Sep 05

All learners should move to the next grade

During our most recent reunion, the Kenyatta University College (KUC) languages class which graduated in 1985 took time to reflect on the impact of Covid-19 on education in Kenya. In the online meeting were teachers trained in English, Kiswahili and French who have served across the country at various levels. This was the last class […]

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Sep 05

I will stay at Barcelona, Messi confirms

Lionel Messi said he will stay at Barcelona but only because the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu broke his word to let him leave. Messi’s stinging attack on Bartomeu and the club means his future still remains in doubt. Even if he is not allowed to go this summer, 33-year-old Messi can negotiate with other […]

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Sep 05

Parts of Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway closed

Motorists should brace for major traffic congestion and delays as sections of Mombasa Road and Uhuru Highway have been shut for construction of the Nairobi Expressway. In a statement on Thursday, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) the construction will be limited to the central median of Mombasa Road. “However, in some instances, we may […]

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Sep 05

Africa to get 220m Covid-19 vaccine doses

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that once a Covid-19 vaccine is approved, Africa will get at least 220 million initial doses. The first batch will prioritise front-line healthcare workers and vulnerable groups, according to the WHO Africa Program Area Manager Richard Mihigo. He said distribution will be based on the population of each […]

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Sep 04

Two-month-old firm won Sh1bn Kemsa tenders

Traders who supplied items worth billions of shillings to the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority had a difficult time on Thursday trying to justify how they won lucrative tenders. The National Assembly’s Health committee met three suppliers as it emerged some companies with no history of doing business in Kenya won tenders amounting to millions of […]

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Sep 04

Trump called US Marines killed in WWI battle ‘losers

US President Donald Trump referred to US Marines buried in a WWI cemetery in France as “losers” and “suckers” for getting killed in action, according to a report Thursday in the Atlantic magazine. The report, penned by the magazine’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, said Trump had refused to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 […]

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Sep 04

EACC to grill Murathe na Kiraitu on KEMSA scandal

Investigations into the alleged procurement scandal at Kemsa could claim high-flying casualties, some too close to power, as anti-graft detectives move to uncover the rot. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is going flat out to nail suspects of the alleged theft and has summoned top dogs as it races to meet a 21-day deadline given […]

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Sep 03

Kenya on Thursday recorded 212 new cases of Covid-19

Kenya on Thursday recorded 212 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total to 34,705, Health CAS Rashid Aman confirmed. This was after a sample of 3,937 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative tests to 463,499. Aman confirmed that all were Kenyans except 14 who were foreigners. Speaking during the daily Covid-19 […]

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Sep 03

Public health officers were attacked Wednesday after burying the body of a COVID-19 victim

Police in Machakos are investigating an incident in which seven public health officers were attacked Wednesday after burying the body of a COVID-19 victim. The health officers, who had interred the remains of a 60-year-old male resident of Thinu Village, Ngelani Sub-Location in Kathiani Constituency, were on their way out of the homestead in the […]

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Sep 03

Retired teachers to be recalled

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Tuesday announced new guidelines for recruiting teachers in the country. This year’s recruitment will see 11, 474 fresh graduates and retired teachers fill vacancies and replace those who have exited the profession in both primary and secondary public schools. The race to fill the gap and balance the teacher-to-student […]

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