Ory is a Kenyan activist, lawyer, and blogger. She currently holds the position of Director of Investments at Omidyar Network. She was formerly the Policy Manager for Africa with Google. In 2006 she co-founded the parliamentary watchdog site Mzalendo (Swahili: "Patriot"). When Kenya was engulfed in violence following a disputed presidential election in 2007, Okolloh helped create Ushahidi (Swahili: "Witness"), a website that collected and recorded eyewitness reports of violence using text messages and Google Maps. She also worked as a legal consultant for NGOs and has worked at Covington and Burling, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, and the World Bank in the past.
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Buymore is a Startup company currently being incubated at @iBizAfrica a subsidiary organization under @iLabAfrica at Strathmore University. We are a technology company that has developed a cool and innovative solution; an electronic student discount card called the Buymore Card. The Buymore Card allows students to enjoy discounts and merchant stores and brands we have partnered with. We believe that students should not have to pay for the same amount for goods and services as people who are working. Our vision is to make the world a cheaper place for students. We facilitate a platform where students can meet and interact with their favourite merchants and brands in a mutually beneficial way.
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