The festival brought together over 150,000 participants from primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, technical training institutes, polytechnics all the way to universities carefully selected in the previous stages to represent their respective regions.
The residents also claimed that the project proponents have not met minimal requirements to inform and hold public participation fora with the affected communities, while they have been subject to intimidation and interference when trying to hold community discussions about the project.
With encouragement of critical and creative thinking, nurturing learners’ creativity, development of students’ confidence and capacity to develop practical solutions, we might as well be creating a generation of citizens adept at solving real world problems facing us today.
Meanwhile the Ministry has been faced by another tussle pitting Kenya Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion supporting opposition NASA coalition while union chairman Mudzo Nzili is campaigning for Jubilee party.
Inua Jamii programme will be enabling the old grannies to receive money from the government after every month. The programme has in the past been engulfed in controversy with allegations that some people are receiving money on behalf of the old aged.
In the universities where the lecturers have not cooperated, the staff has taken it as their initiative to evict both the lecturers and the students from the classes. In universities like Kisii, where the strike started on Monday, the lecturers have joined the workers in a go slow.
The strike is likely to affect the academic calendar as it has done before since the public universities are re-opening after re-adjusting their programs owing to the previous strike that happened on the same grounds of implementing the CBA. About 33 public universities might be affected.
They are calling upon the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA and the Machakos County government to step in and take over the matter with urgency to ban sand harvesting before the river becomes distinct.
The minister said that we do not just plant trees but we grow trees. He said that the Kitui County government is coordinating the mining of coal, iron ore and gypsum among many other types of minerals in the county for the benefits of the local people.
Teachers refuse to be posted to arid and semi-arid areas. They also decline to be posted to hardship areas, often opting for towns and easily accessible stations," said Emmanuel Manyasa, Uwezo Kenya country manager
“Environmental conservation is a collective responsibility,” he said at the Kitui Central Primary School in Kitui Town during their auditing report for tree growing in Kitui County’s schools where Kitui Central Primary School was the climax.
Mr Ngaa announced that the school emerged number 25 out of the Kitui County’s 384 public secondary schools in the 2016 KCSE. And he added that they were number two out of all the 16 secondary schools in Nzambani District.
They both denied the charges and were released on Sh20,000 cash bail. Both cases will be mentioned on June 23. Martha Muingai's case will be heard on July 5 while Lilian Muinde's will be heard on July 3.
On the implementation of the ban, the director general NEMA Prof. Geoffrey Wakhungu said that they have already developed appropriate implementation strategies to ensure its effectiveness. He said the strategies include media campaigns and public awareness strategies.
For AstraZeneca, PEPFAR’s sizeable patient reach in Kenya enables the concurrent screening for hypertension in this and other hard-to-reach populations.
He said that the move was driven by the fact that 70 percent of hospitality industry workers had no formal training. He pointed out that the college had embarked on offering the short refresher courses as a way of giving back to the stakeholders in the industry since they pay catering levy to the co
As one of the key partners of the WGH movement, GE Healthcare actively supports its’ vision to elevate and support the role of women in healthcare, whilst creating gender responsive leaders in global health
The minister also announced that his ministry had been given Sh200 million by the African Development Bank (ADB) for the development of agriculture, water and irrigation ministry for environmental conservation.
According to Senior Deputy Director of Medical Services in Kenya, Dr Pauline Onyancha, one out of four people in Kenya is affected by hypertension and so people should not ignore going out for checkup. "People should stop assuming that they are safe from non communicable diseases (NCDs).
"We want the county government to take action immediately. A walk across Tala can show anyone how garbage is lying all over especially behind residential areas, since garbage collection is very poor," said a representative of the residents.
Led by KUPPET chairman Omboko Milemba, the delegates conducted a repeat election for the position after Mrs Murundu filed the case alleging that the elections were not free and fair. Today's repeat election was done at the Kenya Railway Club where over 180 delegates participated.
This website learnt about the cases of students who had their loans approved in December 2016 but are yet to receive the funds as of this month. For a process that under regulations should take no more than three months, in some cases student loans are processed for up to five or six months.
This year’s Festival will begin at the zonal, sub-county and county levels, to be followed by the regional level on June 4-17. The national level competition is slated for July 10-22 at the Masinde Muliro University, Kakamega.
In Nakuru, most ECD schools lack teachers despite the county government having constructed classrooms. Ms Kipruto therefore challenged county governments to put more efforts in improving ECD education.
