Kenya Power: Help Us Help You!

Kenya Ingependa Kumeta. I propose this as a working slogan as you forge your way to efficiency, oh dear transmitter, distributor and retailer of electricity. You see, Kenya Yameta essentially is untrue; makes for a better fit alongside your Vision 2030 strategic plans.

 

 (Image Courtesy of Eugene Nyawara)

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Wining And Dining With Kenya’s Primaries: #ManRapho

One fine Thursday evening, the email came. It was titled, ‘Meet and Greet Hon. Tuju‘. It was an invitation to the KE blogger community to march towards the very confusing Upper Hill area to meet Rapho and listen to his vision for Kenya, critique his agenda seeing as we represent a very important interest group…bla bla bla…you know the usual.  Thursday evening invite for a Friday morning meetup. As in Friday, the following day. I had a few words for the Tuju team, but thankfully, my dear friend, @archermishale addressed the gaping insult. His post on politicians and social media, is a must read. [ Note to anyone who wants to meet with bloggers. We aren’t a bunch of wierdos who sit by their computers, clicking away at the interwebs and waiting upon thy beckoning to events. It’s a bit too ambitious to expect us to show up at an eleventh-hour invites. We are just as deserving of the same courtesy and apt time frame extended to any other interest group.] Continue reading “Wining And Dining With Kenya’s Primaries: #ManRapho”

Wining and Dining with Kenya’s Primaries: #VPMeetup

VP Meetup. *pauses for a moment…draws out a sigh and attempts to go through with the post*

A bunch of people have already shared their thoughts on said meetup. Here’s one by @kachwanya.

Something I’ve come to appreciate with this wave of ‘political seduction’ on one of the most levelling, if not the only levelling platform/forum in the world today,social media, is that objectivity can easily be thrown out the window,and with seemingly just cause! It is no secret that the #VPMeetup stirred up quite the sensation! It didn’t tip towards the positive for the most part. It can be argued that the memorable bit was the food and drink, because when it got down to the heart of the matter,well, it was a crowded shallow-end of a vast pool,which comprises a much bigger,more accommodating deep-end.

Into the meat of things. (Mind you,this is one bony chunk of meat.) Continue reading “Wining and Dining with Kenya’s Primaries: #VPMeetup”

Dinner with PM- What Questions Would You Like Answered?

Last week, through his official twitter account,Prime Minister Raila Odinga,(all protocol observed), expressed his intention to dine with tweeps,and asked Kenyans on Twitter to nominate those among them who would make good representatives at the round table forums that he occasionally has with various interest groups.

It was all the buzz last Wednesday,with many a tweep nominating themselves,and others. I recall the #dinnerwithPM hash tag making its way to my timeline when my friend Adelle nominated me,setting into motion the reason behind this post. Continue reading “Dinner with PM- What Questions Would You Like Answered?”

Social Media: What’s the Bottom Line?

Almost every conversation I engage in these days has the phrase ‘Social Media’ sneaked in.

I’ve met self-made gurus in this growing phenomenon,and been awed by the opportunities that ‘Social Media’ presents.

For those still not so clear on the definition of said phenomenon,do take the time to visit the world wide web and inform thyself. Heads up,by virtue of reading this post,you are engaging in…you guessed it…social media 🙂 *insert news-like dramatic voice*

In Kenya’s Social Media scene, we have seen remarkable interaction between corporate heads and their clients, something that was hitherto almost unfathomable. Brands have upped their game and are offering Customer Service via social media platforms,most notably Twitter. Prayers are ongoing for some ‘power’ monopolies to buy into the vision as well!

But is social media the new fad? Continue reading “Social Media: What’s the Bottom Line?”