Mbunge wa Dagoretti kusini John Kj Kiarie alijiwasilishi kwa kituo cha polisi cha Kabete. Mbunge huyo alichapisha ujumbe katika mtandao wa kijamii akidai kuwa idadi ya watio waliokurantini ni 7000. Katika ujumbe huo pia KJ anahisi kuwa wakenya watakaoambukizwa ifikapo mwezi ujao ni 10000.
Wycliffe Oparanya alitangaza kuwa atafanyiwa vipimo vya Covid-19. Hii ni baada ya kutangamana na maafisa watatu ambao walisafiri nchini Italia hii majuzi ambapo ndio imeathiririka zaidi na janga hilo. Watatu hao walikosa kufuata kanuni ya kuingia karantini wiki moja iliyopita baada ya kurejea nyumbani.
Oparanya pia ametambua kwamba maafisa hao watatu hawakujitenga ghafla baada ya kurejea nyumbani wakitokea Italia ambapo walikuwa wamekwenda kutafuta kifaa cha maji kinachohitajika na kaunti hiyo.
Watatu hao huenda wakakamatwa kwa kukiuka maagizo ya serikali ambapo kila mtu anayeingia nchini ni lazima kujitenga kwa siku 14.
Wakenya wanaoishi mijini wameshauriwa wasisafiri kuelekea mashinani wakati huu ambapo serikali inajitahidi iwezavyo kudhibiti ueneaji wa virusi vya corona. Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Magavana Wycliffe Oparanya, alisema kuhepa mijini itawaweka wakazi hao pamoja na jamaa zao katika hatari ya kuambukizwa virusi hivyo hatari.
Oparanya pia anahofia kwamba, kuna wazee wengi wanaoishi vijijini, na wazee wametambuliwa kuwa katika hatari zaidi ya kupata madhara makubwa endapo wataambukizwa. Kiongozi huyo ambaye pia ni Gavana wa Kakamega aliongezea kuwa njia bora ya kujikinga na virusi hivyo ni kuosha mikono kwa sabuni kila mara na kuepuka maeneo yaliyo na watu wengi.
Hii ni baada ya kuripotiwa kuwa wakazi wengi wa mijini hususan Nairobi wameanza kusafiri kwenda mashambani tangu kisa cha kwanza cha virusi vya corona kilipotangazwa nchini Ijumaa wiki iliyopita.
Wizara ya Afya imeripoti kisa cha kwanza cha virusi vya ugonjwa wa corana nchini. Kulingana na Waziri wa Afya Mutahi Kagwe, Mkenya huyo alithibitishwa kuwa na virusi hivyo usiku wa Alhamisi, Machi 12 baada ya kurejea nchini kutoka Marekani.
Mgonjwa huyo mwenye umri wa miaka 27, alithiitishwa kuwa na virusi hivyo, Alhamisi, Machi 5 na amelazwa katika Hospitali ya Kitaifa ya Kenyatta (KNH). Waziri ameripoti kuwa, mgonjwa huyo wa kike aliyejipeleka hospitali mwenyewe baada ya kuhisi maumivu anaendelea vizuri na matibabu, na kwamba joto lake la mwili limepungua.
Pia sekta ya Uchuuzi wa Umma imetakiwa kuchukua tahadhari ya mapema na kuhakikisha inawapa wateja wao sabuni za maji zenye kemikali ya kuua vidudu.
Kufikia sasa, nchi zaidi ya 100 zimeripoti visa vya virusi vya corona huku Kenya ikiwa nchi ya 13 Afrika kuripoti kisa. Duniani kote visa zaidi ya 134,930 vimeriptiwa huku idadi ya walioaga dunia kufuatia mchamko wa virusi hivyo ikifikia 4,990. Waliopona baada ya kunaswa na virusi hivyo ni watu 70,396.
