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  • 400 cows slaughtered in Lamu as drought persists

    April 17, 2017 7:09 PM

    Four hundred heads of cattle have been slaughtered in Lamu in a destocking programme due to drought. The exercise which is funded by the European Union (EU) was conducted by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) in partnership with the Lamu government and targeted all areas affected by the ravaging drought. The exercise targets at least 1,000 cows to be slaughtered

  • The president’s men: Who-is-who inside the house on the hill?

    April 17, 2017 7:04 PM

    A sneak peek into President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State House shows a man who has chosen to walk away from the traditions employed by his predecessors. Uhuru has chosen a few old timer confidants and close family members as key members of the kitchen cabinet. Multiple sources with knowledge of the running of State House since Kenyatta took over the reins

  • Kenyans Geoffrey Kirui, Edna Kiplagat sweep titles at Boston Marathon

    April 17, 2017 5:21 PM 1

    Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat led a Kenyan clean sweep at the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, both timing late bursts to perfection to claim the men's and women's races of the prestigious event. Kirui, 24, produced a devastating sprint with four miles to go to settle an enthralling tactical battle with American rival Galen Rupp, the 2016 Olympic

  • Tough battle for Jubilee aspirants in Bungoma

    April 17, 2017 9:50 AM 1

    Jubilee nominations in Bungoma County will take place in Mt Elgon, Bumula, Tongaren, Kimilili and Kanduyi constituencies. The polls will be held this Friday and aspirants are criss-crossing their constituencies, selling their manifestos to potential voters. Jubilee nominations in Mt Elgon constituency will be the most hotly contested, with seven aspirants

  • Low turnout as Ford Kenya holds nominations in Kisumu

    April 17, 2017 9:45 AM 1

    Ford Kenya nominations in Kisumu have kicked off Monday morning amidst claims of vote rigging and bribery. The exercise witnessed a low voter turnout as registered members of the party chose candidates for the August elections. The nominations were taking place in three centres in Kisumu with candidates mainly fighting it out for the positions of Ward representatives

  • Traffic jam makes Nairobi the world’s ‘second-worst’ city

    April 16, 2017 9:10 PM 1

    Nairobi has been ranked the second-worst city in the world with the most traffic congestion. According to the website numbeo.com based in Serbia, 2017 Traffic Index lists Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India as the most congested city in the world. Mumbai, also in India, in ranked third, followed by Jakarta (Indonesia) and Manila (Philippines)

  • Jubilee spells out tough rules for its nominations on Friday

    April 16, 2017 9:07 PM

    Aspirants participating in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party primaries on Friday will only get their certificates after ratification from the party’s top organ, which is chaired by the Head of State. Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said the move was part of an elaborate strategy to curb violence and rigging. “Our process is so regimented I would

  • Governor Ruto set to join Nasa as coalition seeks piece of Rift votes

    April 16, 2017 9:07 PM 1

    The National Super Alliance expects to officially receive Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto into their coalition on Tuesday. A source close to the four Nasa principals on Sunday confirmed that Mr Ruto and his Chama Cha Mashinani will become part of their coalition with equal status to ODM, Amani National Congress (ANC), Wiper Movement Party and Ford Kenya

  • New education system to be tested in all counties next month

    April 16, 2017 7:01 PM 1

    A pilot programme for the proposed education curriculum will be launched this week with training for headteachers of selected schools from all the 47 counties. It will be carried out at pre-primary and lower primary levels, referred to as “early years” under the new curriculum, which comprises five levels — pre-primary one and two and grades one to three

  • New education curriculum to take effect in May

    April 16, 2017 5:36 PM 1

    The new education curriculum will be tested across 470 primary schools starting May 29. This means the country is inching closer to a new education curriculum, as preparations for the trial phase kicks off this week. The Standard has established heads of selected primary schools that will pilot the new system have been invited for a meeting this Thursday