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National Featured image for Finance Bill protests: KMPDU offers free medical services, condemns 'state-sanctioned violence'
Tue 25 Jun, 2024 15:25
Finance Bill protests: KMPDU offers free medical services, condemns 'state-sanctioned violence'
Featured image for Finance Bill protests: KMPDU offers free medical services, condemns 'state-sanctioned violence'

While condemning excessive police action, which has included shootings, KMPDU called on authorities to refrain from suppressing peaceful and unarmed demonstrators.


National Featured image for Finance Bill proceeds to Third Reading as MPs set to begin recess on June 28
Tue 25 Jun, 2024 14:24
Finance Bill proceeds to Third Reading as MPs set to begin recess on June 28
Featured image for Finance Bill proceeds to Third Reading as MPs set to begin recess on June 28

In the vote on Tuesday, 195 MPs voted in favour of the bill rejected by the public as a tool to overburden citizens via higher taxation, while 106 opposed it. There were three spoilt votes.


National Featured image for High drama in Nairobi CBD as anti-Finance Bill protests intensify
Tue 25 Jun, 2024 13:02
High drama in Nairobi CBD as anti-Finance Bill protests intensify
Featured image for High drama in Nairobi CBD as anti-Finance Bill protests intensify

From as early as 8 a.m., crowds gathered at various locations, including Archives, Afya Centre, Moi Avenue, and Kenyatta Avenue, waving placards and chanting slogans such as “Ruto must go.”


National Featured image for Tight security as key roads leading to Parliament closed ahead of anti-Finance Bill demos
Tue 25 Jun, 2024 09:35
Tight security as key roads leading to Parliament closed ahead of anti-Finance Bill demos
Featured image for Tight security as key roads leading to Parliament closed ahead of anti-Finance Bill demos

Police water cannon trucks are also being used to barricade key roundabouts leading to Parliament.


midterm dates Featured image for No early midterm over Finance Bill protest concerns, Education ministry says
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 18:30
No early midterm over Finance Bill protest concerns, Education ministry says
Featured image for No early midterm over Finance Bill protest concerns, Education ministry says

The ministry reiterated its May 24, 2024, memo, which instructed all county directors of education to communicate that the mid-term break would be on June 26–28.


Rex Masai Featured image for IPOA seeks witnesses to aid investigations into Rex Masai's fatal shooting
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 16:29
IPOA seeks witnesses to aid investigations into Rex Masai's fatal shooting
Featured image for IPOA seeks witnesses to aid investigations into Rex Masai's fatal shooting

Masai, 29, died on Thursday evening from injuries sustained from a live bullet allegedly fired by police in Nairobi's Central Business District (CBD).


National Featured image for CJ Koome implements comprehensive security overhaul as courts reopen
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 14:33
CJ Koome implements comprehensive security overhaul as courts reopen
Featured image for CJ Koome implements comprehensive security overhaul as courts reopen

“Makadara Law Courts and all courts across the country shall comply with the following Directions on Security Measures with effect from June 24, 2024,” Koome said.


schools reopening date kenya Featured image for Schools break for mid-term ahead of fresh round of anti-Finance Bill protests
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 12:00
Schools break for mid-term ahead of fresh round of anti-Finance Bill protests
Featured image for Schools break for mid-term ahead of fresh round of anti-Finance Bill protests

The adjustment has now coincided with planned week-long protests against the Finance Bill, raising fears that students may be caught in the unrest or influenced to join the demonstrations.


National Featured image for KeNHA closes section of Mombasa Road for maintenance work
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 19:47
KeNHA closes section of Mombasa Road for maintenance work
Featured image for KeNHA closes section of Mombasa Road for maintenance work

The Mombasa-bound lanes between Salama and Sultan Hamud, 11 km from Salama towards Mombasa and 10 km from Sultan Hamud towards Nairobi, will be closed for nine days.


