(File, Standard)A new push by Ministry of Education to compel public universities to enforce security measures to protect learners and property has raised weighty questions about compliance. Education Cabinet Secretary Mohammed Amina has formed a new team to advise on the security situation in public universities and report within one month. The directive that should have guaranteed safety of learners and property was based on Universities Standards and Guidelines on Security and Safety report generated by the universities. Two years later a survey in most public universities indicate that many have not complied fully with directive. Vice Chancellors of public universities accused CUE of abandoning the quest to push the institutions to comply.
(Duncan Ocholla, Standard)Last year’s devolution conference held in Naivasha discussed a myriad of issues, key among them, the proposed increase in revenue allocation to counties. ALSO READ: Devolution conference expected to boost business fortunes in Western KenyaThis thorny issue was the subject of the ‘Pesa Mashinani’ referendum crusade championed by pioneer Council of Governors (CoG) Chairman Isaac Ruto to ensure county governments are properly resourced. “We support the amendment of the Constitution to anchor 45 per cent minimum equitable share to counties,” reads the resolution of the fourth devolution conference. Governors want State agencies, corporations and regional development authorities restructured to align to the devolved system of government, a move that is still pending. “All conditional grants must directly be disbursed to county revenue fund accounts without being channelled to any line ministry,” reads the resolutions.
When Independence came, Matiba had performed so well that he was elevated to the position of Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Industry at the age of 31. In 1968, Matiba left the government and joined Kenya Breweries while I became the Finance Secretary at the Ministry of Finance. All those who attended stormed out of the conference room, leaving Kibaki, Matiba and I seated. As Matiba came back, he also said he would not be Jaramogi’s Vice President as many had hoped. There emerged the Ford Agip House headed by Jaramogi and Ford Muthithi House headed by Matiba.
Devolution must start being seen in light of youth empowerment, but innovative approaches must be sought. Finding a balance between individual and community empowerment is critical and determines the success of any youth empowerment programme. Devolution must start being seen in light of youth empowerment, but innovative approaches must be sought. These challenges call for structured approach to youth empowerment. This should be the first tier in the structure of youth empowerment.
| Published Sun, April 22nd 2018 at 00:00, Updated April 21st 2018 at 21:18 GMT +3National Oil Corporation CEO MaryJane MwangiNational Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOC) recently announced plans to list on the Nairobi and London stock exchanges, which could raise up to Sh100 billion for the firm’s upstream activities. You have been at the helm of National Oil Corporation for nearly two years now and the results have been impressive. With increasing competition from private oil and gas companies in Kenya, is NOC’s objective to achieve its mandate under threat? The role of a national oil company is distinct from other oil and gas companies in the market. The impact that these national oil companies have played in the development of their respective economies is immense.
Mr Awale is accused of using the money as an inducement to have state officials favour the two banks when Tanzania floated the international bond. The Tanzanian bond was handled by Stanbic Tanzania, a subsidiary of South Africa's Standard Bank, which was fined in 2015 for its role in the scandal. Mr Awale is accused of using the money as an inducement to have state officials favour the two banks when Tanzania floated the international bond. Mr Awale was Stanbic Tanzania chief for seven years and was fired on August 19, 2013 for failing to co-operate with investigators. PROTESTEDThese arrangements were allegedly made by Mr Awale and Ms Shose Sinare, then the unit’s head of corporate and investment banking.
| Published Sun, April 22nd 2018 at 00:00, Updated April 21st 2018 at 20:10 GMT +3Export promotion council CEO Peter Tarus says that the council will focus on value addition and supply chain innovations to increase exports. Kenya will take one of the biggest delegations to this year’s Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair, according to Export Promotion Council (EPC) Chief Executive Peter Biwot. This is a huge market that cannot be wished away and marks the future of exports that will spur manufacturing in Kenya,” said the EPC boss. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840He said they will be working closely with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Kenya Private Sector Alliance, among other business organisations, to ensure that market research is disseminated. ALSO READ: TSC gives rules for teachers in college
“One of the women sat next to me on one of the front seats. Other than robbery with violence and burglary, women have also joined the big league of crime that often transcends national boundaries: terrorism. "Some women are however involved in physical fighting like the women who raided the Mombasa police station a few months ago,” Mr Owino said. Security consultant Tyrus Kamau Muya agrees with Mr Owino and says: “Women have a very sensational appeal, which plays to people’s emotions. Some women who are suspected to have links with criminal gangs have also been used by the police as informants making them a necessary evil.
