Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

The Kenya Association of Bloggers (BAKE) annual awards were held at the Intercontinental Hotel on 2nd May. To celebrate the winners and the organizers, the hotel invited us for a cocktail and showed us around. On an evening after work, … Continue reading

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Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

It’s not easy being a working mother. At the tender age of 3 months, you will leave your suckling infant in the care of another, and leave them there for the better part of the day. You will arrive at … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Ad Noticed on OLX

I know a number of people who are trying to sell their stuff online, but they wait by their phone all day and it doesn’t ring, and they wonder what they are doing wrong. Here are tips to get noticed: … Continue reading

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Money Matters: Men Borrowing From Women

Money is a sensitive issue. Money can and does cause a rift between siblings, friends, spouses, lovers… Last week, I was reading Biko’s Saturday Magazine article about people (especially women) who borrow money and never return, and they make it … Continue reading

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OLX: Beyond Buying and Selling

Like I posted last week, most people do not think that they have things worth selling, which is not true at all.  A survey concluded that Kenyans, particularly Nairobians, have tons of stuff lying unused in their homes (about 69 … Continue reading

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What I Learned From the OLX BAKE Experience

This past Tuesday evening, OLX was invited to interact with bloggers at Nailab, from 6pm. I hope you received the invite, otherwise send a message to BAKE to be added to the mailing list for (awesome) events. Unused Goods at … Continue reading

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Google Doodle Art Exhibition for Kenya at 50

As part of the celebrations for Kenya’s Jubilee year, Google invited students to take part in the Doodle Competition. They received about 5,000 submissions and the winner of the competition was one  17 year old Esther Wambui Githinji. Her doodle, … Continue reading

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