National Featured image for Finance Bill protests: KMPDU warns of shutdown over doctor Austin Omondi's kidnapping
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 19:16
Finance Bill protests: KMPDU warns of shutdown over doctor Austin Omondi's kidnapping
Featured image for Finance Bill protests: KMPDU warns of shutdown over doctor Austin Omondi's kidnapping

If the doctor is not released by midnight, to carry on with his life-saving humanitarian work, the KMPDU will paralyse all medical services, Secretary General Davji Atellah has warned.


William Ruto Featured image for Protesting Gen Zs reject Ruto's promise of dialogue on Finance Bill
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 18:17
Protesting Gen Zs reject Ruto's promise of dialogue on Finance Bill
Featured image for Protesting Gen Zs reject Ruto's promise of dialogue on Finance Bill

Activist Hanifa Adan says the president's promise of dialogue is late, while other young people insist that the first way forward is to reject the bill.


Rex Masai Featured image for Finance Bill protests: Unions demand release of kidnapped doctor Austin Omondi
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 16:59
Finance Bill protests: Unions demand release of kidnapped doctor Austin Omondi
Featured image for Finance Bill protests: Unions demand release of kidnapped doctor Austin Omondi

The Kenya Dental Association, the KMPDU and members of the public claim that Omondi, alias JaPrado, was taken by police officers for his involvement in the anti-Finance Bill protests.


tanzania economy Featured image for Tanzania traders to go on strike from Monday over tax, regulatory grievances
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 15:02
Tanzania traders to go on strike from Monday over tax, regulatory grievances
Featured image for Tanzania traders to go on strike from Monday over tax, regulatory grievances

Among other demands, the traders want addressed include the removal of service levy, abolition of government levy, and elimination of hotel TV tax among others.


Principal Magistrate Monica Kîvuti Featured image for "Please stop killing us": Deputy CJ calls for end to victimisation of judicial officers
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 13:11
"Please stop killing us": Deputy CJ calls for end to victimisation of judicial officers
Featured image for "Please stop killing us": Deputy CJ calls for end to victimisation of judicial officers

The Deputy Chief Justice lamented that many judicial officers live in fear of being attacked.


National Featured image for Ruto urged to heed Gen Z's demands amid nationwide Finance Bill protests
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 12:25
Ruto urged to heed Gen Z's demands amid nationwide Finance Bill protests
Featured image for Ruto urged to heed Gen Z's demands amid nationwide Finance Bill protests

Despite the peaceful intentions of the protesters, some were apprehended by police, while others encountered teargas and were dispersed by water canons.


National Featured image for Second protester dies after anti-Finance Bill demos
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 09:56
Second protester dies after anti-Finance Bill demos
Featured image for Second protester dies after anti-Finance Bill demos

After being injured, he was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital by a group of well-wishers, where he was treated for severe injuries and internal bleeding.


Lucy Mumbi Featured image for Coastal leaders condemn excessive police force during anti-Finance Bill protests in Mombasa
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 18:38
Coastal leaders condemn excessive police force during anti-Finance Bill protests in Mombasa
Featured image for Coastal leaders condemn excessive police force during anti-Finance Bill protests in Mombasa

The anti-Finance Bill protests began in Mombasa County on Wednesday, despite the rains across the city.


National Featured image for Ruto urges MPs to pass Finance Bill 2024, amid nationwide protests
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 17:44
Ruto urges MPs to pass Finance Bill 2024, amid nationwide protests
Featured image for Ruto urges MPs to pass Finance Bill 2024, amid nationwide protests

Ruto said the passage of the bill is important in funding student loans under the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) and school feeding programmes for vulnerable children.


TVET institutions Featured image for Students impacted as Helb and school feeding programmes face budget cuts
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 13:50
Students impacted as Helb and school feeding programmes face budget cuts
Featured image for Students impacted as Helb and school feeding programmes face budget cuts

Helb has suffered the most significant drop, with its budget reduced by Sh3.2 billion from the initial allocation of Sh35.9 billion.


