Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY DAVID MUGO

2012-03-30 Thread Chris Riwa
 Please respond to the question below:

 Can you describe a time --either in your Wikimedia work or elsewhere-- in
 which you were able to help people with strongly-different views reach a
 successful outcome on an important issue, via a consensus-seeking process?
 (Abbas)

 Answer by David Mugo: I have had a few of those throughout my career but
one that clearly seems relevant to this the most is a situation where two
of my friends who co-owned a company had to close down the business and go
separate ways and they had to split running business accounts and they
fought over one huge account. Each one of them wanted to keep that account
and I came in to try and assist resolve the matter because it was
threatening to even end their friendship. My solution was simple, they
moved all other accounts to individual businesses but kept the old company
for the sake of that one account, which meant they remained partners on
that one business. Eventually, after about a year, they were both back to
the partnership, they both closed the other businesses to continue with the
partnership, it made them realize that they needed each other and their
disagreement was just a selfish moment for each. Today it is one of the
most promising IT companies in Nairobi.

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Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

2012-03-30 Thread Grace Kariuki
all contestants please answer this question in your respective pages as i
cant seem to find a place to post them.

How do you plan on managing online conflicts.i have observed and noted that
none of you talks when there is a conflict except oscar.we want leaders who
are problem solvers.How do you intend to do this?

Second question.

What are your stategies on how wikimedia kenya can raise funds for our
projects rather than seeking for grants everytime.(kindly ensure that your
strategies are practical)

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:22 AM, Chris Riwa chriwaus...@gmail.com wrote:

 Acknowledged.
 Regards,


 On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:18 AM, David Mugo raidar...@gmail.com wrote:

 I answered my question on the Wiki... There is too many threads on the
 same, it is confusing.

 http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo

 David.


 On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:41 AM, Chris Riwa chriwaus...@gmail.comwrote:

 BT,
 That is some good work done, Thanks a lot for the timely and thoughtful
 idea. We really appreciate your support in helping us see these activities
 successful.
 Warmly,


 On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM, Oliver Stegen 
 i...@oliverstegen.netwrote:

 I've also set up pages for Alex
 (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wafula) and Steve
 (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wanjau). After all, internet
 connections in Berlin tend to be good ;-)
 Wasalaam,
 BT

  -Original Message-
  From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
  Sent: 29 March 2012 22:03
   To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter.'
  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
 
  No problem.
  I'm now finished with inserting all the answers. Please note that the
 QA
  page (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) shouldn't be
 changed
  now. For further questions, I've created individual question pages for
  each
  candidate.
  Btw, any news from Alex and Steve with regard to their answers?
  Best wishes,
  BT
 
   -Original Message-
   From: Branton Obwari [mailto:bruceobw...@gmail.com]
   Sent: 29 March 2012 21:44
   To: i...@oliverstegen.net; The discussion list for the upcoming
  Wikimedia
   Kenya chapter.
   Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
  
   we Chris ,Cliff  I settled for mailing list cz we were guided by
 the
   reasoning that it was a more popular platform than the wiki cz
 looking
   members contributions on matters at the wiki attracted less traffic
   than the list ,we missed to put into considerations some issues ,we
   therefor will do with the wiki as Chris populates it
  
Regards
  
 Branton
  
   On 3/29/12, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.net wrote:
Hi all,
   
As Chris has started to edit the QA wiki page at
http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A, I presume that's
 become
official now. I guess, Chris will insert the candidates' answers
 which
   have
been posted onto this list now also onto the wiki page.
   
Candidates, please answer members' questions directly on your
 personal
questions' page, i.e.
   
Ann, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Njeri
   
Isaac, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Kosgei
   
David, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo
   
Ednah, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Ednah
   
Oscar, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Limoke
   
And everyone can then read up the answers at those pages.
   
Happy campaigning :-)
   
BT
   
   
   
  _
   
From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
Sent: 29 March 2012 21:22
To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya
 chapter.'
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
   
   
   
Abbas,
   
The name of the candidate answering appears in the subject line.
 As I
   too
had problems with reading the answers in unformatted email
 messages,
   I've
set up a page on our WMKE wiki
(http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) plus
 corresponding sub-
   pages
with your further question to each candidate, and hope that this
 can
  be
   used
by us. If my proposal doesn't meet with approval, I'm happy to
 have
   those
pages deleted again (I haven't even copied in the answers of the
   candidates
yet as I don't want to bypass the electoral committee).
   
