[Photo: Kipsang Joseph/Standard]Moses Kendagor puts his papers together as he briskly walks into class to a jubilant Class Four at Kipsyenan Primary School in Nakuru County. I too give notes to students by the help of a teacher’s aid,” he says. Brian Otieno, who was my student at Menengai Primary School emerged the best visually-impaired learner in the country in 2010 and is currently pursuing his further studies. Nahashion Njuguna, also a blind student is currently in Moi University and many others,” the blind teacher says. “I still want to use my wealth of experience in a school teaching visually impaired pupils and mentoring them.
| Published Sat, October 20th 2018 at 00:00, Updated October 19th 2018 at 20:27 GMT +3The late Elijah Masinde. The legends are drawn from various fields of academia, politics sports and entertainment and have in their own rights immortalised their names. Another legend, Moses Substone Mudamba Mudavadi, was one of the most educated politicians from Western who started his career as a teacher before rising to an educational officer. Prof Julia Ojiambo has proved her mettle both as a don and a politician and made a name in Kenya’s muddy politics. In 1974, she was Kenya’s second woman to be elected MP and represented Funyula.
Sharon's parents Melida Auma and Douglas Otieno during ger burial at Magare village in Homa Bay County on October 19th 2018. Sharon was killed because of the baby she was carrying.”Rongo University students stormed the funeral shortly after 2pm chanting songs demanding justice for Sharon. Homa Bay MP Opondo Kaluma with the late Sharon Otieno father Douglas Otieno during her burial at Magare village in Homa bay county on October 19th 2018. This is not a Homa Bay affair. According to Luo culture, Sharon could not be buried in her father’s homestead because she had been married.
So far, over 600 heroes and heroines have been honoured since 2014 when the National Heroes Act was enacted. Their identification however remains a mystery since the government has failed to establish the body legally mandated to carry out such work, the National Heroes Council. A separate entity -- National Heroes Fund -- run by a board of trustees is also yet to be founded four years later. The fund is supposed to be used for the benefit of national heroes and their dependents who are need of assistance. Some of the modern day heroes and heroines may include Eliud Kipchoge and Beatrice Chepkoech, who shattered world records in marathon and 3,000 metres steeplechase, respectively.
"It is a bail application by ambush," said advocate Bruce Hendricks, who was hoping to have the bail application finalised in time for the weekend. Pietersen died during a shootout that started when a shot was fired during an argument between Booysen and Pietersen outside a house in Belhar, Cape Town. His private bodyguards had all the certification they needed to protect Booysen, and had never been arrested before. READ: Murder accused Colin Booysen, bodyguards' bail finalisation postponedHe said the scene itself was not secured, with people walking all over the area. Between then and the day Pietersen was shot, he and Booysen never spoke, the court heard via an affidavit.
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Speaking moments after inspecting the 40,000-capacity venue, Mr Kibicho said he was satisfied with the preparations. The celebrations will be led by President Uhuru Kenyatta. “President Uhuru will be accompanied by President Geingob and several other state guests at today’s event,” Kibicho said. We have put everything in place as you can see, the town is ready for the great day,” Kibicho said. ALSO READ: Jomo Kenyatta: The boy who defied missionaries, refused to be a masonMeanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta have landed at Kisumu International Airport ahead of tomorrow’s celebrations.
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If your choice is caesarean, then you are part of the rising number of women who are shunning natural birth. More women are now going for C-section as a form of delivery as opposed to a medically induced process. The total of number of women who are now using caesarean section (C-Section) to deliver babies globally has doubled since year 2000. The study also established that against the high number of caesarean births, only about 10 per cent of births require surgical intervention. The use of C-section was highest in South Asia with a 6.1 per cent annual growth and lowest in the Sub-Saharan Africa with a 2 per cent growth per year.
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“The only thing I had was my phone and social media. “They identified my use of social media and were really pleased and they gave me the kit. He notes that there are many opportunities on social media which the young people need to take advantage of. PHOTO | COURTESYSome of the challenges he has to contend with include bacterial wilt and Fusarium, which attack his crops. Fusarium attacks capsicum while bacterial wilt tomatoes.
