Ken on 10th Apr

One of Jubilee’s campaign slogan was ‘The Digital Team’. This was used to refer to the youthful nature of the then presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and their billboard mates Najib Balala and Charity Ngilu. The president may already have the most followed Facebook page this side of Africa, but he has...

Ken on 04th Apr

Korean electronics giant Samsung is set to open a television, laptop and printers’ assembly plant in Kenya by end of year positioning Nairobi as the nerve centre of its operations in East Africa. The plant is initially expected to employ 900 people directly and more than 1,000 in its supply and marketing chains...

Ken on 27th Mar

Facebook has announced that it is rolling out an updated commenting system that it says will “improve conversations”. Beginning today, the social network says that users will not only be able to reply directly to comments left on someone’s Page content, but also start threaded conversations. The release of threaded conversations has been...

Ken on 24th Mar

NTV journalist Larry Madowo was on Friday the latest victim of cyber crime after his website larrymadowo.co.ke was hacked and defaced. This time, it was not ‘anonymous’, but some some Tunisian hackers calling themselves Rezkell. It emerged there was no contingency as the website is still inaccessible even at the time of this writing (48...

Ken on 17th Mar

President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta is surely the first tech savvy president in Kenya (Should the court rule in his favour). The first 2 presidents can be forgiven because they were around at a time when ‘tech meant technicalities’, but the third one chose not to move with time. In the list, ‘50 little known facts about Uhuru Kenyatta‘,...

Ken on 09th Mar

Wikipedia, the website that Google gets most of its stuff, has already been updated to read ‘President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta’. This was just a few minutes after the official announcement of the final tally by IEBC.This is what the statement read by 4:30 AM.“On March 8th 2013, Uhuru won the presidency of the republic of Kenya earning...

Ken on 28th Feb

Uhuru Kenyatta’s Facebook page has finally dethroned Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki as the most liked page in Kenya. His likes now stand at 424,000, 5000 more than Churchill’s.  The Jubilee presidential candidate achieved this milestone yesterday, and his campaign team released the following statement. Hi all, We thank the...

Ken on 27th Feb

In November last year, we did a story where we analyzed the websites of some of the then presidential candidates. We looked at websites belonging to Martha Karua, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, William Ruto, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raphael Tuju. Then, Jubilee running mate William Ruto did not have a functional campaign website, and unfortunately still...

Ken on 21st Feb

With less than 2 weeks to the elections, presidential campaigns have gone hi tech. Jubilee coalition recently launched an android app, but for some reasons failed to publish it on Google Play until yesterday. ‘UhuRuto 2013’ is a simple application that will fetch syndicated content (RSS) from the site www.uhuruto2013.com. This will include...

Ken on 20th Feb

If you’re tweeting out a URL, your tweets just got a bit shorter.Starting Wednesday, any tweet sent with a URL will be reduced to 118 characters, or 117 for https links.First announced in December, the reduction is due to a change in Twitter’s t.co link wrapper. It extends the maximum length of t.co wrapped links from 20 to 22 characters for...