Best wishes,
   
Oliver (aka BT)
   
   
   
  _
   
From: Abbas Mahmood [mailto:abbas...@hotmail.com]
Sent: 29 March 2012 21:01
To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
   
   
   
Branton,
   
It is quite unclear which candidate answered these questions.
 Please
clarify. Also, do indicate whether these Q's are coming from the
   electoral
team or ordinary members.
   
Abbas.
   
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:45:23 +0300
From

Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

2012-03-30 Thread Grace Kariuki
thanks chris

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Chris Riwa chriwaus...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi Grace,
 I have finished posting them on their various wiki pages please check


- Isaac Kosgei - http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Kosgei
- Ann Njeri - http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Njeri
- David Mugo - http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo
- Ednah Kiome - http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Ednah
- Oscar Limoke - http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Limoke
- Alex Wafula - http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wafula
- Steve Wanjau - http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wanjau

 Regards,


 On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Grace Kariuki gkariuk...@gmail.comwrote:

 all contestants please answer this question in your respective pages as i
 cant seem to find a place to post them.

 How do you plan on managing online conflicts.i have observed and noted
 that none of you talks when there is a conflict except oscar.we want
 leaders who are problem solvers.How do you intend to do this?

 Second question.

 What are your stategies on how wikimedia kenya can raise funds for our
 projects rather than seeking for grants everytime.(kindly ensure that your
 strategies are practical)

  On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:22 AM, Chris Riwa chriwaus...@gmail.comwrote:

 Acknowledged.
 Regards,


 On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:18 AM, David Mugo raidar...@gmail.com wrote:

 I answered my question on the Wiki... There is too many threads on the
 same, it is confusing.

 http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo

 David.


 On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:41 AM, Chris Riwa chriwaus...@gmail.comwrote:

 BT,
 That is some good work done, Thanks a lot for the timely and
 thoughtful idea. We really appreciate your support in helping us see these
 activities successful.
 Warmly,


 On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.net
  wrote:

 I've also set up pages for Alex
 (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wafula) and Steve
 (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wanjau). After all,
 internet
 connections in Berlin tend to be good ;-)
 Wasalaam,
 BT

  -Original Message-
  From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
  Sent: 29 March 2012 22:03
   To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya
 chapter.'
  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
 
  No problem.
  I'm now finished with inserting all the answers. Please note that
 the QA
  page (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) shouldn't be
 changed
  now. For further questions, I've created individual question pages
 for
  each
  candidate.
  Btw, any news from Alex and Steve with regard to their answers?
  Best wishes,
  BT
 
   -Original Message-
   From: Branton Obwari [mailto:bruceobw...@gmail.com]
   Sent: 29 March 2012 21:44
   To: i...@oliverstegen.net; The discussion list for the upcoming
  Wikimedia
   Kenya chapter.
   Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
  
   we Chris ,Cliff  I settled for mailing list cz we were guided
 by the
   reasoning that it was a more popular platform than the wiki cz
 looking
   members contributions on matters at the wiki attracted less
 traffic
   than the list ,we missed to put into considerations some issues
 ,we
   therefor will do with the wiki as Chris populates it
  
Regards
  
 Branton
  
   On 3/29/12, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.net wrote:
Hi all,
   
As Chris has started to edit the QA wiki page at
http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A, I presume that's
 become
official now. I guess, Chris will insert the candidates'
 answers which
   have
been posted onto this list now also onto the wiki page.
   
Candidates, please answer members' questions directly on your
 personal
questions' page, i.e.
   
Ann, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Njeri
   
Isaac, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Kosgei
   
David, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo
   
Ednah, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Ednah
   
Oscar, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Limoke
   
And everyone can then read up the answers at those pages.
   
