Ory Okolloh, South Africa

Ory Okolloh is one of the most recognized names in the blogger front. A Harvard law graduate, she now works as a consultant on telecommunications and citizen journalism in Africa. She is often spotted at different media and blogger conventions and conferences as a featured speaker whose opinions are held in high regard. During the…

Vote for Ushahidi in the Netsquared Mashup Challenge

         Well they are at it again…that innovative team of David Kobia, Ory Okolloh and Erik Hersman have submitted the innovative Ushahidi website which mapped reports of post-election violence, for a chance to win up to  $20,000 for development. Show your support by voting for them. Details are here.  Voting is open until March 18, 2008 so…

Barack Obama, Illinois

In Kenya you are from your father’s place, so we are watching Senator Obama with interest as he is a Kenyan from Alego in Western Kenya.. He has done a lot of impressive work on no-profile cases to help many underprivileged people and even inspired Raila Odinga to claim him as a cousin. Vice President…

Reaching out to the Mungiki

Rachel and her team of Kikuyu peacemakers from Nairobi arrived in Naivasha at 11:30 am by public transportation. The morning was tense, but all went well in Naivasha. Their local contacts told the women not to wear their jeans, but rather to buy some scarfs and kangas (dresses), which they did. This is so that…

MP David Kimutai Too Shot Dead

MP David Kimutai Too was shot dead by police today. It would appear that the lady that he was with was a police officer that was dating another police officer.  He shot her and Mr. Too  after accusing her of cheating on him.  David Too died right away, and the lady bled to death at…

Miriam Chemmoss launches VUMA

Miriam Chemmoss has launched an organization to promote healing in Kenya and help the victims of the post election violence. See the details below: February, 2 2008 at BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE KENYA RED CROSS AT THE ROXY 279 TREMONT STREET, Boston, Massachusetts Cost : $25 A Benefit Concert aimed at promoting peace and solidarity…

Mugabe Were Killed

It is a sad state of affairs when you have a promising philanthropist and budding politician killed in the name of politics and unfair practices. It sparked riots and fighting. Our only hope is that people will now try to get beyond the madness and work towards peace. You can read more here.