My wishlist for rebuilding Kenya: One

The electioneering period is over and President William S Ruto has taken to his office with an encouraging start. I buy his articulated philosophy that the government must take tough measures for more sustainable prosperity. I love the idea that he wants to reorient the economy to support the bottom of the pyramid and to …

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Nostalgia, technology and other thoughts

Today, I listened to my friend David Sasaki talk on his substack about technology and nostalgia. He sent me down a nostalgic path of memories of how I engaged with media and technology from my youth and the impact that had on me. For the past few years, I have been an annoying fly in …

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2022 Elections a win for transparency

And there we have it. The Supreme Court of Kenya has upheld the declaration that William Samoei Ruto is to be the fifth president of the Republic of Kenya, bringing to a close the electioneering process. During the three-month-long official campaign period and in the litigation period following the election, I have been quiet here …

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From literacy to participation: our goal for 2022

I started working on data as a tool for transparency in 2010 when my friends Jay Bhalla and Kaushal Jalla asked me to help with a strategy for getting Kenya to be the first country in African to have an Open Data Initiative that publishes data freely and in machine readable format. A few months …

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