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Njeri Wangari

Njeri W. Wanjohi is an artist, writer and digital marketer based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work and interest lies at the intersection between the arts, technology and media.

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3 November 2017

Data and Democracy: What Role Did Cambridge Analytica Play in Kenya's Elections?

Global Voices Advocacy

The data analysis company that helped Donald Trump's campaign claim victory in the US is working with Kenya's ruling party.

9 August 2017

Jokes, Hashtags and Fake News: The Story of Social Media in Kenya's Closely Contested Election

This year’s campaign has made history as the most affected by the spread of fake news, a recent study showed.

1 August 2017

Some in Kenya Point to a Recent Hailstorm as a Sign of Climate Change

While some tweets on the Nyahururu hailstorm were of excitement, there are those who did not see the joke, especially when it came to the implications of the incident.

15 February 2017

Kenyan Government Allegedly Pays Social Media Influencers to Promote “GreedyDoctors” Hashtag

Global Voices Advocacy

As allegations of social media manipulation surfaced, seven Kenyan Doctor’s Union officials were jailed for failing to call off an ongoing strike.

5 February 2017

Kenya’s First Lady Tangled up in Healthcare Scandal

"#BeyondZero would be trying to raise the same resources that Drs went on strike for lack of? Counterintuitive and illogical much?"

3 February 2017

For Nearly Two Months Now, Kenya's Doctors Have Been on Strike

"51 days in! How did we let it reach this point!? We deserve and demand better healthcare! That's just it!"

12 January 2017

Kenyans Fear a Possible Internet Shutdown During 2017 Presidential Election

Global Voices Advocacy

Kenya would be not the first country in Africa to shut down its Internet during elections -- Uganda and The Gambia have already gone this far.

18 December 2016

‘Keyboard Warriors’ Want To #TakeBackKenya

Even though police used teargas to disperse participants at the #TakeBackKenya walk in Nairobi, Kenyans are determined to speak out against corruption and bad governance.

24 March 2013

Condom TV Spot Pulled in Kenya After Religious Outcry

A public service announcement promoting condom use to combat the spread of HIV in Kenya was recently pulled from the airwaves after the TV spot caused an uproar among the...

15 February 2013

Kenya's Presidential Debate Ends on TV, Continues on Twitter

With only three weeks until Kenya's presidential elections, technology continues to change how the country participates in the electoral process. Kenyans submitted questions via Twitter for the first ever presidential...

7 January 2013

Technology Helps Kenyans Reveal Electoral Registration Fraud

As Kenya gears up for presidential elections, technology helped reveal that political parties stole National Identification details of unsuspecting Kenyans and registered them as their members with the Independent Electoral...

31 March 2011

Kenyan Bloggers Form an Association; BAKE

On Friday 25th March, several Kenyan bloggers held a meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, under the newly formed BAKE ( Bloggers Association Kenya). The meeting was the 4th in...

12 March 2010

Kenya: Nairobi becomes East Africa's tech heartbeat

Kenya, and specifically Nairobi, has in recent months become the technology heartbeat of Africa with conferences, launches, meet ups, summits and unconferences all running in quick succession.

19 February 2010

Africa: Hidden Thoughts & Emotions on Love among African Bloggers

14th February, better known as Valentine’s day, the love mood was not only felt on the streets of Nairobi by the many red flowers, ladies dressed in all manner of...

25 January 2010

Kenya: Abdullah al-Faisal stirs confrontation

As on Thursday 21st Jan, the government of Kenya was at its nerves end trying to raise over US$,400,000 in a bid to deport Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal to his home...

6 January 2010

South Africa: A glowing tribute to Dennis Brutus

The News of the death of Dennis Brutus came as a rude shock to many, not just in South Africa but to the world at large who knew him for...

7 December 2009

Africa: Marking World AIDS Day Poetically

Blogger poets in Africa mark World Aids Day 2009 with selective words to describe the registry of emotions triggered by a pandemic that still sees no end.

28 November 2009

One East African Musician beats all odds for a global fan base

Not many know her as Mwanaisha Abdalla but Nyota Ndogo (Kiswahili for Small Star), is a household name in East Africa. She has been collecting fans of her eclectic East...

23 October 2009

Africa: Predators of Art, Entrepreneurship and Poet Ramblings

There are predators and there are art predators and Gwendolyn Alley is one such predator. It is not often that you hear that one is an art predator, an enthusiast...

25 August 2009

Kenyan cartoonists find a home in the blogosphere

The older Kenyan generations vividly remember cartoon characters like Bogi Benda, Juha Kalulu and many others who premiered in newspapers. But times are changing and the internet is changing almost...

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