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Teen’s creative innovation lighting up home and village

28-07-2015

Technology


Lighting in rural Kenya is still poor even as the government lowered the connection fee for electricity in the country. However, at Olopito Village in Narok North Constituency a form two student at Musaria Secondary School in Kericho has innovated lamps using old discarded bulbs to provide ligh...

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Women are the key to unlocking economic growth, says US leader

27-07-2015

Others


US President Barack Obama has challenged Kenya to empower women and girls in order to achieve its development dream faster. The growth of Kenya’s economy, he said yesterday, will be greatly determined by girl education and employment of women. In his address to Kenyans from the...

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President Obama's Speech for Kenya

27-07-2015

Others


Shaking off the morning chill, they walked down dirt pathways and past burning piles of trash. It would cost 10 shillings — about a dime — to see the speech, but they wanted to see the man. Inside a shack made of pressed tin sheets, the roof held up by tree trunks, they gathered ear...

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Fire destroys Dagoreti High dormitory

23-07-2015

High School News


In the recent days there has been the burning down of various dormitories around various parts of the country and most of them have been described as arson by the school management and investigators. This raises the question,what is really happening in schools and what has led to this trend? Bu...

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Concern as students miss out on university courses of choice

23-07-2015

Education News


Some professional courses in public universities failed to attract more than two students in the just concluded second and final revision of course choices ahead of the September admission date. This forced the Kenya Universities and Colleges central Placement Service (KUCCPS) — the b...

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Unions to appear in court to oppose TSC appeal over teachers' pay

22-07-2015

Education News


Teachers' unions will today (Wednesday) appear before the Court of Appeal to defend a judgment which directed the government to increase their basic salary. The TSC filed the appeal two weeks ago alleging that Employment and Labour Relations Court Judge Nduma Nderi erred in his June 30 ju...

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High School Closed Over Ethnic Tension

22-07-2015

High School News


A secondary school in Bomet County has been closed indefinitely due to ethnic tension among students. The tension is said to have been caused by students from two different tribes. Kyogong Secondary School sent the learners home on Monday, July 20, 2015 after the students from the Maasa...

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Varsity suspends nine over strikes

21-07-2015

Education News


Nine senior officials at the University of Eldoret have been suspended to pave the way for investigations into frequent strikes. The University Council, chaired by Prof Sarone ole Sena, met on Friday and made the decision. Those suspended are Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration and F...

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Missing School Girls Resurface

21-07-2015

High School News


Five of the six girls from Stephjoy Girls High School in Kiambu County who had been reported missing since Monday last week have resurfaced. The students, whose whereabouts in the last week still remain unclear, arrived at the Royal Media Services offices where they are currently waiting for thei...

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Details of Kilifi school fires emerge

20-07-2015

High School News


Details have started to emerge of how students hatched a plot to burn their dormitories in last week’s unrest in Kilifi County.The discontent saw the burning down of three dormitories in three schools: Chumani, Dzitsoni and Lutsangani secondary. At Dzitsoni, sources said the dormitory...

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