Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) has asked the national government to increase funding for Free Primary Education (FPE).
Nyeri County chairman, Nicholas Gathemia Wednesday said the government’s allocation in the programme still stands at Shs.1,020 per child per year since 2003.
“The cost of living has shot up to more than 400 per cent since 2003. By then a pencil was costing Shs.5 but currently it costs Shs.20 leading to inadequate learning materials,” said Gathemia.Read more: KEPSHA urges government to increase FPE funds
A customer displays an enormous chapati at the base hotel in Ndunduri village, Nyandarua County, the hotel boasts of making the biggest and cheapest chapatti in the county despite increase in wheat flour prices.
A hotel in Ndunduri believes it has been preparing the biggest chapati in Nyandarua County with an approximate diameter of two feet.
The chapati which is arguably the biggest that is prepared in any hotel in the County attracts many hungry customers as soon as Base Hotel opens its doors.
Stephen Muritu a cook said they sell the chapatti at Shs. 20 while other hotels sell smaller chapattis at Shs. 15.Read more: Biggest chapati prepared in Nyandarua County
Peter Nderitu Munuhe testifies in court
A Nyeri businessman Tuesday recounted in court how he bought shares of a building, currently in dispute, from retired President Mwai Kibaki’s brother, Samuel Githinji Kibaki.
Peter Nderitu Munuhe told Lands and Environment High Court Judge Justice Anthony Ombwayo that he purchased 1, 051 shares from Githinji and thereby became a shareholder of Mathingira properties Company.
He appeared as a witness in a civil matter where Kimwatu Kanyungu and others have sued Mathingira Properties Company for denying them a share in the proceedings of a building located in Nyeri town.Read more: Kibaki’s brother sold shares of property in dispute, court told
The Chilean envoy with governor Joseph Ndathi.
The Chilean government has urged farmers in the country to brand their export products and avoid marketing through unscrupulous intermediaries in order to reap maximum benefits for their products.
Chile’s Ambassador to Kenya Konrad Paulsen said his country intends to partner with the Kenyan farmers to enable them market their produce directly without having to pass through middlemen.
“Such an arrangement will not only enable the farmers to reap maximum benefits but also create wealth as well as employment for the youth who will be engaged in the branding and packing process,” he said.Read more: Chilean government urges farmers to brand their products
Winfred Nderui of Tetu droped out of school due to lack of funds.
A parent in Tetu Sub-county has asked well wishers to assist in raising school fees for her high school daughter after sponsors withdrew assistance.
The student, Winfred Nderui, from Ndugamano village has been out of school for the past six months.
She was schooling at Kenya High School, pursuing her dream of becoming a judge, but the school management sent her home for failure to pay the debt.
She was learning under sponsorship of former Tetu MP Francis Nyamu who supported her due to her best performance in KCPE exams two years ago.Read more: Student drops out of school after politician withdraw sponsorship
Three high potato producing counties have teamed up to lobby for potato packaging to be reduced from 110kg weight to 50kg in a bid to end high level of exploitation of farmers by middle men and traders, Nyandarua governor Daniel Waithaka has said.
Waithaka said Nyandarua, Nakuru and Narok Counties have been exploring ways of stopping exploitation of potato
farmers by middlemen who force them to package their produce in extended 110 kg bags that go for the price of one.
“My administration has teamed up with other county governments where potatoes are produced to ensure we lobby hard for enactment of new law reducing a bag of potatoes from the current 110kg to 50kg. This will reduce the high level of exploitation by meddle men that has characterized this sector,” Waithaka said.
Kevin Wachira a student of Othaya Boys high school in Nyeri County casting his vote during the election to elect their students council leaders.
Students at the Othaya Boys High School Monday held their first electoral democracy when they suspended all programs to elect their first ever students' council.
The seven members Council, to be headed by a Chairman, a Vice chairman and a Secretary-General will replace the current Prefects who were previously selected by teachers.
It is expected that the council will be more acceptable to the students body who were previously hostile to the prefects they saw as proxies of the school administration.Read more: Othaya Boys elect students' council
Police examining some of bhang which was found concealed in the boot of a car which stalled after plunging in a ditch at Mururi market today morning.
