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  • Kenya : NYS Sh8.1b good for skills development, CS Henry Rotich says

    June 13, 2014 11:00 PM 18

    NAIROBI, KENYA: The National Youth Service is set to become a key skilled personnel development institution following the allocation of Sh8.1 billion in the 2014/15 national budget unveiled on Thursday. NYS, which has in the past eight weeks been a subject of controversy after the replacement of Jasper Kiplimo Rugut with Dr Nelson Githinji as director

  • Kenya : CORD starts rallies, vows to push their resolve on talks with Jubilee

    June 13, 2014 8:30 PM 13

    MIGORI COUNTY: Coalition for Reforms and Democracy ( CORD) started its nationwide rallies in Migori Friday, where top leaders declared their resolve to push Jubilee into talks on matters pressing the country. CORD leadership led by co-principals Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula said Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has failed in its constitutional mandate

  • Kenya : Raila: Let people take charge of opposition agenda

    June 13, 2014 8:22 PM 8

    NAIROBI, KENYA: The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) plans to transform its political rallies into forums for the ordinary citizen to voice their petitions as hopes of opposition’s proposal for a national dialogue with the government seemed dim. But CORD is also quick to distance itself from concerns that its people-centred round the country

  • Kenya : Security enhanced ahead of Tononoka rally

    June 13, 2014 8:22 PM 11

    MOMBASA COUNTY: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in Mombasa ahead of tomorrow’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) rally to push for the national dialogue in the light of terror incidents in region. Several Coast MPs toured the historic Tononoka grounds in Mombasa Friday ahead of the rally even as some human rights activists

  • Kenya : Shoddy police investigations helping crooks evade justice

    June 13, 2014 8:22 PM 18

    Kenya: Many police officers are flouting rules of investigations and apprehension of criminals and in the process, endangering their own lives even as they let hundreds of terror suspects and hard-core criminals go scot-free or escape with easy acquittals in court. Investigations by The Standard on Saturday, and interviews with security experts suggest

  • Kenya : Kenya in new trade pact with Seychelles

    June 13, 2014 8:22 PM 21

    A communiqué sent to Weekend Business from State House, Seychelles, said that President James Michel met with Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Amina Mohamed. “Mrs Mohamed is on an official visit to Seychelles, where she signed a General Cooperation agreement with the Government of Seychelles, providing the necessary framework for a joint

  • Mombasa Civil groups back calls for national dialogue

    June 13, 2014 4:24 PM 12

    MOMBASA COUNTY: Civil society groups in Mombasa have backed CORD’s calls for national dialogue and also demanded the withdrawal of Kenya’s military from Somalia. The groups further raised claims of police turning Nyali, Bamburi and Makupa police stations into torture and extortion centres, as well as licensing people with ‘questionable character’ to own guns. Thursday

  • Tobiko vows to fight FGM despite opposition

    June 13, 2014 3:09 PM 14

    In an interview with Capital FM News, Tobiko who is a Maasai, said for as long as the law prohibiting FGM exists, no person abetting FGM will be exempted from prosecution. “My duty as prosecutor is to enforce the law, I have no discretion; I have no powers to abrogate legislation that has been enacted by Parliament. For as long as that legislation is there

  • UK closes Mombasa Consulate over security fears

    June 13, 2014 2:20 PM 17

    A statement on the UK government website said all consular services will be offered from the High Commission in Nairobi. The UK was among the first European nations to issue a travel advisory to its citizens, leading to the evacuation tourists from the coastal city by tour operators, for fear of attacks. The Kenyan government has advocated against such advisories

  • Counties can develop nursery syllabus, says Mvurya

    June 13, 2014 1:55 PM 14

    Counties have the capacity to provide syllabus for nursery schools, council of governors vice chair Salim Mvurya has said. Mvurya said counties have many professionals that can create the syllabus. “County governments are not local authorities. We have many professionals, those opposing plans to have counties employ nursery teachers should know that,” he added