Ushahidi announces platform to monitor Kenya’s General Election

Ushahidi announces platform to monitor Kenya’s General Election

 Ushahidi a crowdsourcing technology company has in partnership with InfoNET and The Constitution & Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) announced a platform to monitor Kenya’s General Election on August 8, 2017. The platform is tagged “Linda Kura Yako,” (“Protect your vote’) The company said in a press statement on their website, that the hope is that the Kenyan Elections will be peaceful, but if there is any irregularities the 700+ Uchaguzi observers, general public and trained…

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Ushahidi Director Daudi Were fired amidst sexual harassment scandal

Ushahidi Director Daudi Were fired amidst sexual harassment scandal

A story that has been trending like a roller coaster has finally come to an end with the Ushahidi Board finally dismissing Executive Director, Daudi Were. Nat Manning, who has been Ushahidi Chief Operations Officer, will now stand in as interim Executive Director. The Ushahidi board who may have been forced to a corner due to the public outry of their sluggish handling of the sexual harassment of a staff member called Angela have taken…

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Ushahidi suspends senior staff linked to sexual harassment scandal

Ushahidi suspends senior staff linked to sexual harassment scandal

Last week a statement from Ushahidi’s Juliana Rotich confirmed that the tech firm was investigating an alleged sexual harassment claim lodged by an employee (who has since chosen to leave the company), against one of its senior employees. Ushahidi has been rocked by sharp criticism over the slow handling of the sexual harassment case wish some even calling for terming the entire Board, led by Erik Hersman the founder of Ushahidi, BRCK, Gearbox, and iHub,…

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Ushahidi is investigating sexual harassment claims

Ushahidi is investigating sexual harassment claims

Last month, Uber fired more than 20 employees after allegations of sexual harassment were made by a former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s viral blog. The taxi hailing company sought services of law firm Perkins Coie to conduct an investigation into sexual harassment claims and workplace culture. After other high profile staff departures, the CEO Travis Kalanick was also forced to step down. A recent investigation titled Elephant in the Valley by former Yahoo executive Michele…

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iHub appoints Mary Gicharu as new MD

iHub appoints Mary Gicharu as new MD

The iHub the pioneer tech hub in Kenya and home of Ushahidi and BRCK has announced appointment of Mary Gicharu as the new Managing Director effective May 8, 2017. Ms. Gicharu will continue with the implementation of the strategy and operating model of iHub 2.0. She brings over fifteen years of experience and demonstrated performance from globally respected firms within the U.S. and recently at a Pan-African Bank within Kenya. She is formerly worked for Morgan…

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Juliana Rotich, Former Ushahidi Founder joins Africa Technology Ventures

Juliana Rotich, Former Ushahidi Founder joins Africa Technology Ventures

TED Fellow and former co-founder of Juliana Rotich Ushahidi and iHub who together with Erik Hersman, Ory Okolloh and Daudi Were over saw the innovation and phenomenal growth of Kenya’s first tech hub has announced that she will be joining a venture capital firm. “I am delighted to announce that I will be joining Africa Technology Ventures as Venture Partner.” Said Juliana Rotich in a Blog post on her website. Juliana who at the time…

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