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Who was Cheating in KCSE Examinations

The country is ripe with talk on the paltry performance of students in this year’s KCSE examination. Key reason, curbing of cheating by the Education Cabinet Secretary and his counterpart at the Kenya National Examination Council. Amidst this conversations is the  outdoing of the boys by the girls who managed only 4 spots in the top 20 ...

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The Evolution of Kenyan Female Fashion Vloggers

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” ― Oscar Wilde. Certainly, this quote hasn’t been more evident than on the Kenyan fashion blog  scene. If there isn’t any truth to the statement, sample the blogs below: Maureen Bandari Winnie the Fashionista Lucy Musau They do bear semblance to each other and more ...

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Why Owaahh Never Won a BAKE Award

By Elvis Bando and Chris Orwa The internet is a rough place when you are on the adversarial end of Kenyans on Twitter (KoT). Such was the case when Owaahh missed out the prize on two nominations at this year’s BAKE Awards. KOT did not miss to provide their potent dosage of witty humor, but ...

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The Peculiar Habits of Imara Daima Train Commuters

All aboard! The train bellows in the early morning at the new Imara Daima train station ready to haul hordes of men and women to the capital. Among the daily commuters you’ll find Dennis Kioko  on his favored 7:10 am train bound for Nairobi CBD. For three years he has been riding the iron snake ...

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A Theory on Formation of Potholes in Nairobi

A few weeks ago I was invited to provide data analysis assistance to the project  #whatisaroad – an initiative to map potholes in Nairobi and engage the county government on infrastructure through data. We set up a mapping party and I volunteered to cover Kayole and Buruburu Estates. Off with a pen, notebook and phone ...

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How Luos Got Their Accent

You’ve probably been mesmerized by the fluid, flamboyant and finesse Luo accent  😉 – popularly identified by the elongation of vowels and the legendary switching  of ‘sh’ with an ‘s’ . A recent research study may provide an explanation to this immaculate accent 😀 . In a concept referred to as Acoustic Adaptation, researchers Ian ...

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Finding Home with Uber

Every more so often, Uber is my designated driver for Friday night escapades. I don’t live in a properly mapped area, so I let the driver find the best way home from the destination pin. Since I’m normally in half stupor mode, I rarely check the direction untill full consciousness is regained the next morning ...

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