Tycoon Transfers Ruto’s Land Deal to Private Company; Inside the New Pay Deal for Teachers & Kipyegon Emotional As Team Kenya Lands Back Home

Good morning,

Over the weekend, the country experienced one of the longest nationwide power blackouts to hit Kenya in the last six years.

The Friday outage came with dire consequences from reported death in hospital to disrupting the aviation industry.

According to a recent report by EPRA, KPLC takes more than eight hours on average to connect its customers back to the grid after a blackout.

The company stated that the failure of electrical services was caused by a system disturbance leading to a loss of bulk power supply in various parts of the country.

Do you think Kenya Power should be compelled to compensate victims of power outages? And what can be done to stop these costly blackouts?

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News this morning:

Tycoon Transfers Ruto’s Land Deal to Private Company


Twiga Foods boss Peter Njonjo transferred 20,000 acres handed to him by President William Ruto’s administration in the Galana-Kulalu scheme to his private company, the Business Daily has established.

Official records from the company registry show that Selu Limited, the firm granted the rights to develop the irrigation scheme, is fully owned by Mr Njonjo, and not Latin American and US firms as the Twiga boss had earlier said.

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Inside the New Pay Deal for Teachers

Boom for teachers as unions seal salary deal with TSC

Teachers will receive their increased salaries by the end of the week following the signing of an agreement between their unions and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) that gives the highest percentage to the lowest paid teachers.

The deal, signed on Monday (August 28) at the Kenya School of Government, ranges between 7 and 9.5 percent and will be backdated to July 1, 2023 and spread over two years, but the unions said they would press on with their earlier demands.

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Kipyegon Emotional As Team Kenya Lands Back Home

Double world champion Faith Kipyegon fought back tears, as she was carried shoulders high immediately she hit the frames of the exit doors at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) late Monday night.

Not even a delay of arrival time by nearly two hours could dampen the spirits of friends, family and athletics fanatics who had gathered to welcome the athletes back home and even the tourists and visitors who were arriving, were caught in the moment and took it all in.

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