anything missing?

“Is there anything I can bring for you from Europe?”, this visitor asked me the other day. “Anything you miss?”.

I had a hard time thinking about what I could possibly miss, and only now I slowly realize what would have been great: a broadband internet connection.

Yaaaaaani, given the speed the telecommunications sector has developed over the last few years, it’s just a matter of time when you’ll be able to surf on a wireless broadband connection anywhere in Kenya. And if you’re used to modem dial-up speeds, any GPRS/EDGE solution is broadband enough for the time being.

Author: jke

Hi, I am an engineer who freelances in water & sanitation-related IT projects at You'll also find me on Twitter @jke and Instagram.

5 thoughts on “anything missing?”

  1. During my visit home, the only thing that could have enhanced my experience was having 24/7 access to a hi-speed internet connection. I live in the States and now have a new appreciation for the readily available (super fast) internet connections everywhere.

  2. i agree that we do have a long way to go as far as broadband is concern. All i know is that that day is coming faster and sooner than you think an yes am looking forward to it fast speeds and low cost. Yaani the bliss…

  3. at an ‘Internet Connections Anonymous’ meeting:

    “Hi, my name is JKE and I am an addict. I have been addicted to fast internet access since the last century …”

  4. “Hi, my name is JaKE an I’m an addict.”

    “Welcome, JaKE”



    Yeah, once that inet connection is stable enough there’s no reason for staying in cold Europe!

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