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Technologist. Curious observer. Thinker. Worker bee.

Thinking out loud on the Internet, Twitter especially… Outgoing Head of Research at iHub, where I have been providing strategic guidance for growth of technology research in the East Africa region and supports the team to surface information useful for the emerging technology ecosystem in Africa.

Past hats donned in the new media space: worked with Sandstorm Kenya, UN-Habitat, UNEP to name a few.

Also worked with awareness campaigns/initiatives across the Africa: Mzalendo: Eye on Kenyan Parliament, Kenya Feb 28, Africans Act 4 Africa, Sandstorm Kenya among others.

I had the pleasure of editing the Innovative Africa: The New Face of Africa essay collection and have contributed to various publications, including on Kenya’s media policy (on the role of social media).

I sit on the advisory board of Sum of Us, also a board member at the Media Policy Research Centre, and a member of the Networked News Lab. All are great organisations; privileged to be involved with them!

As of March 2016, I was invited to join the first ever UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Pushing for commitment to action: the research, the rhetoric is there, time for all to put their money where their mouths are.

A Google Search may have returned results indicating an ephemeral musical career. That is indeed part of my life adventure thus far.

Conviction: Africa is not poor, just mismanaged; a statement that I’m keen on ensuring becomes a reality. Africa’s storytellers, scholars, denizens and netizens are connecting/educating/raising awareness online, all informing the richesse and diversity on the continent.

Welcome to my corner of the Internet. You can also find me writing for the Daily Nation. Other publications and more academic writings are listed here.

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