All posts by blackorwa

Nerdistic Intents with Delusions of Grandeur

Explaining Causality with Independence Heroes

Does A cause B? That has been a question statisticians and philosophers have been attempting to answer. It is indeed not a trivial task to prove causation between two events. Philosopher David Hume in his 1748 book ‘An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding’ provided an idea to define causation, it was known as The Counterfactual Theory of ...

Is Athletics a Worthwhile Career?

A Kenyan athlete wins about three in 10 career races. Does that translate to a worthy career? https://www.nation.co.ke/kenyanathletes    

Emerging Dialects Among Kenyans on Twitter

New ways Kenyans on Twitter are communicating https://www.nation.co.ke/twitterdialects

How People Cheat

Analysis of how participants in an international innovation competition attempted to cheat their way to the prize money. https://www.nation.co.ke/newsplex/onlinevoting/2718262-4684756-tub3gp/index.html

A Working Paper on Kenya’s E-Commerce Sector

The Kenyan e-commerce sector has been a death bed for many startups – both large and small companies have failed in a bid to launch viable online businesses. Google’s Getting Kenyan Businesses Online failed to gain traction, Mocality (an online business directory)lacked a sustainable revenue stream and had to shutdown, Sahara books didn’t have enough ...

Finding The Origin of Kavirondo

In the Beginning During the colonial period, the Luhya and Luo tribes of Kenya were collectively referred as The Kavirondo. The name withstood time and even had an independence movement name (Young Kavirondo Association). If you ask the general public in Kenya the meaning of the word Kavirondo, the common answer would be the Kiswahili ...

The Problem at Sachangwan-Salgaa

There is a 20 km stretch of road along the A104 highway between Sachangwan and Salgaa in Nakuru County that has gained a reputation as the habitation ground of grisly road accidents. The commonplace blame is on a steep unwinding section of the road that currently hosts a black stop signage to caution drivers. Other ...

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