Stories about Kenya from December, 2010
Interesting Kenyan sites in 2010: “A while back, we started a small experiment where we’d write about cool Kenyan sites that we had come across. Here are the 10 best sites that we covered in the year that was 2010″
MDGTagger, a simple tool to help people track Millennium Development Goals is now available in Swahili: “After quite a bit of searching we found an ‘official’ translation of the the Millennium Development Goals translated into Kiswahilli here. So we now have the MDGTagger available to Swahili speakers!”
The future of stock trading in Kenya is going to be via the Internet and mobile phone applications: “Kenyans are fast with technology and moved en masse to leapfrog the rest of the world and adopt new technology for mobile money transfers.”
Moreen Majiwa asks, “To whose fund will you be contributing?”: We shall not discriminate…we will mobilise all resources and hire the best lawyers so that the suspects are fully represented at the Hague’ this was the statement made by Kiraitu Murungi, Minister for Energy on Tuesday this week.”
Do you remember when former Kenyan Minister of Education topped Twitter list?: “William Ruto was among the top three trending list with the hash tag #Rutoplaylist. Ruto is receiving a lot of attention on the social site, he comes a close third after tweets about Lil Wayne’s release from prison...
Ghanaian actor and director Ruffy Samuel is in Kenya for a series of film making workshops in a joint collaboration between the Kenya government’s Ministry of Youth and Sports and Unicef.
Of Drug Barons, Rogue Envoy and Poisoned ICC in Kenya: “Only in Kenya do you find the title Honourable before the name of a drug baron. And the Kenyan voter love them while the Diaspora applaud the bling bling MPs as hard working. Woe unto you envious, lazy mortals for...
The lack of African ICT research: “It’s no surprise that most of the ICT research comes from South Africa, followed by Nigeria and Botswana. But even if you added up all the research done in all of Africa, it is only 9% of the research done in Africa is done...
The International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo on Wednesday 15 December, 2010 named 6 top Kenyan personalities believed to bear the most responsibility for the post election violence in 2008. Discussion about Ocampo's list of six dominated both Twitter and the Kenyan blogosphere for the better part of the day with sharp reactions being witnessed.
Collins urges his followers to vote to save their favourite suspect by texting Ocampo @ Projct Hague. The International Criminal Court named six Kenyan leaders Wednesday suspected of organizing violence after the disputed 2007 election.
Kenya's fastest rising Google search words in 2010: “According to the Google Zeitgeist, Kenyans this year showed strong interest in social networking sites and virtual realities. “2go” topped the fastest rising list and “Makmende” came second.”
The only thing I’ve been waiting for more than the Kenya WikiLeaks is Ocampo’s list of government officials to be indicted with regards to the horrific 2007 Post-Election Violence.
Kenyans celebrated their 47th year since becoming a Republic on Sunday December 12, 2010.The speeches by the leadership including the Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka of the coalition Government were marked by terse and scathing statements against the American Ambassador to Kenya Michael E.Ranneberger due to the latest rounds of WikiLeaks cables.
Why is the Kenyan government doing a u-turn on its promise to cooperate with the International Criminal Court?: “Now that the investigations are done the Prosecutor has announced that he is ready to take the next step and will be requesting the International Court to issue summons against 6 high...
Kenyan Jurist discusses the case of Richard Muasya in Kenya who was born with both female and male genitalia and therefore unable to secure a birth certificate, identity card or any travel documents.
Radio Continental Drift has an interesting proposal: with audio from radio workshops and videos shot around several cities in Kenya and Uganda they've made a series of remixed videos meant to fuel conversations around activism, culture and arts in Africa.
One brain drain phenomenon you haven’t heard of: “As it turns out, both in Kenya and Tanzania, flight controllers seem to be leaving the country for other regions and airlines. For various monetary reasons, the numbers of controllers have not been increased for quite a while.”
The future of investment in Africa: “The Kenya ICT Board will host a team from I/O ventures, comprising entrepreneurs & founders will from Silicon Valley who will visit Nairobi on December 14 & 15 and who are seeking young ICT entrepreneurs to mentor.”.
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has ordered the arrest of all gays and lesbians in Kenya. Capital FM quotes him saying, “We will not tolerate such behaviours in the country. The constitution is very clear on this issue...” Bloggers have expressed outrage and dismay towards the Prime Minister's attitude towards gays and lesbians.