Happy campaigning :-)
   
BT
   
   
   
  _
   
From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
Sent: 29 March 2012 21:22
To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya
 chapter.'
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
   
   
   
Abbas,
   
The name of the candidate answering appears in the subject
 line. As I
   too
had problems with reading the answers in unformatted email
 messages,
   I've
set up a page on our WMKE wiki
(http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) plus
 corresponding sub-
   pages
with your further question to each candidate, and hope that
 this can
  be
   used
by us. If my proposal

Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI

2012-03-29 Thread Chris Riwa
Hi Ann,
Please respond to the question below:

Can you describe a time --either in your Wikimedia work or elsewhere-- in
which you were able to help people with strongly-different views reach a
successful outcome on an important issue, via a consensus-seeking process?
(Abbas)

-- 
*Chris A. Riwa*
Research Specialist and Consultant
Mobile: *+254(0)725-930-850
*e-mail:

   - *chriwaus...@gmail.com*
   - *otieno_ch...@yahoo.com*
   - *chriwaus...@facebook.com*

Skype: *chriwaustin*
Twitter: *@chriwaustin*
Facebook: *facebook.com/chriwaustin*
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Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI

2012-03-29 Thread Abbas Mahmood
Branton,

It is quite unclear which candidate answered these questions. Please clarify. 
Also, do indicate whether these Q's are coming from the electoral team or 
ordinary members.

Abbas.

 Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:45:23 +0300
 From: bruceobw...@gmail.com
 To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
 
 1. Why do you think you suit to be in the board of WKME?
 Firstly, I am willing to contribute my time and other resources as a
 leader as I seek to serve others with the objective of attaining the
 common good for society as a whole. I know there are those specialized
 skills and talents that I have which will contribute to build WKME,
 especially the Kenyan chapter.   I may not know much but I’m willing
 to learn and I believe that’s the most important thing. I am a team
 player who believes that the more is yielded when we collaborate. We
 also need a female representative on the board and a place which I am
 ready to take up.
 2. What is your take on the level of participation of members in the
 WKME projects/meetings/mailing list? Anything   you think should be
 done differently?
 There is room for improvement, I speak also for myself. We need to be
 more dedicated to the projects that we do as well as build the spirit
 of solidarity in our midst by taking all successes and failures as a
 team and not individually.
 I would suggest that we attempt to have online meetings where we can
 conference as well as chat live. This will help counter the problem of
 unavailability of members for the meet-ups, increase number of
 meetings and kill the problem of need for geographical proximity.
 3. As a board needs members with different skills (e.g.
 administrative, financial, public relations etc) please tell us which
 particular skill set you have worked in previously, like another
 society or organization?
 I have accounting skills that have been gained not only theoretically
 but practically. I have completed CPA (certified Public Accountant).
 I have also worked in Sarova Stanley in the accounts department. This
 will help assist greatly in maintaining accurate accounts based on
 accounting standards requirements.
  I am also a marketer having only one year left to complete my degree
 in Marketing and Finance. Early next month I will be working in
 Synovate Kenya, a research firm. The skills gained therein will be
 useful for us to develop strategies and invest in research that is
 useful in solving various challenges we have like getting and
 retaining editors.
 I also serve in the Leadership of Global Leadership interlink (GLI),
 an international organization that is seeking to build leaders in
 their formative years so that they can uphold ethical principles all
 through their lives. We carry out duties like organizing conferences,
 training of members, preparing content to be taught and discussed
 among other administrative tasks.
 
 
 
 
 4. Which languages have you worked in so far? And what is your
 position on both a language policy and language strategy for WMKE?
 Sadly I have not worked in any languages so far but I do intend to in
 the future. A language strategy can be that of getting as many tribes
 as possible to contribute to building of Wikipedia. It may seem
 difficult but we have an example from the current local radio stations
 broadcasted in various local languages to learn from. Our pride comes
 from our culture which gives us our identity, something we should all
 be proud of.
 5. How would you best deal with the issue of editor attraction and
 retention in our local chapter to ensure the growth of WKME as a
 whole?
  I think the best place to start is to research into the question “Why
 don’t people edit, and if they do, why are most people not committed?”
 The answers to the above questions can give us a guide to formulate
 strategy that will increase and retain editors.
 On speculation though, I think the idea of Wikimedia has not really
 sunk in the mind of many Kenyans let alone the issue of editing. I
 remember when we went to Kenyatta University and one of the senior
 lecturers had not heard of the concept Wikipedia. There is need to
 increase the sensitization that will help us attract more Kenyans. We
 need to come up with appeals that will reach out to the human
 component in all humans; that of contributing to the common good of
 all. There is need to communicate the benefits that people will get
 once they become contributors because most people look at their end of
 the deal “What’s in it for me?” The benefits need not be monetary
 because the last thing we need to do is increase our costs.
 