Police in Kirinyaga County have impounded a saloon car which was ferrying cannabis sativa (Bhang), with an estimated street value of Shs. 2 million.
The officers who were on a night patrol along the Embu- Kutus highway bumped into two vehicles at Mururi market one which was on tow, at 2 am this morning.
On flagging down the vehicles, the one which was towing disengaged the rope and drove off fast towards Embu town.Read more: Police impound car transporting bhang to Embu
The accused Peter Ndugo Muraguri
Two elderly men were on Monday arraigned in a Nyeri Court facing defilement and incest charges.
Peter Ndugo Muraguri was charged with defiling a 12-year-old girl on October 12 this year at Kiawara village in Kieni sub-county.
He was alternatively accused of having an indecent act with a minor.
The court heard that the accused person knowingly and intentionally touched the minor her private parts without consent and defiled her on the same day.Read more: Two elderly men on defilement, incest charges
A displaced file Tuesday earned a suspected sexual offender his freedom at the High court in Nyeri after serving eight years behind bars.
Jackson Matu Muriithi, who was convicted and sentenced to serve 20 years in jail for defiling a four-year-old girl, in 2004 by a lower court, was lucky to have his jail term quashed due to the missing file.
The file of the accused went missing in 2005, when his appeal against the conviction and sentence started and is yet to be traced to date.
While releasing the accused, Justice James Wakiaga observed that his constitutional right had been violated for failing to have his appeal begin and concluded without unreasonable delay.
Mr Mikio Mori, the deputy Ambassador of Japan to Kenya inspects a guard of honour during the handing over ceremony of the project for the rehabilitation of Mbiri Primary school in Murang'a County.
Read more: Japan rehabilitates Mbiri primary in Murang'a
The Japanese Embassy to Kenya has inaugurated a rehabilitation project for Mbiri Primary school in Murang'a County worth Shs. 9.6 million.
Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Kenya Mikio Mori saw the handing over of the project to management committee of the school in a colourful event held at the institution.
The project was supported by the Government of Japan through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects, GPP.
Ambassador Mikio pointed out that his government will continue helping Kenyans with special needs.
MUWASCO managing director Daniel Ng'ang'a.
Murang’a water and sanitation company (MUWASCO) on Tuesday conducted a public consultation meeting on a Proposal to review water tariffs.
The proposed tariff would increase residential and commercial water services with a minimum of Shs. 5 and a maximum of Shs. 22 per M3 if Water service and Regulatory Board (WASREB) approves the proposal.
Speaking to the stakeholders in the meeting, the managing director of MUWASCO, Daniel Ng’ang’a, said the tariffs come in three formats and currently the customers are on Extraordinary Tariff adjustment and they want to move to the proposed regular tariff adjustment (RTA).
Embu County governor Nyaga Wambora hands over free seeds to farmers at Siakago in Mbeere North in a programme by the county government that aims at boosting food security and end over reliance on famine relief for the farmers in the arid Mbeere district.
Embu County government has initiated a move that aims at improving food security by providing thousands of farmers with free seeds for planting this season.
The programme targets to encourage farmers to get back to planting drought resistant crops and boost their food production in the process.
The governor for Embu County, Martin Nyaga Wambora, said the county has procured over 17 tones of certified seeds of cow peas, green grams, ground nuts and maize for planting.Read more: Embu government provides free planting seeds to farmers
The 14 pupils were on a three day tour to visit the grave of the scout’s founder, Lord Baden Powell.
Police and education officials in Nyahururu are questioning two male teachers from Kakamega, who subjected 14 pupils to inhumane condition while on a trip to Nyeri.
The pupils, 7 girls and 7 boys from three private schools (Kingdom Sons, Shepherd and Msembi Academies in Kakamega County had been spending nights in a Nissan matatu vehicle with their teachers while on a three day tour to visit the grave of the scout’s founder, Lord Baden Powell.
Nyandarua North OCPD, Benjamin Onsongo, confirmed that the vehicle they were travelling in was intercepted along Nyahururu-Nyeri road this morning and driven off to the station for further scrutiny.