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M-KESHO: M-PESA Meets Equity Bank in Kenya

May 18, 2010


Equity Bank and Safaricom have launched a unique banking service that enables individuals to withdraw money from theirbank accounts via their mobile phone handsets. The service also allows Equity customers to deposit money into their accounts through Safaricom’s M-Pesa agents. The new account dubbed M-Kesho has been designed to mainly tap into the huge number […]

The Miraa Economy

May 15, 2010


The World Health Organization declared Miraa as a drug of abuse that can cause mild psychological dependencies in 1980. Luckily for the millions of Kenyans that enjoy the plant/shrubs, it is a much legal source of a little everyday indulgence. The thing that stands out in my mind about miraa are the crazily driven pick […]

About Ushahidi and the Nairobi iHub

April 28, 2010


Ushahidi has received a lot of praise since its inception in the wake of the Kenya 2007 post election violence and its subsequent replication to assist in crisis reporting in other parts of the world. New York times had this very good article about the free download platform. Nairobi Innovation Hub (iHub) is an equally […]

Water by Cellphone Project

April 27, 2010


This sound like an amazing project. First it was MPESA (Money transfer by Cellphone) and now this. What should we call this one; Mmaji, “Mobile Water”? Technically it is still Mpesa. Seriously though, it sounds like it could benefit a lot of people. So now just the funding and expansion into more areas. Kshs3M, the […]

Training the future Kenyan Cyclists

April 19, 2010


This is amazing! I wish them well and success. I share the opinion of the Youtube comments section of this video that the kids could do with some helmets for their safety.

Bono Waxes Lyrical about Africa

April 18, 2010


Some excerpts from Bono’s article about his tour of Africa written for the New York Times John Githongo, Kenya’s famous whistleblower, has had to leave his country in a hurry a couple of times; he was hired by his government to clean things up and then did his job too well. He’s now started a […]

The Team

February 1, 2010


Watch a documentary by the PBS FRONTLINE about “The Team”, a Kenyan TV Show that uses football (soccer) to address the problem of tribalism and tribal conflict in the country. The video is at the sidebar of the blog under vodpod videos