This transformation is the first in the hospital in 54years of independence and has only been made possible by the devolution of health services to county government under the 2010 constitution. The hospital commemorates 76years since its establishment by the colonial authority in 1941.
Dr Atellah accused the Bomet county government for victimizing doctors who participated in the strike, and regretted that this was going against the agreement signed between the doctors' union and the government, which brought to an end the longest doctors strike in Kenya's history.
The unique platform will bring together executive leadership from government, development partners, private sector organizations and civil society to investigate opportunities for accelerating universal access to primary healthcare services in Kenya.
“There is an urgent need for sustained public awareness campaigns and interventions to reduce these risk factors and the burden of cardiovascular diseases in Kenya. The National NCD Strategy and key regulations to control tobacco and alcohol use are in place.
"Data can tell a health officer which communities are running low on vaccine supplies, where there are gaps in vaccination coverage, and which new mothers need reminders to take their babies to the health clinic to be immunized"', they said.
On the issue of school buses, the CS warned headteachers against acquiring bank loans to purchase school buses saying that it is the parents who bear the burden of paying back the loans. He advised school heads to privatize school transport in that they will only hire school transport when needed.
Turkana County, like most of these affected areas, has suffered two seasons of rainfall failure, leaving 276,200 people at risk, according to the January 2017 National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) short rains assessment.
According to the Meteorological Department's forecast for the next seven days (18-24th April), rainfall is expected over several parts of the country during the first half of the forecast period. Towards the end of the forecast period rainfall amounts are expected to reduce.
Proponents of the intoxicant claim by prohibiting it the government was going against African tradition. They claim weed has been used for generations as part of ritual ceremonies.
Meanwhile, IEBC Communications and Public Affairs Manager Andrew Limo welcomed the move saying it was the right of Kenyans to have a clean environment. “It is a great initiative that should be supported but should be taken by NEMA and county government,” Mr Limo said.
The 2014 cohort currently in Form 4 have had three other congresses while in Form 1, 2, and 3 under the themes of Value Based Leadership in 2014; Preparing Ethical Leaders for a Global Society in 2015; and Leadership and Giving in 2016.
“Our partnership with ISLA is part of our commitment to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The conservation of this forest will be a step forward towards combating the impact of climate change,” said Henry Kilonzo from Safaricom Foundation.
Bhang is widely consumed in Africa and among the black diaspora in the Americas, notably the United States, Central America, Brazil and other Latin American countries with black population.
"We woke up in the morning and we shocked to find our houses and shops filled with water and we are holding the contractor constructing the Tala-Donyo Sabuk road for failing to build drainage," said Mr Muange, a resident and businessman.
The approximate cost benefit analysis shows that waste collection alone can employ on average 4,000 people with an estimate earning of Sh576 million. The revenue from recycled material would generate Sh6.3 million daily and Sh2 billion annually.
“To make the above decision, the Commission claims to have held a public hearing in Lamu to hear the community’s complaints. While the ERC sent commissioners to Lamu on 6th December to hear Save Lamu’s objections, Save Lamu insists that a fair hearing was not given,” he said.
Recycling plastic waste by converting it into synthetic wood and poles, other than it permanently withdrawing this pollutant from the environment, has the advantage of reducing the tendency to cut down trees and hence sustainably conserve our forest resources.
The report established that a majority of TB cases were HIV negative, suggesting that broad efforts at controlling TB in people with and without HIV are needed and further observation confirming that the current practice of screening for TB symptoms using microscopy as the only test misses many case
Gone are the days when water was perceived as an infinite resource that can be found virtually anywhere. With growing populations and growing industries, water has become a vital resource in need of our utmost efforts in protection and conservation.
The office is expected to attract investment in projects, which will lead to positive behavior change and improve the quality of people’s lives in the region. It will also provide a platform for networking among various partners engaged in development initiatives in the Coast region.
KAM says Kenya currently has over 176 plastic manufacturing companies which it claimed employed “directly 2.89 percent of all Kenyan employees and indirectly employ over 60,000 people. These jobs and livelihoods will be negatively affected by this ban.”
“The reservoir capacity of Maruba Dam site has never been exhausted. The dam site has a potential backwash area of about three kilometers from the dam axis but this potential water storage natural wide valley is silted intensively,” says Dr Muia, who teaches Geology at a local university.
