All posts by: Odipo Riaga


Film Director, Tech and Business Blogger, Chess Player, and Photographer. God is Science.

Since Mark Zuckerberg decided to pay Shs 1.6 trillion for WhatsApp, the equivalent of Kenya’s annual budget and about 50% of our GDP, I thought it wise to also be on WhatsApp. Before, I used to be a “call-me ..

6 years ago
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Connected Kenya summit, a brainchild of Kenya ICT Authority, is once again due on 14th April 2014 to run until 17th April 2014 at the Leisure Lodge Golf and Resort, Diani, Kwale County. Connected Kenya ..

6 years ago
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Turkey blocks Twitter This morning I woke up to the news that Turkey decided to block Twitter. Here is the story. The general election in Turkey is due on 30th March this year. Given that the country is in intense ..

6 years ago
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The release of KSCE 2013 results saw Maranda Boys miss out from the ranking despite the individual candidates receiving their respective results. This anomaly led the National Assembly to investigate the circumstances ..

6 years ago
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Since the announcement by President Kenyatta during the Cabinet retreat that he and his deputy will take  a pay cut of 20% and all the Cabinet Secretaries and Principle Secretaries will take a pay cut of 10%; ..

6 years ago
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It is sad to read the news that Yumobile’s plan to exit the Kenyan market is at an advanced stage. Equally sad is the news that Orange is working on an exit strategy or to be more diplomatic, planning ..

6 years ago
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In emerging markets Android devices are the king(s) thanks to Android devices being as cheap as Kshs 5,000 or lower. Although affordable Windows devices are becoming popular, Android has over years managed ..

6 years ago
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By now you must be aware that YuMobile is exiting the Kenyan market shortly after celebrating its 5th anniversary. The exit to be finalized in three months time will see Safaricom takes over Yu’s ..

6 years ago
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Last week Facebook expressed intentions to buy WhatsApp for a total of 19 billion dollars (Kshs 1.6 trillion) and two days later, WhatsApp went down for over 3 hours. During the outage, WhatsApp users ..

6 years ago
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