TSC CEO nancy macharia Featured image for Treasury proposes budget cuts for JSS teachers, delays confirmation to permanent positions
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 12:59
Treasury proposes budget cuts for JSS teachers, delays confirmation to permanent positions
Featured image for Treasury proposes budget cuts for JSS teachers, delays confirmation to permanent positions

The reduction has particularly impacted the 46,000 JSS intern teachers who have been eagerly awaiting their confirmation since 2023.


Okoth Obado Featured image for Ex-Governor Obado to surrender vehicles, houses worth Sh235M to state
Wed 19 Jun, 2024 18:52
Ex-Governor Obado to surrender vehicles, houses worth Sh235M to state
Featured image for Ex-Governor Obado to surrender vehicles, houses worth Sh235M to state

The EACC's investigation focused on tenders awarded to companies linked to the petitioner by Migori County between 2013 and 2017.


Lucy Mumbi Featured image for Kenya Airways resumes direct flights to Maputo after five-year hiatus
Wed 19 Jun, 2024 15:57
Kenya Airways resumes direct flights to Maputo after five-year hiatus
Featured image for Kenya Airways resumes direct flights to Maputo after five-year hiatus

The flights will operate three times weekly, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, providing a crucial link for travelers from Kenya and other African cities via Nairobi.


Police clearance certificate Featured image for DCI upgrades system to reduce Police Clearance Certificate processing time
Wed 19 Jun, 2024 12:20
DCI upgrades system to reduce Police Clearance Certificate processing time
Featured image for DCI upgrades system to reduce Police Clearance Certificate processing time

The system known as the Multi-Biometric Identification System (MBIS) aims to reduce processing time from 14 days to just one day.


Wajir South MP Featured image for Wajir South MP demands accountability as Finance Bill 2024 sparks protests in Nairobi
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 16:21
Wajir South MP demands accountability as Finance Bill 2024 sparks protests in Nairobi
Featured image for Wajir South MP demands accountability as Finance Bill 2024 sparks protests in Nairobi

He has rooted for the recovery of stolen funds, noting that those responsible should be held accountable.


Vincent Ombati Featured image for Finance Bill protests: LSK warns of lawsuit over response by Bungei, police officers
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 15:32
Finance Bill protests: LSK warns of lawsuit over response by Bungei, police officers
Featured image for Finance Bill protests: LSK warns of lawsuit over response by Bungei, police officers

The LSK issued a statement on Tuesday directing police officers to permit the protests, which armed anti-riot police officers are using teargas to quell, emphasising that they raise awareness against...


National Featured image for Shun unfounded claims against judicial staff, Kenyans told
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 14:51
Shun unfounded claims against judicial staff, Kenyans told
Featured image for Shun unfounded claims against judicial staff, Kenyans told

Complaints regarding judges, judicial officers, and staff should be directed to the appropriate investigative authorities, the Judiciary says.


Teachers Service Commission Featured image for State gives extra Sh18 billion for permanent hiring of all 46,000 JSS intern teachers
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 14:04
State gives extra Sh18 billion for permanent hiring of all 46,000 JSS intern teachers
Featured image for State gives extra Sh18 billion for permanent hiring of all 46,000 JSS intern teachers

The government is planning permanent and pensionable terms for all 46,000 of them and will hire 20,000 interns starting in July.


National Featured image for Met warns of extreme daytime temperatures of 30°C in several regions
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 12:18
Met warns of extreme daytime temperatures of 30°C in several regions
Featured image for Met warns of extreme daytime temperatures of 30°C in several regions

The Met said the Coast, Northeastern and Northwestern regions will experience temperatures of more than 30 °C from June 18 to June 24.


National Featured image for Traffic disruptions expected in Nairobi ahead of planned protest against Finance Bill
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 11:05
Traffic disruptions expected in Nairobi ahead of planned protest against Finance Bill
Featured image for Traffic disruptions expected in Nairobi ahead of planned protest against Finance Bill

Police officers have mobilised and more anti-riot units are expected to be deployed from noon to manage the situation.


