Ken Macharia
Mar 22, 2012

Kenya's dreamy tech city

Konza Technopolis city forms part of Kenya's plans to become a middle-income country by 2030, but sceptics say government should address capacity issues first.

Jan 20, 2012

2012: The light bulb year for Kenya

ITWeb's Kenyan correspondent outlines his social media, mobile, security and IT predictions for 2012.

Dec 21, 2011

Kenyan media gags state

The government has been on a collision course with media owners since it launched a digital signal distributor.

Dec 5, 2011

'Just enough' education in Kenya

A recent survey reveals that Kenyan universities produce excellent students, but they are not prepared for the workplace.

Nov 21, 2011

Social media imitates life in Kenya

Social media is improving government communication, a welcome change in a society where information has been scarce.


South Sudan gets on the map

Google will present the map as a birthday gift to the new state of South Sudan on 9 July.

Jun 29, 2011

Mobile incubation hub opens in Nairobi

A mobile application incubation centre - said to be the first of its type on the continent - is unveiled in Kenya.

Jun 29, 2011

Hi-tech justice stalls in Kenya

A lack of legislation hinders the country's implementation of IT-based facilities within its judiciary.

Jun 17, 2011

Boost for Kenyan mobile TV

A deal between Safaricom and DStv gives Kenyans access to satellite TV through 3G-enabled handsets.

Jun 17, 2011

Kenya adds 3m mobile users

Aggressive marketing by operators saw the East African country's total subscriber base grow by 12% in Q4 2010.

May 19, 2011

Kenyan govt mulls ICT master plan

An Accenture report identifies misallocated resources, incorrect priorities and inefficiencies in the public sector's IT use.

May 11, 2011

Kenya triumphs with World Bank app

The winning app focuses on solving development issues, in line with the UN's Millennium Development Goals.

Ken Macharia
ITWeb’s Kenyan correspondent.

Ken Macharia is a Nairobi-based journalist with a degree in Communication from University of Nairobi. He is also an entrepreneur and new media enthusiast.