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Rural Electrification Challenges in Kenya

Rural Electrification Challenges in Kenya

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Rural electrification was hailed as a game changer in improving the livelihoods of people in rural areas. In Kenya, the government has run several programs supported by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and others, resulting in hundreds of thousands getting connected to the National Grid. This was…

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The First Industrial Revolution

The First Industrial Revolution

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Tools have always defined mankind. Every attempt to make work easier led to search for tools or external power that could help human beings. This dates back to prehistoric times when people started using tools and most of these were hand powered. When all work involves manual labor, one…

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Why We Need More Women in Engineering

Why We Need More Women in Engineering

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For a long time in history, Engineering was considered to be a man’s field where a woman would occasionally show up. The image of an engineer was that of a muscular person wearing a helmet and covered with grease or some form of dirt, depending on the field where…

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The Power of an Opportune Tweet in Marketing

The Power of an Opportune Tweet in Marketing

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What is the power of a Tweet? On a normal day, Stephen Odhiambo works to build furniture along Ngong road. He is good at what he does, based on the video that has been circulating online. But being good is not good enough for business. You need to make…

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Education Challenge in Northern Kenya

Education Challenge in Northern Kenya

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In an agricultural based economy, any area that receives low amounts of rainfall and lacks access to underground or surface water for irrigation ends up with very limited options. One such area is Northern Kenya which is characterized by annual average amounts of 150 – 450 mm, making it…

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Why Satire Matters

Why Satire Matters

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What’s the Point of Satire and why should it matter? Satire can be defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. From Wikipedia, satire is defined as a…

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Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias

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If there is one man whose books I have read, watched his teachings, and listened to over and over, it must be Ravi Zacharias. He passed on this month, and one lesson I learnt from him is the need to be compassionate and gracious to people even when armed…

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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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