Kindness pt2)

    This is the follow up post on Random Acts of Kindness in which I promised to say something more about this incident:Once I was walking down the steps of the brigde at Posta City Square when this old lady, some way a head of me, dropped her bag and it rolled down the steps. I… Read more »

  • Random Acts of Kindness

    Today’s post is a simple one. As the title suggests its all about acts of kindness that I’ve seen and or done in this great nation of ours, Kenya. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with several people in my still young life and I hope to interact with several more. One thing I’ve realised… Read more »

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