Kenya religious radio station Hope FM infiltrated by unknown people

Kenya’s popular religious radio station, Hope FM’s frequency was on Tuesday night infiltrated by unknown people sparking uproar on social media as Kenyans expressed their shock. Listeners said the radio… Read more »

The story of a farmer who has fully automated his vineyard in Rift Valley

Creativity, and how to harness the Internet of Things At the invitation of a friend, I recently visited a vineyard in the Rift Valley. What was meant to be a leisurely… Read more »

Kenya Says Karibu (Welcome) to Uber

Without pomp or circumstance, the ride-sharing service Uber launched here in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday afternoon. The company had been looking at this market for more than a year before… Read more »

Uber to launch in Kenya with free Taxi rides during Nairobi Restaurant Week

San Fransisco-based ride-sharing and taxi-hailing service Uber is finally set to launch its services in Kenya this week and has teamed up with local restaurant discovery platform, EatOut Kenya to… Read more »

Two deny hacking into Kenya NIC bank’s data

Two men accused of hacking into a bank’s database and threatening to publish confidential information have denied multiple charges of theft, attempted extortion and blackmail. Mr Alex Mutungi Mutuku and… Read more »

Kenya Huduma Centres set to launch cashless payment system

Huduma Centres across the country will soon issue smart cards that will negate the need to carry cash to pay for services. Under the new cashless system, Kenyans will enjoy… Read more »

Transforming Kenya healthcare system through ICT

Dr Cathy Mwangi has an ambitious dream. She envisions the day when Kenya’s healthcare system will be seamless. When, she says, it will be possible to rush to the nearest… Read more »

Student turns computer Programming skills into lucrative income earner

Brian Osoro is not your typical college student; he spends most of his time either programming or going through tutorials to sharpen his IT skills. His classmates know him as… Read more »

Kenya’s tech entrepreneurs shun Konza ‘silicon savannah’

With a booming tech sector in Nairobi, investors and entrepreneurs are questioning the wisdom of building $14bn techno city nearby Kenya’s plan to catapult itself into an elite club of… Read more »

[VIDEO] This Ingenious Machine Turns Feces Into Drinking Water

I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few… Read more »

The app that lets you ‘UNTEXT’ someone: Strings allows users to take back messages and pictures they’d rather people didn’t see

If you’ve ever woken up full of regret about the messages you sent the night before, or you’ve sent a text to the wrong person, a new app could solve… Read more »

Amnesty International launches software to detect government spying

Amnesty International has introduced software to help ordinary citizens find out if governments are monitoring their computer activity. However, new anti-snooping programmer is far from foolproof. Known as Detekt, the… Read more »

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on… Read more »

Orange and USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across Africa

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and global telecommunications operator Orange announced a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington,… Read more »

[VIDEO] M-PESA’s new rival featured on Innovate Africa on Al Jazeera

In this week’s episode of Innovate Africa, co-host Tapfuma Makina visits Nairobi to meet Kariuki Gathitu, founder of Zege Technologies. Zege has launched MPayer, a mobile payment alternative to MPESA, aimed at… Read more »