Common, Stop harassing Women!

The Lubna Ahmed Hussein has refused to pay a fine of $200 and opted to serve one month in jail. She appeared in court wearing the same trouser that she…

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BBC Digital Planet, tech show on BBC World Service is coming to Nairobi

BBC Digital Planet, the technology show on BBC World Service, is coming to Nairobi and they would love to meet local listeners and people in the tech community.? So how…

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Which is the Best University in Kenya?

A question of which is the best University in Kenya will probably draw biased opinions depending on which college one went to or is in now. Historically? University of Nairobi…

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When come to M-Banking, banks find it hard to detach from M-Pesa

Mobile banking, powered by cell phones, has become a big success story in Kenya and the whole world now talk about it. But this has been basically the M-Pesa story…

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Diaspora giving up on Kenya? John Karanja of SpaceKenya.com says NO

Kachwanya: There is talk that Kenyans in the Diaspora are giving up on Kenya and there a number of issues sited like power rationing or? electricity shortages, water rationing, crime…

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Do you still send letters and what happened when Gmail was down

Two strange things happened? on Tuesday at least for me. One, Google was down ?and I could not access my mails and two I received a letter from Post Office.?…

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E.A. Internet Governance Forum and my 5 Questions for ICT Board and Kenic

The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), the Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) in collaboration with other organisations have organized a second East African Internet Governance Forum (EA-IGF 2009).? This Forum…

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Immigration Officials still Can’t give this Kenyan a passport why?

Day 4 of x @ Nyayo House… Today I went with 2 additional documents to Immigrations Dept. – A Primary School Leaving Certificate from Isiolo Hekima Primary School (needless to…

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Is Yu the Fastest expanding network in Africa?

When Yu launched its operation in Kenya sometime last year, many people highly doubted its chances of success in Kenya. Operating in Kenya as the fourth mobile service provider was…

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Yahoo Is now Asking What are you doing right now?

Social Networking is the in thing and has taken the? internet? by storm.? The latest trend is not just social networking but a combination of social networking? and the microblogging?…

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Experience of a Kenyan in the hands of Immigration Officials

At Immigration 9:16 am Went to outside tent and was referred to counter 14. Went to counter 14. Attendant : ‘What are your names?’, Me : ‘Idd Salim’ Attendant :…

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Google spammed by phrase “white people stole my car”

Have you seen this phrase “white people stole my car”? May be it started as a joke and many people picked up to the extent that the phrase has been…

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Build Your Investments Bit by Bit

A very close friend of mine always reminds me of how his first human resource manager contributed to the current financial mess he is in. Management analysts have rammed it…

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The Best of Social Media Comments on Kenyan Census

There were a lot to be said about the current ongoing census and I took time to sample the best comments made by Kenyans both in Facebook and Twitter about…

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FreeCode Seminar – Pan Afric Hotel: Nairobi

The organisers of FreeCode, a cutting-edge Systems Support Provider for IT Security, Help/Support Desk and Publishing Solutions, Document Management Systems as well as Email and IP Telephony Systems invites you…

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Ala! This is why there is no power in my Place…and The lovely Caster Semenya

Have you ever wondered why there is unusual power rationing schedule in Kenya? It is the partnership between Yu and KPLC YU and KPLC Now to a matter of gender…

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Waste Ksh.7.36 billion counting them but probably they will be dead before you know their Total, why bother?

They came to this world, they lived and then they die of hunger. For the Kenyans facing starvation, to survive you have to be fitter than the fittest man on…

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Beware of Honeypots

By Idd Salim Shamelessly copy-pasted from Wikipedia, “a honeypot is a trap set to detect, deflect, or in some manner counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems. Generally it…

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Around 40 Per cent of Twitter Messages are pointless babble

A recent study by a? marketing firm Peer Analytics Group, found out that almost a half the tweets are pointless babble. Take a look at the following 1.Pointless babble tweets:…

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Eight Rules and My predictions, Arsenal will win the League and Champions League

New Rules The new season for the English Premier League starts tomorrow and as events of the past have shown, it sometime can be an intense and engaging period for…

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Number Portability, where is the excitement?

Mobile number portability means you can keep your existing mobile telephone number when you change your service provider. ?When you feel? that? one mobile phone service provider is not meeting…

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Safaricom buys WIMAX operator Packets Stream Data Networks

Safaricom? has bought WiMAX operator? Packet Stream? Data Networks ?subject to approval by CCK. This will definitely boost Safaricom ability to provide the last mile connectivity to majority of internet…

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Trapped in Debt, this is how to get out

Cash is famed to be the life blood of business, good living real wealth creation and dream actualization.It is the ultimate bait that employees in white collar jobs chase day…

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Top Ten Kenyan Social Media Kings

1. Chris Kirubi There is no other entrepreneur in Kenya who I know who understands the power of social media than DJ CK.? He has made Capital FM website http://www.capitalfm.co.ke…

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E-learning and the tale of diskettes

E-learning is a welcome gesture. It seems the government is finally thinking in the right direction. In the recent times computers have overtaken all other things used in work to…

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Mpesa Overload? Technically impossible unless….

By Mr. Anonymous This piece was written by someone who requested to remain anonymous Mpesa An average Mpesa transaction takes a maximum of 100 bytes. And that is a complex…

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Meet Safaricom True Broadband..that never was

When I saw full page advert posted on Daily Nation showing? Mr.Michael Joseph talking about the True Broadband, I got so excited . At long last I found the ISP…

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Nairobi Plane Crash and the worrying Air accident Statistics

An aircraft crashed at Nairobi’s Highrise estate near Wilson Airport shortly before 3pm Kenya Time on Saturday. According to Capital News there were four people on board who got? injured…

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Hackers and Kenyan banks..security threats

Guest Post By Idd Salim A hackers life is about to get veeeery veery interesting… Let me explain something Kenya is one country where the art of security through obscurity…

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Kenya being part of the internet super-highway, the sky is the limit

Much has been said about the connection of Africa to internet super highway and the excitement is everywhere. But how exactly will people take advantage of the broadband connection is…

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