 6. Now that we are an independent chapter, how do you plan to raise
 funds supposing the parent Wikipedia Foundation won’t avail funds to
 run the aforementioned project?
 Partnerships are crucial, which can be very fruitful in a day when
 firms are seeking avenues for CSR (corporate social responsibility).
 We just need to be 

Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS EDNA KIOME

2012-03-29 Thread Chris Riwa
Hi Edna,
Please respond to the question below:

Can you describe a time --either in your Wikimedia work or elsewhere-- in
which you were able to help people with strongly-different views reach a
successful outcome on an important issue, via a consensus-seeking process?
(Abbas)

-- 
*Chris A. Riwa*
Research Specialist and Consultant
Mobile: *+254(0)725-930-850
*e-mail:

   - *chriwaus...@gmail.com*
   - *otieno_ch...@yahoo.com*
   - *chriwaus...@facebook.com*

Skype: *chriwaustin*
Twitter: *@chriwaustin*
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Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY DAVID MUGO

2012-03-29 Thread Chris Riwa
Hi David,
Please respond to the question below:

Can you describe a time --either in your Wikimedia work or elsewhere-- in
which you were able to help people with strongly-different views reach a
successful outcome on an important issue, via a consensus-seeking process?
(Abbas)


-- 
*Chris A. Riwa*
Research Specialist and Consultant
Mobile: *+254(0)725-930-850
*e-mail:

   - *chriwaus...@gmail.com*
   - *otieno_ch...@yahoo.com*
   - *chriwaus...@facebook.com*

Skype: *chriwaustin*
Twitter: *@chriwaustin*
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Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI

2012-03-29 Thread Abbas Mahmood
Never mind, Branton. Chris beat me to it :)

From: abbas...@hotmail.com
To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:01:16 +
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI


Branton,

It is quite unclear which candidate answered these questions. Please clarify. 
Also, do indicate whether these Q's are coming from the electoral team or 
ordinary members.

Abbas.

 Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:45:23 +0300
 From: bruceobw...@gmail.com
 To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
 
 1. Why do you think you suit to be in the board of WKME?
 Firstly, I am willing to contribute my time and other resources as a
 leader as I seek to serve others with the objective of attaining the
 common good for society as a whole. I know there are those specialized
 skills and talents that I have which will contribute to build WKME,
 especially the Kenyan chapter.   I may not know much but I’m willing
 to learn and I believe that’s the most important thing. I am a team
 player who believes that the more is yielded when we collaborate. We
 also need a female representative on the board and a place which I am
 ready to take up.
 2. What is your take on the level of participation of members in the
 WKME projects/meetings/mailing list? Anything   you think should be
 done differently?
 There is room for improvement, I speak also for myself. We need to be
 more dedicated to the projects that we do as well as build the spirit
 of solidarity in our midst by taking all successes and failures as a
 team and not individually.
 I would suggest that we attempt to have online meetings where we can
 conference as well as chat live. This will help counter the problem of
 unavailability of members for the meet-ups, increase number of
 meetings and kill the problem of need for geographical proximity.
 3. As a board needs members with different skills (e.g.
 administrative, financial, public relations etc) please tell us which
 particular skill set you have worked in previously, like another
 society or organization?
 I have accounting skills that have been gained not only theoretically
 but practically. I have completed CPA (certified Public Accountant).
 I have also worked in Sarova Stanley in the accounts department. This
 will help assist greatly in maintaining accurate accounts based on
 accounting standards requirements.
  I am also a marketer having only one year left to complete my degree
 in Marketing and Finance. Early next month I will be working in
 Synovate Kenya, a research firm. The skills gained therein will be
 useful for us to develop strategies and invest in research that is
 useful in solving various challenges we have like getting and
 retaining editors.
 I also serve in the Leadership of Global Leadership interlink (GLI),
 an international organization that is seeking to build leaders in
 their formative years so that they can uphold ethical principles all
 through their lives. We carry out duties like organizing conferences,
 training of members, preparing content to be taught and discussed
 among other administrative tasks.
 