"We thank the doctors that have so far gone back to work. We note the union’s statement on the subject, which was sent to doctors last night. But the President’s resolve and message remain the same: there will be no more chicanery on this subject," said Mr Esipisu.
"We were waiting for the commission to respond to this letter by clarifying the principles underlining their work, but we were shocked to be informed that the letter had been forwarded to consultants to whom our own letter was copied and which SRC could easily see on the cc column".
According to KNUT leadership the union membership now stands at 174,972, down from 197,555 last year and 200,645 in 2014. This has affected the union’s annual revenue which declined by Sh286 million, from Sh1.345 billion to Sh1.059 billion.
In rejecting the system, the lecturers have indicted the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and exposed weaknesses in the ongoing job evaluation for public servants, for which the SRC is using a single model despite the complexities in different kinds of work in the public sector.
The CS noted that 70 percent of Kenyans wildlife was living outside the protected areas something she said is regrettable. Kenya has a total of 50 protected areas across all ecosystems.
On costing of family planning Mungai said that Nakuru County stands at 54 percent meaning that 50 percent of the women are not accessing contraceptives. He noted that family planning translates to improved livelihood adding that it prevents maternal death by 50 percent .
What we found strange was that, in his call, the principal insisted that our story was given to us by cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi. “The minister is misleading you,” he said.
The university normally pays salaries from the 25th of each month, but this time it has been unable to meet this timeline, with many lecturers and other non-academic staff reporting that their salaries had not been remitted to their bank accounts as of today March 1.
The county has only about 30 doctors, among the lowest in the country, with one doctor for a population of more than 150,000 people in some constituencies such as Mbita, Kabondo Kasipul and Ndhiwa.
"These are new conditions being adopted midstream and we want guidance from the university regarding students who don't possess these minimum standards," said a student at the Kabarnet Campus.
On Mau Forest reclamation, the director commended KFS staff for their efforts, saying that more than 60,000 hectares have been reclaimed with most of them being in South Western Mau and Marioshoni.
It should not be lost on them and the national government that when the rains will fall as they are beginning to, these decomposing carcasses will be washed downstream into rivers and lakes where majority of our poor populations still fetch water for domestic use.
Dr Matiangi has announced the stoppage of online, distance and school-based learning programmes pending their review. However, he said some findings of the quality inspection of universities report would need to be corrected before the report is implemented.
The sudden rise in water levels has stunned residents with social media including those owned by some main stream media abuzz with news about the "rare" phenomenon.Odende was non committal that the waterway which is in a wetland area is a Lake. " We need hydrologists to come and ascertain the dynami
According to Mr Abdullahi Hassan Maalim, the chief officer of public health and sanitation, the county has expanded health and raised the number of dispensaries from 55 to 112.
A three judge bench comprised of Justices Wanjiru Karanja, Hannah Okwengu and Jamilla Mohamed at the same time directed negotiations to take place in the next seven days and the matter be back in court February 23.
Words of government spokesman rises repeated questions to the people as it is known that during the past rain season different parts of Kenya received little rains or else others did not even get any.
"In view of their role in the ongoing crisis and their crimes of omission and commission, KMA hereby revokes the membership of the two for one year," the association said in the statement issued after a meeting of its top decision-making board.
Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho has been in news for defying court orders in relation to compensating a torture victim and the matter has never been determined.
"The government must appeal to our citizens with huge tracts of idle land with grass or hay and water to be their brothers’ keepers and allow herders to access those farms under the watch of agricultural officers to save livelihoods."
The doctors’ resolve has also been strengthened by the fact that the government has refused to make any concessions, sticking to the same deal the doctors’ union turned down in the first week of the strike.
Senior Warden Felix Mwangangi confirmed the destruction of another 20 hectares of the park vegetation thereby threatening rare species like roan antelope as well as rhinos, buffaloes and waterbucks among other animals.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers echoed the MP’s sentiments adding that compared to the alternatives suggested, polythene is cheaper to produce, provides food safety and maintains food hygiene unlike paper which is not reusable and in case of contact with fluids and foodstuffs, can easily get spoi
“We recognize the need to push for sustainable development goals and do support the spirit of this bill. However, the issue is a waste disposal problem and we suggest that the bill should include waste management in its provisions,” KAM representative said.
Mau forest complex which measures approximately 400,000 hectares and covers Nakuru, Kericho, Baringo, Narok and Bomet counties is the largest of the five main water towers in the country.
