Good morning fellow Kenyans,
Congratulation to our KCPE candidates for their exemplary performance across the country.
At the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, almost 1.2 million KCPE candidates defied odds, sat for their KNEC exams and got good marks.
No matter the scores, appreciating their ability is a move that will either make or break the future of our candidates.
With 100 per cent transition to secondary schools, we owe to ourselves, as the seniors in the society, to guide and mentor our children rather than judging them.
Scoring good marks comes with a sense of pride but behind it are loads of expectations that need proper mental management to stay put, focused and optimistic about the future.
We must guide those who did well on how to handle setbacks they will encounter once they join secondary schools; whether academically or emotionally.
On the other hand, scoring low marks is torturous and traumatising to some with higher expectations. Guiding our children to appreciate their ability is the biggest way of catapulting them to success.
We should make them understand that KCPE marks determine not their overall scores in KCSE or any other exams in tertiary institutions. They have room to become better and achieve their dreams since KCPE is just one step of many more they have to take in the journey to become whoever they want.
With this in mind, we owe it to ourselves to celebrate good results while keeping in mind the future is not yet determined. May we encourage, guide and bless our children as they aspire to achieve their big dreams.
That aside, here are our top stories today:
UDA or Jubilee? DP Ruto Finally Clears The Air
Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday night appeared on Citizen TV where he addressed a myriad of issues from political to his personal relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The DP, in an interview, appeared emotional and poured his heart on a number of frustrations, spoke on the current situation in Jubilee Party.
This follows a series of drama that has been witnessed in the ruling Jubilee Party that has seen his allies kicked out of plum positions in government, the Party and him labelled persona non-grata.
Ruto Speaks on Uhuru Choosing Matiang’i Over Him
Deputy President William Ruto has maintained the boss is always right and he, therefore, has no issue with President Uhuru Kenyatta choosing Interior CS Fred Matiang’i over him to lead key government functions.
“It’s his prerogative,” Ruto said.
He spoke during an interview with Citizen TV on Thursday night.
Teachers Can Now Jump Covid Vaccine Queue
All teachers and support staff in schools, regardless of age, have been allowed to jump the queue and receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
Until now, the state had prioritised the school managers and some 25,000 teachers aged 58 and above.
However, while releasing the KCPE results on Thursday, Education CS George Magoha said President Uhuru Kenyatta had authorised all teachers and non-teaching staff to jump the queue and get the vaccine before schools reopen on May 10.