The reports also show the subject means of each school, indicating how they compare with the national averages. PS Belio Kipsang Monday asked teachers to study the reports and fix the gaps that exist in performance in national examinations. By OUMA WANZALAMore by this AuthorDetails of how all the country’s 26,000 primary schools performed in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination have been released. It now means that schools can know how they ranked countrywide per subject mean, overall average, and where they excelled or flopped. In 2017, only seven public schools made it to the list of the best 100 schools in the KCPE examination.
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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his Mombasa counterpart Hassan Joho are said to have played a critical role in uniting President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga. He said he met Sonko on March 8, a day before Uhuru and Raila met. There are reports that Sonko first met Joho, who is Raila's deputy party leader and asked him to tone down his combative style of politics against the Jubilee administration. Sonko and Joho clashed in January 2015, when Uhuru was in Mombasa to issue title deeds to the squatters on the Waitiki land in Likoni. Joho could not confirm about the meetings with Sonko as he is out of the country on official visit.
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Kariobangi Sharks trio of goalkeeper John Oyemba, star midfielder Patilla Omoto and in-form striker Eric Kapaito were part of the entourage that left yesterday. It will also herald the return to the national set up of Uefa Champions League winning midfielder, Mcdonald Mariga. The foreign-based players including captain Victor Wanyama and star striker Michael Olunga are expected to join their compatriots in Morocco. With Stars now ranked 105th in the world, assistant coach Stanley Okumbi will be desperate for victories against the two minnows. The match ups are part of the national team preparations for the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers which will resume with a home match against five-time African champions Ghana.
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77KSSSA Kisumu County Games Maseno School's Maxwel Omondi (Right) dribbles with the ball as Walter Oyugi of Kisumu Boy's lay's in wait during their Basketball encounter of the KSSSA Kisumu County Games at Maseno School. [Phillip Orwa, Standard]Maseno School will settle for nothing less than a place at next month’s Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association National Term One Games in Embu. The Kisumu County giants are determined to awaken from a deep slumber that has seen their once powerful rugby 15s and basketball teams fail to qualify for the national games. After being crowned county rugby 15s, basketball, and handball boys champions, they are now seeking regional titles. In basketball, Maseno will also seek a return to the nationals after missing from two editions.
| Published Tue, March 20th 2018 at 00:00, Updated March 19th 2018 at 22:28 GMT +3Trade Unions Congress of Kenya Secretary General Wilson Sossion. Meanwhile, the Trade Unions Congress of Kenya (TUC-Ke) Monday demanded that TSC revokes a plan to hire 900 teachers to be posted to the county, and instead hire locals to teach in the region that has suffered the brunt of terrorism. He argued that his constituency had never witnessed any attacks but TSC had moved teachers from the area. TSC should hire school Form Four certificate holders and train them while teaching,” he said. Mr Abdisalan said there were no guarantees the teachers TSC planned to recruit would remain in the county.
Although his county has received part of the disbursement, Mr Muriithi said they were considering getting funds through other means. "We don't have adequate funds but our expectation is that the cash flow circumstances will improve in both the national and county governments." He said the county might not complete all the projects planned for the next two months, when the national government's financial year ends. Murang’a County is also struggling to meet its financial obligations specifically with regard to some of its flagship projects. In Siaya County, several flagship projects risk stalling should the National Treasury fail to remit more than Sh2 billion.
[Photo: Courtesy]The National Police Service Commission has suspended the planned slashing of officers' salaries. ALSO READ: Police officers protest pay cutChairman Johnston Kavuludi said they arrived at the decision to let the officers continue earning their pay as they consult on the matter. He added that the commission had found irregularities where some officers were earning salaries as graduate constables without approval. Mbogori also warned that slashing the pay would violate officers’ economic and social rights. The pay cuts mostly affect graduate police officers.
