I have read this particular comment over and over again.
I went to bed, woke up, read it again and still got the same reaction. I am angry and definitely very very confused. You know the first thing I did once I read this? I went back to the homepage and read what Radar was all about. Maybe I have been seeing it in the wrong light all this time.
Unless something changed, it clearly states and I quote
If so ,did something change overnight? Why would this particular thread not be relevant to Radar? Is it because it is Kenyan? Isn't Kenya in Africa? Or is Radar exclusively Nigerian:confused:? If so, then I missed the memo.
I will not even go on about the subject matter of the topic. I learnt long ago not to waste my time in battles that I know I cannot win because of who I am, which I cannot change. What I tried to keep quiet about but I clearly was unable to is the spite that seems to come from this simple comment. Maybe I interpreted it wrongly
I have huge respect and love for Nigeria, esp the tech ecosystem. Coming to Yaba this year simply cemented what I already knew. Great things are happening there and I am in awe of it
Ushahidi represented something for the tech ecosystem in Kenya. Although I've never really bought into all that came out after it, it still had a key role in the startup scene here. Many see it as the Genesis. This is where Kenya started taking part in the African and the overall worldwide tech ecosystem. Why then, would this narrative not be relevant to Africa? Be it negative, it is still an idea worth exploring, a discussion to be had
If you said it wasn't relevant to you, then I would have no issue with this. I'd probably be in the same boat as all those others who have seen this thread and not cared enough to contribute or find it worthless or are scared...
But relevance, that is hitting below the belt.