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Busia senator Amos Wako prohibited from stepping his foot in the US

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 2,165 total views BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,18H NOV 2019-The US has banned Busia Senator Amos Wako and his family which includes  , his wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius from entering the country and doing business with it over corruption allegations during his tenure as the  attorney-general. In a statement by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, the country is demonstrating its commitment of supporting Kenya’s war on the crime that is milking public coffers dry. “This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign…

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Harambee Stars draw with Hawks of Togo

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 665 total views,  2 views today BY  SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,18TH NOV,2019-Hakimu Oura-sama’s  goal in the 64th minute denied Harambee Stars what would have been a pivotal home win in their quest of earning a ticket to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals set for Cameroon as Togo and Kenya battled to a 1-1 draw at Kasarani Monday night. Belgium based midfielder Johanna ‘Tosh’ Omollo who plies his trade with Cercle Brugge put the Stars ahead midway through the first half with a beauty of goal but Francis Kimanzi’s boys failed to hold…

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Top KCPE girl wants to be journalist just like father

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 1,943 total views BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-A top girl in 2019 KCPE results that were released on Monday by education CS  George Magoha says she wants to be  a journalist . The top student scored 440 marks. Three students tied at 439 marks with one of them being June Cheptoo Koech from Sang’alo Central Primary School in Nandi county. Cheptoo said she didn’t expect to be the second best student in the country. “I feel great. I didn’t expect it to happen. When I heard that the first guy had…

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DP Ruto’s daughter Abby scores 406 marks

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 2,919 total views,  13 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-The daughter to Deputy President William Ruto has scored 406 marks in the just released KCPE results. Abby Cherop Ruto was one of the top performers Greenvale School based in Uasin Gishu county. Her mother, Prisca Chemutai Bett, said her 13-year-old daughter has been very promising all through her academic work. She said the success can be attributed to Deputy President William Ruto who has been very supportive. “I know he has received the news. He is yet to send a congratulatory…

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9,000 KCPE candidates scored above 400 marks – CS Magoha

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 719 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-The Ministry of Education has released the 2019 KCPE results. The results were announced on Monday by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha at the KNEC headquarters, where education stakeholders had gathered. Magoha held a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, where he debriefed him before the release. The CS said the top candidate had 440 marks, followed by three other candidates who tied in the second position with 439 marks. The top candidate was announced as Master Andy Micheal Muchiri from Thogoto.…

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4 suspects arrested over murder of 7 bouncers in Busia to be detained for two weeks

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 677 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,BUSIA,18TH NOV 2019-High  court in Busia on Monday  granted police orders to hold four suspects allegedly involved in the killings of six people during a funeral ceremony in Busia. Magistrate Samson Tumu  ordered that the four be held in custody for 14 days pending investigations following a request by the prosecution officer. The suspects –Boniface Onyango, Carolyne Atieno, Kevin Omondi and Ronald Oduor –were arrested Sunday evening in Masebula village and were held at the Busia Police Station. However they did not take plea since the prosecution…

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Micheal Andy Munyiri of Damacrest academy tops KCPE with 440 marks, 3 candidates tie at 439

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 612 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-Andy  Micheal Munyiri from Damacrest Academy is the top performer in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) after scoring 440 marks out of the possible 500 marks.  Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha  while aaanouncing the results on Monday afternoon ,said Munyiri was followed by Flavian Onyango, June Koech and Michael Ndung’u who tied with 439 marks. He stated that the number of students who scored 400 marks and above reduced from 11, 559 in 2018 to 9770 in 2019. Some 1,088,746…

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Court orders KDF officer facing trial over wife’s murder to be detained for three weeks

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 794 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,NANYUKI,18TH NOV 2019-A KDF officer who is an Air Force Major was today  (Monday )arraigned in court  over the murder of his wife and two children with the court allowing police to hold him for  for another 21 days awaiting  conclusion of investigation  on the murder. A high court in Nanyuki  allowed the prosecutions request after State Prosecutor Peter Mailanyi said he was not ready to prefer charges yet. was arrested after detectives recovered the bodies of his estranged wife Joyce Syombua (31), children Shanice Maua (10)…

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KCPE 2019 Results set to be released before Wednesday

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 516 total views BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-1,088,986 candidates who sat for the exams this year are set to receive their  results before Wednesday this week. Upesi News  has authoritatively established that the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has already finished the marking of the said exam with reports indicating that  results were set to be released today (on Monday ). However last minutes logistical arrangements have forced the announcement to be put on hold briefly. Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha  was  set to brief President Uhuru Kenyatta on this year’s…

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