African Space Policy

After a protracted process stretching beyond 5 years, the African Union (AU) Space Working Group delivered the African Space Policy document late last year (African Space Strategy V10_1). This document was subsequently adopted by African education, science and technology  ministers and is expected to be approved by the AU Heads of States Summit in January 2016. This is […]

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Welcome 2015!

Wish all readers a prosperous 2015. This year I hope to be more prolific with the frequency of articles shared on this website. We had very interesting developments within the space sector in 2014 and are confident that the trend will continue in 2015. For instance, there is an ongoing proposal for an African moon […]

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Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 3

It is in this phase that the physical establishment of the proposed space sector’s infrastructure and tangible capacity commences. A concurrent tripartite approach targeting i) human, ii) organizational and, iii) societal capacity development is required to ensure a comprehensive and efficacious inception of the Kenyan space sector. Similarly, identification and strategic engagement of potential collaboration […]

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Westgate Mall Attack

Following the brutal attacks at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, I would like to convey my heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of the victims.  This inexplicable and despicable beastly act occurred on 21st September 2013. May the fallen RIP and we pray for a rapid and wholesome recovery for the survivors. May God further […]

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How should Kenya embrace Space-based Technology? — II

Continued:    3. National A nationally driven initiative to embrace space-based technology is intrinsically a Kenyan domestic affair fostered by local stakeholders in the field. A mechanism to identify the methodology of assimilating space technology highlighting the corresponding priority areas will fall squarely on the shoulders of the government.  The government is sole the custodian […]

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