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Court declines Vimal Shah’s request to compel Google and Twitter to pull down Blogger Nyakundi’s posts

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi. Photo courtesy of niaje.com

A request by billionaire Vimalkumar Bhimji Depar Shah and his company Bidco to compel Google and Twitter to enforce a mandatory injunction on content by blogger Cyprian Nyakundi was declined by Justice Aburili Roselyne Ekirapa in an ongoing defamation case. In the case, civil suit 300 of 2015, Vimal Shah and Bidco have sued Stephen Jennings, Rendeavour Group, Preston Mendenhall, Artem Gurevich, Aly Khan  Satchu ...

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Prophet Owuor, Ruth Odinga keep Kisumu in the social media spotlight

Prophet David Owuor. He is in Kisumu where his spending has been the talk of town. [Photo: shamblerambles.wordpress]

Kisumu has been the centre of attention these past few days thanks to Prophet Dr. David Owuor who is in the town for a revival crusade. It has been one week of good business for hoteliers as most of them are said to be fully booked for the Repentance and Holiness Ministry faithful who have flocked the lakeside city. Plans ...

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KDF soldiers shoot 2 in Mandera creating rift with locals

The vehicle the victims were travelling in. Locals say KDF soldiers erred in shooting the two and injuring several others on Monday. [Photo: Twitter]

On December 21, headlines of reputable publications worldwide brought to the fore an unusual view of a rare act in the fight against terrorism in Kenya. The BBC headlined their story, Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack while USA Today headlined it; Muslims shield Christian passengers in attack on Kenyan bus. Al Jazeera aptly put it thus: Muslims ...

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Posta Kenya, Kilimall partner to enhance logistics services for online buyers

Postmaster General Dr. Enock Kinara (L) and Kilimall logistics manager Chris Nyaga, exchange a signed memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU seeks to enhance the logistics-service experience for online buyers via posta Kenya outlets across the country. [Photo: Redhouse PR]

The Postal Corporation of Kenya (Posta) and online shop Kilimall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the logistics service experience for online buyers. The partnership will allow Kilimall to use Posta outlets across the country. The arrangement allows Kilimall to use post offices as a collection points from which online shoppers can collect their ordered goods. Customers will ...

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Tobiko orders investigations after Twitter outrage on #ArrestAladwa

George Aladwa.  He has been accused of inciting Kenyans against each other. [Photo: radiojambo.co.ke]

Kenyans on Twitter are a mad lot. Well, at least for now before something else hot gets their attention. A video that has been shared on social media showing one man alleged to be former Nairobi Mayor, George Aladwa, calling for some ‘action’ is all it has taken on Thursday to drive #KOT rabid. In the video, the speaker is ...

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#TheJadudiReport is out as mobile contribution to Sub-Saharan African economy surpasses US$100 billion


#TheJadudiReport is out as mobile contribution to Sub-Saharan African economy surpasses US$100 billion according to a new report. In what may seem like a well-timed coincidence, the #1MilliForJadudi campaign report was released on the same day as the GSMA, an association of mobile operators study which showed that mobile operator investments are fuelling innovation and inclusion across Sub-Saharan Africa. The ...

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Meet the tweeting Chiefs of Nakuru County – Part 2

The beauty of what the Chiefs are doing is that they are able to reach as many people as possible on their phones with a single text message. To do this they registered for the twitter accounts through their phones after which they ask residents to follow them for updates. Each tweet is sent to their followers at once in ...

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Meet the tweeting Chiefs of Nakuru County – Part 1

It started with Chief Francis Kariuki of Lanet Umoja Location in Bahati Constituency. Using the twitter handle @Chiefkariuki the local administrator has risen to international fame for using twitter as a tool of communicating government policy and for checking security in his area of jurisdiction. “I am using twitter as a tool for community policing, neighborhood watch and crime – ...

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Nakuru opens a mimispot.com page

A local interactive online platform has been introduced in Nakuru. The platform known as mimispot.com allows users to discuss local relevant issues online and also share photos. “The unique factor with mimispot.com is that it shows you the distance from where the other person is posting in kilometers,” explained Mr. Paul Mvuria who is spearheading the project in Kenya. Mvuria ...

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The future of news: The world as you want to see it

My favorite story as a kid was the tale of the Blind men and the elephant. If you have never heard it, let me give you the skinny. A king beloved by his subjects for his wisdom asked six blind men to determine what an elephant looks like by feeling different parts of the animal’s body. The blind man who felt the ...

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