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CyberCrime Does Not Pay

CyberCrime Does Not Pay

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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….

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Is Juja a Global Cybercrime Hotspot?

Is Juja a Global Cybercrime Hotspot?

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Where did the story of Juja being a global cybercrime hotspot come from? The answer lies in a satirical news website called PostaMate. The stories presented there are fictional, but unfortunately, many people believe that what you read on the internet is always true. PostaMate has clearly stated that…

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Cascading Power Failures Explained

Cascading Power Failures Explained

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Early on Saturday morning, a power transmission cable snapped somewhere near Nairobi city. The resulting effect was a nationwide blackout in Kenya and Uganda. How did one cable send two countries into darkness? It is something complicated if you do not understand the power distribution, but we can make…

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Why I am Not Wearing a Mask

Why I am Not Wearing a Mask

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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…

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The Death of Privacy

The Death of Privacy

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Day after day, our lives are increasingly becoming reliant on internet and technology more than ever. We use computers in form of PCs, tablets, phones, and wearable devices, and every traditional gadget from alarm clock to the refrigerator is becoming smart. We use Google and other engines to navigate…

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Everything Rises and Falls on Communication

Everything Rises and Falls on Communication

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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. In this…

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The Phantom Coronavirus Disease

The Phantom Coronavirus Disease

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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, and worse, we have too…

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The lost Art of Hand Washing

The lost Art of Hand Washing

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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…

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Living in the Age of Corona Virus

Living in the Age of Corona Virus

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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. In other words,…

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The Problem of Fake News

The Problem of Fake News

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Was the world ready for the age where everybody would be a media outlet? 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. Consequently, everybody…

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