November 28, 2014

Rankings of students and schools in Kenya national examinations abolished


The Ministry of Education has abolished the ranking of students according to their performance in KCPE and KCSE examinations. Schools will also not be ranked in the new rule that was contained in a circular signed by Principal Secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang and sent to all county directors of education, sub-county education officers and principals of public secondary schools. “There will be regular review and recasting of school performance merit measuring and therefore ranking of schools and students on the basis of national examinations results is discontinued with immediate effect,” a statement from the Education Ministry states. The rules are…

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Transport authority suspends 243 Nairobi matatus over harassment of women


ALL vehicles operating under Nazigi sacco have been suspended after a woman was stripped and molested in one of the sacco’s Githurai buses. National Transport and Safety Authority Director general Francis Meja said the traffic boss has been instructed to impound any vehicle belonging to the sacco found operating. “We investigated and found an assault took place in a PSV under Nazigi, which is a duly registered sacco,” he said. All 243 vehicles operating the Githurai-Nairobi route have been suspended and are required to present all their vehicles to the authority for inspection within 14 days, he said. Meja said…

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Kenya bans the adoption of Kenyan children by foreigners


The government has banned the adoption of Kenyan children by foreigners. The decision was arrived at during a cabinet meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi Thursday. Licences of those involved in inter-country adoptions were revoked with immediate effect. “The decision has been informed by Kenya’s ranking by the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014 that cited Kenya as a source, transit and destination country in human trafficking,” said a Cabinet memo sent to newsrooms. The country is also ranked at Tier 2 Watchlist for non-compliance with minimum standards for elimination of trafficking, based on the 2014 US…

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Governor Mutua sues his wife for custody of their children living in Australia


Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his estranged wife are embroiled in a custody dispute over their three children who are living in Australia. The governor dragged his wife Ms Josephine Thitu Maundu to court Thursday seeking her to be compelled to return their three children from Australia. While he accuses his wife of secretly taking the children out of the country without his consent on November 5 to an unknown destination, Ms Maundu on her part claims that he abandoned the family in 2012. Through his lawyer, Mugambi Laichena, Dr Mutua wants an order issued directing the head of mission and the Kenyan Ambassador to Australia…

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[VIDEO] A Passionate Letter to President Uhuru over Insecurity by Asha Mwilu (KTN)

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Now as we have been reporting the President has been posting numerous messages on Facebook and Twitter about his trip to Abu Dhabi. But amid the controversy many of the real issues with this security challenge appear to have been lost in the noise. KTN’s senior reporter Asha Mwilu has been taking some rather specific notes for the President and now has this welcome home message for him.

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I drank water sourced from a toilet says Njeri who was working in Saudi Arabia


Twenty seven-year-old Ann Njeri says she is lucky to be back home and happy to be alive. The mother of two from Eldoret regrets travelling to Saudi Arabia with the hope of getting a good job to take care of her family. Within two months overseas, she got forlorn and hopeless. “I had given up any hope of ever returning home alive. I saw death close to me. For the first time I lived without food for three days. Not even water and I had reached a point where only God would save me and indeed I thank the almighty that…

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Lavington is one on Nairobi’s rape hotspots


The swanky Lavington suburb is one of the five areas where a woman is most likely to be raped in Nairobi. A report, which was conducted by Security Research and Information Centre (SRIC), lists Kawangware, Mathare and Majengo as other areas with high number of rape cases. The chilling findings show that rapes in these areas sometimes result in deaths. Lavington is the unlikely addition to the list in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Annual Crime Observatory report, where Gitanga Road in the posh estate is cited as a rape danger spot. BROAD DAYLIGHT The researchers flagged an area called “Nigeria” in Mathare…

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[VIDEO] Now a Nairobi nanny caught on camera assaulting child

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A house help in Nairobi was on Wednesday caught on camera abusing a defenseless child days after a video of a similar incident in Uganda went viral sparking outrage. In the video, a lady is seen harshly moving the roughly three-year-old child out of a sofa and pushes while ordering the child: “Toa hizo nguo haraka!” (undress quickly). The child then mumbles amid sobs, “Nimeskia” (alright). The house help then slaps the child saying and tells the child to hurry up. She then gives the child a beating with one of the clothes the child has removed. Timestamp on the…

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[VIDEO] Woman beats up man in Nyeri over neglect


A woman in Nyeri took on a man whom she claimed had neglected her. Overheard in the video is the woman telling the man that he will repay her money. It is not clear where the payment is stemming from. Meanwhile the crowd stood there watching and did not intervene as the woman rained blows on the man. This is the new normal in Kenya folks…..

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[VIDEO] Uhuru aks Kenyans what they did when women were being stripped, where parents were when their 3 yr old girl was being raped


A tough talking Uhuru Kenyatta tore into Kenyans for not doing their part in curbing rising insecurity. Uhuru castigated Kenyans who stood and took video when women were being stripped naked in Nairobi and Mombasa.In addition, the President also seemed to question where parents of a three year old girl who was raped in Nyeri were when she was being raped. “Wewe ambaye ulimwacha mtoto na huyo, ulimuacha akifanya nini?” seemingly casting blame on the parents for leaving her behind with her uncles who ended up raping her. “eh, eh….what is your responsibility?” RELATED NEWS: [VIDEO] 3 Year Old girl Raped…

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