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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Symbolic State Burial in Kenya's #BallotRevolution Protests

  21 January 2013

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 Parliament, who increased their salaries and benefits just a few months before the country’s general election set for 4 March.

Kenya: The State of Social Media

  10 June 2012

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 them use media across mobile and web technology to impact Africans.

Kenya: Online Reactions to Suspected Al Shabaab Grenade Attacks

  25 October 2011

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 and the other at a crowded bus stop in downtown Nairobi. The two incidents have provoked a conversation online.

Kenya: Facebook Should Unfriend John Mwau

  29 July 2011

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 a Kenyan national Mr Harun Mwau who had earlier this year been designated as a drug lord under the Kingpin Act.

Kenya: #KenyaFeb28: Online Call to Nationalism

  25 February 2011

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 to marshal protest over political issues or whether the same platform should be utilized to spur a sense of nationalism.

Kenya: To protest or not to protest?’

  4 February 2011

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 to emulate these protests or not. Trending on Twitter are the hashtags #KenyaFeb28 and #ChoosePeace.

Kenya: ICC Prosecutor Names 2008 Post Election Violence Suspects

  16 December 2010

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.

Kenya: Bloggers React To WikiLeaks Cables

  14 December 2010

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.

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