Made for cars and not People :How Our Cities are Getting it Wrong

“If car ownership is mandatory, [the place is] not urban.”Donald Baxter Africa, they say is the future, I don’t doubt that, looking at what we have managed to do with so little, What we have achieved amidst all the troubles and misgivings. We adopted the mobile phone with much bravado a number of years later … Continue reading

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The Mystery that is the Standard Gauge Railway .

If you have not heard about the standard gauge railway and you are a Kenyan, Please go back to that hole that you were hiding in. Well despite all the negative news about the tendering process that has engulfed Kenya’s desire not desire but Need to have a standard gauge railway, It is a good … Continue reading

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HOW AFRICAN MOBILE COMPANIES CAN HELP IN IMPROVING URBAN MOBILITY

The mobile phone is doing wonders in these parts of the world, we trail blaze in mobile money and every application developer is hoping to create the next big thing that will take the world by storm. Africa’s rise to technological superstardom will be pegged on the mobile phone through it many people in various … Continue reading

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Jobs boom in Kisumu county due to influx of cash for projects

By DENNIS ONYANGO adapted from KISUMU, KENYA: The ongoing multi-million shilling projects in Kisumu County have seen a number of unemployed youth gain meaningful sources of income.Heightened property development has attracted stone masons and transporters of building materials who have pitched camp next to Kondele Police Station to exploit the opportunity. The increased fortunes have … Continue reading

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DO WE WANT VISION 2030? IF YES, LET US URBANIZE

   Kenya’s vision 2030, in my opinion will remain a sitting or rather lame duck, if we keep  doing business as  usual. Like other developing countries in the global south we are faced with problems of unemployment, high population growth rate, food insecurity and also high income inequality not forgetting our pathetic excuse of democracy … Continue reading

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FIVE REASONS WHY KISUMU CITY’S FUTURE IS BRIGHT

   Having been a Kisumu resident for quite some time, never have I seen Kisumu doing better development-wise than the last couple of years. The magic number is 2008 when the expansion of the then Kisumu airport to an international airport gained pace. The Chinese came to town and started the job sometime in 2009 … Continue reading

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GUERILLA URBANISM IN KISUMU: OILE MARKET

Guerilla urbanism denotes unsanctioned urban planning and design interventions that are done by individuals in a particular urban space, as a result there is always conflict between the actors/implementers and the respective local government under whose jurisdiction that space lies. Oile market to me is the most successful Guerilla urbanism coup that has ever happened … Continue reading

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: WHY DO WE ALWAYS SCORE AN E

 Kenya is synonymous with poor disaster response and management that we need no rocket science to prove .Someone needs to take responsibility you  ,me ,The Cabinet secretary ,The Vice President or even the president himself. Why are we that casual when handling emergencies and managing them when they by bad luck happens. We have never … Continue reading

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Firefox OS-Based ZTE Open Shipping Soon In The US And UK For $80 Unlocked, Orders Start Friday

Firefox OS Cant wait for it to reach Kenya.

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TOP FIVE A MUST VISIT PLACES WHILE IN KISUMU CITY.

You find yourself in Kisumu City whether by luck, accident or your own conviction and you are wondering what to or what not to do well Having been a Citizen of this city for quite some time I want to give you a hack on interesting stuff to do while in Kisumu. Kisumu is unforgiving … Continue reading

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