Rais Uhuru Kenyatta amekutana na baadhi ya magavana kutoka mkoa wa Bonde la Ufa katika Ikulu ya Nairobi Mkutano huu umejiri huku kukiwepo na wasiwasi mkubwa wa viongozi kutoka eneo hilo kugawanyika kwa ajili ya mpango wa BBI. Mkutano wa BBI unatarajiwa kufanyika Jumamosi, Mach 21, mjini Nakuru baadhi ya ajenda waliojadili magavana hao ilikuwa ni kuhusu mchakato wa BBI.
Kufuatia taarifa kutoka Ikulu, magavana hao walimhakikishia Uhuru kuwa mkutano huo utakuwa wenye mafanikio makubwa na utaendeshwa kama ilivyoratibiwa. Mkutano huo wa BBI ulikuwa ufanyika Jumamosi, Machi 7, ila ukaharishwa baada ya ule wa Meru kukumbwa na vurugu.
In the interior part of Kangemi, at the shoreline of River Nairobi settles a home fenced using trees that has green well trimmed leaves. It is inside this compound that a lady, whose enthusiasm to environment stays. She was born and brought up here several years back.
Ruth Wangari Githaika says the idea
of how wastes could be reused is something that kept on crossing her mind for
several years. At some point she decided to research around waste management.
In 2011, she learnt of how other countries had been taking care of environment.
That gave her an idea of how to make briquettes. Briquettes are compressed
blocks of coal dust or other combustible biomass material used for fuel. The
term briquette derives from the French word brique, meaning brick.
`I just happened to be thinking so much about environment but my main concern was the issue of there is a lot of logging, there is a lot of deforestation and the cry was the logging is not about timber, it is about charcoal. And I was wondering, now if this is the case when I go through books, charcoal can be made from so many things, why don`t we start this.` Ms. Githaika recalls .
When she decided to put her research into practice, Ms. Githaika who is now a mother and a grandmother, thought of how her work could create employment not only for her but also to others in her community that is in the Kangemi informal settlement, without having to rub shoulders with the government.
`We are not fighting with the
government and all that about deforestation because of charcoal, that one we`ll
have eliminated. Unfortunately, it is not a two or three months fight. I have
always said it takes all of us to move this world. As we are talking that we
want to preserve our forest/trees then somebody else somewhere needs to be
saying instead of this, this is what we are going to be doing. And of course in
every place anywhere we live in our country or anywhere in the world there is waste
that can be turned into use or waste that can create energy in my
household/neighborhood, in the next hotel near me` Ms. Githaika narrates
Briquettes are made from various agricultural or biogas wastes. This includes cattle wastes, waste food from kitchen, and grass among others. This is contrary to the commonly known charcoal that is burnt from trees. They can either be made using hands or machines
`After we have collected cow dung,
we have an open place to dry it. After which we smoke them without producing
flames to remove dioxide in them. What you get is black and can burn. There are
machines that we make and use to produce briquettes. However, it is not a must
one gets machine to produce briquette. What you got after smoking the waste
which is now black dust, is what you mix with water making it very light then
place it in a machine that will produce for you a particular compressed shape,
very solid which when you dry in the sun for two days will burn like charcoal
or much better than charcoal burnt from fire wood` She explains
Unlike charcoal burnt from wood,
briquettes burn very slowly to about three consecutive hours. This is because
of how they are compressed during
production. They are also cheaper and less in the market. The value is best experienced
by the person using them
` The briquette is more economical
than ordinary charcoal because briquette will take much longer. It is going to
save you a lot of time and a lot of money in terms of resources because
briquettes do not burn very first. The combustion rate of briquette is
controlled by the producer or whoever is making it. If you take briquettes to
the current charcoal venders whom we have everywhere in the streets , they will
never appreciate your product because ordinary charcoal, you might realize that
I have bought a bag right now and within the next few minutes I need another
one. Which is so different with the briquettes? Briquettes are there to serve
you` She assures briquette consumers.
