Mbugua Njihia

Mbugua Njihia

Total 30 Posts
Head of Business and Partnership at Sure Corporation a data and technology company transforming mass transit, insurance and advertising in Kenya.

Privacy in the age of terrorism

In some cases, states can use the multitudes of data collected to help with the fight against terrorism.

Kenya's personal data conundrum

Kenya's government wants to enrich its citizen database with biometric, GIS, and DNA data among others.

Kenya needs proactive regulation of the mobile handsets market

Given fake mobile devices in the market and some manufacturers harvesting data from phones without consent, Kenya needs to consider regulation of this market urgently.

The fight against corruption in Kenya shouldn't be a technology agenda

It is curious that Kenyans are now pushing quite heavily for the use of technology in the fight against corruption.

Moving from financial inclusion towards financial empowerment

A step up from pure play loans by FinTech startups is investing in the goals, aspirations and dreams of customers.

Innovator's dilemma

Move fast and break things. Experiment, fail, learn and repeat. Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Think bigger. Complaining is not a strategy. The riskiest thing is to take no risks. These and many more blurbs as curated from startup founders and their teams have become the rallying

Public transport innovation

The past few months I have watched and read with a tinge of amusement the posturing that has been happening in the public, pitting government (Kenya) and the associations representing operators in the informal public transport sector popularly known as matatus. On one hand the government says that it must