Jacob Mugendi

Jacob Mugendi

Total 44 Posts
Columnist. Team leader and engineer at Truehost.

How Kenya's young people can venture into agriculture

Small scale farming accounts for 70% of all agriculture in Kenya. The number of young people who have sworn not to touch anything related to agriculture after the first attempt keeps also increasing. From analysis, the problem is mostly business-related, and therein lies the solution.

Who will save Kenyans from predatory digital lending apps?

With the advent of mobile phones and increased Internet penetration, the borrowing of money has been shifting from traditional channels to electronic channels. This has come with its problems.

Death by doing business with the government

There are many ways for a business to die. In Kenya, the surest way for a business to die is to do business with the government.

The problem of software piracy in Kenya

Why do Kenyans love pirated software as opposed to genuine software which guarantees more security and support? Pirated software is cheap, easily accessible, and it is socially acceptable to use stolen software.

A look back at 10 years of digital disruption in Kenya

A look at a number of industries that have faced this disruption in Kenya. It is important to also state that the biggest enabler of this digital disruption is the smartphone.

The day the free platforms shut down

One day you will wake up and find that your favorite social media and blogging platforms have shut down, disappearing with the online community of fans and followers that you built. What happens then?

A quick look at which of Kenya's startups got funding in 2019

VC funding still remains a big challenge for startups in Kenya. Here is a list of the top 10 Kenyan startups that have raised a significant amount of money in 2019.