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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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    So I’ve been thinking of what I’ll put for my new blog post for the last couple of weeks and just couldn’t make up my mind. So many ideas but no executions at all… Also I found a couple of things I wrote out a long time ago and I’ve been debating wether to post… Read more »

  • Poetry for my old(?) flame…

    I wrote this for someone I love and care for very much but shit wasn’t isn’t working. It was written back when I was in high school(which wasn’t that long ago) so anyway here it is: I don’t know what to sayThough my love grows day by dayI feel as if you keep pushing me… Read more »

  • Virtual game block? Doubt it…

    savvykenyaSo on Sunday I posted a tweet that resulted in a conversation on twitter between me and Savvy ,writter of The Dairy of a Kenyan Campus Girl, that had me thinking of a new blog post. I’ve posted it here so that you get what I’ll be talking about…. cdohnio: I’m sure its just mebut… Read more »

  • The Exam week! And the best exam I ever did!

    Last week, Friday, my lecturer announses that we’ll be having our exam the next week Friday. Being that we’ll only be having two exams for this whole course it coud be considered major! Anyway he, the lecturer, goes on to talk about cheating and how he can tell when people are cheating but the things… Read more »

  • The challenge…MAD GAME!!

    Have y’all(and at this point I’m not sure who coz no one follows this blog yet) ever been presented with a challenge,by someone who didn’t know you, unconsciously? You know,like through their feelings or attitude? No? Well that wouldn’t be so so shocking,you have to be able to read them first and, thankfully, thats one… Read more »

  • A particularly good day!

    Today was an exceedingly good day…I’ve been in a good mood all day and there wasn’t once I felt depressed or pissed at anyone or anything,a rare occurence these days,but even more than this is the fact that I was happy the whole time… [image from bettyhogue.blogspot.com] I woke up at 8.40 or there about,this is… Read more »

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