Posts Tagged “#Life survival tactics”

A medicine student wants to sell kidney to raise fees

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A medicine student wants to sell kidney to raise fees

Desperate times call for desperate measures. A student at Kenya Medical Training College, Embu Campus has opted to sale his kidney to raise college fees. Michael Muruthi Wanjohi resolved to sell a body organ after the college barred him from continuing with his training and examinations unless he settles fees arrears of Sh67,700. He’s looking…

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High School Perils And Lost Glory

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High School Perils And Lost Glory

As enrolment in public schools increases, institutions that have hitherto followed rigid admission rules that kept student population at a strict maximum have not been spared. For a long time, Mang’u High School kept its student number at 600. Its classrooms, dormitories, laboratories, toilets and dining hall were designed and built for exactly that number….

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Uhuru’s house gift: why single mother is struggling to accept

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Uhuru’s house gift: why single mother is struggling to accept

A day after the story about a single mother who declined a house built on orders of President Uhuru Kenyatta to appreciate her son, went viral, unknown youths on Sunday cleared the overgrown weeds in the compound and repaired the fence. A local said he saw youths early on Sunday morning clearing the bushes and…

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Fees desperation as medical student resorts to selling kidney

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Fees desperation as medical student resorts to selling kidney

A clinical medicine student at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) resorted to selling a body organ after the college barred him from continuing with his training and examinations unless he settles fees arrears amounting to Sh67,700. Michael Muruthi Wanjohi is looking for a person who will offer adequate money to offset the fees arrears…

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IG order to end Turkana-West Pokot border clashes

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IG order to end Turkana-West Pokot border clashes

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has issued an order requiring Rift Valley police officers to bring an end to the clashes at Kainuk area on the border between West Pokot and Turkana counties. This comes after bandits on Saturday launched an attack in the area that left at least six people dead and yet another…

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Big win for Muthama as divorced wife’s attempt to retain home flops

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Big win for Muthama as divorced wife’s attempt to retain home flops

The efforts of the divorced spouse of former Machakos senator Johnston Muthama to stop him from evicting her from his home have flopped. The High Court ruled that Agnes Kavindu Musyoka, who divorced the politician in 1983, was living on his property in Mua, Machakos County, at his will but not as a wife. “The…

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Cash crisis looms as Kenya’s debt repaying pinch hits

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Cash crisis looms as Kenya’s debt repaying pinch hits

The government has resorted to another syndicated loan to offset part of the Sh1.4 trillion due this year. The ballooning debt demands are expected to cause cash crisis as Kenya clears part of the debt. Details have emerged that the government has borrowed a Sh100 billion syndicated loan with two regional banks as it seeks to…

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EAC seek strategic plan financing

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EAC seek strategic plan financing

The East African Community is appealing to African Development Bank to finance its five-year strategic plan. Secretary-General Liberat Mfumukeko said EAC is seeking close to Sh1 billion from the Bank to support the bloc’s $985 million (Sh98.9 billion) development plan. Most of the funding is planned to go to financing projects in the agriculture sector,…

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These universities will mess your career, confirm course accreditation

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These universities will mess your career, confirm course accreditation

The Commission for University Education (CUE) has rejected 133 courses taught in local universities with a cumulative enrolment capacity of 10,000 slots. CUE is supposed to approve all the academic programmes taught in local universities. Of the 133 unapproved course, Tom Mboya University College has the most at 25. Garissa University and Alupe University have…

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You may be studying useless degree course, confirm with CUE

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You may be studying useless degree course, confirm with CUE

A total of 10,000 students and graduates are wasting their time and resources studying useless degree courses. The Commission for University Education (CUE) has rejected 133 courses with a cumulative enrolment capacity of 10,000 slots. CUE is supposed to approve all the academic programmes taught in local universities. Of concern is that there are students…

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China fish to hit local market again after government lifts ban

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China fish to hit local market again after government lifts ban