On the chair was then Malindi Town MP, Francis Bobi Tuva, who allowed Mr Musyoka to invoke Standing Order No. Mr Musyoka then turned to the clergy and said they were to blame for the people who died during the riots. The purpose of the (Saba Saba) meeting was to organise a looting spree in the city. It is common sense that people were hired (for Saba Saba rally). Last week, prior to the so-called Saba Saba meeting, I issued a statement on behalf of Kiambu people and condemned in the strongest terms possible any individual or group of people who would organise or promote any unlicensed meeting on July 7, 1990.
Mr Odinga will pick seven individuals suggesting that the programme the two leaders had promised will be implemented by a team of about 14 to 16 advisers. DIVISIVEYesterday, Mr Odinga hinted at the imminent appointment of the team when he said he, together with President Kenyatta, will form an advisory team on uniting the country following divisive elections last year. NOMINEESOther sources have claimed that Mr Odinga had already identified the names and the Tuesday meeting will only be to inform his close advisers. Further, the sources said that Mr Odinga will involve a nominee each from Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi. On arrival in South Africa, Mr Odinga was received by the Kenyan High Commissioner to South Africa Jean Kamau, and her team at the airport.
She later re-married, but this time to a more understanding man and they have two children. Despite decades of education, sensitisation and even criminalisation, FGM/C refuses to go away. For that then leaves young traumatised girls to fend for themselves when their parents are in jail. It is instructive that defending FGC was one of the reasons that led to Jomo Kenyatta’s fame in the 1930s. What is clear is that we need a lot of sensitisation, education and elevation of the status of women if we are to end this practice.
Embittered he criticised the conduct of the polls and promptly incurred the wrath of loquacious Kanu chairman and Education minister Oloo Aringo and Njiru. Matiba easily won the Kiharu constituency seat, but he would not be allowed to lead Kanu in Murang’a. But it was not enough for Kanu’s high command that the election produced the country’s most weak-kneed Parliament ever. Matiba’s sin was that when Kenya’s growing clamour for political freedom needed leadership, he stepped up to the plate. In detention, any ailment was used against an inmate especially one as important as Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba.
“We want to engage in politics of development, not tribal wars that would lead to ethnic profiling,” said Raila. “People should stop calling me a traitor over the handshake, I have no intentions of leaving NASA,” said Raila. Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale accused Raila of going to bed with Jubilee at the expense of NASA and his supporters. A visibly agitated Raila told Khalwale that he was much aware of the coalition pact and has no intention of violating it. Bumula legislator Mwambu Mabonga told Raila to pass the mantle to his colleagues in the Opposition since he has unsuccessfully contested the presidency three times.
Besides concerns over inflated bills, Kenya Power has lately been hit by a new problem: pre-paid consumers experiencing slow or non-responsive token generation. The two vendors’ charges are premium and range between Sh11 and Sh165 above what Kenya Power charges. The same does not apply to the super vendors hence customers pay all the charges,” the Kenya Power boss added. The Sunday Nation’s questions to Kenya Power CEO Ken TarusQ: How were the third party vendors (Dynamo, Vendit and Patapawa) contracted? Was there a competitive bidding and if so, can Kenya Power provide evidence to confirm that?
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ALSO READ: Africa gears up for tourism showcase“It was good until they came in,” she says, referring to their neighbour - Space Lounge Bar and Grill. The bar played loud music that permeated through the wall separating them, overwhelming the nuns’ rosary recitals and night prayers. The sisters say every night, they would lay awake, tormented by sounds of revellers yelling obscenities the whole night. Other religious groups fighting their odd neighbours are Jamia Mosque who are displeased with the three pubs -- Bobos, Mojos and Tribeka -- on Banda Street. Leaders at Jamia Mosque say they have raised the issues with the governor and expects him to address them soon.