My Statement on Westgate Tragedy

My fellow Kenyans, Yesterday, we were jolted to find that yet again, we were under attack from a band of terrorists, who attacked and wantonly killed at least 59 people and injured over 175. The hostage situation that is ongoing at the Westgate shopping mall is tragic and heartbreaking. Many of us have lost friends …

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I am worried.

I am worried. What is worse, is that my worries are non-specific, nagging and lurking at the back of my mind constantly as I go through my day. On the face of it, I have every reason to be optimistic – we have a new president that was elected overwhelmingly and why lie! Uhuru Kenyatta …

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Open Africa: Kenya achieves another milestone

This week, as the world went through its annual routine of holding the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, a very significant global milestone was achieved: 38 governments of the world made known their strong explicit intention to adopt principles of Open Government  in anew partnership called the Open government Partnership. Kenya, I am …

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Open Data. Open up to a new world (random reflections)

I have recently been reawakened to the fact that the world is changing – at far more profound ways that I was aware of when I took my sabbatical from the information world in 2006. The major catalyst to this realisation was that I was roped in recently to work intimately on the development and launch …

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