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Kenyan Blogosphere Dispatch

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Arts & Culture, Economics & Business, Sport, Technology

We begin this roundup with a very cute video [1] by the GV Swahili bridge-blogger Ndesanjo, he shares this video in his post on video blogging. It is of a young boy playing Bob Marley Songs like ‘Get up, Stand up’. He will be doing a Swahili series giving step by step instructions on how to video blog. This will be a welcome addition to his step by step instruction for Swahili speakers [2]on how to blog. This is doubly important and greatly appreciated, since Swahili is a major language in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania), and parts of Sub sahara Africa.

Ntwiga is rediscovering Kenyan Art [3], saying…

I have to ask though; does anyone else think Kenyans artists are prophets with no honor in their own land?

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One of the Artists Joseph Bertiers, whose painting above is just but a glimpse of the Kenyan Art Ntwiga celebrates.

Ngishili is back with an interesting post on how to traditionally dehorn a cow [4], he also has a retrospective post on ‘Looking back at the cell phone’ [5], noting how ubiquitous it has become in Kenya to have a cell phone, yet just several years ago, only a few had the luxury of owning one.

The center has an excellent post on Law, Gender and Land [6], highlighting the things she learned at a talk given by Patricia Kameri-Mbote, a leader who definitely left a great impression on her as a leader and scholar.

Another post about land [7] was done by African Bullets and Honey, calling it the ‘eternal gikuyu conversation’, where considerations of the different options for generating income from a piece of land are considered.

Msanii XL is back with another podcast of music [8] featuring different African and US artists.

Dangerously_shy shares afew tips [9] for International students looking into studying in the UK.

Nick writes on ‘the loss of meaning’ [10], which is definitely ‘food for thought’.

Kenyan Analyst was inspired by DMKW's post and wrote about his teacher [11] who also died of cancer and how her tutelage changed him.

Adrian gives “10 reasons why the year 2006 is a good year for a sports fan” [12]. For Kenyan Cricket please click here [13] and for Kenyan Soccer, please click here [14].

Swamp Cottage wonders [15] where the figure of 1.5 million internet users this Nation article [16] comes from.

In this must-read post [17] Bankelele has several updates regarding ICT, a proposed multi-media technology park with microsoft as one of the backers, Wireless cdma deployment by Telkom and the laudable attitude of two Kenyan leaders who are passionate about advancing ICT in Kenya.

Bankelele reports on Bull market for Nairobi Shares [18], and there was quite a discussion about East African cables [19], whose share price has been steadily climbing. The Nairobist now has a blog [20] that tracks Nairobi Stock Exchange stocks and has links to other stories in the Kenyan media regarding stocks.

In closing, Tomas had a hilarious ‘neck problem’ [21].

To see more updated blogs do check out the Kenyan blogs aggregator [22].