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The Huduma Namba

The Huduma Namba

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Huduma Namba has been a running theme in Kenya for almost two years now. This is a biometric digital identification system for Kenyan Citizens, technically known as the National Integrated Identification Management Systems (NIIMS). It was aimed at creating a single source of person’s identity in Kenya with the…

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When it Comes to Data, The More, The Merrier

When it Comes to Data, The More, The Merrier

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What if I gave you a list of all the phone numbers that are registered in Kenya? What would you do with this information? Nothing much, unless if you wanted to blindly text every Kenyan. Perhaps, you could if you are running a presidential campaign, or sell Kensalt which…

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Reasons Why People opt for Solar Energy

Reasons Why People opt for Solar Energy

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Almost everyone is switching to solar. That’s not true, but it is a common statement today. The world is talking about renewable energy and for most people, solar comes to mind. If you want to join the bandwagon, perhaps you need to figure out if it is suitable for…

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The Dirty Side of Solar Energy

The Dirty Side of Solar Energy

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When it is time to go green, solar power becomes a favorite source of energy. Many people and institutions continue to adopt this source of energy that is essentially free and available in many places especially along the equator. But it comes at a cost. There are two matters…

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2020: A Lesson on Resilience

2020: A Lesson on Resilience

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I don’t need to introduce the year 2020 to anybody on planet Earth because the year has done a pretty good job of announcing its presence. The rich, the poor, the famous, the obscure, the healthy, the sickly, the employed, the unemployed and every possible group of people has…

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Is Kenya Becoming a Retail Deathplace?

Is Kenya Becoming a Retail Deathplace?

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Kenya is quickly becoming a deathbed for giant retailers. In a period of about six years, several retailers that had a national presence have met their grave in what appears to be a national curse that befalls whoever attempts to win the retail The state owned Uchumi Supermarket has…

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2020 KeNIC Awards

2020 KeNIC Awards

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The 4th annual .KE Registar Awards was held virtually on 2nd December 2020. This is an event that brings together all the .KE domain registrars together and is organized by KeNIC, the registry in charge of the .KE ccTLD. This year’s event had been postponed due to the Covid-19…

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Android Tax?

Android Tax?

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Can you imagine Google squeezing out 1.8% of all income from the poorest of all people in the developing world? It sounds crazy, but it could be happening. Word going round is that Android phones exchange 260 MB of data every month with Google servers. This happens in the…

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In God We Trust, Everyone Else Bring Data

In God We Trust, Everyone Else Bring Data

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It is often said that data is the new oil. This statement is in comparison to the transformation that oil has brought to the world since the late 1800s, where oil has become the most used energy source today. Before the Second Industrial Revolution, different forms of oil were…

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An Element of Risk

An Element of Risk

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If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. Thomas aquinas (1225–1274) When Covid-19 struck, the first reaction was some form of panic and extreme caution. Racial profiling broke out in China, Americans had a run on tissue paper,…

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