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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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    Once again I’m forced to rush to write this before the day is up. It is now about 9.30pm. I can just imagine Okelo tapping his foot going “Tsk tsk tsk!!!” right now which is actually making me smile. I haven’t seen him in a while and I miss him. I’m comfortable enough in my… Read more »

  • The Experimental Challenge

    The problem about setting up challenges and telling certain people about it is that sometimes they hold you accountable to it. Which is really annoying when you forget about doing it first thing in the morning and find yourself at 4 pm rushing to get it done before you’re asked about it. I had been… Read more »

  • The Deduction of a Character

    The members of my family were blessed with a gift, we all have this innate ability to make judgements about people that usually turn out to be true. We meet you once and form an opinion about you based on that. Just to give you an example, I met a friend’s boyfriend for the first… Read more »

  • Safari Tales: The App that Tales Stories

    It’s been a while since I did an app review, probably because I haven’t explored that scene; I should probably look into that or something. Nonetheless, the app I’ll be reviewing today is called Safari Tales and it’s a production of Afrokidz Ltd. It has been made for Africa by Africans inspired by the diverse… Read more »

  • Guest Post – Fool’s Errand: by Ron

    So today we have a guest post for the first time in a long time… maybe 3 years (I’m leaving it to my editor to find out how long it has been because I’m making it his job 😀 [Editor’s Note: Actually it’s 2 years and 29 days sir; we must always be precise!]) Anyway… Read more »

  • Getting to iHub: Lessons Learned

    So this will be a post just recapping some of the things I’ve said in the last four posts. Think of it as the tl;dr of them Find and follow companies that inspire you. I’ve been a white member(registered) at the iHub since it’s inception in 2010, I follow them on Twitter, read the email… Read more »

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