Stories about Kenya from January, 2011
Bankelele writes about a new site using Ushahidi platform – Overlap.co.ke ( #overlapKE ) – to rank serial over-lappers and point out over-lapping hot-spots for over-lapping in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Kenyan Blogosphere has just recently been graced by not your usual blogger and not your usual genre: a street prostitute building her brand online by sharing her experience and opinions.
Bankelele looks at how Kenyan developers can make money with Kenya's leading mobile phone company, Safaricom: “One of the unintended effects of Airtel’s price wars with Safaricom in Kenya is that it has made Safaricom more responsive to Kenyan developers in terms of collaboration on products, services, platforms etc.”
On Queer Africa: …when I am asked to write on “queer Africa” or think about it, (the invitations rarely come, so this is hypothetical), I am asked to do “something” “impossible.”
Bankelele announces the launch of The 2011 Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards – DABRA in Nairobi, Kenya. Entries are invited from all African countries for the winners to be announced in London later this year.
Emergency Webcomic is a miniseries written and illustrated by Chief Nyamweya. It is based on pre-independence Kenya as seen through the eyes Chege Karobia and Kim (Dedan Kimathi).
First Ladies of Africa, you have failed us!:”As Africans, we know of our individual First Ladies. It is either their eccentricities, extravagance or total lack of decorum that reminds us of their continued presence.”
Jobs in Kenya is a blog with up-to-date career information, advice and current Kenyan jobs. Featured fields includes : Accounting, finance, Banking, Health, Hospitality, IT,Telecommunications and many more
Moreen's notes from a demonstration organised by Kenyans supporting The International Criminal Court: “Chantingand weaving their way round Freedom Corner carrying placards and wearing t-shirts with slogans like ‘Yes to the ICC’ ‘Defending Suspects Not with my Money’ ‘Yes to the ICC! No to Impunity!’”
Kenyan poet attended a meetup under the theme ‘Connect, Share, Collaborate’ organised by African Digital Art (ADA). ADA is an online forum started by one Ms. Jepchumba who prides herself as digital artist.
Clay witnesses an incident whereby an Indian was caught red handed by the cops peeing in the streets of Nairobi.The indian was rushed to a police car and before they drove off.
Don't ask a prostitute, “Where do you see yourself in five years?”: “In our trade on the streets; the opposite happens; Your value decreases as your experience increases.Quoting five years experience is a turn off. Many a girl gets to prostitution telling themselves they wont do it for more than...
Learn about Kabissa online platfrom and network in Africa: “As of this writing, Kabissa has 1,558 approved organizations in the network, 215 of them new in 2011, that have been taking excellent advantage of Kabissa to showcase themselves and connect with each other for peer learning and information sharing.”
Michael Murungi says that Kenya's new constitution has set new standards for privacy and data protection: “Kenyan law on the subject remains sketchy and even with the improved level of the enjoyment of civil liberties and democratic governance that the country has experienced in the last three decades…”
Wambui has just signed The Kenyans In Support of the ICC Process petition: “I believe we as Kenyans need to start somewhere to stop this insanity that is our Government dragging our name across the realm of madness in their attempt to rule this our country.”
Support 1 Million Campaign in Kenya: “…we are hoping that a simple declaration by 1 Million of Kenya's voters saying Kenya should stay in the ICC will convince parliament to stop their plans of withdrawing us from the court.”
Is the Kenyan government a haven for criminals and in need of a purge?, asks Mzalendo (Eye On Kenyan Parliament) contributor.
Nairobi Nights is a blog by a Kenyan prostitute, Sue: “These are thoughts, observations and experiences from my prostitution world.”
Kenya Ni Yetu [Kenya is ours] Campaign is launched in Kenya: “Kenyans gathered in their numbers to strategize and discuss the peaceful revolution that needs to happen in order for the country to experience the change we so deserve.”
Moreen comments on the call to disband Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission:”It seems that the parliament’s response when their members are called to account is short term tightened controls and disbandment of monitoring organisations. In crisis parliamentarians seem to default to practices of a bygone era in order to quell their own...
Kelvin reacts to news about the hacking of the Kenyan police website: “So, yeah. The Kenya police website was broken into. Twice. In a time-frame of a few days. It makes me wonder whether the boys in blue really do take cyber security seriously. This time the hacker even exposed...