The Department of Fisheries has lifted a ban on fish imports following a biting shortage after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive against Chinese catch that had flooded the market. The ban was lifted in January, barely three months after the restrictions took effect in November. President Kenyatta, in ordering the ban, had said it was inappropriate…

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Chase Bank cooked books revealed

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Chase Bank cooked books revealed

A report by Deloitte shows Chase Bank operated two general ledger accounts: CBK Settlement account number 04005459002 worth Sh9, 222,606,805 and Sundry Debtors account number 100004715 worth Sh1, 453,589,511. Although the two accounts worth Sh10.67 billion were initially classified as other assets in Chase Bank’s accounting records, they were later reclassified as loans and advances…

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Revealed: how insiders sunk Chase Bank

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Revealed: how insiders sunk Chase Bank

It has emerged that former Chase Bank Kenya chairman Zafrullah Khan awarded himself a three-year consultancy contract for unspecified projects in the bank, 16 months before it collapsed on April 7, 2016. A special audit report by an audit firm, Deloitte released a month after the CBK placed the bank into receivership shows the man at…

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InterContinental Hotel is broke, indebted, staring auctioning

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InterContinental Hotel is broke, indebted, staring auctioning

The luxury InterContinental Hotel is broke and heavily indebted. The internationally known five-star hotel is in the red to a tune of more than Sh700 million as at the end of last year. The 389-bed hotel is now at risk of being auctioned by creditors. A letter dated February 7, 2019 from Mr Jonah Orumoi,…

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Chaos as 5 wives and several concubines battle over Kiambu billionaire estate before death

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Chaos as 5 wives and several concubines battle over Kiambu billionaire estate before death

Even before his demise, 95-year-old Kiambu tycoon Thuo Gachogo has already had women battling for a stake of his empire in court. According to his son Peter Ndung’u, women, even from his father’s past have all been in line, positioning themselves for part of his estate because he is too old. “My father is a…

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Drunk Driving Not an Offense, Kenyan Court Rules

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Drunk Driving Not an Offense, Kenyan Court Rules

A Kiambu Court has made a rare ruling stating that drunk driving is not an offense provided that, the driver is in control of the vehicle. Kiambu Senior Resident Magistrate Bryan Khaemba made the ruling in a case where a motorist, Michael Ngobe Mugo, was charged with the offence of driving under the influence of…

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Shock as black mamba slithers out of private car in Baringo

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Shock as black mamba slithers out of private car in Baringo

Residents of Kabarnet town, Baringo County, were on Saturday treated to a rare spectacle after a 10-foot black mamba snake slithered out of a private car. The owner of the Probox said to belong to a retired chief from Riwo village, was about to fuel his car around 10AM at the Kenol Petrol station before the…

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Richie Spice Excited Over The Marijuana Bill

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Richie Spice Excited Over The Marijuana Bill

Richie Spice Jamaican reggae star is happy that Kenyan legislators have considered legalizing marijuana and is in support of the Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s campaign to legalize marijuana. Richie Spice, who is set to rock his fans on Saturday at the ‘Nobody Can Stop Reggae’ concert at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), said he was…

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Form Three girl commits suicide at Butere Girls High School

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Form Three girl commits suicide at Butere Girls High School

A teenage girl has allegedly committed suicide at Butere Girls High School in Kakamega County. The body a form three student was found hanging in the dormitory on Friday morning. It has not been established why the girl decided to take her own life. However, reports indicate that a security team visited the school to…

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Why Mombasa businessman is challenging Nasibu Fish Company award

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Why Mombasa businessman is challenging Nasibu Fish Company award

A businessman in Mombasa has appealed a Sh10 million award given to a Somali-based fishing company by a Mombasa high court. Jamal Bandira, said he was dissatisfied by the award given to Nasibu Fish Company to cover losses of income after its vessel was detained in Kenya for almost to two years. He said the…

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A lion dociled to “play” with visitors at the zoo causes uproar