 
 
 
 4. Which languages have you worked in so far? And what is your
 position on both a language policy and language strategy for WMKE?
 Sadly I have not worked in any languages so far but I do intend to in
 the future. A language strategy can be that of getting as many tribes
 as possible to contribute to building of Wikipedia. It may seem
 difficult but we have an example from the current local radio stations
 broadcasted in various local languages to learn from. Our pride comes
 from our culture which gives us our identity, something we should all
 be proud of.
 5. How would you best deal with the issue of editor attraction and
 retention in our local chapter to ensure the growth of WKME as a
 whole?
  I think the best place to start is to research into the question “Why
 don’t people edit, and if they do, why are most people not committed?”
 The answers to the above questions can give us a guide to formulate
 strategy that will increase and retain editors.
 On speculation though, I think the idea of Wikimedia has not really
 sunk in the mind of many Kenyans let alone the issue of editing. I
 remember when we went to Kenyatta University and one of the senior
 lecturers had not heard of the concept Wikipedia. There is need to
 increase the sensitization that will help us attract more Kenyans. We
 need to come up with appeals that will reach out to the human
 component in all humans; that of contributing to the common good of
 all. There is need to communicate the benefits that people will get
 once they become contributors because most people look at their end of
 the deal “What’s in it for me?” The benefits need not be monetary
 because the last thing we need to do is increase our costs.
 
 6. Now that we are an independent chapter, how do you plan to raise
 funds supposing the parent Wikipedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI

2012-03-29 Thread Branton Obwari
Sorry ,we Cliff.Chris  i,were guided by the reasoning that the bulk
of our members on the list are used to responding on matters through
this list ,we might have been wrong but we thought it was a popular
platform than the thread ,maybe we dint take into consideration the
issues of formatting  convenience ,

 My rgds
   Branton


On 3/29/12, Ann Njeri njeria...@gmail.com wrote:
 Really nice job Oliver...so much better

 On Mar 29, 2012 9:28 PM, Abbas Mahmood abbas...@hotmail.com wrote:

 Oh, thanks for clarifying that Oliver. I had also suggested that these
 questions be posted on-wiki to the electoral team, for the same reasons
 you
 mentioned. So, yes, I support on-wiki QA. Those who don't know how to
 edit
 can respond/ask on the mailing list and then we can cross-post them
 on-wiki.

 Abbas.

 --
 From: i...@oliverstegen.net
 To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
 Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:21:54 +0300
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI

  Abbas,

 The name of the candidate answering appears in the subject line. As I too
 had problems with reading the answers in unformatted email messages, I’ve
 set up a page on our WMKE wiki (
 http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) plus corresponding
 sub-pages with your further question to each candidate, and hope that this
 can be used by us. If my proposal doesn’t meet with approval, I’m happy to
 have those pages deleted again (I haven’t even copied in the answers of
 the
 candidates yet as I don’t want to bypass the electoral committee).

 Best wishes,

 Oliver (aka BT)


   --

 *From:* Abbas Mahmood [mailto:abbas...@hotmail.com]
 *Sent:* 29 March 2012 21:01
 *To:* wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
 *Subject:* Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI



 Branton,

 It is quite unclear which candidate answered these questions. Please
 clarify. Also, do indicate whether these Q's are coming from the electoral
 team or ordinary members.

 Abbas.

  Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:45:23 +0300
  From: bruceobw...@gmail.com
  To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
  Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
 
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Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

2012-03-29 Thread Branton Obwari
we Chris ,Cliff  I settled for mailing list cz we were guided by the
reasoning that it was a more popular platform than the wiki cz looking
members contributions on matters at the wiki attracted less traffic
than the list ,we missed to put into considerations some issues ,we
therefor will do with the wiki as Chris populates it

 Regards

  Branton

On 3/29/12, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.net wrote:
 Hi all,

 As Chris has started to edit the QA wiki page at
 http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A, I presume that's become
 official now. I guess, Chris will insert the candidates' answers which have
 been posted onto this list now also onto the wiki page.

 Candidates, please answer members' questions directly on your personal
 questions' page, i.e.

 Ann, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Njeri

 Isaac, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Kosgei

 David, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo

 Ednah, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Ednah

 Oscar, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Limoke

 And everyone can then read up the answers at those pages.

 Happy campaigning :-)

 BT



   _

 From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
 Sent: 29 March 2012 21:22
 To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter.'
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI



 Abbas,

 The name of the candidate answering appears in the subject line. As I too
 had problems with reading the answers in unformatted email messages, I've
 set up a page on our WMKE wiki
 (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) plus corresponding sub-pages
 with your further question to each candidate, and hope that this can be used
 by us. If my proposal doesn't meet with approval, I'm happy to have those
 pages deleted again (I haven't even copied in the answers of the candidates
 yet as I don't want to bypass the electoral committee).