To travellers from the developed world, this may sound like an undeserved accolade, given the precision with which agencies in Europe, America and some parts of Asia are required to report the weather. However, in a country where most institutions don't work well, this is an accomplishment to commen
The school's outstanding performance has been possible despite the major challenges they have been facing as a school, such as classes as they have been operating four schools in one, since this is a mixed day and boarding school with each class having its own separate rooms.
“It is clear in the allocation of tenders 30% should be given to the youth but none has been offered. It doesn’t mean the youth cannot supply goods and services and we want whoever comes into power in the next government to recognize the youth in this region,” said Ms Nzioki one of the students from
“The Vision 2030 has placed new demands on Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a leading engine that the economy must essentially rely upon to produce adequate levels of middle level work force that will be needed to drive the economy towards the attainment of the vision.
One of the teachers, Ms Zipporah Ndolo, believes she made the right choice by coming to work there as a teacher because she benefited from the school. “The school was so near my home and I could easily access it. I got the best education which has placed me where I am today,” Ms Ndolo said.
In Butula, wells streams have dried up, forcing residents to rely on the Suo River. In parts of the North Rift, schools could be shut down. A journalist from Elgeyo Marakwet who just returned to Nairobi from December holidays informed this website that many springs had dried up in the region.
“If a serious university intends to open a branch here, they will not seek the consent of the area MP alone unless its agenda is different. We would have seen the involvement of various stakeholders including several homegrown academics serving at different reputable universities,” she added.
The brief signing ceremony was also witnessed by Matungulu MP Stephen Mule who had accompanied the Kangundo team and the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Francis Wachira among others.
The Senate which comprises of all the deans of schools, the dean of students and some chief officers for legal affairs, academic and security, is all but moribund, its powers exercised largely by Prof. Walingo herself and the academic registrar, Dr Fredrick Otieno.
The best girl from Matungulu Bahati Mutunga expressed her appreciation to the Bank for the scholarship and promised to work hard on her dream of becoming a lawyer. The best boy David Nzau had scored 407 marks and was confident that his dream of being an aeronautical engineer would come true.
However, by this afternoon doctors from some of the counties including Mombasa had not received their salaries. “This is corruption. We have information that money to pay affected doctors have been released but diverted to top 'dubious' accounts," the unionist had said.
Doctors were represented by a 7-member team from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) led by Chairman Samuel Oroko and Secretary Ouma Oluga. They were accompanied by a legal representative. The unionists will consult their wider membership before responding on the offer.
The school’s principal, Benson Manoo, said two of the candidates - Daniel Muli and Kepha Omanga - scored A- grades of 80 points each.
Based on that background, and comparatively with other countries like Ghana where more than 60 percent of candidates pass exams with at least C-, the National examination system has failed our children and our nation.
The CS commended Alliance Girls High School and Kenya High School for their consistency in their performance quoting previous years' performance. He however condemned those schools which produced a very high number of As in 2015 but could not produce even 20 this year.
I am reliably told that the outspoken COTU secretary general, Mr Francis Atwoli has since asked the president to take charge of the talks, but the writings on the wall suggests that maybe his (Mr Francis') pleas fell on deaf ears.
Wings to Fly scholars who also score an A in K.C.S.E. also qualify to join the ELP. The program aims at empowering young academically gifted scholars by supporting their access to education in public universities in Kenya and around the globe, as well as equipping them with leadership skills.
The question to ask is when will the indefatigable Cabinet Secretary for Education, Dr Fred Matiang'i, turn his attention to these errant administrators who are shamelessly exploiting hard-pressed parents. Many public universities are facing cash crises but this is no excuse for extortion of parents
The company, called Afrique Properties Limited, claims ownership of the plots it has put up for sale, but its relationship with the community that originally owned the land is unclear. "The title deed is clean and ready for transfers," the company says in the advertisement calling for interest from
"The ministry is aware of some individuals especially politicians who have been trying to secure diplomas and degrees at institutions of higher learning in order to meet the academic requirements for the elections. Any institution that will be involved will face dire consequences,” said Prof. Suda.
Former ministers of Education have been invariably perfecting the art of talking more and doing little, if not nothing. This sector, for more than a decade, has borne the brunt of individualistic ineptitude and inadequacies coupled with a wide range of managerial and administrative blunders.
Topping the list among the issues that need attention before the next conference was ensuring inclusive, gender, youth and special groups’ participation in climate change meetings and stakeholders’ forums.
