Friday, June 24, 2016

You Can Now Use Your Mobile Phone Number as A Postal Address in Kenya

Posta Kenya - Use Mobile Phone Number as Postal Address
The era of mobile post address in Kenya is here
With the advent of email, many people questioned the future of postal services in Kenya but it seems that Postal Corporation of Kenya has not only been able to hold its water but also capitalize on the emerging technology trends to propel itself forward.

The last bit of doubt got erased off my mind when postal corporation started partnering with emerging online shops like Jumia to deliver their customer’s purchases throughout Kenya and it seems that they are not done yet.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Rather Than Beat the Waves Flow Along With Them

It is normal for us human beings to want to protect and cushion ourselves from enemies that invade our space.

From competitors wanting to snatch our love mates away to life risks that may bring us crippling down, nobody wants to leave their life to chance whenever they can. We fight back. We place protective mechanisms. We change faces. The list goes on and on.

I was talking to my friend – a Kenyan food blogger – the other day when she expressed her concern about people forwarding her recipes around. She was wondering if there was a way to stop people from forwarding her pdf documents once they read her recipes.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Game Recognizes “James Bond Wafula”, Bungoma’s Man Who Shocked the World for Hanging on a Helicopter

bungoma man hanging on a helicopter
Just when we thought that we would not be hearing any more news of the “Bungoma man who hanged on a helicopter”, an unlikely Kenyan-grown game called Bungoma Hangman has rekindled the embers.

Developed by Mesmerize Games and available for download in Google Play Store (Android users), this simple game requires you to accumulate points by hanging on the chopper for as long as you can.

Is Njogu Wa Njoroge Vying For A Political Position Come 2017?

njogu wa njoroge thanksgiving ceremony cum 2017 elections campaign probably
Ferdinand Waititu and Moses Kuria were earlier this week arrested and held in police custody alongside other politicians from CORD’s side of the political divide over hate speech remarks. It was only yesterday that they were released.

The exodus of it all is Njogu Wa Njoroge's thanksgiving ceremony organized to commemorate the Kameme FM’s 15 years career on radio.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

I Was Lucky To See the International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is one of the world's marvels. Orbiting the earth at an incredible speed of 27,600 km/h, this huge artificial satellite is only outranked in brightness by the sun and the moon.

This coupled with its huge size and close vicinity to the earth makes viewing the International Space Station without a telescope - even at night - possible.

Lotto Kenya: A Pesky Game with Good Intentions

A long time ago – over six years ago I guess – I came across a banner ad saying that I was the lucky 10,000th visitor to a certain website. I was exhilarated. I clicked the banner without hesitation and before I knew it, the online ad had taken me to an online lottery.

After filling text field after field, looking forward to my big break, I eventually came to the payment page where I was to pay a certain amount of money to participate in the upcoming draw. I didn’t proceed any further because the ad had tricked me into believing that I had won, which apparently wasn’t the case.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

6 People That I Can’t Imagine the TV Without

Watching TV is how most of us Kenyans wind up our day. From watching evening news to keeping up with soap operas and local programs such as The Real Househelps of Kawangware, Inspekta Mwala, Churchill Show, etc., most people and families simply can't imagine life without a TV.

Size, make, and model of the TV hardly matter; so long as you get a chance to stay up to date. When that means paying the neighbor a brief visit or sipping a cup of tea at the local cafe, most of us will not hesitate.

I used to be a movies person but I'm increasingly interested in local and international TV channels. This family thing :). As one would expect, I am also building a list of my favorite TV personalities and actors. These include:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

How I Withdraw Money from PayPal in Kenya

If you are you wondering if you can transfer money from PayPal to your bank account in Kenya, then you will be delighted to know that you indeed can. I personally do all the time.

In today's blog post, I will show you how to go about it without going through the exploitative PayPal to Mpesa withdrawal services (brokers) that have cropped out everywhere on the internet.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Gospel Artiste Bahati Starts Charity Foundation to Educate Street Children

Bahati with street kids during the launch of Bahati Tena Foundation
The celebrated gospel artiste Bahati (“Mtoto wa mama”) is not your average celebrity. Despite his huge success, he has remained humble, approachable and compassionate for others.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Experience Receiving the 2017 Green Card Results

The U.S. Department of State released the results for the 2017 Diversity Program (applied in 2015) yesterday and I was head over heels to key in my confirmation number.

I was looking forward to my luck this time after failing the first time I tried to apply for the Green Card - the very thing that has made one poor guy from our village rise up to become the admiration for most of the people back there.