University fund Featured image for Opening of scholarships, loans portal pushed to June 18 over Eid ul-Adha
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 16:40
Opening of scholarships, loans portal pushed to June 18 over Eid ul-Adha
Featured image for Opening of scholarships, loans portal pushed to June 18 over Eid ul-Adha

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu announced the new date in a statement on Monday, citing the Eid ul-Adha celebration. 


TSC wellness centre Featured image for Teachers in acting roles to get defined timeline, allowances in proposed Bill
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 12:10
Teachers in acting roles to get defined timeline, allowances in proposed Bill
Featured image for Teachers in acting roles to get defined timeline, allowances in proposed Bill

The Bill proposes that the TSC may appoint a teacher in an acting capacity for at least 30 days but not exceeding six months.


National Cancer Institute Featured image for National Cancer Institute under scrutiny over millions in unverified spending
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 11:19
National Cancer Institute under scrutiny over millions in unverified spending
Featured image for National Cancer Institute under scrutiny over millions in unverified spending

Key issues identified in the Auditor General's report include discrepancies in financial statements, unverified expenses, revenue, travel costs, bank balances, and allowances.


Principal Magistrate Monica Kîvuti Featured image for Monica Kivuti shooting: JSC pushes interviews, says court closed until June 24
Sun 16 Jun, 2024 17:16
Monica Kivuti shooting: JSC pushes interviews, says court closed until June 24
Featured image for Monica Kivuti shooting: JSC pushes interviews, says court closed until June 24

A new schedule for judges of the Court of Appeal will be announced soon, the JSC says, as it pauses activities to honour Kivuti's life and service.


National Featured image for KeNHA announces eight-day closure of Mombasa Road section for maintenance
Sun 16 Jun, 2024 14:45
KeNHA announces eight-day closure of Mombasa Road section for maintenance
Featured image for KeNHA announces eight-day closure of Mombasa Road section for maintenance

According to the Authority, the closure will last from June 15, 2024, to Sunday, June 23, 2024, at 6:00 a.m.


Lucy Mumbi Featured image for UNICEF calls for increased education funding as world marks Day of the African Child
Sun 16 Jun, 2024 13:54
UNICEF calls for increased education funding as world marks Day of the African Child
Featured image for UNICEF calls for increased education funding as world marks Day of the African Child

UNICEF says most African countries are not meeting the recommended 20 per cent budget allocation for education as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals.


Lucy Mumbi Featured image for Education Ministry seeks review of 742 sacked JSS teachers
Sun 16 Jun, 2024 08:38
Education Ministry seeks review of 742 sacked JSS teachers
Featured image for Education Ministry seeks review of 742 sacked JSS teachers

PS Kipsang emphasised that the issue falls under labour relations and will be addressed by the Ministry of Labour and the Teachers Service Commission.


Second-hand books Featured image for Boon for second-hand books traders in Eastleigh as cost of living fuels demand
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 22:12
Boon for second-hand books traders in Eastleigh as cost of living fuels demand
Featured image for Boon for second-hand books traders in Eastleigh as cost of living fuels demand

These vibrant stalls, often set up right by the roadside, promise adventure, knowledge, and discovery


Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung'u Featured image for Treasury allocates Sh23.7 billion to manufacturing sector to boost job creation
Thu 13 Jun, 2024 20:44
Treasury allocates Sh23.7 billion to manufacturing sector to boost job creation
Featured image for Treasury allocates Sh23.7 billion to manufacturing sector to boost job creation

He noted that through strong economic fundamentals, together with renewed investor confidence, a total of 848,200 new jobs were generated in the economy compared to 816,600 new jobs generated in 2022.


National Featured image for Affordable housing wins big in 2024/25 Budget with 916 per cent increase in allocation
Thu 13 Jun, 2024 18:55
Affordable housing wins big in 2024/25 Budget with 916 per cent increase in allocation
Featured image for Affordable housing wins big in 2024/25 Budget with 916 per cent increase in allocation

The government has also allocated Sh15 billion for social housing units and Sh14.7 billion for social and physical infrastructure.


