Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i this morning witnessed the opening of exam papers at Kiringili Primary school, Vihiga County as the KCPE kicked off this morning.
This year a total of 952,473 candidates are expected to sit the exams across the country.
The government has also moved to re-assure the candidates that adequate logistical and security measures had been put in place to ensure a smooth exercise.
A Maseno University student was killed yesterday by an unidentified person following a disagreement in Mabungo area in Maseno.
In retaliation, the university students cornered the alleged killer and lynched him before setting his house on fire.
Confirming the incident, Maseno West Police Boss Wilson Mwakio said they are investigating the cause of the conflict between the two, adding that the bodies of the deceased has been taken to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mortuary.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of shielding government officials implicated in corrupt dealings.
Speaking at the ODM National Governing Council meeting at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi, Odinga said that Uhuru has been unwilling to clamp down on individuals named in corruption owing to his close relations with them.
Nairobi Jubilee-allied MCAs have now called on former Gathanga MP Peter Kenneth to run for city governor.
They, however, want him to dissolve his National Congress Party and join the newly formed Jubilee Party. Last week, the 2013 presidential aspirant dropped his 2017 bid and announced that he would be vying for a gubernatorial seat and back President Uhuru Kenyatta in his re-election bid. Mr Kenneth, however, declined to state which county he would be vying for, Addressing the Press yesterday in Nairobi, Deputy Minority Leader Chege Ngaruiya urged Kenneth to dissolve his party as a show of his full support for President Kenyatta.
After a lengthy period of leaving the public on speculative angle, Ciara finally pops the truth out.
The RnB songstress officially affirmed the rumored pregnancy on Tuesday October 25, 2016.
In the process of expressing her joy, amid her posts on her instagram page, she said she is overwhelmed with the one of the greatest gifts of all God could give.
The newlyweds, Ciara and Russel Wilson kept the news short and sweet.
This will be Russel’s first baby and Ciara’s second baby as her firstborn is a fruit from her past with Future, her ex husband.
Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has called for an international community to “deal with negative forces” behind the continual conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr Ruto, who is representing President Uhuru Kenyatta, is among leaders attending the United Nations Great Lakes Peace Security and Cooperation Summit, the 7th in a series of such conferences but the first ever to take place away from the African Union head quarters in Addis Ababa or the UN General Assembly.
The conference is purposed to ensure advocating for lasting peace to the Great Lakes region that is most affected by terror attacks.
Some of the groups fighting in DRC include the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), remnants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).
One policeman has been shot dead and dozens of people injured during anti-government protests in Venezuela.
According to a local rights group at least 120 people have been injured and 39 detained countrywide.
The wounded included three people who were shot in the northwestern city of Maracaibo on Wednesday, human rights lawyer Alfredo Romero said on social media, on a day of nationwide protests amid calls for a general strike and a march on the presidential palace in the capital Caracas.
This happened following the protest that erupted against the President, Nicolas Maduro’s government.
Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu has confirmed an audit on five billion shillings and says the ministry is open to scrutiny over the unraveling of the 5 billion-audit shilling query as indicated by an interim audit report, leaked to media.
In a statement, Mailu says the report was leaked to the media before the auditee(s) could respond to the issues that were raised. Rather he says the case is being treated with the seriousness it deserves to ensure there is transparency and proper utilization of public funds.
To assure citizen he stated that under no given circumstance will the ministry tolerate such corrupt cases and that the exact measures will be adhered to.
ODM party listed three victories in the four by-elections that were held yesterday. Jubilee party won over one out of the four positions. In the Kalakol by-elections in Turkana county ODM’s Joseph Emuria clinched the win followed by Jubilee’s Nangiro Ekai.
In the Nachenki mini poll ODM’s Naphtal Onkoba won followed by Jubilee’s Maxwell Nyanga Magoma with 1,173 votes. ODM won in Kajiado with Peter Muntemoi Kosei being the winner while in Tana River county Jubilee’s Fauzia Sediq won the salah ward seat by securing 1184 votes.
Congolese have overwhelmingly opposed changing the country’s constitution to allow President Joseph Kabila to stand for a third term. They believe that he should step down at the end of his mandate in December, according to a rare opinion poll published on Tuesday.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s ruling coalition and part of the opposition have agreed to delay the vote from this November to April 2018, citing difficulties enrolling millions of voters. But the country’s main opposition bloc rejects the accord, saying it allows Kabila to cling to power and remove constitutional term limits.