Getting Mobile Money: Orange Money helps Orange Kenya nearly double subscriber figures in latest CCK stats.

The CCK [Communications Commission of Kenya] second quarter market report came out earlier this month and one of the things that jumped right  and was headlining most of the week was the news that Orange Kenya had nearly doubled it’s market share. According to the report Orange Kenya recorded an 80% increase in subscriber numbers […]

Getting Mobile Money: Orange Money helps Orange Kenya nearly double subscriber figures in latest CCK stats.

So the CCK Q2 market report came out earlier this month and one of the things that jumped right  and was headlining most of the week was the news that Orange Kenya had nearly doubled it’s market share. According to the report Orange Kenya recorded an 80% increase in subscriber numbers which stood at 2,133,462 […]

Is there really strength in numbers : I have found that in crisis reporting, numbers are a weakness

Yesterday as I checked facts online  for my blogpost on this year’s day of the African child I came upon a realization. The mind boggling figures we throw around in an attempt to quantify human misery may not have the intended effect. They might on the contrary have the effect of turning off potential volunteers […]

As Africa divorces it’s values, conscience, let’s spare a thought for the children

On the morning of June 16th,1976 thousands of African school children took to the streets in Soweto, South Africa to protest the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught in their own language instead of Afrikaans,recently introduced as the language of instruction in their schools Hundreds of young boys […]

Kenyan Cinema is dead, long live Kenyan Cinema!

I am a Cinemaphile. I have over the years collected or attempted to collect all manner of things cinema. From a 1970s Cinema ticket, with a long story behind it, to movie posters and banners. I love the cinema and been to every once in a while as any friend or girl I have ever […]

Airtel Kenya testing 3G

Is Airtel Kenya finally testing it’s long heralded 3G network? Was at Kencom this afternoon when I noticed the 3G icon on my companion’s phone. Couldn’t believe my eyes. Had to check again to make sure that she, indeed was on her airtel line. My phone still indicated that I was on EDGE though. Might […]

Getting Mobile Money: Nairobi’s Mobile Money Super Agent

Was in Kabete today to pay @eebrah a visit and the two of us took a walk to Uthiru. We came across this chemist  shop [ American’s would call it a drug store, I think ] That is some sort of mobile money super agent. Check this, the dudes’ are agents for Airtel Money, Tangaza […]

The most popular dent that never was

Must read this and leave a comment. When they write books bout StatusNet,identica culture they will write about this one. It had wit, murder, intrigue and the words Linux and Geek on it. It was sinister and had the potential to offend perhaps more than a few people Plus it had the !q bang tag […]

People It’s a record: The Open Sorcery Blog has it’s best day yet.

As you might know by now I started a FLOSS news blog in March to report on happenings in the local Kenyan FLOSS scene and events elsewhere having a bearing on it. The blog had recently come under criticism for being hosted on a proprietary platform. I gave reasons for the choice here Well today, […]