I object: Government cannot regulate politics at parties.

Today, I saw this permit that is required when one wants to host a party during this festive season. I think its a good thing that the government through Nacada has moved to regulate recklessness during this festive season and after and of that I approve and support. One phrase in the document, I feel …

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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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Lessons from KODI: Completing the Job

My friend, Alex Howard from O’Reilly Radar, asked me a question in September last year that I have wrestled with since: “What are the lessons learnt from the Kenya Open Data Initiative experience?”  I have wrestled with this question all of this time because I don’t take “Lessons Learnt”questions easily and often I think they require a lot of …

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This man Sonko… a new kind of leader?

This man Sonko. That he has had three blog posts on this blog, (this being the third after this one and this one), must say that he is making an impact – especially if you examine the changing tone of the posts. I mentioned in my last blogpost that I have become somewhat confused about …

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Getting Open Data to the people – An example: GotToVote!

I am really excited. Just yesterday, I was speaking at a conference organised by Development Initiatives in Nairobi, where Civil Society Oorganisations were thinking through how to work with Kenya Open Data Initiative, how they can use it and add value to it and so on. Despite not being in perfect health, with the cold …

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