The MCA was arrested over what has been termed as careless remarks. The officers attempted to disperse the leaders but they stood their ground before they were allowed to see their colleague. He was driven to Changamwe Police Station before being transferred to the Port police station. It is unwarranted for 60 of them to descend on the house on an MCA at night with blazing guns to arrest him. The senator said they have been assured by police at the station that the MCA was set to be released before 4pm Friday.
They had waited for this kind of news since 2014 when they ventured into basket making. Nobody prepared us for the difficulty in getting market,” says Ismael Opande, Chairman of a community group that initiated the basket making project. Their baskets could not compete with plastic bags. They stopped and went back to fishing; a trade they had abandoned hoping to cash in on making baskets. Plastic bags are out, so we are starting over with basket making business,” says Opande.
Kaimenyi said 56,000 title deeds are lying at the lands registry in Meru awaiting collection, while in Tharaka, some 32,000 land owners are yet to pick the crucial documents. “The Jubilee government has been kind and has processed many title deeds since 2013. "In Meru alone, we have processed 156,000 deeds while in Tharaka Nithi, we have availed 83,000. Kaimenyi said that the Government will set up a lands registry at Kianjai in Tigania West to reduce the backlog at the Maua lands registry in Igembe South, which serves five sub-counties. The exercise, he said, will process 185,000 title deeds.
The new kid on the block in academic fraud is plagiarism in term papers, dissertations and theses. However, term papers of 1,500-2,000 words are much cheaper in comparison to dissertations that usually require to be custom-written. On their website, executives at the Evil Cheat House confirm that they have about 10,000 term papers on offer. “Research suggests that there are over 1,000 academic paper mills globally,” says Newton who is a leading expert on academic plagiarism. Hard to detectBut unlike Awino’s mwakenya, this type of shadow academic fraud is hard to detect.
And those who will score D, D+, D– and E are likely to increase. The report, dated July 18, 2017 says candidates who have posted grade D to E over the past three years are 557,911. In 2015, some 133,885 candidates scored grade D and below, according to the report. This represented more than half the candidates (51.7 per cent) who sat the 2016 KCSE examinations. Overall, the report reveals that the number of candidates registering to sit KCSE examinations has been on the increase.
ALSO READ: Leicester confirm Shakespeare sackingFresh stormCornered over his comments on the Kenyan cases, Ocampo found a succor in Bensouda who wrote for him a defence using her court staff and facilities. It is March 2014 and Ocampo is braving heavy political pressure over his conduct in the Kenyan cases. It seems Ocampo did not change a word in the final piece supplied by The Hague-Trials Kenya at his behest. The piece published in various Kenyan media on April 5, 2015 was word for word what Bensouda had send. In a separate occasion on July 30, 2013 at the heat of the Kenyan cases, Ocampo writes to Bensouda informing her of his international justice travails in a historic Germany city.
| Published Sat, October 21st 2017 at 00:00, Updated October 20th 2017 at 22:46 GMT +3Some of the gold searchers at Muruny River looking for gold. Some rush to milk their cows while others bask in the sunshine waiting for mid-day hours to trek to River Muruny to mine gold. Armed with rudimentary items such as a pickaxe, spade and metal basins, they enter River Muruny to mine the precious commodity. “We are roughed up in poverty despite us searching gold for years. He ventured into the gold searching business when he was a teenager, unfortunately he is still languishing in poverty.
| Published Sat, October 21st 2017 at 00:00, Updated October 20th 2017 at 20:07 GMT +3Local teachers have protested over the mysterious killings of their colleagues. Through their unions, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), the teachers were reacting to the killing of Geeto Primary School head teacher in Igoji, who was hacked to death. Two weeks earlier, a high school teacher was stabbed to death by his girlfriend. Another tutor is said to have collapsed and died while having drinks with friends at a bar. ALSO READ: Teachers Service Commission to hire over 3,000 new teachersCounty branch Kuppet Executive Secretary Karuti Nchebere and his KNUT counterpart Caxton Muingi want police to investigate the deaths
Books for Africa Kenya's Ambassador to the US Robinson Githae speaks at an event hosted by Books For Africa in St Paul, Minnesota, US. In the US, however, a non-profit organisation is scaling up efforts to address this crisis by mobilising individuals and groups to donate books to schools, colleges and universities. Books For Africa (BFA) ships donated text and library books to Kenya and 48 other countries. This year, 227,000 books were delivered to Kenyan institutions free of charge from Books For Africa. For many children in Africa, the gift of books is a gift of hope,” says Books For Africa director Patrick Plonski.
