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Njeri Wangari

Njeri Wangari is the Project Lead for Kenya Monitor, a Citizen Journalism site for news and stories by Kenyans a project of the Bloggers Association of Kenya. Njeri is also the BAKE's Director of programs managing training and outreach programs. She is a multi-talented published Poet, blogger, Art & Tech enthusiast who started blogging in 2005. Njeri is very passionate about Citizen Journalism and expresses her passion through training workshops, talks and her writing on the same. Njeri is also equally passionate about Arts & Culture and Technology and writes on them through her blogs KenyanPoet.com and AfroMum.com

Internet Freedoms Citizen Education Campaign launch on 15th December

Iinternet Freedoms Citizen Awareness Campaign a program by Monitor & The Bloggers Association of Kenya

When you log onto the internet, do you fully understand your rights as an internet user? Are you aware of your right to hold opinions without interference, your right to freedom of expression and information, your right to freedom of assembly and association, your right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion? Are you aware of your right to be ...

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KENIC’s shut down of a Kenyan Domain an infringement on internet Freedoms

A goodie bag from the just ended KENIC campaign encouraging Kenyans to take up .co.ke domains

Earlier today, a Kenyan registered website www.isUhuruInKenya.co.ke was brought down by Kenya's Top Level domain custodian KENIC. The website which was created last week on Friday 4th December, was deleted today at 6am in the morning in what the Kenya Monitor team has deduced to be pressure from the government following its popularity as Kenyans Online continue to build pressure on the current government to account for the president's numerous travels abroad.

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North Eastern residents take to the streets over education crisis

Children during the North Eastern Province demonstrations in Garissa town protesting the education crisis due to lack of teachers

Hundreds of residents in the three counties of the North Eastern Province today took to the streets protesting against the worsening situation in the education sector in the region. Led by civil society groups in the region, the placard waving students, parents and angry residents presented their grievances to the local education offices. Education in the region came down to its knees after non-local teachers fled the region following increased terror threats climaxed by the Garissa University attack on April 2 in which 147 people most of the students lost their lives.

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Hivos & Equity Bank partner for a Kenyan Fashion Stakeholders Forum

The first Kenyan Fashion Stakeholders forum was held yesterday following a partnership between the Equity Foundation, and Hivos and the Association of Fashion Designers Kenya (AFAD). The forum was convened to explore ways of strengthening the Creative Economy, more specifically the Fashion Sector in Kenya  as well as to deliberate on what it will take for the Fashion sector to accelerate and scale up, ...

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Kenyan Media gets a tongue lashing for lack of adequate coverage ahead of GES Summit

The 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit happening in Nairobi Kenya on 25th & 26th July 2015

Kenya is on the international spotlight due to the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit taking place next week  from 25-26th July in Nairobi. Kenya is the only country in Sub-Saharan Africa and the 2nd in Africa to host   the Global Entrepreneurship Summit which shall be graced the United States president, Barack Obama. Why Kenya was the best choice to host GES 2015 During the ...

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ICTJ to Hold Consultative Forum at PAWA 254

The International Centre for Transitional Justice

The International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) considers the youth an integral part of peace achievement, and a key player in shaping and strengthening Kenya’s democracy. After working on the renowned TJRC report The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) sought an adoption of the report to make it relevant to Kenyans and most specifically, the youth. That is how ...

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Mzalendo & BAKE to train Political & Development Bloggers, how to apply

Mzalendo Trust workshop for Political Bloggers

Are you looking to improve your writing or blogging skills on any of the following topics: Parliamentary business, Devolution and County Assemblies work, data journalism and Constitutional Implementation? Mzalendo Trust and the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE), would like to work with you to grow your skills in a one day intense training program that will run on Friday, 24th ...

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Kenyan Jessica Musila among the 2015 Internet Freedom Fellows

Jessica Musila is the Executive Director of Mzalendo Trust, the organization behind www.mzalendo.com, Kenya’s premier Parliamentary Monitoring Initiative

Kenyan Jessica Musila is among the five 2015 Internet Freedom Fellows. Jessica Musila is the Executive Director of Mzalendo Trust, the organization behind www.mzalendo.com, Kenya’s premier Parliamentary Monitoring Initiative. Over the last four years, she has spearheaded Mzalendo’s evolution from a blog into a largely self-sustaining site with an organization supporting it. She is passionate about social justice and prior ...

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Student Allan Wadi freed from a 2 year jail term after successful appeal

Allan Wadi at the Athi River G.K Prison where he served 6 months of his 2 year Jail sentence

University student Allan Wadi Okengo who was sentenced to jail in January this year to serve a 2 year jail sentence for hate speech remarks on his Facebook page and undermining the authority of a public officer has been freed. Wadi’s appeal case was heard yesterday 2nd July 2015 with the  appeal presented by his lawyer Edward Oonge. Wadi has ...

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Secure whistle blowing platform for Africa AfriLeaks to launch in Kenya

AfriLeaks

AfriLEAKS, a secure anonymous whistle blowing platform for African nations will be formally launched first in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa respectively in the next few months according to Ruth Kronenburg, the Director of Operations at Free Press Unlimited, one of the partners in the joint project. Ruth was speaking at a session in the just ended Deutsche Welle Global ...

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The State of Blogging & Social Media in Kenya report – Download

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) today launched ‘The State of Blogging & Social Media in Kenya 2015 report’ at the Nailab in an event that was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for ICT Fred Matiang’i who launched the report. The report is now available for download HERE. The State of Blogging and Social Media in Kenya 2015 report.  

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The Law and Internet in Kenya Workshop goes to Nyeri Town

Following the success of this workshop in Nairobi and Kisumu, We are happy to inform all residents of Nyeri that we will be having this training workshop on  the ‘The Law and Internet in Kenya’ on 13th June 2015. The workshop will take place at Batian hotel in Nyeri Town along Gakere Road, next to the Kamukunji stadium. Entry is ...

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