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Huduma Namba promised much but has failed to deliver

The current identification system in Kenya has a major limitation because it is not digital. All the information is on physical paper, with a passport photo and a signature as the primary method of identification. It was hoped Huduma Namba would solve this.

The M-PESA 1Tap service that failed

A few years ago, Safaricom introduced M-PESA 1Tap in Kenya, a service that was supposed to revolutionize payments. Unfortunately, despite it reducing the number of steps taken to make a payment, it failed.

Kenya's fight against the narcotics trade raises privacy concerns

Kenya's National Intelligence Services has proposed changes to the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill that will require landlords to keep a tenants registry. It is said this is to fight illegal drug trading in Kenya but the changes raise several privacy concerns.

A lesson on pricing

Many entrepreneurs face a pricing problem similar to what KeNIC faced, and sometimes, the only way to be sure of pricing is to test things out.

Government processes in Kenya have inefficiencies that aid corruption

Why are government processes in Kenya so complicated and why are they equally poor even when they are digitized?

Challenges in trying to implement digital technologies in rural Kenya

Rural areas in Kenya face several unique development challenges that affect the use of digital technologies. In this article, we look at 3 of those challenges.

Crypto, the year in review

This yearโ€™s Bitcoin rally differs from the previous bull run in 2017 in that the first one was largely driven by retail investorsโ€™ fear of missing out. This time, sophisticated investors are taking up long positions.