Ken on 01st Oct

On Monday, the Star newspaper had this story about a physical fight between Sonko and Shebesh. Apparently, the incident happened on Thursday night at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Nairobi. It’s not clear why the two were fighting, but Shebesh is reportedly nursing an arm injury. Both leaders have also threatened to go to court.So, when news broke...

Ken on 27th Sep

Controversial blogger Robert Alai has received a lot of praise for his coverage of the Westgate terror attack. Despite not having resources of a media house, Alai provided minute by minute updates and images to his over 100,000 social media followers.He seemed to have more information and sources than actual media house.Among those that recognized Alai’s...

Ken on 26th Sep

The man behind the controversial blog, Jackal News, has gone missing. Bogonko Bosire has not been seen or heard from since Thursday last week.The last update on Jackal News came on Wednesday last week.Bosire’s college buddy and the current ‘government blogger’ Dennis Itumbi, on Tuesday informed his Twitter followers of the blogger’s...

Ken on 25th Sep

Kenyans online community today woke up to more bad news. Renowned programmer and blogger, Idd Salim, passed on last night at St. Marys Hospital, after a few days of a chest infection.Idd Salim ran a personal blog, Iddsalim.com, where he mostly wrote about IT related matters, with words any layman would understand.He was never shy to give his opinion.He...

Ken on 24th Sep

Standard on Sunday columnist, Makau Mutua, was yesterday the subject of attack on Twitter following what seemed like a stupid tweet at the worst possible time.The controversial columnist suggested that Deputy President William Ruto was using the Westgate attack to evade justice at the ICC.Ruto had on Saturday requested the court to adjourn, so he...

Ken on 23rd Sep

A Twitter user, @Kamau_Muhamad, has been tweeting very suspicious messages about the Westgate attack. Muhamad Kamau Maina is what he calls himself, but we cannot know if that is actually it. Since Saturday, he has been tweeting information only an Al-Shabaab insider would possess. His first tweet was of the destruction caused on non-muslims at Westgate...

Ken on 23rd Sep

The Twitter account of Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked Shabab rebels was suspended Saturday after they used the site to claim responsibility for an attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that left 59 dead and 175 wounded. A message from Twitter on the English-language @HSM_Press account read that the account was suspended, the third time this year that...

Ken on 22nd Sep

Nation Media Group CEO Linus Gitahi has apologized for Sunday Nation’s gory photo on the frontpage.The paper came under attack for their decision to use an image of a woman covered in blood.Kenyans on Twitter started the hashtag #BoycottDailyNation, but that never worked on the ground, as most newspaper stalls ran out of the paper quite early.Interior...

Ken on 22nd Sep

Today’s Sunday Nation cover photos has evoked strong reactions on social media. The paper chose to have a large photo of a woman with a face covered in blood, and that has not gone down well with many Kenyans.Citizen TV’s Julie Gichuru was among the first to condemn the paper for their actions. She said that loved ones of the victim on...

Ken on 20th Sep

We have seen #SomeoneTellNigeria, #SomeoneTellBotswana and #SomeoneTellUganda. Now yesterday, we had #SomeoneTellTanzania trending on Twitter.It started with an NTV story about Kenyans teachers getting chased from Tanzania. Department of Labour has even raised a complaint with the Ministry of East African Affairs. Ugandan teachers are also allegedly...