 Best wishes,

 Oliver (aka BT)



   _

 From: Abbas Mahmood [mailto:abbas...@hotmail.com]
 Sent: 29 March 2012 21:01
 To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI



 Branton,

 It is quite unclear which candidate answered these questions. Please
 clarify. Also, do indicate whether these Q's are coming from the electoral
 team or ordinary members.

 Abbas.

 Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:45:23 +0300
 From: bruceobw...@gmail.com
 To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI

 snip





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2012-03-29 Thread Oliver Stegen
No problem.
I'm now finished with inserting all the answers. Please note that the QA
page (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) shouldn't be changed
now. For further questions, I've created individual question pages for each
candidate.
Btw, any news from Alex and Steve with regard to their answers?
Best wishes,
BT

 -Original Message-
 From: Branton Obwari [mailto:bruceobw...@gmail.com]
 Sent: 29 March 2012 21:44
 To: i...@oliverstegen.net; The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia
 Kenya chapter.
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
 
 we Chris ,Cliff  I settled for mailing list cz we were guided by the
 reasoning that it was a more popular platform than the wiki cz looking
 members contributions on matters at the wiki attracted less traffic
 than the list ,we missed to put into considerations some issues ,we
 therefor will do with the wiki as Chris populates it
 
  Regards
 
   Branton
 
 On 3/29/12, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.net wrote:
  Hi all,
 
  As Chris has started to edit the QA wiki page at
  http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A, I presume that's become
  official now. I guess, Chris will insert the candidates' answers which
 have
  been posted onto this list now also onto the wiki page.
 
  Candidates, please answer members' questions directly on your personal
  questions' page, i.e.
 
  Ann, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Njeri
 
  Isaac, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Kosgei
 
  David, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo
 
  Ednah, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Ednah
 
  Oscar, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Limoke
 
  And everyone can then read up the answers at those pages.
 
  Happy campaigning :-)
 
  BT
 
 
 
_
 
  From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
  Sent: 29 March 2012 21:22
  To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter.'
  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
 
 
 
  Abbas,
 
  The name of the candidate answering appears in the subject line. As I
 too
  had problems with reading the answers in unformatted email messages,
 I've
  set up a page on our WMKE wiki
  (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) plus corresponding sub-
 pages
  with your further question to each candidate, and hope that this can be
 used
  by us. If my proposal doesn't meet with approval, I'm happy to have
 those
  pages deleted again (I haven't even copied in the answers of the
 candidates
  yet as I don't want to bypass the electoral committee).
 
  Best wishes,
 
  Oliver (aka BT)
 
 
 
_
 
  From: Abbas Mahmood [mailto:abbas...@hotmail.com]
  Sent: 29 March 2012 21:01
  To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
 
 
 
  Branton,
 
  It is quite unclear which candidate answered these questions. Please
  clarify. Also, do indicate whether these Q's are coming from the
 electoral
  team or ordinary members.
 
  Abbas.
 
  Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:45:23 +0300
  From: bruceobw...@gmail.com
  To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
  Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
 
  snip
 
 
 
 


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2012-03-29 Thread Oliver Stegen
I've also set up pages for Alex
(http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wafula) and Steve
(http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wanjau). After all, internet
connections in Berlin tend to be good ;-)
Wasalaam,
BT

 -Original Message-
 From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
 Sent: 29 March 2012 22:03
 To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter.'
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
 
 No problem.
 I'm now finished with inserting all the answers. Please note that the QA
 page (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) shouldn't be changed
 now. For further questions, I've created individual question pages for
 each
 candidate.
 Btw, any news from Alex and Steve with regard to their answers?
 Best wishes,
 BT
 
  -Original Message-
  From: Branton Obwari [mailto:bruceobw...@gmail.com]
  Sent: 29 March 2012 21:44
  To: i...@oliverstegen.net; The discussion list for the upcoming
 Wikimedia
  Kenya chapter.
  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
 
  we Chris ,Cliff  I settled for mailing list cz we were guided by the
  reasoning that it was a more popular platform than the wiki cz looking
  members contributions on matters at the wiki attracted less traffic
  than the list ,we missed to put into considerations some issues ,we
  therefor will do with the wiki as Chris populates it
 
   Regards
 
Branton
 
  On 3/29/12, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.net wrote:
   Hi all,
  
   As Chris has started to edit the QA wiki page at
   http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A, I presume that's become
   official now. I guess, Chris will insert the candidates' answers which
  have
   been posted onto this list now also onto the wiki page.
  
