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Turning Politics on its Head towards 2012

A while back, a friend (Mikul) mentioned to me the possibility of having all people vying to be members of parliament in an online database of sorts through which Kenyans could, media, and International Media could monitor the happenings in Kenyan Politics on a county by county or constituency by constituency basis. This idea really […]


Social Media uptake by Kenyan Journalists

If there is one tweet that made my day this year, it is the one by Jeff Koinange where he tweeted that “This Titter Stuff is DaBomb.” During an interview with one of my favourite Kenyans, Mutahi Ngunyi, I wondered why Jeff did not have a twitter account yet he is one of the most […]


Your 2010 Social Media Story as a Kenyan?

This has been a tremendous year for Socialight Media and Social Media in Kenya. Social Media has grown in leaps and bounds and Socialight Media Kenya is honored to have been here to cover aspects of this growth especially those that relate to Kenyan Businesses and their use of social media as well as the […]

  • Marvin Tumbo,
  • December 17, 2010

Social Media for Political Accountability

A few weeks back, our Prime Minister kicked off a storm in not only the media but the social media scene as well when he called for the arrest of gays and lesbians in the country. Given how conservative Kenya usually is, I was surprised at how Kenyans reacted because this attack did not go […]


The Global Social Entrepreneurship Coalition launch at the Global Peace Convention

The Global Social Entrepreneurship Coalition (GSEC) online platform, a project of the Global Peace Service Alliance, will be launched at the upcoming Global Peace Convention, November 17th-21, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. The launch of the platform will be a significant step towards the use of social networks and new media in the advancement of international […]

  • Marvin Tumbo,
  • November 13, 2010

Kenyan Politics, Mainstream Media, Social Media and Hate Speech

Months back, I wrote about the KTN Kenya Facebook Fanpage which I condemned for being too lax in its commenting policy – which was officially nonexistent but I still expected some sort of moderation. Back then, the Jamaican Cleric who was said to be on the Terror watchlist was the subject of discussion on the […]


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 Mainstream Media and Social Media Marriage

For a long time, mainstream media viewed social media with skepticism as journalists took shots at bloggers for all manner of reasons. But increasingly, social media and especially blogging has already claimed its place and now Twitter (over 20 billion tweets so far) and Facebook (over 500 million users) are flexing their muscles. In Kenya, […]

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