Facts tell, but stories sell. There is a story going around that Juja has been named a global cybercrime hotspot by Interpol. The story is not true as confirmed here, but it sells. Looking at it, one can get some very good lessons on how our society perceives cybercrime.
From my street knowledge of statistics, I can conclude that
only 45% of people in Nairobi are wearing masks. Out of that 45% that have
masked up, half of them think that the mask is for covering the chin. This leaves
us with only 22.5% of people who are taking masks seriously.
Before I got married, I attended some premarital counselling
classes that went on for 12 weeks, having one class per week. One of the
classes was on communication, because if you are married you know very well
that communication could be a matter of life and death.
The world is in a pandemic. The Corona Virus disease is swiftly
doing a world tour and everyone is a target. While last December the world was
reporting that a ‘strange kind of pneumonia’ was killing people in China, today
we know the problem,
When the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in charge of Health Mutahi
Kagwe introduced Dr Myriam Sidibe who has a PhD in Public Health focused on
hand washing to demonstrate to Kenyans how one should wash their hands, mouths
were left open.
How did someone do a full PhD that is focused on hand
How are we to live in the times of the Corona Virus?
The same way we have lived in the age of road accidents,
landslides, mercury in sugar, aflatoxins, HIV, malaria, collapsing classrooms and
other day to day disasters that faced us in 2019 and prior.
Was the world ready for the age where everybody would be a
Technology has made it easy for anybody to reach a mass
audience. A single social media or website post from an obscure source can go
viral and influence the world in large scale.
The internet is an important platform for today’s communication; that is why you are able to read this article. However, just like any other good thing, the internet is prone to abuse through such things as fueling disinformation, cyber-attacks, online bullying, health issues and even internet addiction.
As Kenyans, we have a propensity of solving many things by
running. We run to school, run from hunger, run for money and run from responsibilities.
We run for offices, run campaigns, run programs and activities at work, and
even have national season of running noses.
“You and I hear of sudden deaths and yet we imagine we shall not die suddenly.” – C.H. Spurgeon.
Death by Many Names
There are many euphemisms for death:
To pass away, pass on, lose one’s
life, breathe one’s last,
Flying is one of the safest modes of transport today, and it
is not by chance that it is so. It is a result of years of research and
learning, majorly through simulations and very good engineering, but also
through learning from mistakes that are made.