   Candidates, please answer members' questions directly on your personal
   questions' page, i.e.
  
   Ann, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Njeri
  
   Isaac, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Kosgei
  
   David, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo
  
   Ednah, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Ednah
  
   Oscar, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Limoke
  
   And everyone can then read up the answers at those pages.
  
   Happy campaigning :-)
  
   BT
  
  
  
 _
  
   From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
   Sent: 29 March 2012 21:22
   To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter.'
   Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
  
  
  
   Abbas,
  
   The name of the candidate answering appears in the subject line. As I
  too
   had problems with reading the answers in unformatted email messages,
  I've
   set up a page on our WMKE wiki
   (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) plus corresponding sub-
  pages
   with your further question to each candidate, and hope that this can
 be
  used
   by us. If my proposal doesn't meet with approval, I'm happy to have
  those
   pages deleted again (I haven't even copied in the answers of the
  candidates
   yet as I don't want to bypass the electoral committee).
  
   Best wishes,
  
   Oliver (aka BT)
  
  
  
 _
  
   From: Abbas Mahmood [mailto:abbas...@hotmail.com]
   Sent: 29 March 2012 21:01
   To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
   Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
  
  
  
   Branton,
  
   It is quite unclear which candidate answered these questions. Please
   clarify. Also, do indicate whether these Q's are coming from the
  electoral
   team or ordinary members.
  
   Abbas.
  
   Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:45:23 +0300
   From: bruceobw...@gmail.com
   To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
   Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
  
   snip
  
  
  
  
 
 
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2012-03-29 Thread Chris Riwa
BT,
That is some good work done, Thanks a lot for the timely and thoughtful
idea. We really appreciate your support in helping us see these activities
successful.
Warmly,

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.netwrote:

 I've also set up pages for Alex
 (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wafula) and Steve
 (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wanjau). After all, internet
 connections in Berlin tend to be good ;-)
 Wasalaam,
 BT

  -Original Message-
  From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
  Sent: 29 March 2012 22:03
  To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter.'
  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
 
  No problem.
  I'm now finished with inserting all the answers. Please note that the QA
  page (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) shouldn't be changed
  now. For further questions, I've created individual question pages for
  each
  candidate.
  Btw, any news from Alex and Steve with regard to their answers?
  Best wishes,
  BT
 
   -Original Message-
   From: Branton Obwari [mailto:bruceobw...@gmail.com]
   Sent: 29 March 2012 21:44
   To: i...@oliverstegen.net; The discussion list for the upcoming
  Wikimedia
   Kenya chapter.
   Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
  
   we Chris ,Cliff  I settled for mailing list cz we were guided by the
   reasoning that it was a more popular platform than the wiki cz looking
   members contributions on matters at the wiki attracted less traffic
   than the list ,we missed to put into considerations some issues ,we
   therefor will do with the wiki as Chris populates it
  
Regards
  
 Branton
  
   On 3/29/12, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.net wrote:
Hi all,
   
As Chris has started to edit the QA wiki page at
http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A, I presume that's
 become
official now. I guess, Chris will insert the candidates' answers
 which
   have
been posted onto this list now also onto the wiki page.
   
Candidates, please answer members' questions directly on your
 personal
questions' page, i.e.
   
Ann, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Njeri
   
Isaac, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Kosgei
   
David, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo
   
Ednah, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Ednah
   
Oscar, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Limoke
   
And everyone can then read up the answers at those pages.
   
Happy campaigning :-)
   
BT
   
   
   
  _
   
From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
Sent: 29 March 2012 21:22
To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter.'
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
   
   
   
Abbas,
   
The name of the candidate answering appears in the subject line. As I
   too
had problems with reading the answers in unformatted email messages,
   I've
set up a page on our WMKE wiki
(http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) plus corresponding
 sub-
   pages
with your further question to each candidate, and hope that this can
  be
   used
by us. If my proposal doesn't meet with approval, I'm happy to have
   those
pages deleted again (I haven't even copied in the answers of the
   candidates
yet as I don't want to bypass the electoral committee).
   