A total of 1,003,556 candidates will sit this year’s KCPE while 615,773 were registered to sit the KCSE. These examination factors, according to the report, form the second top most reasons why candidates fail the tests. It says that after indiscipline and examination factors, school environment constitutes 20 per cent of the reasons why students fail examinations. ALSO READ: How 131 candidates cheated in KCSE literature paperAnd finally, the report finds that some students fail national examinations because they marry when they are still in school. Overall, the report finds that some parents do not educate their children on values, leaving them to discover for themselves.
This could explain why the cost of electricity has been going up since last year. Kenya Power said electricity generated by diesel fired plants increased 66 per cent to replace power that ordinarily comes from hydroelectricity. Due to this, the country has had to engage thermal power producers that use diesel to generate electricity. Whenever this happens, the entire cost of fuel is borne by consumers and is captured in the monthly power bill as the Fuel Cost Charge. Electricity units generated from thermal plants increased by 66.9 per cent from 1 297 gigawatt hours the previous year to 2 165 GWh,” Tarus said.
The effort to unearth the shadowy figures behind the scourge that had seen over 40 Kenyan athletes banned for substance abuse between 2012 and 2016 saw the personal intervention of President Uhuru Kenyatta who pushed for the fast-tracking of the process to make doping a criminal offence. With the country cleared to take her place at the Olympics, Kenyan athletes outdid themselves when they blacked out the harsh scrutiny — especially from another damning expose by German TV, ARD aired a day before the start of the competition — to bring home six gold, six silver and a bronze. Since Rio, several Kenyan athletes, chief among them Olympics women marathon champion, Jemimah Sumgong (EPO again), whose case is ongoing, have tested positive for banned substances. The collapse of cases brought against Federico, whose charges were dropped last November and Berardelli left authorities with egg on their face while Adak is yet to secure a successful prosecution against an athlete, agent, coach or any other party involved in doping Kenyan athletes. The IOC is currently assessing if Russian athletes will be allowed to appear at the event in South Korea in February.
By Monday, the group will have covered 43 counties in the last one month as they seek to push for high turnout in the poll. Behind the rejuvenated campaigns is the push for numbers as Jubilee Party hopes to ensure Uhuru gets millions of votes. Two weeks ago, Raila withdrew from the repeat election that Supreme Court ordered after the nullification of the August 8 poll. The NASA leader has insisted that the election would not be free and fair and he would therefore not participate in it. Yesterday, during the Mashujaa Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, President Kenyatta vowed to ensure Kenyans go to the poll on Thursday in spite doubts and threats against the exercise.
Although the number of officers that will be deployed is yet to be made public, indications are it will be more than 40,000. ALSO READ: Report: Expect fewer A’s, more E’sThe Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says it needs at least 80,000 security officers to man 40,883 polling centres, 290 constituency tallying centres and Bomas of Kenya. The National Police Service (NPS) which is mandated with providing security for these two events is expected to face logistical complexities. A group of 530 officers from the National Intelligence Service, Kenya Defence Forces, National Police Service, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Prisons, Kenya Wildlife Service and National Youth Service are working on a coordinated approach to insecurity during this period. The Ministry of Interior has been allocated an extra Sh6.9 billion in the Supplementary Budget to manage the election.
| Published Sat, October 21st 2017 at 00:00, Updated October 20th 2017 at 23:48 GMT +3Jackbed Njue at her poultry farm in Gachoka, Mbeere South, Embu County. She rakes in Sh30,000 every week from the sale of day-old chicks, eggs, mature chicken, manure and training fee for young farmers. To void pitfalls that many upcoming farmers face, before she forayed into poultry farming, Ms Njue researched intensely on chicken rearing. To avoid that scenario, I read widely on poultry keeping online and magazines like this and visited successful poultry farms. Always research“I sourced the KARI improved kienyenji chicks that made my initial stock from an established poultry farm.