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Collins Mbalo

Collins is a lawyer, prolific African blogger and Social Media Consultant at Digital Perspectives(K) Ltd.He blogs at “A Nairobians Perspective” and tweet @collinsom92

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Latest posts by Collins Mbalo

Symbolic State Burial in Kenya's #BallotRevolution Protests

On 16 January 2013, peaceful protests under the banner #BallotRevolution took place in capital city Nairobi. Protesters called on their fellow Kenyans to refrain from reelecting the current Members of...

Kenya: Online Reactions to the Killing of 6 Lions

Kenya: The State of Social Media

Collins Mbalo speaks with Mark Kaigwa Mark about the state of social media in Kenya. Mark is a Kenyan communications consultant working with brands, businesses and nonprofits across Africa helping...

Kenya, Somalia: Twitter War – Kenyan Army Versus Al Shabaab

Kenya's military incursion into Somalia against the militant group Al Shabaab dubbed “Operation Linda Nchi” (Swahili for “Operation Defend the Country”) has found a new battleground: Twitter.

Kenya: Online Reactions to Suspected Al Shabaab Grenade Attacks

Following the Kenyan military offensive against the Somali militant group Al Shabaab, the group responded by attacking Kenya's capital with two deadly grenade attacks: one at a popular entertainment club...

Kenya: Facebook Should Unfriend John Mwau

A Kenyan blogger, Daudi Were, has raised an interesting question about whether the U.S. government will be willing to enforce the Kingpin Act against Facebook for apparently doing business with...

Kenya: Finance Minister Uses Social Media to Prepare Budget

The Minister for Finance in Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has used GoogleDocs, Scribd, Twitter and Facebook to solicit public opinion on what to include in the country's budget for year 2010/2011.

Kenya: Netizens React to ICC Charges Against Six Kenyans

On 7 and 8 April, 2011, the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed charges against six prominent Kenyan individuals whom the ICC prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo believes bear the most responsibility...

Kenya: #KenyaFeb28: Online Call to Nationalism

Monday 28, February 2011 seems to be significant for Kenya's netizens. Kenyans have been using Twitter, Facebook and even email to discuss whether they should use the twitter hashtag #KenyaFeb28...

Kenya: To protest or not to protest?’

To protest or not to protest? That is the question. Following role the social media site Twitter played in the Tunisian and Egyptian protests, Kenyans are discussing on Twitter whether...

Kenya: Sue: The Kenyan prostitute building a brand online

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...

Kenya: ICC Prosecutor Names 2008 Post Election Violence Suspects

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...

Kenya: Bloggers React To WikiLeaks Cables

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...

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