She said union officials held a meeting with county that was chaired by director of administration and planning Dr Benedict Osore who said 212 employees had been promoted. However, the said officers have not received promotion letters and that the move was meant to victimize the striking force.
“The commission directs all headteachers who record declining trends in academic performance should be cautioned in writing and appropriate action taken to address the gap,” reads the circular.
The parents said the teachers employed by Bridge Schools were trained, qualified and approved by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). The teachers use the advanced technology system to teach children in the schools, they said.
The Kenya Free Press has learnt that the minister worked extra hard to have the agreement signed today to counteract an embarassing situation where he had prepared for Mr Bii to do so yesterday, only for the chairman to decline, saying powers to call off a strike rested with the secretary general.
Over the four years, Bomet has also built 43 new health facilities and established 23 maternity wings in its hospitals as part of the government’s partnership with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero Campaign, Dr Sowek informed us.
The chairman of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Prof. George Magoha today warned of disciplinary action against any medical or dental practitioner should they paralyse clinical services in private and mission hospitals as they plan on Tuesday 13th December 2016.
Among the key activities that WING Africa will engage in include peer mentorship, professional development, mentorship of young girls in school and universities who are interested in pursuing engineering and science-based subjects.
He spoke after commissioning Kenya Medical Training Centre (KMTC) Makindu campus and launching medical equipment at Makindu sub-county hospital. Uhuru pointed out that Health ministry officials and governors have been working round the clock for weeks to resolve the matter.
Nakuru CEC for health Dr Kabii Mungai who addressed journalists said that Nakuru Level Five Hospital, Langalanga Health Centre, Mirugi Kariuki Health Centre and Bondeni Health Centre have started offering services to the public.
The ten certificate and twenty five diploma students learnt of the situation after contacting Nakuru North Sub County education officer Gabriel Kinoru.
According to ABC Kathiani Academy headteacher, Mr Joel Kitheka, this year's performance was better than last year where the school scored a mean of 355 against last year's 346 and they hope to break the record once again come next year.
Dr Munyaka assured the Vice Chancellor his commitment to work with the university to ensure they get the best services especially in the area of housing the students. "The students need hostels and we are going to work with the university to ensure students are housed in the university," he said.
The administration’s decision averted potential unrest over the graduation, as a number of students had planned to stage a protest to the office of cabinet secretary for education Fred Matiangi had yesterday’s meetings at the Main Campus ended in impasse.
While the crisis affects students from nearly all schools, the most affected is the School of Human Resource management, and to some extent the School of Education. The administration claims the students' name cannot be entered in the List because their marks for some course units are missing.
Climate change has resulted in deaths, loss of livelihoods, displacement of populations, starvation and conflicts due to severe drought yet the amount of money that has been lost under the Jubilee administration would be adequate to fund a big portion of Kenya’s mitigation and adaptation plan.
“Unlike the past when mineral dealers were harassed by security organs while dealing in the mineral business, the draft regulations provide for a mineral dealers’ license which guarantees the legitimacy of their businesses.”
The election of Trump is a disaster for our continent. The United States, if it follows through on its new President's rash words about withdrawing from the international climate regime, will become a pariah state in global efforts for climate action.
“The role of energy in leapfrogging and lifting people out of poverty cannot be understated. Everyone in Africa should have clean, renewable and affordable energy by 2030,” she said.
In order to achieve a desirable outcome in any negotiation, one key component is clarification of targets and pathway to achievement of the set targets.
COP is the supreme decision-making body of the UNFCCC. The ongoing Conference of Parties is the 22nd COP – hence COP 22. In Marrakech, countries are celebrating the entry into force of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement, and discussing the next crucial steps towards low carbon and climate r
COP is the supreme decision-making body of the UNFCCC. The ongoing Conference of Parties is the 22nd COP – hence COP 22. In Marrakech, countries are celebrating the entry into force of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement, and discussing the next crucial steps towards low carbon and climate r
The Kenya Free Press has also authoritatively learnt that a number of principals of top performing schools including Alliance High School have sought transfers from the schools in anticipation of declined performance in this year’s examinations.
Walking, in particular for students, has been proven to improve mental alertness, counteracting the effects of weight-promoting genes, curbing the craving for chocolates among other benefits. Walking also helps reduce the risk of women developing breast cancer.
In Baringo County, there are roughly 650 schools and up to date only six schools have received the proposed laptop for the e-learning program that is supposed to commence in all primary schools.