By JAMES KAHONGEHMore by this AuthorA section of Kalobeyei Settlement Primary School in Turkana West sub county has acquired a complete makeover. Vegetables such as sukuma wiki (collard greens), spinach, amaranth and tomatoes grow with vigour on the once dry patch. The school is now a lush garden of beauty and hope for not just the pupils, but also the local community. We now have more than 50 members in the agriculture club doing various farming activities on various,” Lino narrates. What they learn in school is later replicated at home especially in backyard gardens,” says Ekiru.
By DENIS KAGIRIMore by this AuthorSupply of adequate, good quality and cost-effective livestock feeds is a major challenge in Kenya. This is because of the reliance on cereals and agro-industrial by-products as livestock feed ingredients whose availability is dependent on rainfall. Cereals are major sources of human food hence when used as livestock feed, it causes competition leading to rise in prices. Protein rich feedstuffs include blood meal, fish meal, meat and bone meal, oil seed meals (cotton seed meal, soya bean meal, sunflower meal, ground nut meal), maize germ, corn gluten meal, prosopis pods, beans, peas, insects and earthworms. Many prosopis species are valuable multipurpose resources in their native range, providing timber, firewood, livestock feed, human food, shade, shelter and soil improvement.
Maina grows over 400,000 assorted tree seedlings that include grevillea robusta, avocados, jacaranda, moringa, acacia, gmelina, Prunus Africana and white bottlebrush. “Were it not for Wangari Maathai, we would not be having Karura Forest where you can run under the trees without feeling the heat from the sun. Well, I did it by planting trees but saw this agribusiness opportunity.”Grevillea seedlings form the bulk of his venture, with the farmer having 300,000 seedlings. He notes that it takes Sh60 to grow a grevillea tree to the point of sale while a grafted avocado seedling gobbles up Sh200. Samuel Makori, a forest officer with Kefri, says for better growth of seedlings, one should have reliable water supply.
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I received a handful of red worms from WHH.”Normally, the worms break down organic matter and when they eat, they secrete valuable fertiliser which is obtained by draining water through it. The pit should be protected from direct sunlight for survival of the red worms. Hezekiah Korir, a soil science specialist at Egerton University, said red worms are surface worms and are found in the top layer of the soil. The red worms mature after four months. The retired GSU officer sales a kilo of mature red worms at Sh1,000 to farmers in Siaya.
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By BENSON AMADALAMore by this AuthorPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Kakamega ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations tomorrow, as the region's leaders plan to reap from the occasion. Prior to their arrival, Kakamega Town was bubbling with activities ahead of the event to be held at Bukhungu stadium. Mr Kibicho said the national and county governments partnered to improve infrastructure and other facilities to ensure everything runs smoothly. "We have agreed as leaders to present three key issues when we meet President Kenyatta at the Kakamega State Lodge. From Shirere, just after the Isiukhu bridge on the Kakamega-Kisumu road, a carnival mood was palpable when one drove into Kakamega Town, which is transforming into a 24-hour business hub.
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| Published Fri, October 19th 2018 at 19:14, Updated October 19th 2018 at 19:24 GMT +3Bongota School playground where DP Ruto was to land initially. [Photo: Courtesy]Hailstones have hampered Deputy President William Ruto's function in Kisii with his chopper forced to land elsewhere. ALSO READ: Ruto used Weston title to borrow Sh1.3 billionThe two venues are almost 20 kilometres away. The Deputy President was scheduled to Commission the tarmacking of Sosera-Kiomiti road in Nyaribari Masaba. Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi and host of Kisii and Nyamira MPs had arrived at Bogonta Secondary School playground ground to welcome the Deputy President.
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SUMMARY A fire has broken out at Mukuru kwa Njenga slums in NairobiA fire broke out at the Mukuru kwa Njenga slums in Nairobi on Friday. “Fire incident reported at Mukuru kwa Njenga. See Also: Why IEBC sacked Ezra ChilobaAccording to witnesses, no casualties were reported but property worth millions was destroyed. The move has not really worked as residents desperately use sewage water and other crude methods to try and put out huge fires that repeatedly gut down slums in the county. There is fire in mukuru kwa njenga.. No fire fighters..
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