Announcing Open2063: A civil Society network

Today, I was excited to be part of the launch of the Open2063 initiative, which is a network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that care about transparency, accountability and citizen participation. The initiative’s purpose is to build this network of CSOs to contribute to Africa2063, a process that the African Union is driving to plan …

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Can we “soup up” the National Anthem?

This article was published this past Sunday in the Daily Nation (Kenya). Last week I attended the admission into the roll of advocates of 72 new lawyers presided over by the Chief Justice of Kenya Dr Willy Mutunga. At the colourful ceremony, I noticed two important things. First, I was pleased that the Judiciary has …

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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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