Last month, Kenya’s top bloggers (including yours truly) were invited by the US Embassy in Kenya for an official meeting dubbed “Luncheon with Bloggers” at the Residence of the US Ambassador in Nairobi. This Luncheon, organised through Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE), was an opportunity for the bloggers and social media influencers to discuss openly with the US Ambassador the state of blogging and social media in Kenya, with particular focus on BAKE’s recently launched report on blogging and social media in Kenya. A copy of the Report is available here.
According to BAKE, blogging in Kenya started in 2003. Since then, the blogging space has grown tremendously, in the number of bloggers as well as variety and quality of content created by bloggers about Kenya. Kenya has seen a steady rise in the number of bloggers and social media opinion makers who exercise their freedom of speech on the internet on politics and on social issues due to the tremendous growth in internet access and usage among the Kenyan youth.