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Is Airtel Kenya's 3G the best Unlimited Internet?

This article is dated hence does not reflect the current state of affairs. For a more recent article on internet in Kenya, refer to the below link:

Safaricom Internet is twice as fast as Airtel Internet across Kenya





















When my former house captain, one Luyo Likoko, an ardent non-believer, told me that Airtel Kenya had the best unlimited Internet in the country, I was tempted not to believe him. Back then, I was swearing that Orange Kenya was the best thing when it came to unlimited Internet*, of course, with some Terms and Conditions.

The Orange Kenya Experience
Then Orange Kenya decided to alter the share of Internet and that of Terms and Conditions. See, Orange believe in something called Fair Usage Policy (FUP). The FUP is said to ensure that a few users do not degrade the quality of Internet connectivity for everyone else by using lots of capacity among st themselves

By providing them with truly unlimited Internet, such inconsiderate subscribers would end up taking advantage of this ki…

Positions for Women: The Fallacy of Reserving Gender Quotas

The new Kenyan Constitution established a gender equity clause. For public positions, members of any gender may not hold more than two third the positions. Based on it, for the first time, Kenyans will be voting for women representatives to the senate in the coming election.

Elsewhere, there has been a growing call for the inclusion of women in various leadership positions, and general inclusion of women in many other places. In Africa, the girl-child NGO industry is quite large, and may eclipse the budget of a number of African countries.

In Norway, about 100 of 500 companies are said to have delisted as a reaction to a rule that mandated women in boards. (More about that here http://www.womenonboards.org.au/pubs/articles/norway_bigpicture.htm)

Meanwhile, elsewhere, Yahoo became another big tech company to have a Woman CEO. When 30 year old Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo as the companies CEO, she was  in her third trimester of pregnancy. After her delivery, she was back to her desk in two…