By BRUHAN MAKONGMore by this AuthorParents and school board members in Wajir County have asked MPs to hold a special sitting to discuss the education crisis in the county. Many non-local teachers left the county, and others have been transferred following a Shabaab attack last month in which three colleagues were killed. TEACHERSAddressing journalists in Wajir Town, Mr Ibrahim Kalmoi, a primary school board member in the county, said that the matter should be handled urgently. Mr Kalmoi spoke on Saturday during a meeting of primary school board members and head teachers. The Teachers Service Commission has transferred more than 900 non-native teachers from the county.
March 18, 2018 14:03 UTC
That would be the ideal preparation for Sunday's season opener in Melbourne as Hamilton eyes a fifth world championship. Even that historic feat wouldn't be enough for Hamilton to walk away from the sport however. "It doesn't feel like the start of the final chapter, and I don't feel as though I am about to embark on my last contract," Hamilton said. "I don't know where it comes from - this feeling of just wanting to excel - but I really, really, more than anything currently in my life, want to excel next weekend. Hamilton won last year's championship with two races to spare.
March 18, 2018 13:52 UTC
By LUCY MKANYIKAMore by this AuthorA section Coast leaders allied to Nasa on Sunday endorsed Deputy President William Ruto for the 2022 presidential race. UNITYShe told off Nasa co-principals, saying they were trying to derail talks between President Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga. We must accept change and support our leaders who have decided to unite for the sake of the country,” she added. 2022Mr Mbogo said Coast leaders would support Mr Ruto's political ambition. “What is important now is to unite Kenyans and dwell fully on development,” he said.
March 18, 2018 13:32 UTC
[Stephen Nzioka, Standard]Two children were killed in floods-related accidents with six others hospitalized in Makindu Level 4 hospital after their houses were swept away by flash floods in the ongoing heavy downpour. The accidents were reported in Kamboo and Syumile villages, Makindu, Makueni County. Speaking to the Makindu Assistant County Commissioner Mr. Ooko Anyumba, he disclosed that the 2 and 5 year-old children died due to the parent’s negligence. The bodies of the two were retrieved and preserved at Makindu hospital mortuary today. The van was full of choir members of AIC Kanthitu and they were travelling from recording their year’s songs at Makindu.
March 18, 2018 13:18 UTC
345Chelsea vs Leicester City in EPL match at Stamford Bridge. However, there could be a difficult decision in sticking with Cesc Fabregas and former Leicester City star Danny Dinkwater. Claude Puel may go for Jamie Vardy upfront as Riyad Mahrez maintains his place and Ndidi provides cover at the back. Leicester City Probable Lineup: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Gray, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez; Iheanacho, Vardy. Prediction: Leicester City are on good run of form but this is huge test for them.
March 18, 2018 13:07 UTC
Tusker players celebrate a goal against Sofapaka during their Kenyan Premier League match on March 18, 2018. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |NATION MEDIA GROUPSofapaka keeper Kigonya stepped up to fired past Omondi in the Tusker goal. Tusker regained the lead two minutes later as Hashim Sempala scored with a wonderful volley from the left flank. The floodgates opened as Kepha Aswani responded a minute later with a simple finish from outside the area to make it 3-3. The goal fest continued minutes later this time Jackson Macharia finding the back of the net for Tusker making it 4-3.
March 18, 2018 12:55 UTC
By IAAF.ORGMore by this AuthorWilson Erupe Loyanae of Kenya collected a fourth Seoul Marathon title, while Damte Hiru of Ethiopia prevailed in the women's contest at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday. The 29-year-old Loyanae broke from the lead pack in the final five kilometres to take the win in 2:06:57, six seconds clear of compatriot Mark Korir. He won again three years later in 2:06:11 and then successfully defended that title in 2016 in 2:05:13, lowering his course record. A pack of nine reached five kilometres in 14:49, ten kilometres in 29:39, 15 in 44:41 and 20 in 59:59. Loyanae broke away to gradually piece together a five-second lead over Kipruto at 40 kilometres, with Korir hanging on another two second back.
March 18, 2018 12:45 UTC
Cotu boss Francis Atwoli has chided the National Police Service Commission for recommending lower salaries for officers. "A unilateral decision to reduce salaries amounts to an unfair labour practice contrary to Article 41 of the Constitution. He said the commission led by Johnstone Kavuludi cannot recommend salary adjustments and later on cancel then without notice. "It is illegal and unacceptable to reduce salaries. Last Friday, a court temporarily suspended the directive to reduce the salaries of police officers who have acquired university degrees.
