Organized crime: Case of The Kenyan Public Transport

Our dear beloved government failed to provide us with a public transportation system that worked and in came a monster in the name of matatus. The Liberalization of the Kenyan Transport sector has come at a prize that the public have to pay dearly if not through uncertain pricing mechanism then through death via grisly … Continue reading

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URBAN AGRICULTURE 101

Our problems are heaped like piles of garbage in Dandora dumpsite, sour to look at or even contemplate solving them. Among our siblings of problems we have the issue of food insecurity we labour so much to ensure our flowers, coffee and tea reach Europe on time while back home we are starving, a nation … Continue reading

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JOMO KENYATTA SPORTS GROUND HACK

     Each one of us has a different perception of phenomenon guided by our experiences, profession and to some extent the internet, let us face it the internet is our new reference point to anything, want to know what a strange word means ,no more reaching for your dictionary  just go for the phone and … Continue reading

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RIO+20: LETS WALK THE TALK THIS TIME.

Twenty years ago the Earth Summit (Rio 92) was held in Rio de janerio a city in Brazil. I was still in my infancy then, the aim of the summit was to forward and promote the idea of sustainable development keeping in mind the rising instances of global warming and climate change. The summit I … Continue reading

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THANKS TO THE ECONOMICS OF LAND WE WILL HAVE THE SPRAWL UNTIL ETERNITY

Our cities will never be compact that’s a hard pill that we need to learn how to swallow and live with it, this is more pronounced in the capitalistic economy where the market is self regulating with zero government intervention. For the sustainability of the cities of the future there is need to tame the … Continue reading

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WEB 2.O – MOBILE COMPUTING CONVERGENCE AND FUTURE CITIES.

WEB 2.0 loosely translates to intersection of web application features that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperatability , user-centered design and collaboration on the world wide web. Mobile computing on the other hand is a form of human-computer interaction by which a computer is expected to be transported during normal usage; it has three main aspects … Continue reading

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Job and Careers

I am only a week from finishing 8-4-4 and I already see no silver lining in terms of job prospects. Many more like me exist out there we really want that job badly even if it will involve minimum wage cause let’s face it graduation is five plus months away hence we can’t complain if … Continue reading

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WHY ALWAYS THE PRIVATE CARS?

It is almost a year or somewhere therein since the Municipal Council of Kisumu adopted the controversial policy of banning matatus and boda bodas from accessing the CBD at the expense of private cars. I am sure many supportsthis idea but many me included who love cities and understand that the city is supposed to … Continue reading

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THE VIEW

A picture they say tells a thousand words…but how about a view. view being I don’t know why I should explain it…well sometime back in the local dailies I have seen Kisumu’s real estate agents sell their properties using ‘view’ which to me seemed so paramount for the eventual success of having the property sold, … Continue reading

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OIL: KENYA`S CURSE AND HOW WILL WE OVERCOME IT.

Image from Oil is a resource that in this day and age if you can mine it in the confinement of your borders then you are lucky as a country, the world`s economy is literally pegged on oil an increase by a dollar in the world market causes a multiplier effect in the entire sector … Continue reading

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