Interesting Kenyan Sites #13

Communications Commission of Kenya – it is not often that you get a website done by the Government of Kenya that stands out for being well done. The CCK website does just that! The site design is well thought-out and the information on the website looks fresh and well managed. Kudos, CCK! Every other Government webmaster should look up to this!

50-50 – an interesting domain name. But sadly, we do not think the idea behind this site is well executed. I still cannot answer these questions: “What is the purpose of this site?” “Why should I sign up?”. Hopefully we’ll get an answer soon.

McDave – this is an Online Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Shop Based in Nairobi. I personally think that such a business, if well done, can be very successful in Nairobi and other major Kenyan towns. Sadly, McDave does not seem to be well done. First, their design seems to be “all over the place” but the main problem is this: When you see an online shop put, on their website, advertisements from Google Adsense, then you know the online shop is suffering from a lack of purpose. If this goes on, it will not be long till you see McDave go down in failure. This would be sad. McDave should either focus on their stated business of selling fruits and “veges” online, or change their focus to something else and do that.

Global Essence – I’m not quite sure what this site is supposed to be all about. It looks like some sort of music related information website. Their footer says “Copyright 2008 All rights reserved” so we know the last time anyone put some effort into this site was way back in 2008. – another week, another site by the Government of Kenya down. Sigh. We do not know how long this one’s been down, but its pretty clear no one is interested in seeing it get back up. Sigh. website down down, and out (click for larger view)

Word on the street is that a bunch of Kenyan have just received a considerable amount of funding to build a high class Kenyan porno website. The website is to focus on amateur pornography (where you are encouraged to upload your own clips of the stuff). While I think that this website has a good chance to become wildly successful, I wonder if it is right to go ahead and do it. What do you think? Do you know of any other similar Kenyan websites?

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  1. Hi, am the brain behind thank you for the comments. However you are the only person so far who does not like the design, i would like to chat more with u so that i can make it better. How ever am glad you noticed the potential hope to hear from you. Thanx liz

    • Hi Liz! I am honored to have you comment here. It is not your site design that I dislike – I would go as far as saying that the design could appeal to many people but not some (like me). This is okay because the fact that I may nor like tea or coffee does not mean that tea/coffee is bad; it is just a matter of taste.

      What I am mostly against, and I pointed it out in the article, is the inclusion of Google Adsense adverts on your online shop. I don’t understand why you would want to include these.

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