· May, 2009

Stories about Kenya from May, 2009

Africa: Remembering Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem

  29 May 2009

Africa has lost one of its greatest sons, Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem. He died on the eve of Africa Day in a car accident in Nairobi on his way to launch a maternal health campaign in Kigali, Rwanda. Tajudeen was the Director of Justice Africa, General Secretary of the Pan-African Movement, Chairperson for the Pan African Development Education and Advocacy Programme (PADEAP), Chair of the International Governing Council of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Outreach Coordinator on the Millennium Development Goals in Africa.

Kenya: First Open-Source Awards

  25 May 2009

First Open-Source Awards in Kenya will take place this week in Nairobi: “The Linux Professional Association of Kenya and ICT Consumers Association of Kenya will be hosting Kenya’s first-ever open source awards at the end of this month.”

Kenya: What do you see on these images?

  15 May 2009

What do you see on these images taken in rural Kenya? asks Erik. “Under each image you’ll see why it’s interesting. By the way, I too missed the relevance of the flip flops at first glance…”

Kenya: Guns should be legal

  15 May 2009

Tom wants guns to be legal in Kenya: “The government through propaganda is failing to protect the security of the individual and property. Kenya is hence a state where life is brutish, hash and nasty because of laws placed by someone who has guards 24/7.”

Kenya: World Renowned Elephant Matriarch Dies in Amboseli

  10 May 2009

World renowned Amboseli National Park elephant matriarch, Echo, has died from what the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE) believes to be a combination of old age and the long 3-year drought that has left this southern Kenya wildlife preserve dry and with little to offer in terms of food. Echo...

Africa: Aggregating African voices on Twitter

  4 May 2009

Kenyan blogger uses Twibes to aggregate African conversations on Twitter: “i have decided to use Twibes(a twitter based website)to aggregate african user tweets and followers.I have formed the Afritwits group at Twibes . The idea is to come up with an afrocentric twitter group where the latest twit on Africa...

Kenya: The secret cyberlaw in Kenya

  4 May 2009

What is the secret cyberlaw that was passed by the Kenyan parliament?: As unfortunate as it would be, the great story of a new beginning for the ICT sector went largely unnoticed. The new law curiously carries a section or two that traditional Kenyan media did not like. Members of...

Kenya: It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower

  4 May 2009

A review of a book on corruption in Kenya, “It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower”: I approached the book with a defensive scepticism, antennae up, mind braced, expecting a predictable caricature of an African nation in broad strokes of pitch black and sparkling white. She...

Kenya: The state of Kenyan public universities

  2 May 2009

Odegle thinks something needs to be done about Kenyan public universities: “What I wonder is, are we as Kenyans losing the meaning of everything? Yes I appreciate the need to have more people go through university. But should it be for its own sake. The simple truth which does not...