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Mount Kenya University band steals the show at fete

13-08-2015

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The Kenya Schools and Colleges Music festival this year were held at the Lake Side city of Kisumu between August 2nd and 12th.There were very many performances that impressed but what stole the show was Mount Kenya University Brass Band. On Wednesday received a standing ovation f...

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Study faults ongoing school Deworming programme

11-08-2015

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Researchers have raised doubts about the health and educational benefits of the ongoing school deworming programme. The programme with six million school children beneficiaries in Kenya and 95 million globally is mainly supported by the World Bank, World Health Organisation and the Gates Foundation....

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Daystar University faculty and students present papers at the 10th Global Communication Association Annual Conference in Berlin

30-07-2015

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Four MA Communication students and a faculty member represented Daystar University at the 10th Global Communication Association Annual Conference held on July 16, 2015 at the Westin Grand Hotel in Berlin, Germany. The students, Stella Mwangi, Jesse L. Masai, Jennifer Wangeci Kanyeki and Sr....

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Top cop charged with killing university student

28-07-2015

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A senior police officer was on Tuesday charged with killing a university student who was in a mob that stormed Maralal Police Station a year ago. Former Maralal Police Station Commander Patrick Manyasi denied committing the offence when he appeared before High Court Judge Maureen Odero and...

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

27-07-2015

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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

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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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Varsity signs deal with media firm

14-07-2015

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The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications (AKU-GSMC) and Deutsche Welle (DW) are set to partner in developing world class professional training programmes in East Africa. The two institutions will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding to seal the deal at the AK...

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Education Fights HIV

30-06-2015

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Longer schooling seems to be an effective and affordable way to cut the risk of HIV infection in Aids-endemic countries, according to the results of a study in Botswana published Monday. Data collected among 7,018 people in Botswana found that an extra year of secondary schooling lowered th...

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Girl empowerment killing Boy child

22-06-2015

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One day, when we were in Class Six, female teachers took all girls to a private room to teach them how to be women. Being young and nosy boys, we frantically tried to eavesdrop on the session. A big part of the talk dwelled on warding off ‘stupid’ boys, and not allowing boys to rule over...

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Children initiated into Banditry in North Eastern

22-06-2015

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North Eastern Kenya has been known for  frequent wars and loss of lives for years. This has thus led to many citizens preffering to stay out of the area in terms of visiting and investing hence has led the area tio remain under developed compared to other regions in the country. All the se...

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23-year old Strathmore student running a successful business

18-06-2015

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This indeed a story of hard work and resilience from a young lady.Here is a story about her and what led to her success. Stephanie Angela Wanjiku Kimani is an ambitious entrepreneur and at just 23 she has had multiple achievements under her belt including owning her own thriving business. Stephan...

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The 2015 Budget

12-06-2015

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The long awaited Kenya’s 2014/2015 budget worth Ksh 1.8 trillion was finally released yesterday. Many sectors hoped that the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich would allocate them enough share for the next one financial year. Starting with Kenya’s transpor...

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Bandits Attack Bus Carrying Students in Loruk

08-06-2015

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A bus carrying secondary school students was attacked by bandits near Loruk in Baringo County.The bus, which was hired by Nginyang Hish School, was ferrying the students who had attended music festivals in Kabarnet but no casualties were reported in the incident. The bus was in a convoy of v...

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The Madaraka Fete

02-06-2015

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Thousands of Kenyans thronged Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi, to celebrate the 52nd Madaraka Day, commemorating the day Kenya attained internal self rule. The Kenyans attending the celebrations had been expected to have been seated by 8am and the stadium was open from 6am. President Uhuru Keny...

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Shame as Nairobi turns its children into hawkers

13-05-2015

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Unlike other children who head home to begin working on their homework once school is done, the 11-year-old rushes home to change before picking her rolls of groundnuts, prepared by her mother to hawk around the city. When The Standard met up with her on Tuesday last week, the young girl said she le...

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Heavy rain brings Nairobi to a standstill

13-05-2015

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Heavy rain in Nairobi on Tuesday evening rendered many city roads impassable. And as Kenyans took to social media to lament the deplorable state of drainage systems in the city, a school bus with children on board near the South C Mosque was almost swept away by the raging waters that followe...

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Happy Mothers Day

11-05-2015

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Kenya in the recent past had no tradition of a mother’s celebratory day. But of late, the special day has found itself in the month of May, not only drawing many retailers to grab the opportunity to sell gift hampers and services on special offer but stirring activities for mums. Most count...

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Nigerian student defies odds to graduate after Boko Haram attack

11-05-2015

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But if there was nothing to make the 26-year-old petroleum chemistry student stand out from his classmates, the story of how he came to be at his graduation ceremony at the American University of Nigeria in the northeastern city of Yola, is one of sheer courage and determination. Last November, Umar...

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Academics to head various state institutions

29-04-2015

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Several professionals and academics were appointed as heads of state corporations announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday. They include Mr John Ngumi, a career investment banker, who has been heading Konza Technopolis Development Authority.  Mr Ngumi is the new Kenya Pipel...

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Moipei sisters make history with NBA playoff performance

29-04-2015

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Kenya has been put on the spotlight severally due to its athletes and sportsmen,Nobel Peace price winner,Beautiful Places and culture and also a Holliwood star. Three members of the Moipei Quartet made history on Sunday, becoming the first non-Americans to perform the US national anthem...

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