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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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  • Plus 200: The Editor that Is

    It’s been more than 4 years since my very first post to this blog and we’ve reached another milestone with the post before this: 200 published posts on this blog and counting; it is also approximately the 92nd post published since @TheOkelo started as editor here and it’s been a great 2 and half years…. Read more »

  • The Belly that Slaps

    I got slapped on a bus today. I was just there minding my own business, listening to some Lana Del Rey and suddenly something softish smacks me on the side of the face and all I see is this round protrusion sticking out from this guy’s jacket. I couldn’t believe it. I stared at him… Read more »

  • Of Mikokoteni and Motorcycles

    I don’t know what to write today. The thing that’s on my mind is the passing of a friend of mine but I don’t think I’m ready to talk about that yet. So instead I’m going to do a short rant about mikokoteni (push carts) and motor cycles. [image] These two classes of vehicles seem to… Read more »

  • Radio Days in Campus

     Back when I was in school, I had a radio show for almost two years. It was one of the most exhilarating activities I engaged in while on campus, right up there with Spoken Heart. It was something I got interested in when one of my friends invited me as a guest on her show,… Read more »

  • Fail Faire

    It’s been another long day. I seem to be having quite a few of those this week so I’m thanking God the weekend is here. I can’t tell you what I’ve been up to, because it would be boring to mention, only that I’m really tired. And now instead of getting into bed I’m sitting… Read more »

  • The Lunchtime Assessment

    (The following events take place on the day that was the 16th of July 2014) It’s been another long day and I’ve only just checked into the house at 2100hrs. I’ve been at a work thing since 1600hrs. Before that, I’ve been struggling to have my computer dual boot into Ubuntu. In the end I… Read more »

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