HiviSasa.com connects local news writers to readers.

We are a local news website in Kenya, currently active in 10 locations: Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos, Kisii, Nyamira, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu, Garissa, Mombasa and also Kibera (Nairobi).

Readership is free.

Anyone in society can submit a short local news story (or news photo) and we'll send them Sh100 on M-Pesa if it's published.

Some news contributors already earn above Sh 8,500 per week.Read the stories of contributor Dickens Luvanda, Jackson Okata and Abuga Makori Jnr.

Learn how to write for us, and take one minute to register here.

If you have questions, contact us here.

What We Do

Hivisasa.com is a local news site tailored for the mobile web. We connect local news writers to readers, and bring free county-level news to any internet-enabled phone. We source all our news stories from ‘citizen reporters’ (i.e. anyone wanting to report the news) and we pay via mobile money for each article our editors publish.

Hivisasa.com helps involve and engage a more diverse, connected, and mobile audience into news gathering and reading. Streaming directly from the source to the news room, we amplify news content otherwise unnoticed or suppressed.

Premise: Accessible, diverse, transparent information empowers both governments and citizens. Better informed citizens make better decisions about their lives and their government.

Investors

Hivisasa.com was piloted in 2012 by the seed fund 88mph, and officially launched in January 2014.

In June 2015 , the Omidyar Network and Novastar Ventures invested in Hivisasa.com.