By OUMA WANZALAMore by this AuthorHigher diploma programmes will be abolished according to a proposal by the Kenya National Qualification Framework Authority. The authority's chairman, Bonventure Kere, said the decision to phase out higher diplomas was informed by the long duration students take in institutions of higher learning. “A diploma takes three years then higher diploma two years. “The person intending to transfer credits shall have earned the credits not more than four years from the date of the application for transfer,” the regulations read. CREDIT TRANSFERThey go on: “The minimum and maximum number of credits to be transferred in a diploma qualification shall be the equivalent of six months of a course.
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Gaming: SportPesa at it again with best industry award77 Monday, August 20th 2018 at 00:26 GMT +3 | Monday, August 20th 2018 at 00:26 GMT +3 | Sports By Game Yetu:SportPesa's Chief Marketing Officer Kenya and Tanzania Kelvin Twissa with Tanzania's Sports PS Susan Mlawi. SportPesa, which was shortlisted in two of the 18 categories at the 2018 Sports Industry Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa, took home the Best African Sponsorship Award for Everton in Tanzania. The leading gaming firm also beat DSTV’S SuperSport to clinch the top honour in the Best Pan African Campaign for the Everton in Tanzania tour in July 2017. Twissa was accompanied to the SIA gala by Tanzania’s Ministry of Sports Permanent Secretary Susan Mlawi, SportPesa Tanzania Administration and Compliance Director Tarimba Abbas, SportPesa South Africa Marketing Manager Gail Odgers and Everton FC’s Head of Partnerships Management Mark Rollings. “We are delighted that our partnership with SportPesa has been recognized on such a prestigious stage as the Sport Industry Awards,” said Everton’s Rollings.
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Children’s day out: Kids from slums compete in rugby, sack sprint, potato race and rope skipping77 Monday, August 20th 2018 at 00:24 GMT +3 | Monday, August 20th 2018 at 00:24 GMT +3 | Sports By Game Yetu:Mathari Primary School sports Winners being awarded medals at the Mathari Primary School sports contest held at Two Rivers Mall Grounds in Gigiri, Nairobi. Green House are Mathari Primary School sport contest champions. National Youth Service (NYS) thrashed Tigers 3-0 to lift football category at the Mathari Primary School sport contest held at the Two Rivers Mall Grounds in Gigiri, Nairobi. They took part in football, volleyball, handball, and athletics.“They also engaged in fun games involving sack sprint, potato race, and rope skipping and dance competitions. “The games day was meant to help the children to embrace sports at the same time improve their physical, mental and social well-being,” Mathari Primary School Games Master, Boniface Maina, underlined.
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Jack Wright (1982) Ltd, which claims that the highest bidders are winning most contracts, has told the National Assembly that the country could be losing millions of shillings. “The firm will appear before the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday over their complaints against the Department of Defense (DOD) over foodstuff tendering,” said PAC chair Opiyo Wandayi. In their protest letter to the National Assembly, the company claims the ministry awarded a Nairobi-based firm to supply meat for Sh38 more per kilo. Apparently, the contract was awarded to a Nairobi firm, Quality Meat Packers, at a price of Sh328 per kilo. Our quoted price was Sh290 per kilo,” reads the petition by firm director Fazal Butt to National Assembly Clertk Michael Sialai.
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[Peter Ochieng, Standard]A Member of Parliament's statement that the majority Nandi sub-tribe will decide the leadership of Uasin Gishu County has elicited sharp reactions across the region. ALSO READ: Emotional send off for hero Bett“Amoche asomok ko ki bororiet ab Kalenjin kenai kele kimi Uasin Gishu ko nenyoo kondoi bororietab Nandi asikorube bororiosiek alake. Kasomok bororiet ab Nandi ak chi age tugul neimeche governor nebo Uasin Gishu, kotomo kotwek Nandi komatkobolchej ji akoi kemwa kele wendi yo ngecheret (I implore you as Kalenjins that we all belong to Uasin Gishu, with Nandis in the lead followed by others. Anyone who wants to be governor in Uasin Gishu should not disturb us until we Nandis decide. During the elections, Mandago, who is from the northern part of Uasin Gishu, was elected governor.
East Africa Secondary Schools: St Anthony’s and Trans Nzoia crowned hocky champs77 Monday, August 20th 2018 at 00:05 GMT +3 | Monday, August 20th 2018 at 00:05 GMT +3 | Hockey By Elizabeth Mburugu:St Anthony's John Benahiah (white) with Sir Samuel UG Kizito Rwotber at Nyakarambi. [Elizabeth Mburugu, Standard]Kenya extended their regional hockey dominance as St Anthony’s Kitale and Trans Nzoia Mixed were crowned the 2018 Brookside East Africa Secondary Schools boys and girls champions. St Anthony’s coach Kelvin Lugalia was over the moon saying he had accomplished his main objective. “No words can describe this feeling, for many years I tried to complete a double, but always fell short either at the national games or in East Africa. Musingu took silver after winning four of their round robin matches having lost their opener to St Anthony’s.
| Published Mon, August 20th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 19th 2018 at 23:30 GMT +3Charles Omondi Nyamburi. [Courtesy]Nine Kenyan sailors are stuck in three foreign countries after their employers reportedly disowned their contractual agreements. The sailors are stranded in Pakisitan, Somalia and Oman. Mr Omondi joined the general cargo vessel flying Panamian flag on January 11, 2016 as a second officer. Another three Kenyans are also unable to travel home from Mogadishu, Somalia after they were dumped at Al Furaat Hotel and Restaurant since July 11, 2018.