[Sammy Omingo/Standard]In summary Family row unfoldsTrader and his second wife also face charges of violently robbing the first wifeA businessman and his second wife have been charged with the attempted murder of their son. Alfred Omundi and Irene Nyakerario, who were charged alongside eight other suspects, are also accused of violently robbing his first wife. ALSO READ: Man shoots wife, child after row with mother in-lawThe court heard that on March 16, 2018, the accused attempted to murder his son, Eric Metobo, contrary to section 220 of the penal code. They are also accused of violently robbing Metobo of Sh20,000, clothes and shoes worth Sh20,000. They further face charges of violently robbing Mary Kwamboka Omundi, the businessman’s first wife, of Sh100,000, shoes and clothes worth Sh60,000 and household items worth Sh160,000.
| Published Tue, March 20th 2018 at 00:00, Updated March 20th 2018 at 00:04 GMT +3NASA leaders in Kitui West for the campaigns of Wiper’s Mrs Edith Nyenze. Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) and Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress) said NASA was a coalition of the willing and any disgruntled ally was free to decamp. ALSO READ: ODM distances itself from Ruto’s 2022 endorsementThe three resolved not to be distracted by the recent meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840Kalonzo urged Kitui West residents to turn out in large numbers on March 26 to vote for Ms Nyenze. Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua said NASA was an outfit for the willing and urged Raila and his ODM allies to exit peacefully.
[DAVID NJAAGA/STANDARD]In summary Activist challenges new rules for driving schoolsCourt urged to stop agency from implementing proposed traffic regulationsOmtatah says NTSA’s proposed regulations meant to benefit a few individuals who want to drive their competitors out of the marketAn activist has challenged new regulations for driving schools and public service vehicles. They have not even taken measures to cushion driving schools and PSV operators, who will suffer massive losses resulting from imposing the illegal policy documents,” said Omtatah. Omtatah argued that using the rules to vet driving schools and PSV operators even before they were gazetted amounted to discrimination and harassment. Many driving schools are now facing imminent collapse because they cannot access officers to conduct driving tests,” said Omtatah. He wants the court to stop NTSA from implementing the new traffic provisions for driving schools and testing of PSV drivers.
However, the 30-year-old soldier did not die but is admitted in the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, in critical condition. The soldier is said to have told the officers to leave his compound, failing which he would kill the child. They remained in the house from 9.30am to 6.30pm, when he killed his son, before stabbing himself in the chest. Mr Wanjala said they took the soldier and his son to Webuye County Hospital, where doctors pronounced the child dead. “The officer once came to my house and said he would kill his wife because of unending domestic feuds.
| Published Tue, March 20th 2018 at 00:00, Updated March 19th 2018 at 22:08 GMT +3Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. [Kelvin Karani/Standard]The Court of Appeal has stopped the planned demolition of houses in 10 estates and the eviction of tenants. The respondents ought to have identified the genuine and legal tenants, not only for the purpose of relocation but also for their participation in the project at inception,” said Mr Oluga. The appellants contended that the Mombasa County Renewal and Redevelopment of Old Estates Programme conceptualised, formulated, and implemented the project without public participation. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840They argued that most of the families currently living in the affected estates were poor.
She was previously the executive director at BRCK.org, a position she has held since February 2016 and a director at BRCK Inc since October 2013. Dr Githinji Gitahi has been appointed to the Standard Group Plc board as an independent non-executive director with effect from March 16, 2018. Previously, he served as International VP and Regional Director, Africa, of Smile Train and International Regional Director, Africa. Dr Githinji also worked at Nation Media Group as the managing director for Monitor Publications (Uganda) and general manager (marketing and circulation). Earlier on, he held senior marketing positions - as head, marketing expert relations, marketing manager, medical marketing manager and group product manager at GlaxoSmithKline Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East among others.
We must now go to basic economics which will unite us. In any case, economics is the study of choices we make to achieve goals given the scarcity of available resources. Leaders and economic planners must internalise the reality that we have limited economic resources. When leaders meet economists, they should discuss economic efficiency and equity. Economic efficiency makes no sense if we fail to promote equity in the society.
| Published Tue, March 20th 2018 at 00:00, Updated March 19th 2018 at 22:39 GMT +3Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya during an interview at his offices in Nairobi on 13th MARCH 2018. [DAVID GICHURU, STANDARD]Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has called for the immediate arrest of suspects behind the killing of a nine-year-old girl. Sharlene Mwanzia, a Standard Three pupil at St Joseph’s Academy, went missing a week ago. Meanwhile, Mwanzia's family blames the police for not moving fast enough after her disappearance was first reported. “I reported the matter to the police the day my daughter went missing but they dismissed me, saying I had to wait until 24 hours elapsed for her to be declared missing,” said the girl's mother, Colletah Mwanzia.