Apart from making briquettes, Ruth
Wangari Githaika has also trained a number of women in different parts of
Nairobi. She is the founder of Alfa Star Group, whose motto is Turning Waste to
Fuel. Through this group that she registered in 2015, Ms. Githaika has been
training organized women groups in Kangemi, Dagoretti, Kasarani, and Embakassi
parts of Nairobi. These women have been trained on making of alternative
Bio-fuels, Briquetting Machines, Training in skills development among others.
She looks forward to a time that the whole country will be using briquettes that
she will never satisfy the demand. Through that, she says she shall have
created job opportunities to many. She wants to be link to people.
Polisi huyo ambaye anaaminika kuwa alikwa na taarifa muhimu kuhusu sakata ya zabuni ya kununua vifaa vya jeshi alipatikana chumbani kwake wiki iliyopita akiwa amefariki. Kulingana na upasuaji uliofanywa na serikali, sajini huyo alikwa na donda moja la risasi chumbani.
Sajini Kenei alionekana mara ya mwisho akiwa na maafisa wenzake aliokuwa akihudumu nao katika afisi ya Ruto – Kenei alipatikana akiwa ameaga dunia nyumbani kwake mtaani Imara Daima Alhamisi.
Alitarajiwa kuandikisha taarifa katika makao makuu ya DCI kuhusu sakata ya KSh 40 bilioni inayomkabili aliyekuwa waziri wa michezo Rashid Echesa – Ripoti za awali ziliarifu kuwa Kenei huenda alijitoa uhai lakini familia imepinga vikali madai hayo.
Maafisa wa upelelezi wanaendelea kufanya uchunguzi kubaini kilichosababisha kifo cha Sajini Kipyegon Kenei ambaye alikuwa akihudumu katika afisi ya Naibu Rais William Ruto ya Harambee Annex. Kenei alipatikana akiwa ameaga dunia nyumbani kwake mtaani Imara Daima.
During a public participation in February 2018, it was raised that there was need to have that at least two secondary Schools within Dagoretti South especially around Riruta. Now arising from the pressure of the Ministry of Education 100 transition policy, the dream of having two secondary schools are becoming a reality.
The ministry ahead of the setting up of the proposed schools, scaling up of the infrastructure has already started. The new school has already enrolled 87 students who otherwise would have failed to pursue their goals.
On Friday a delegation from the Ministry led by Director of Secondary schools donated lockers and chairs to the students. They announced that building of classrooms and other amenities will commence within the donated space in the compound.
Kupitia kwa Mkuu wa Utumishi wa Umma Joseph Kinyua, serikali pia imetoa utaratibu utakaofuatwa wakati wa shughuli ya mazishi hadi atakapozikwa mzee. Moi aliyeaga dunia Jumanne, 4 akipokea matibabu katika Nairobi Hospital atazikwa Jumanne, nyumbani kwake Kabarak, Kaunti ya Nakuru.
Rais Uhuru Kenyatta ataongoza wakenya kutizama mwili wa RaiS Moi katika bunge la taifa siku ya Jumamosi. Ibada ya wafu itaandaliwa Juma Nne kabla ya mwili kupelekwa nyumbani kwake Nakuru atakapozikwa.
The government`s 100 % transition policy has gotten a boost in Dagoretti Sub County, following the launch of a new secondary school within the area. Three days after the Riruta Satelite Day Secondary school was launched by Basic Education Principal Secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang, 31 students have been enrolled.
Speaking to Mtaani
radio reporter in her office, Riruta Satelite Primary school and principal
Riruta Satelite Day Secondary school, said the school has two classrooms that
have been set aside for the form one students, since the new secondary school
is a subsidiary of Riruta Satelite Primary school.
Agness Murugi Muchiri said some of the students had missed their chances in the previous secondary schools, where they had been selected to join because their parents/guardians could not afford school fees.
`There was a lot of desperation because parents could not afford to take their children and therefore there had to be a mobilization by the area chief and other administrators to fetch them out of their dens of wharever they had stayed desperately not knowing what to do. So far from Monday we have received 31 and we are expecting more. Our aim is to get 60. That will be one class. ` Mrs. Muchiri told Mtaani radio reporter.