The police have joined investigations into the collapse of the sugar industry. [File, Standard]Police have opened investigations into the collapse of the country's sugar industry. Private factories now have a firm grip on sugar production and importation, partly helped by dubious operations. The entry of the police into the probe is the clearest indication that those who have facilitated the death of the sugar industry could finally face prosecution after previous half-hearted efforts. It also accused an audit firm of giving false information about the health of Mumias Sugar – once the biggest miller but now as good as dead.
[James Omoro, Standard]Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti has issued a stern warning against members of his cabinet over intentions of sabotaging his Government. ALSO READ: Governor threatens to sack Cabinet membersThe Governor said he had noticed that some of his CEC members had intentions demonstrating laxity in their duties to undermine his administration. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840“I am not joking because the people of Homa Bay need services. “We are not ready to let any county official fail to deliver services to Homa Bay resident. Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti with his officials at Miriu Level Four hospital in Karachuonyo Constituency.
Bidco Africa is targeting 25,000 small-scale farmers to push up the production of soybeans and sunflower, with plans underway to increase their number to 50,000 by next year. According to John Kariuki, the firm's head of agri-business, the country is facing a shortage of the two crops and manufacturers are importing the raw products from neighbouring countries. Kariuki described sunflower and soybeans as drought-resistant crops that could grow in any part of the country. Kariuki added that the company required more than 10,000 metric tonnes of sunflower and soya annually but farmers were only supplying an estimated 5,000 metric tonnes. “As a result we are importing the produce from Tanzania and Uganda even though the country has the capacity to produce the deficit.
Two days later, she decided to travel back home but failed to find a matatu to Machakos town after arriving late at the City Cabanas stage. After waiting for hours, she begged a driver whose truck was parked by the road for a lift. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840Mbithe said the truck driver refused to say why he had driven her to the coastal town. Night soon fell and as they entered the rugged terrain of the Tsavo – a dry, unforgiving place teeming with wild animals – the threats intensified. Mbithe also had surgery to close the socket where her left eye used to be – more damage inflicted by the wild animal.
[Courtesy]Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to resume its services and support various community development projects along the Turkwel corridor in West Pokot County. Kachapin expressed the remarks when he visited the Turkwel power generating plant in West Pokot County over the weekend. "Kengen has good plans for the community within the Turkwel power plant. Previously local leaders had criticized the power plant stating that the locals had not benefited since the construction of the Turkwel generating plant. The power plant is one of the major hydro-electric power stations in the country.
[Munene Kamau/Standard]The government is set to register all coffee farmers in the country in an effort to revamp the poorly paying sector, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has said. ALSO READ: New dawn for coffee farmersIn a program to make the country food sufficient, the government is also set to provide farmers with certified seeds for the various crops farmers grow. The CS said although coffee produced by Mutira Coffee Cooperative society in Kirinyaga Central Sub-County was rated the best in the world last year there was urgent need for farmers in the county to undertake the production of the beverage as a business. “As leaders we must impress upon our modern farmers to undertake coffee production like any other business venture and aim at high profitability and not casually as is the case presently, “he said. The CS said within the next four years, the agricultural sector will be reformed into fully fledged agri-business venture attracting youthful farmers.
| Published Mon, August 20th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 19th 2018 at 23:52 GMT +3Divine Redeemer Catholic Church is seen in Mt. [Reuters]Many churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Church’s cover-up dissuade them from their faith. Parishioners arrive for Mass at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in York, Pennsylvania, U.S., August 18, 2018. Over 3 million people, about a quarter of Pennsylvania’s population, are Catholic according to the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Over 100 people attended Sunday Mass at St. Columba Church in Bloomsburg, formerly the parish of Rev.
This problem is rife in facilities that do not have automated systems to keep updated information on drug supplies and stocks. The EACC notes that an automated system would alert doctors not to prescribe medicine that the hospital does not have. Hospital systemsIt further reveals how poor hospital systems and reluctance by the ministry to enforce guidelines have left the pharmaceutical sector vulnerable to profit-making businesses. ALSO READ: Governor threatens to sack Cabinet membersAccording to the report, Mama Lucy and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu County run both manual and automated prescription systems. During the survey conducted between April and September last year, the team of researchers noted that some county health centres lacked appropriate facilities to ensure proper storage of drugs.