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 »

What happened at Chase Bank

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    When I stared this blog I did it for fun! For the fame. To let the world know what I was thinking. But yesterday I just realised that having this blog has enabled me to learn a lot more about human nature! It’s a truly overwhelming feeling to get comments from you, my readers, that… Read more »

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    I wrote this post immediately after that night described to read it like you were reading it immediately after: So today, or is it yesterday? Oh yeah, its after 12. I have to right this before I forget it or lose psyke in the morning light. So yesterday I went to my boy’s, Jewlz, house… Read more »

  • 4 days of a really bad mood

    Am not sure how to start this but I realise that by writing this I’ve already began…Its been four days…four days of a really bad mood. I’m not sure why but of the last four days I’ve realised that I’ve been very angry for most of the time lets look at the days one at… Read more »

  • Interesting situation leads to troubling questions…

    I seem to be on a roll with the blog posts this week. I’ve been quite encouraged by the comments you leave on the posts and twitter, thanks. Anyway today’s post is not the faint hearted and is rather explicit in nature but it’s important that I put this down because it got me asking… Read more »

  • Homosexuality in pre-colonial Kenya

    Today’s post is quite an interesting one. It brought upon due to the recent anti-homosexual debate going on in neighbouring Uganda. Well not exactly because I really couldn’t care what laws they enact across the border but the enraging debate online did reach my attention due to Joliea who I follow on twitter. Now what… Read more »

  • Things chics wear that I really hate…

    Hey everyone! I know its been a while since I did a new post and I’m sorry, I’ve been so busy as any of you who follow me on twitter might have noticed. I’ve been going up and down the country trying to organise matters school. I could definitely write a blog post about that… Read more »

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