“We have done well in Kenya, we have reduced child and infant deaths by half, but now we also need to look at what else after saving the lives. We have to focus on the health of those who have survived,” said Prof Fredrick Were, professor of pediatrics and Dean, UoN School of Medicine.
“The wind project started in the year 2005 and there was no secret. The community benefited immensely and will still benefit when the project is completed,” said the company's lawyers.
The scientist also addressed concerns farmers had about the eucalyptus tree. “Eucalyptus requires swampy places because it requires a lot of water,” he said, adding that the droughts and ants are its main destroyers.
“The dam will be located in Kuresoi Constituency but will have a 4-meter diameter tunnel that will run for 14.5 Km underground, traversing Kuresoi, Molo and Nakuru towns. It will particularly traverse Chepsir, Chepseon and Kedowa townships. The project will cost Sh33 billion,” said Mr Odinga.
These two events call to question the procedures for managing risks in universities. While the need for a 24-hour health service is immediately obvious, as in the case of Meru University, universities also need to deal with security issues in a more proactive manner.
He has called for a public and expert-led discussion on the contradictions between the ESIA and the report endorsing the project. "Each of the contradictions would require substantial engineering and public participation", he said.
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) will be commencing from 30th October to 3rd November while the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will run from the 6th to 30th November.
The educationist asked the schools wash health clubs patrons and the community to use the child-to-child approach to promote wash in schools. She said that the treatment of the hygiene related diseases was costly, so people should take hygiene promotion seriously to prevent the diseases.
Apart from offering courses in Technology, Engineering, Science Architecture and Building sciences, it has also embraced Arts-based courses such as Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations and Languages. Apart from arts courses, it has also provision of business- and health-related courses.
“The launch marks a great step to expand universal coverage by giving women greater access and the opportunity to make choices of the facilities that they wish to seek maternal services from,” added Dr Mwenda.
Ms Mutinda thanked the clubs for being sensitive over hygiene promotion, and also the Kenya Integrated Water and Sanitation Programme for supporting Kitui County on handwash and nutrition.
"Extraction of the water will cause water shortage in already thirsty region. The people living downstream could very well lose benefit of water which has sustained their livelihood since time immemorial,” said Mr Gitura.
Mr Suba has petitioned the EACC to make public the commission's findings into the matter public in seven days failure to which he will sue the commission.
“Late payment has been a huge problem between retailers and suppliers. Development of shared vision and guiding principles of good practices will play a key role in solving such issues,” said Dr Kiptoo.
However, a senior KWS official, Julius Cheptei, who led the eviction, disputed the farmers’ account. "This is not disputed land but a national park which has been officially gazetted,” he said, adding that the legal effect had taken place in June.
Under Raila’s project, the government would expand Nairobi’s sewerage capacity before pumping more water into the city, which has not happened. The larger projects of the Master Plan, such as tapping water from the Aberdares, would depend on conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment.
According to the study, even though the construction of existing dams generated abundant benefits, the downstream region experienced reduced agricultural productivity and increased health complications.
In Elgeyo Marakwet, 385 out of 418 schools have been connected to electricity, while solar power had been installed in schools that were too far away from the national electricity grid and couldn’t be connected quickly.
The Kamani Foundation has been providing prosthetic limbs and correctional eye facilities to the needy in India since 1996. The Foundation has provided over 17,000 prosthetic limbs to those in need in India since that time.
The minister handed over 83 tablets at the school. He said that 77,000 teachers had so far been inducted through the program and the ministry targets to induct 124,000 teachers by the end of the year.
Being young, the university has graduated only a few classes, but as one would expect of a great institution many of the graduates have secured well-paying jobs in the large companies, and in countries like Australia, United Kingdom and United States of America.
The students are protesting the introduction of Sh3,000 fee for library services and Sh5,000 for ICT and noted that accommodation charges for first year students who reported last month had gone up from Sh5,000 to Sh16,000.
Among other teachers who were feted were: Alloise Mwaisakenyi of Dr Aggrey High School in Taita, Esther Mumbi Nzomo of Kasikeu Girls in Makueni, Roseline Nasiebanda of St Josephs Boys Kitale and Ayub Mohamud of Eastleigh High School for being the Global Teacher Finalist 2016.
The county executive member in charge of health, Gladys Marima, confirmed the drug shortage but said the process to purchase the drugs from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency was underway.
