Tempers Flare as Ruto-Raila Talks End Near Fisticuffs; CBK Gives Nod to Safaricom to Raise M-Pesa Transaction Limit & TSC Rejects Proposals on Education Reforms

Good morning,

The talk of the town over the past week has been the nonchalant attitude some government officials have been projecting towards Kenyans.

Led by the Trade CS, these officials have been accused of belittling Kenyans’ opinions, especially on economic matters.

As the saying goes, the rot runs deep, and if the individuals at the top, who are the face of the government, can be so condescending on matters affecting citizens, you can only imagine how terrible things are as you go down to the bottom of the food chain in government offices.

As much as apologies have been issued here and there to save face, we all know more needs to be done if we are going to make it through the prevailing economic turbulence as a country.

Here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Tempers Flare as Ruto-Raila Talks End Near Fisticuffs

What you need to know: The ongoing negotiations between President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to resolve the 2022 post-election crisis on Thursday (September 21) degenerated into a shouting match amid a major split between the opposing camps.

This, even as President Ruto’s team rejected interim demands — including lowering the cost of living — by Mr Odinga, forcing the talks team to refer the contentious issues back to the technical committee.

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CBK Gives Nod to Safaricom to Raise M-Pesa Transaction Limit

Safaricom has raised the transaction limit on M-Pesa to Sh250,000 from Sh150,000, following the Central Bank of Kenya’s (CBK) approval.

The move will provide customers with an increased transaction cap for services such as Send Money, Lipa Na M-Pesa Buy Goods, Paybill, and more.

TSC rejects proposals on education reforms

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has rejected some recommendations made by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER), saying, its proposals were not considered.

Addressing members of the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Education during public hearings in Kilifi County on Thursday (September 21), TSC boss Nancy Macharia said their views to the task force that is chaired by Prof Raphael Munavu were neither considered nor acknowledged in the final report.

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