March 18, 2018 12:45 UTC
E-sir’s music is average, the lyrics meaningless, and its positive social impact, if any, untraceable. Indeed, during this time, the Kenyan music scene was undergoing a revolution. On the other hand, these challenges did not affect the upmarket Nairobi youth. E-sir’s music was good to the ear, and so was K-rupt, Poxy Presha, Lady S, and Nasty Thomas’s compositions. Now, as the anniversary of his death continues in the coming days, it is also a time that the Kenyan media engages objectivity in evaluating whether E-sir deserves the unending coverage.
March 18, 2018 12:33 UTC
Barkach knew the race would be tight with teammate Philip Kipyeko, who bagged silver in 2016 and the Ethiopians in the start list. Our good training at the residential camp is what helped me win the race," said the Kaptagat-based athlete. Barkach also considered Ugandan Thomas Ayeko as a favourite for the race and decided to run from behind only to surge forward in the last few metres. Related Content Barkach, Chespol keep Kenyan tradition intact in AlgeriaHe surged past Ayeko in the last few metres, with his compatriot Julius Kogo settling for silver in a Kenyan 1-2 finish. Barkach is expected home on Monday and revealed that he will embark on preparations for a 10km road race in USA next month.
March 18, 2018 12:22 UTC
By RUTH MBULAMore by this AuthorThe Ministry of Environment plans to install CCTV cameras in all state-owned forests to monitor and prevent deforestation and help in managing resources. MONITORHe said the cameras will be put up at the key entry points in and outside the forests to monitor movement of resources. “There is need to commit more resources to KFS so that they can improve the management of forests,” he said. “We hope that the CCTV cameras will provide useful information on a wide range of forest management issues,” the PS said. The PS said the ministry plans to achieve the 10 percent forest cover by 2022, a change from the initial plan where the target was by 2030.
March 18, 2018 12:19 UTC
One of the major contributors to this figure are the complications that women sustain during unsafe abortions. Unsafe abortions happen when a pregnancy is terminated by someone who lacks the necessary skills and in places that aren’t medically certified. The latest data for Kenya (from 2012) shows that there were close to half a million unsafe abortions in the country that year. In our study we evaluated the costs – both financial and those related to human resources in health facilities – that Kenya’s public health facilities incurred treating complications stemming from unsafe abortions. Responding to the problemTo reduce the number of unsafe abortions in Kenya, the root cause of the problems need to be addressed.
March 18, 2018 12:11 UTC
By ELIZABETH MERABMore by this AuthorThe National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) on Sunday disputed the preliminary report from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB), which has blamed the nursing department for the KNH surgery mix up. REPORT“As nurses, we view that preliminary enquiry process and report as skewed to favour the doctors and a futile attempt to cleanse themselves in the court of public opinion,” he said in a statement. A committee constituted by KMPDB on Friday absolved two doctors from wrongdoing in the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) surgery mix-up. The committee said that the competence of Dr Hudson Ng’ang’a Kamau, who undertook the surgery assisted by Dr Mose Moraa, could not be questioned. The joint committee included members of the Nursing Council of Kenya, Clinical Officers Council, among other authorities.
March 18, 2018 12:07 UTC
At least 250 families have been displaced by raging floods in Magarini, Kilifi county, where River Sabaki has overflowed. More on this: Three children drown in Magarini floodwatersStranded residents of Kolobani in Magarini sub-county following a heavy downpour on March 17, 2018. Children of Mgumoni, Bate and Dhololo Primary Schools cannot go for classes as the institutions are surrounded by water. A girl fetches water from a flooded area at Kolobani, Magarini sub-county, after heavy rains on March 17, 2018. One of the camps for victims of floods in Garashi area, Magarini sub-county, as pictured on March 17, 2018.
March 18, 2018 12:00 UTC
| Published Sun, March 18th 2018 at 15:01, Updated March 18th 2018 at 15:12 GMT +3The five suspects paraded at Mtwapa police station in Kilifi County. They are accused of drugging bar patrons before stealing from them. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]Police in Kilifi County have arrested four women and a man suspected to be involved in spiking bar patrons’ drugs and stealing valuables and other personal effects from them. We have been receiving several complaints from bar patrons who claim they they have been robbed off their particulars by female patrons who befriend them as they enjoy their time out.'' The Police boss said that also recovered from them were suspected drugs and a powdery substance whihc they believe are using in spiking drinks of unsuspecting victims.''
March 18, 2018 12:00 UTC