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 »

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  • 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 »

  • Second impressions

    Soo…the teacher didn’t come today,apparent he/she wasn’t feeling well and I’m thinking:Really? The fact they were paid last week and had 2 massive matches Sunday night had nothing to do with it? So anyway the class begins officially tomorrow… All we did to day was receive the course material…which btw is one thick ass book… Read more »

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