Lessons from KODI: Completing the Job

My friend, Alex Howard from O’Reilly Radar, asked me a question in September last year that I have wrestled with since: “What are the lessons learnt from the Kenya Open Data Initiative experience?”  I have wrestled with this question all of this time because I don’t take “Lessons Learnt”questions easily and often I think they require a lot of…

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Poor, Poor Silvio!

Silvio Berlusconi is back in Malindi, after being sentenced to four years in Prison. He is sure to rue the day he was born now…! The Huffington post reports that it is merely a “Healthy retreat” because he is “tired”. Quite understandable after 2500 court appearances in 106 trials at a cost of €200M. What a cruel…

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Al Kags named New Generation Leader for Africa 2012

I am humbled and honoured to be named a New Generation Leader for Africa 2012, by the Africa Leadership Network. According to Fred Swaniker, famously of the Africa Leadership Academy, I was nominated from “thousands of candidated from the continent.” Named this year to stand alongside African Superstar Genevieve Nnaji and Film Producer Kunle Afolayan,…

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Caroline Mutoko, new chair of Tourism Development Corporation: My hopes

This week, my friend Caroline Mutoko was appointed to the Chair of the Kenya Tourism Development Corporation, a little known state corporation that is involved with the development of tourism in Kenya. Essentially, the Authority is meant to do the back end work to improve the business climate for Tourism operators in Kenya – and…

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