Quick Hits (easy on a Sunday morning edition)

Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 08:48, by Ms. Ory Okolloh

- Rafiki Kenya’s superb review on places to eat, chill, and general ku-jienjoy in Nairobi. I wish more bloggers would write positively about Nairobi - so much good there, still.

- New blogs I’ve discovered/I like:
Musings of an Alien
The Gay Kenyan

- For the mamas, especially new mamas (who Google everything tehehe), this is a great resource.

KARA Bi-monthly talk series

Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 21:51, by Ms. Ory Okolloh

Dear KP readers, I have neglected my blog lately. Sorry! Combination of kids, crazy travel schedule, getting back into the thick of work, training new nanny, and yes the fact that twitter is easier :-) I need a clone…

Just came across this announcement in my in-box. Might be of interest. KARA stands for the Kenya Alliance of Residents Association - their website is quite informative.

Date: Monday, 18th May 2009
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Venue: Sarova Panafric Hotel (Simba Room)
Theme: Role of Civil Society in Realizing “Agenda 4”
Guests: Mr. Okong’o Omogeni, Chairman, Law Society of Kenya… ( Read on! )

Feed & spam issues fixed

Monday, April 27, 2009 - 12:03, by Ms. Ory Okolloh

My feed issues should be resolved and you shouldn’t see any spam now on your mobile browser.

The blog had been hacked by spammers.

Thank you everyone who pointed out the errors.

It’s Our Turn to Eat available as an e-book

Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 22:19, by Ms. Ory Okolloh

From Michaela Wrong:

Harper Collins have finally come up with an e-book of “It’s Our Turn to Eat”. So Kenyans can buy the PDF file, and there’s no excuse for any further piracy or bootlegging. Please pass this around on your mailing lists and post it on your websites. We’ve tried to keep the price as low as possible - you’ll see that it is a lot cheaper than the hard copy.

We’re also hoping to make this something Kenyans who don’t own credit cards can buy on M-Pesa, but at the moment that’s proving a logistical nightmare.

On Martha Karua

Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 20:29, by Ms. Ory Okolloh

I’m in Nairobi for a bit and the hottest news at the moment is Karua’s resignation.

I have no doubt (and I have it on good authority) that she was indeed being frustrated in her role as Minister of Justice - apparently Gicheru has way more sway than she did with the ‘baks, however, lets be clear that this is also about positioning for the next election or any possible fallout of the coalition government. And its not about her being scared of the censure vote, she was going to win that one hands down with ODM’s support. In any event, I have to give her props for at least not… ( Read on! )

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She likes to blog about women’s rights in Kenya, blogging in Africa, technology in Africa and the fact that Africans have the right to creating our own content, telling our own stories, and reflecting the diversity of Africa. (Read on!)Her blog is an outlet for her opinions, commentary, and “isn’t this cool” links.

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