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KNUT says its reday for dialogue on CBC but education ministry must be willing to respect the issues raised by teachers

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1,534 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH JUNE 2019-The Kenya National Union of Teachers  says it is ready to dialogue   with the ministry of Education  concerning implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum but underlying issues they have raised regarding implementation of the curriculum must be  addressed. Speaking following a national advisory council meeting on Wednesday, the union’s Secretary General Wilson Sossion said most public schools lack the required infrastructural development to accommodate increased number of learners, inadequate teaching and learning tools and also lack of well-trained human resource. “The new…

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Tragic:Three people buried under layers of soil as pit latrine collapses in Nyeri

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1,800 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYERI,5TH JUNE,2019-Three people have been  trapped in a pit latrine at Kiandu Secondary School in Nyeri County.The three men were digging the pit latrine when the walls caved in , burying them under layers of soil. The incident which occurred on Wednesday afternoon is believed to have been caused by the ongoing heavy rains. By morning, they had dug about 37 feet and were hoping to sink the latrine to 50 feet. Until the time of going to rescue operations by the Nyeri County…

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Recently released prison convict from kamiti prison hacks to death his 2 years old son in Bomet

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1,797 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,BOMET,5TH JUNE,2019-Recently released prison convict from kamiti prison hacks to death his 2 years old son in kaptilolwo village, sotik sub county in bomet. The suspect identified as  David chelule 40 years old has since  been arrested. Sotik sub county deputy commandant Francis Nganga confirmed. Chelule who served five years at Kamiti Maximum Prison and was released two months ago, hacked the boy to death using a panga. www.upesinews.co.ke has established that  mother  who is aged 35 was not at home during the incident.…

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Malik Heights fire was caused by arson- police

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755 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH JUNE 2019-Police have revealed that the Monday night fire at Malik Heights on Ngong road, Nairobi County was an act of arson. Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said , reviewed CCTV footage showed a suspect entering with a jerrycan. He has been identified as Abdirizak Yusuf Adow. Detectives suspect that he was carrying a flammable substance. In the CCTV  footage, Adow is also seen igniting the fire before running towards the nearest staircase leading out of the business complex.…

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War on graft:Speaker Onyango Oloo grilled by EACC,released over mall construction

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715 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,5TH JUNE,2019-After a length grilling session at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) office on Tuesday , Kisumu County Assembly Speaker Onyango Oloo was released in the ongoing investigation  concerning the controversial construction of  A mall. The construction of the Ksh.4.2billion Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) mall in Kisumu is the subject of investigation.Oloo  was former chairman of LBDA and left in June 2015. However the speaker has  maintained his innocence saying no extra payment for the project was done during his tenure.…

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Matiang’i wears a Kanzu as he joins Muslim faithful in Mombasa for Eid celebrations

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651 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,5TH JUNE,2019- Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday toured Mombasa for  Eid celebrations. Mataiangi who wore a kanzu which is an attire    mostly won  by Muslims faithfuls was hosted by Mombasa governor Hassan Joho. The two enjoyed the local Mombasa beverage ‘kahawa’ during an Eid Baraza at Treasury Square at the Coastal City. “The Day of Eid-ul-Fitr is a day of great joy and happiness for the Ummah. We are encouraged to enjoy from the Halal bounties that we had refrained from during…

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A student from St Stevens girls school in Machakos County at Center of KTN Journalists’ attack found in Kawangware

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609 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH JUNE,2019-A student who disappeared  from St Stevens in Machakos County has been found in Satelight area of Kawangware in Nairobi. Two days  ago KTN journalists who had gone to the school in the quest to find out what happened to the student, were attacked at the school  after the school’s principal, Charles Kyalo allegedly told his students to stone them. The girl who spoke to the station through an interview narrated that she was sent home for lack of school fees after which…

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Buruburu land tussle:  A businessman contests a move by the Nairobi County Government to claim ownership

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477 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH JUNE,2019- A businessman has  moved to court to contest a move by the Nairobi County Government to claim ownership of his property found  in Nairobi’s Buru buru area. Businessman  Patrick Macharia Nderitu  through his advocate Nyaboga Mariaria,told the court that the property was purchased legally and a consent entered. He argued that the County Government cannot purport to own the parcel of land which is not public land. He further contended that the court lacks jurisdiction to set aside the consent as…

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Hyena attacks leaves four seriously wounded in Tana River

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715 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,5TH JUNE 2019-Four people are  nursing  serious  injuries  after they were attacked by a hyena in Wayu village, Tana River County on Tuesday evening. Wayu Chief Ali Godana says  the four had set out to hunt for the hyena after it attacked one person earlier while he was grazing. It was while on the search that the hyena pounced on one of them from behind, biting him on the foot. “The others panicked when they heard their colleague scream but decided to engage the…

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Odinga pays a Visit to ailing Governor in London

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805 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH JUNE 2019-Orange Democratic leader Raila Odinga has visited Bomet Governor, Joyce Laboso who is currently admitted at a  London hospital. In Photos shared on Odinga’s social media platforms ,Odinga who is also the African union’s infrastructural Envoy  is seen with  Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK, Manoah Esipisu on the governor’s bedside at a hospital. Governor Laboso  has been ailing for a while and is currently a one-month medical leave for the treatment. Her deputy governor, Hillary Bachok, has been presiding over the operations during the duration she will…

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Ebola outbreak: More than 2,000 cases reported in DR Congo

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685 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS, 5TH JUNE 2019-More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 10 months, officials have said. Two thirds of the cases have been fatal, the health ministry added. The outbreak in the east of DR Congo is the second biggest in history, with a significant spike in new cases noted in recent weeks. But health workers’ attempts to contain the outbreak has been hindered by mistrust and violence. Despite the fact that more…

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