Best wishes,
   
Oliver (aka BT)
   
   
   
  _
   
From: Abbas Mahmood [mailto:abbas...@hotmail.com]
Sent: 29 March 2012 21:01
To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
   
   
   
Branton,
   
It is quite unclear which candidate answered these questions. Please
clarify. Also, do indicate whether these Q's are coming from the
   electoral
team or ordinary members.
   
Abbas.
   
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:45:23 +0300
From: bruceobw...@gmail.com
To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
   
snip
   
   
   
   
 
 
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Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

2012-03-29 Thread Chris Riwa
Acknowledged.
Regards,

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:18 AM, David Mugo raidar...@gmail.com wrote:

 I answered my question on the Wiki... There is too many threads on the
 same, it is confusing.

 http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo

 David.


 On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:41 AM, Chris Riwa chriwaus...@gmail.com wrote:

 BT,
 That is some good work done, Thanks a lot for the timely and thoughtful
 idea. We really appreciate your support in helping us see these activities
 successful.
 Warmly,


 On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.netwrote:

 I've also set up pages for Alex
 (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wafula) and Steve
 (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Wanjau). After all, internet
 connections in Berlin tend to be good ;-)
 Wasalaam,
 BT

  -Original Message-
  From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
  Sent: 29 March 2012 22:03
  To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter.'
  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
 
  No problem.
  I'm now finished with inserting all the answers. Please note that the
 QA
  page (http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) shouldn't be
 changed
  now. For further questions, I've created individual question pages for
  each
  candidate.
  Btw, any news from Alex and Steve with regard to their answers?
  Best wishes,
  BT
 
   -Original Message-
   From: Branton Obwari [mailto:bruceobw...@gmail.com]
   Sent: 29 March 2012 21:44
   To: i...@oliverstegen.net; The discussion list for the upcoming
  Wikimedia
   Kenya chapter.
   Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
  
   we Chris ,Cliff  I settled for mailing list cz we were guided by
 the
   reasoning that it was a more popular platform than the wiki cz
 looking
   members contributions on matters at the wiki attracted less traffic
   than the list ,we missed to put into considerations some issues ,we
   therefor will do with the wiki as Chris populates it
  
Regards
  
 Branton
  
   On 3/29/12, Oliver Stegen i...@oliverstegen.net wrote:
Hi all,
   
As Chris has started to edit the QA wiki page at
http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A, I presume that's
 become
official now. I guess, Chris will insert the candidates' answers
 which
   have
been posted onto this list now also onto the wiki page.
   
Candidates, please answer members' questions directly on your
 personal
questions' page, i.e.
   
Ann, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Njeri
   
Isaac, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Kosgei
   
David, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Mugo
   
Ednah, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Ednah
   
Oscar, go to http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q2Limoke
   
And everyone can then read up the answers at those pages.
   
Happy campaigning :-)
   
BT
   
   
   
  _
   
From: Oliver Stegen [mailto:i...@oliverstegen.net]
Sent: 29 March 2012 21:22
To: 'The discussion list for the upcoming Wikimedia Kenya chapter.'
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
   
   
   
Abbas,
   
The name of the candidate answering appears in the subject line.
 As I
   too
had problems with reading the answers in unformatted email
 messages,
   I've
set up a page on our WMKE wiki
(http://wikimedia.or.ke/Board_Elections/Q%26A) plus corresponding
 sub-
   pages
with your further question to each candidate, and hope that this
 can
  be
   used
by us. If my proposal doesn't meet with approval, I'm happy to have
   those
pages deleted again (I haven't even copied in the answers of the
   candidates
yet as I don't want to bypass the electoral committee).
   
Best wishes,
   
Oliver (aka BT)
   
   
   
  _
   
From: Abbas Mahmood [mailto:abbas...@hotmail.com]
Sent: 29 March 2012 21:01
To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
   
   
   
Branton,
   
It is quite unclear which candidate answered these questions.
 Please
clarify. Also, do indicate whether these Q's are coming from the
   electoral
team or ordinary members.
   
Abbas.
   
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:45:23 +0300
From: bruceobw...@gmail.com
To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BY ANN NJERI
   
snip
   
   
   
   
 
 
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