Twitter comes to the aid of Kenyans in the hour of need- Check out my best tweets

The protest by public transport operators against the new traffic rules has turned Nairobi into a “walk to work city”. Since yesterday hundreds of stranded commuters have been force to walk all the way to work.

With the Matatu strike on going, trust the Kenyans to come up with a solution to this issue. Using the Twitter hashtag #CarpoolKe.  Kenyans who need rides are matched with those willing to offer rides to work in the morning and home in the evening.

To me this is the best of the Kenyan spirit and one of the best positive stories from Kenya. I salute Kenya Redcross for coming up with this idea.

Kenya Redcross came up with the idea last evening to help those stranded in town to get back to work

Our media houses have also been so great and I wish you could see the spirit of Nationhood that Kenyans have. Even Presidential candidate at Martha Karua also is also part of the team.
Our friend @Davidwere from Ushahidi went a step further and quickly set up a crowdmap  using data generated on twitter. This makes it easier to for people to locate a ride to work.

CarpoolKE crowdmap

Here are some of my best tweets from #CarpoolKe

Thanks for willing to offer a ride

I am moved too

Safety first


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I am an Agribusiness Management Graduate

Posted on November 30, 2012, in Kenya, Success Stories and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Twitter comes to the aid of Kenyans in the hour of need- Check out my best tweets.

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