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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 »

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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 »

What happened at Chase Bank

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Uber x Taxi Wars

The Kenya United Taxi organisation gave the government 7 days from Tuesday 2nd Feb to remove Uber from Nairobi or they would bring the city to a standstill. This came days after reports began to surface that Uber cars were being attacked by regular taxi drivers in certain areas in the city.The regular taxi drivers… Read more »

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The Age of Streaming is Here

The age of streaming is here! In the second week of January, Netflix announced that it had gone, mostly, global. Here in Kenya, the internet, by which I mean Twitter, immediately went wild with people making jokes (Netflix and chill anyone?) and giving opinions on whether it’ll work or not. iAfrikan itself had a post… Read more »

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Unraveling the “Kenya Information and Communications Act” Amendment Zero-Drafts

Some time late last year, I’m going to say in November but I’m not certain, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) released 6 documents that would amend the Kenya Information and Communications Act, for public comment. You can find the notice for public comment and the drafts here. These documents were zero drafts, which means they… Read more »

Issues with the Access to Information Bill

Sometimes I write about my interpretation of the law, bills and policy documents that come from the government and various other stakeholders. I’m not a lawyer and I’ve never studied law but as a citizen of this country I’m allowed to comment on these things. It’s my constitutional right. Consider that the disclaimer. One of… Read more »

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  • TMI?

    I know it’s been a while since I did a post and I’m sorry. I’ve been unwell for the better part of the last week so I haven’t been going to work, or doing much other than sleep, eat and watch TV. I had been working on a post but I didn’t finish it and… Read more »

  • I was mentioned in the paper! :) (And issues emerge)

    This is continuation from yesterday’s post, I told you I’ve been busy and there’s much to write about.On Friday I was at work reading the paper, Nation, when I came across the an article on asexuality. Usually I don’t read the zuqka, mostly I peruse, prefer the Pulse by far, but asexuality was something I had actually… Read more »

  • Afternoon with SavvyKenya and the Imagine Cup.

    I’m not even sure what to start writing about. So much has happened in the last 5 days and there’s much to write about but I think I’ll do a separate post for each separate thing. So where to start? Like I said there’s much to be talked about, but we’ll do it in chronological… Read more »

  • My Life as an Intern

    So I’ve been an intern for like three weeks now at a small software company called ML. So I think I’ve been there long enough to tell you what life there is like. But first some random info. There’s only one other intern here (Yes I’m blogging from the office:) But I haven’t seen him… Read more »

  • Happy Kenya Blogger’s Day (And Madaraka Day)

    Today is Kenya Blogger’s Day. I only just remembered, okay that’s a lie I’ve been wondering about it since yesterday, but I’ve only just confirmed it now. It’s also Madaraka Day with my country Kenya celebrating the 47th year of self rule from colonial Britain. This is the first time I’m able to celebrate this… Read more »

  • The Creative Commons

    So today I registered for a Creative Commons license here. Its free. I did this on the encouragement of nobodyouknow here. She said that she had found copies of her works on other blogs and they hadn’t even bother to attribute it back to her! Imagine! If I had found my creative genius(WHAT? This is my blog so… Read more »

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