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November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Eritrea opposition: Security forces kill 28 protesters

Groups raise alarm as security forces open fire on protesting students after government crackdown on Islamic school. Security forces killed at least 28 people in rare protests in the Eritrean capital, an opposition group has claimed, raising concerns from human rights groups and activists. The violence witnessed in demonstrations in Asmara on Tuesday 94

November 1, 2017 10:21 AM My Mao suits are custom made on order from Hong Kong- Lawyer PLO

One of Kenya's finest legal minds spoke to The Nairobian. His office has the pictures of the most influential people in his life: Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and Julius Nyerere. Is your admiration of Congolese freedom fighter Patrice Lumumba the source of your name? Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba is my name. Remember Patrice Emerile Lumumba was an active 61

October 31, 2017 1:42 PM Over 1mn candidates sit KCPE exams amid tight security

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – This year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams kicked off smoothly across the country on Tuesday morning with over a million candidates sitting for their Mathematics, English Language and Composition papers. Distribution of examination materials across the country began at dawn with candidates 43

October 31, 2017 7:58 AM Security increased as KCPE exams start

Security has been heightened in terror prone Lamu and Tana River counties as Standard Eight candidates started their national exams. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said security had been heightened in terror prone areas of Lamu and Tana River to counter Al-Shabaab attacks. Mr Kieng said enough officers had been deployed to schools in Lamu that were affected 37

October 31, 2017 6:15 AM KCPE exams begin across the country

Over one million candidates will today start sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams. In Bungoma, Busia and Kakamega counties, some 113,819 pupils are expected to sit the exam, with education officials in the region optimistic of a smooth start. According to Bungoma County Director of Education Jacob Onyiego, all preparations 41

October 30, 2017 5:14 AM New report reveals why candidates fail KCPE, KCSE exams

A new report gives tips on how to improve performance in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams (KCPE). The report comes as more than one million candidates rehearse for KCPE papers today. An analysis of past performance by the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) and the Ministry of Education shows key areas that candidates must prepare for and common 29

October 29, 2017 11:23 AM 1.6mn students set to begin KCSE, KCPE exams this week

By DAVIS AYEGA, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 29 – The clock is ticking for candidates across the country as the preparation for both Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) gets underway. A total of 1,003,556 candidates will sit the KCPE while 615,773 will sit for KCSE in this year’s national exams 22

October 28, 2017 9:19 PM Anxiety ahead as students begin national exams at an environment of political crisis

NAIROBI, KENYA: More than a million students will be sitting their exams as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) prepares to declare Uhuru Kenyatta victor of the presidential race either today or tomorrow. This will be happening at a time the National Super Alliance will also be making major announcement. Security has been beefed 22

October 26, 2017 7:14 PM Kenyan pedals to strengthen bond

Shillong: A software engineer-turned-cyclist from Kenya is here to kickstart a 6,700km cycle trip to create awareness against racial prejudice and strengthen India's bond with Africa. Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Kenyan national Peter Ngugi said his cycle trip to Kanyakumari would start from here on Saturday. From Kanyakumari, he will go to Delhi 52

October 24, 2017 11:08 PM UNESCO urges government to provide universal quality education

The United Nations Environment, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO’s) 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report highlights the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving this goal. The Report, released Tuesday warns that disproportionate blame on any one actor 34