The strike bore resemblance to current crisis of education in Kenya. The administration was responding to a structural condition of diminished financing for education amid growing costs of maintaining universities.
The Water Harvesting and Storage Authority (WHSA) will take over the assets of the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation, which for decades was the lead agency for water pipeline and projects development.
In a report released by the Ministry of Health, about 40,000 cases are reported each year with at least 27,000 succumbing to the disease.
Longisa Hospital becomes the fourth public hospital in Kenya with the capability for total knee replacement, which is currently undertaken at Kenyatta National Hospital, the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret and the Nakuru General Hospital.
“We recognize the changes that you are undertaking but we need to work as a team so that we all get to know how we are going to cover the rest of the journey,” Mr Musembi Katuku, the executive secretary for KUPPET Machakos Branch said.
Governor Ruto, however, said the protests had exposed a serious weakness in the management of education in Kenya, adding that Kenyans at the grassroots level were seeking a bigger role in education affairs. He proposed that primary schools should be devolved to county governments.
“Due to the ignorance twelve per cent of human rabies cases have been confused for cerebral malaria,” added Kahariri.He was however optimistic that the disease could be contained noting that this had worked around the Serengeti area.
A source in the committee said the extension was necessitated by their need to review the connection between indiscipline and examination leakage, for which they needed to wait until the KCSE exams start mid next month.
While the Education Secretary is the one to gazette such an appointment, the acting vice chancellor should not be a current member of the respective university community as Prof. Ayiro is.
“Only associations or groupings that bear the face of this country will be accepted,” he had said during his inaugural address to first year students at the university’s main campus in Bondo.
“We had positive negotiations with the county officials and they agreed to start the promotion of consultants exercise,” said Dr Gor.
“We received the court order, we respect the court. We will call for a meeting with the doctors tomorrow to inform them of the new developments,” said Dr Ouma.
County Executive Member for Health, Andrew Mulwa, said the new health plan is aimed at covering the majority of county residents who cannot afford health cover through the National Hospital Insurance Fund as well as other private health insurers.
Friends Kigame Secondary School in Vihiga County, Highway Secondary in Nairobi, Kirege Secondary in Tharaka Nithi and Mbaga Secondary School in Siaya have also been burned down by students.
He said the forest was a catchment for River Kerio and is home to rare species of birds and indigenous trees that have been destroyed elsewhere in the region, some not found anywhere else in Africa.
Siaya has so far attained 50.3 percent latrine coverage, and are getting the support of several organizations including the United Nations’ children agency UNICEF and Medical Assistance Programme (MAP) International.
The three scholarships were awarded to experienced East African lecturers with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, who are actively teaching in an East African public university.
The new report shows that although HIV awareness in the region is at 100 percent, majority of the sexually active adults have not embraced behaviors change leading to new cases of infection.
UNICEF, World Vision in West Pokot project that could provide model for fighting FGM
The 10,000 students to be admitted under the programme will receive the same financial support as those admitted into the public universities, including sponsorship by the Higher Education Loans Board for their living expenses.
The themes that dominated the festival included; citizen’s participation in security (Nyumba Kumi initiative), corruption, responsible use of social media, examination cheating, teachers’ pay and the Central Bank’s role in the economy.
“It is critical that host countries are able to derive tangible benefits from the exploitation of their natural resources. The benefits should accrue to the local communities in form of appropriate royalties, taxes, dividends, business opportunities, professional jobs and employment
Ms. Yeda said the East Africa Community has for a long time failed to prevent and treat the cancer scourge because of lack of trained and skilled doctors.
Governor Tolgos’ administration had given priority to establishment of the university in efforts that were led by Dr Stella Kiprono, the County Executive for Education and Technical Training.
Walking along the streets and estates, one is met with the foul smell of long decomposing garbage. Flies roam the heaps of trash, producing hissing sounds whenever their comfort is disturbed.
"We are currently investigating claims that there are some people who are using the fires to sabotage the efforts being taken by Education CS Fred Matiang'i," Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe told journalists today.
“You are hereby directed to immediately unblock the prison line, disinfect all the contaminated land and refrain from such actions in future failure to which you will face legal action.”
Governor Alex Tolgos signed the deal with MTRH director, Dr Wilson Aruasa, under which the hospital will construct and operate an annex in Elgeyo Marakwet. The county desired both the development of a modern health facility and the medical tourism that such a facility would promote, Governor Tolgos
Prof Zeleza added that there had never been any claim to the land until June 29, when “the management board received information that unauthorized persons were frequenting the land purporting to be the the owners”.
