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Kenyan Politics and Social Media

This post was inspired by @gmeltdown with whom I had an interesting discussion on Twitter yester night. Earlier in the day, following Ruto’s flight to the Hague, #RutoPlaylist became a worldwide Trending Topic on Twitter as Kenyans On Twitter creatively played around the hashtag by adding some renown songs that fit the theme of Ruto […]


Global Events preceding the Global Peace Convention in Nairobi

To further build on the significance of the Global Peace Convention to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, I have been looking through the news on the Global Peace Festival site and I am inspired by the events that have been ongoing in the last couple of months in other parts of the globe.  The events […]

  • Marvin Tumbo,
  • November 3, 2010

Kenya's Digital Life: TNS Report

Close to three weeks ago, a friend shared with me a link to what was touted as the largest ever digital research project. I was pretty excited because I expected it to more or less put figures to what is basically the selling point of my business as a digital strategist. I proceeded to download the various […]

  • Marvin Tumbo,
  • November 2, 2010

Global Peace Convention comes to Nairobi – Let’s hear your voice…

In December of 2007, Kenyans came out in large numbers to vote for their electorate in what would have been a truly historic election.  It never was, instead it was a moment in history that most Kenyans would want to put behind them. Right after the election the country was almost torn apart by violence […]

  • Marvin Tumbo,
  • October 25, 2010

Twitter, TV, and Tusker Project Fame; a Transmedia Experience

Twitter in Kenya is very active. For a long time now, the activities of Kenyans on Twitter usually increase or decrease in frequency depending on the popular activity for that day. Tech related seminars, workshops and conferences have received the lion’s share of these Twitter conversations. TedxNairobi, E-Tourism Conference East Africa, Mobile Web East Africa, […]


The Rise of Social Commerce in Kenya

When I was still at the University, I encountered the usual hawkers plus some really smart hawkers at the Matatu (bus terminals – for non-Kenyans) terminals. Normally, whenever you board a Mat, there is a hawker who will be at your window even before your ass gets a feel of the seat. If the window […]


Perception is Reality – Martha Karua Anecdote

This is not a political post; it just draws lessons from a political figure and the political landscape. A few weeks back, someone in my Twitter timeline mentioned that Kanye West had not only joined twitter but he was tweeting some hilarious stuff. Given I love the man’s music; I unashamedly followed him and started […]


Online Marketing Manager Job at Sandstorm Kenya

Update: This Position Has Been Filled. I am pretty excited about this post because it is the first Job posting I am running for a client on this site. What makes this better is that this is no ordinary client. They are the best at what they do and they are internationally acclaimed… And the […]

  • Marvin Tumbo,
  • October 4, 2010

Shit Happens: So which PR Firm Changes your Diapers?

If you have taken care of a kid before, then you have probably also had the harrowing experience pleasure of changing their diapers when they take a dump (my apologies, I don’t have a politically correct way to say this). And no matter how cute a baby is, their shit still stinks. But before you […]