Month: November 2021

BANKRUPT MOI UNIVERSITY PLANS TO INCREASE SCHOOL FEES AS THEIR PLAN TO SALVAGE THE INSTITUTION

Moi University, which has accumulated a debt of Sh4.5 billion, is unable to meet some financial obligations and will resort to fee increments. The Auditor-General’s report of 2020 indicates that the university’s revenue for the year ended June 2020 was Sh7.8 billion against an expenditure of Sh8.3 billion, therefore recording a deficit of Sh504 million. …

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO JOIN SECONDARY SCHOOLS FOR HALF TERM BREAK

Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan has confirmed that primary schools will join the secondary Schools for the midterm break set for November 19-November 23. On Monday, the Ministry of Education announced the dates for a four-day break for secondary schools in the country following incidences of fire outbreaks across the country. Jwan directed all Regional …

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IEBC SET TO CHALLENGE COURT ORDER ON THE ISSUE OF VOTER REGISTRATION

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) set to challenge the court order that compelled it to continue with the countrywide enhanced voter registration exercise beyond an earlier stipulated timeframe. The exercise that kicked off on October 2 was expected to end on November 3 but an Eldoret court on Monday ordered the poll body …

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DPP VOWS ACTION AGAINST HATE MONGERS ABUSING FREE SPEECH

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Hajji has vowed action against individuals who use free speech to perpetuate hate and divisions during and after the electioneering period. Speaking during the commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI), Haji stated that free speech must not be a license to …

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INVASION OF SWARMS OF LOCUSTS IN MANDERA

Desert locusts have reinvaded the country with a new swarm arriving from Ethiopia reported in Mandera’s Rhamu Dimtu. The sighting of the locusts on Tuesday came amid projections by United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of increased breeding in areas likely to receive rainfall despite a decline in locust populations following sustained control operations. …

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