Compared to conventional surgical circumcision, health stakeholders say the PrePex device does not use surgical blades and there is no need for stitching of the foreskin thus reducing any adverse complications.
The students were reportedly protesting the decision by Principal Julius Mambili that they will forgo the half term break due to their recent long absence from school following another strike.
The leaders also accused Kokelo of favouring female teachers in transfers to good performing schools, a trend that was causing a growing imbalance in staffing of local schools.
The Kibabii VC's position has been vacant since the institution's founding through a charter handed to them by President Uhuru Kenyatta in November 2015. Former principal, Prof. Odeo Ipara, acted for several months as vice chancellor but his contracted expired last month.
Kenyans have never been as fat as they are today; munching on french-fries and sitting in front of a computer all day at work doesn’t help.
The teachers’ trade unions KNUT and KUPPET finally signed a long-awaited collective bargaining agreement which will cover the increment in basic salary that the government had opposed last year.
Sixty five years since Kenya began training in maritime education, the country still faces an acute shortage of qualified trainers and lecturers in the field.
Furthermore, the regulations would require teachers to account for every working hour in order to curb time theft and absenteeism, which have been identified as among the major reasons for poor performance.
There are many ways to kill a rat.
It is probably your go to food, the food item that sits in abundance on your pantry shelves. But does consuming instant noodles aid you nutrition-wise, or are you just ingesting empty calories?
Egerton University has received the entire literary archives of the Late Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye, the illustrious British-born Kenyan writer who died in December 2015
Before a vetting panel, police officers explain their source of wealth including cash transfers via their mobile phone.
Professionals in the health industry have called for a review of the Health Bill, 2016, which is intended to regulate the healthcare sector in Kenya.
Kenya is home to experienced farmers, producers and exporters of fresh Kenyan herbs. Herbs are very popular nowadays with hawkers peddling herbal medicine everywhere
Cervical Cancer is the second most recurrent cancer after Breast Cancer among women in Kenya. Mostly caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), it is also the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age.
Pneumonia is now the leading killer disease in Kenya, causing over 22,473 of recorded deaths in 2015 alone.
Makueni County has received medical equipment valued at nearly Sh100 million from an international relief organization.
Nairobi County is home to hardworking people, who are hellbent on making money
KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion has called on the government to close a group of schools targeting slum dwellers, saying the chain was flouting quality standards of basic education for informal schools.
Leaders in Mandera County, which is suffering concurrent outbreaks of cholera and chikungunya, have called upon the national government to conduct aerial sprays against the mosquitoes.
The Kajiado county government has launched a programme to eradicate malnutrition among newborn children and lactating mothers.
Optimum Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental illness. It is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
Governor Ali Roba said the county administration will open isolation centres at Moi Stadium since the quarantine centre at the local referral hospital cannot cope with the increasing numbers.
The Nakuru County Government has announced a partnership with World Vision, an international NGO, under which they will provide toilets in 20 villages in a bid to curb open defecation.
From the persistent industrial disputes to national examination leakage and recognized mismatches between the school curriculum and industry needs, Kenya’s education sector requires far-reaching overhaul.
Indian media has reported of more suicides by farmers in Punjab and Haryana regions in the aftermath of cotton crop failure.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i yesterday declared that the government will vet representatives to parents and teachers associations to ensure that only genuine parents are elected to the boards.
Rapidly eating its way through the lifestyles of many, no statistics have been put out yet to show the extent of damage brought about by Anorexia Nervosa in Kenya. It is this lack of documentation that sees a good number of Kenyan women especially those going through puberty suffer in silence.
The Kenya Veterinary Board has endorsed the services of a Kapsabet-based NGO that provides artificial insemination to dairy farmers in the region.
The truck was later found dumped near Gilgil town along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway with half of the cargo offloaded, according to police sources.
The fiery Winnie Nyandiga so scared Babu Owino’s candidate for the KUSO presidency that the election had to be disrupted by violence.
The proportion of the population served with clean water is increasing and grew from 64 per cent in 2005 to 68 per cent in 2012, although absolute numbers of people without safe drinking water remain high.
Number of vehicle trips between 2004 and 2025 will increase by 148 per cent, while the average speed of trips will decrease from 35km/hr to 11km/hr, making it clear that urban air quality will worsen.