Njuguna Ndung'u Featured image for 2024/25 Budget: Education takes lion's share of Sh656.6 billion

Mental health Featured image for Kenya Red Cross introduces AI Chatbot for mental health support
Thu 13 Jun, 2024 17:16
Kenya Red Cross introduces AI Chatbot for mental health support
Featured image for Kenya Red Cross introduces AI Chatbot for mental health support

Kenya Red Cross said the platforms offer immediate assistance and resources via AI technology, while the framework integrates comprehensive mental health services into the community.


News Featured image for Helb introduces easier loan repayment for Kenyans in the diaspora
Thu 13 Jun, 2024 14:00
Helb introduces easier loan repayment for Kenyans in the diaspora
Featured image for Helb introduces easier loan repayment for Kenyans in the diaspora

The Loans Board noted that it will offer an 80 per cent penalty waiver for beneficiaries with accrued penalties who pay their loans in one lump sum.


TSC Featured image for Kuppet to sue TSC over 'unlawful dismissal' of 742 JSS intern teachers
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 21:16
Kuppet to sue TSC over 'unlawful dismissal' of 742 JSS intern teachers
Featured image for Kuppet to sue TSC over 'unlawful dismissal' of 742 JSS intern teachers

Kuppet deputy secretary general Moses Thurima explained said TSC's action also breached the Return-to-Work Formula (RTWF) negotiated by the union to resolve the three-week teachers' strike.


University placement Featured image for Committee probes universities over high enrolment despite limited resources
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 14:10
Committee probes universities over high enrolment despite limited resources
Featured image for Committee probes universities over high enrolment despite limited resources

Kisii University has been singled out for enrolling 16,464 students from the 2023 KCSE cohort—the highest number—despite having insufficient staff and infrastructure.


Tokens Featured image for Kenya Power to start sending customers two codes to update token meters 
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 13:36
Kenya Power to start sending customers two codes to update token meters 
Featured image for Kenya Power to start sending customers two codes to update token meters 

The update process will be free and will not affect tokens already loaded into the meters.


Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen Featured image for State proposes fuel levy hike to bolster road maintenance 
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 11:30
State proposes fuel levy hike to bolster road maintenance 
Featured image for State proposes fuel levy hike to bolster road maintenance 

This will mark the first proposed review since 2016.


TSC fires intern teachers Featured image for Temporary reprieve for TSC as court suspends conversion of intern teachers to permanent staff
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 10:27
Temporary reprieve for TSC as court suspends conversion of intern teachers to permanent staff
Featured image for Temporary reprieve for TSC as court suspends conversion of intern teachers to permanent staff

The court issued the suspension against the Employment and Labour Relations Court's directive which had mandated the TSC to transition the intern teachers to permanent positions.


School feeding programme kenya Featured image for School feeding programme suffers Sh2.3 billion budget cut
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 17:03
School feeding programme suffers Sh2.3 billion budget cut
Featured image for School feeding programme suffers Sh2.3 billion budget cut

Education PS Belio Kipsang' told a parliamentary committee that the programme consistently received extra funding, the exception being the 2024–2025 financial year.


Malawi Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima Featured image for Saulos Klaus Chilima: The Malawi economist who became Vice President
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 15:20
Saulos Klaus Chilima: The Malawi economist who became Vice President
Featured image for Saulos Klaus Chilima: The Malawi economist who became Vice President

Chilima, of Ngoni descent, was born on February 12, 1973, in Ntcheu District, central Malawi. He had a wife, Mary, and two children.


TSC kenya Featured image for TSC confirms sacking 742 JSS intern teachers
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 13:29
TSC confirms sacking 742 JSS intern teachers
Featured image for TSC confirms sacking 742 JSS intern teachers

The teachers have been fired over protests that started on May 13 as they demanded permanent and pensionable posts.


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