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A lion dociled to “play” with visitors at the zoo causes uproar

A zoo in Palestine has been blasted after it de-clawed a young lioness so that children can play with it without being scratched. Handlers at Rafah Zoo in Gaza, Palestine, clipped off the 14-month-old big cat’s claws with shears after putting a shroud over its head. The lion was also tranquillized and had her claws…

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Girl narrates how drunken mother tried to sell her for Sh5000

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Girl narrates how drunken mother tried to sell her for Sh5000

24-year-old Jacinta Wanjiku is one who has not had the ideal childhood experience, hers filled with traumatizing ordeals dealing with her alcoholic single mother. Narrating her story to the Standard, Jacinta told of the man she was married off to at 14, her other claiming that he would sponsor her education. “It was on a…

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Uganda Has Zero Chills, They Have Sent MTN Boss Packing

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Uganda Has Zero Chills, They Have Sent MTN Boss Packing

Uganda has kicked out MTN Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte. In a letter signed by Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo on Thursday,14th February, the MTN Uganda boss is to stay outside Uganda indefinitely. Police spokesman Fred Enanga on Thursday evening told the Daily Monitor that Mr Vanhelleputte had already been taken to Entebbe airport. “He’s…

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Property worth millions razed in a fire caused by bees

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Property worth millions razed in a fire caused by bees

Efforts to fight a swarm of bees resulted in the razing down of property worth millions in Gitaru, Kikuyu, Kiambu County. Reports show that the fire that started at around 6pm on Thursday and lasted for more than seven hours, was as a result of a tyre that had been lit to chase away bees….

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Occidental Insurance will not cover you with these vehicle brands

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Occidental Insurance will not cover you with these vehicle brands

Occidental Insurance Company will not be covering 25 vehicle makes and models citing rare and expensive spare parts. Already the company has written to its agents and brokers to cease covering the vehicle models mainly Honda, Suzuki, Mazda, Hyundai and some varieties of Toyota. Such vehicles will no longer get comprehensive cover at the firm…

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Why UASU is challenging CUE directive on PhD requirement

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Why UASU is challenging CUE directive on PhD requirement

A directive by the Commission for University Education (CUE) that all assistant lecturers must acquire a PhD degree by October 2019 for them to qualify to teach has been met with resistant by Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU). According to the CUE, those who will not have attained the required academic qualification by then will…

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Expect dry, hotter weather, met warns

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Expect dry, hotter weather, met warns

Met have said that temperatures will hit a high of 27 degrees in Nairobi and up to 38 degrees in Mandera. The sunny weather being experienced in most parts of the country will persist for the next five days, the meteorological department has said. In Wajir and Garissa, temperatures will reach highs of 37 and 36 degrees,…

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Heartbreak as father is a passenger in the car that kills his daughter

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Heartbreak as father is a passenger in the car that kills his daughter

A father was a passenger in a car that hit and killed his 12-year-old daughter on a road near their family home. Abbie McLaren was knocked down on The Loaning in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, at around 4.15pm on Tuesday shortly after getting off a bus. Her father, John, got out of the car straight after…

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Thousands left helpless in Vihiga over issues with government printers

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Thousands left helpless in Vihiga over issues with government printers

Vihiga county residents have been left helpless as the county government has failed to issue birth certificates, blaming it on delay of the government printers. This, together with lack of enough civil registration officers has kept 18,720 birth certificate applications in the county pending. The setbacks revealed by county civil registrar Joseph Owiti are said…

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WALKING DEAD, THE 5KM TORMENTING WALK TO CITY MORGUE

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WALKING DEAD, THE 5KM TORMENTING WALK TO CITY MORGUE

A Nairobi woman walked for 5km to a morgue on Wednesday, 13th February carrying son’s body after he died at a city hospital. Immaculate Auma had taken her six months son who had developed fever at Mbagathi Hospital for treatment. The infant died as medics attended to him. The mourning mother was instructed to head…

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