Emergency Kenya is Kenya’s first emergency location guide. Engineered by Rsgafrica’s lead developer ,Kevin Kimani, and all finances and logistics handled by Joseph Musyoka,Ikui Enterprises, it seeks to provide a one stop online portal that facilitates the users with all emergency information that they may need. The portal incorporates quite intelligently the use of Google maps and custom markers that pinpoint exactly the location of the emergency location that the user is interested in. Emergency Kenya currently contains Kenya police stations and foreign embassies information and will in the future expand its database to incorporate hospitals, security firms, insurance firms, fire station firms, evacuation firms locations both air and road among others.
Link to Emergency Kenya http://www.emergencykenya.org/
The thinking is quite simple really Kenya has been rated second,in Africa, behind Senegal in the number of people who access the internet or have the ability to connect to the internet.A huge number of this traffic mainly use the internet to gain access to the social media. As Abel Mugenda once said “The mainstream media has always given voice to the rich and famous but the social media has come to give voice to every human being.” And its actually a bit funny that most of the mobile internet providers in the country simply provide its users with customized bundles that just enable their clients to have a voice in social media platforms.
The mainstream media has always given voice to the rich and famous but the social media has come to give voice to every human being.-- Abel Mugenda
But here’s the thing sooner or later the huge traffic will require the web to do more for them than just provide social media platforms. The traffic will require the presence of good and viable infrastructure to provide them with viable information that will enable them to know more about their environment. Abel Mugenda also said that “Knowledge and technology continue to shrink the space between people, cultures and countries, creating a complex web of inter-dependence”. In order to meet the highly celebrated Kenyan vision 2030 we have to start powering our own infrastructure and reduce our dependence on “foreign powered” infrastructure.
Knowledge and technology continue to shrink the space between people, cultures and countries, creating a complex web of inter-dependence-- Abel Mugenda
Emergency Kenya hence sets out to provide a modern day web infrastructure that will provide its users with Kenyan information. Emergency Kenya zooms in on emergency information in the region and tries to the best of its ability to provide as much of this information in a simplified,modern manner to its users.Emergency information may seems as a bit farfetched but lets face it, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.