Schools reopened yesterday after students had been home for a week-long half-term break extended by one day to celebrate the Muslim holiday, Eid-al -Adha, on Monday.
Owing to the increase in the cost of living, parents feared the approach the principals and headteachers would take to curb the high cost of living. Among one of the proposed amendments; increasing school fees was on the top of the list.
However, the parents can now have a sigh of relief as education CS Prof. George Magoha warned school principals against charging extra fees as a result of the ensuing price hike of foodstuff.
He urged the principals not to increase any amount of fees as the term is short and neither will the principals be expected to decrease the school fees.
This school term is expected to be short because the schools are expected to break before the August 9 polls as many of them are used as polling centres hence Magoha’s request for a deliberate balance of the fees to remain the same.
He told the principals there was no cause for panic because Government capitalization would be in banks starting Friday through Monday.
Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today;
Confusion over charge sheet lands Kega’s PA in jail
Personal Assistant to Kieni MP Kanini Kega spent the weekend in prison over apparent confusion of charge sheets to be used in court.
Dickson Mwangi was forced to spend the weekend at King’ong’o Prison in Nyeri after he was charged with assault under circumstances that Kega is now laying blame on the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
Kega says his PA was arrested and arraigned without any investigations undertaken as required in law.
Itumbi Alleges Millions Jubilee Politicians Have Pocketed as He Alleges on Uhuru’s Next Big Plans
Lastly night, Deputy President William Ruto’s close ally Dennis Itumbi took to his social media handles, exposing some interesting allegations about his former party Jubilee.
According to Itumbi, the ruling Jubilee party that is led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, has given millions of cash.
The well-informed deputy president’s ally has said that all governors received 6 million shillings last night at Jubilee Headquarters, All women representative and senatorial aspirants 4 million shillings each, all Mps 2 million, all MCA’s 500 thousand shillings as campaign money.
The famous Ruto ally has also revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta has cancelled several rallies in central Kenya.
Moses Kuria Claims Uhuru Took Raila Away from Common Man: “Even Kibra Aren’t Feeling Him
Speaking to NTV Kenya on Tuesday, July 12, Kuria observed that Raila had lost interest in addressing the plight of the common man amid the high cost of living.
“Uhuru has messed Raila after he took him away from the common man. Tinga of the past was more close to the common man than those of us who were opposing him,” said Kuria.
The Kiambu gubernatorial candidate said that Raila had reversed his roles after his magical handshake with the head of state in March 2018.