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Press Release: Twitter introduces “While you were away” feature on your timeline

Nairobi, Kenya:  January 23nd, 2015: Twitter, has unveiled a new feature that will enable its users have a recap of what they may have missed while they were away.
With the “While you were away” feature, Twitter users will be able to see a recap of some the top Tweets they may probably have missed from the key accounts they follow while they were on the go.
To fill in some of those gaps, Twitter is surfacing a few of the best Tweets users probably wouldn’t have seen otherwise, determined by engagement and other factors. If a user checks in on Twitter now for a quick snapshot of what’s happening, they will see this recap more often; if they spend a lot of time on Twitter already, they will see it less.   
The goal of this feature is to help users keep up with their world, no matter how much time they spend on Twitter. Recaps, marked with a “While you were away” heading, will begin to appear for all Twitter for iOS users today, and on our Android app and twitter.com soon.
Recently, Twitter …

The bitter story of the downfall of Mumias Sugar company

Have you heard the bitter story of Mumias Sugar?

Regarded by many as Kenya's most successful sugar miller, Mumias Sugar Company was a disaster waiting to happen.

Many pointed out how Mumias Sugar Company was a fortress in the wreck that is Kenya's sugar industry, only unaware that it was just a matter of time. As the old wise men said, "Ukiona cha mwenzako cha nyolewa, tia chako maji".

The proverb means that if you see your neighbour's head getting shaved, your head will soon be undergoing the same - you'd therefore better wet your head for a smoother shave, otherwise you will be forced to undergo a painful, dry, shave.

But what ails Kenya's sugar industry?

The Kenya sugar industry is under legal siege. The typical Kenyan issue of coming up with laws to tackle a problem is evident here.

Many of Kenya's sugar factories are owned by the government, and have slowly declined under mismanagement and corruption. The appointing of political cronies and trib…