The launch of Riruta
Satelite Day Secondary school, has bridged the gap between Dagoretti North`s
Dagoretti Mixed Day school and Dagoretti South`s Beth Mugo Mixed Day school.
This therefore, means day scholars within Dagoretti Sub-County can slightly commute
at ease. Even on its first week, parents/guardians within Dagoretti already
feel its impact.
`He is an orphan, father and mother died and he came here in
Nairobi after sitting class eight examinations but I did not have money to take
him to school. God has opened a way, a school has been found here in Satellite.
We have been given a form with a rubber stamp and told to bring him here at
school, so now I am taking him to join. I appreciate` a parent told Mtaani
`This is bringing development; people will not be struggling
to look for far secondary. Once they complete class eight they will join
secondary in the same school` Another parent added.
Other residents in
Dagoretti however, feel that all public primary schools should have subsidiary
secondary schools. They say the government should also get a public primary
school within one of the Dagoretti South`s Ngando ward.
`Wow, I hope the same will be done in Ngando ward which has
no public primary and secondary school apart from Lenana School. Riruta ward
has several public schools including, Ndurarua, Kinyanjui Road and Satellite
primary schools. Riruta ward now has a secondary school. I also hope all public
primary schools can have a corresponding public secondary school` Read part of
Anthony Muchuma Kutiri`s WhatsApp comment after he learnt of the school.
100 % Transition
2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE examination candidates started joining form one in respective secondary schools on January 13, 2020. The government`s efforts to have all the 1,088,986 is still on. The effort has been made successful through collaboration between most school heads and parents.
An example is the newly found Riruta Satelite Day Secondary
school, as the school`s principal Agness Murugi Muchiri says
`Our uniform is Navy blue skirts, white blouses and navy blue sweaters and yea they look very smart. Actually, the most important thing is to have them in class. We are not pushing them, we are not sending them away, we are not even asking for anything. We are providing lunch at least for a few days as they settle down. The government has promised to pay all their fees` Mrs. Muchiri told Mtaani radio
Speaking in Kisumu
County on February 5, 2020 Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha said,
99% of 2019 KCPE candidates had joined various secondary schools. He however,
said there were still some 10, 000 candidates who were not yet in schools
especially in Narok, Kajiado, Embu, Nyandarua and Tana River counties. He asked
anyone who identifies a child who should be in school but is not to contact a
`Otherwise we are at 99% which is thoroughly commendable for
this effort. I have a team involving the whole of Provincial Administration, Teacher’s
Service Commission, both field and headquarter officers are in the field and
the important thing is, you have seen that even at 99 % today I still found
another ten students here in Kisumu. My request is that everybody from where
they are operating must continue to identify where the children are. Said
Wabunge wa Jubilee wakiongozwa na Seneta wa Elgeyo Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen wametangaza amza hiyo. Kiongozi huyo aliyetoa hotuba kwa wanahabari pamoja na Alice Wahome, Moses Kuria, Aisha Jumwa na wengine wamesema kuwa wataalika viongozi wote nchini kutoa maoni yao kando la kupeleka nakala kwa wananchi.
Seneta Kipchumba Murkomen alizua hisia mseto Jumamosi, Januari 25, baada ya kugeuka ghafla na kuanza kumsifia kinara wa ODM Raila Odinga. Kando na kumsifu Raila kwenye jukwaa alipopewa kipaza sauti, picha zinaonyesha Murkomen akimsalimia kiongozi huyo wa ODM kwa heshima kubwa.
Murkomen anatoa kofia kama ishara ya heshima na kisha kupinda kiuno na kumpa Raila mkono wake tayari kwa salamu. Hiyo huyo ni ishara ya heshima kuu kwa kiongozi na huonyesha kuwa mtu anamtambua vilivyo. Hilo halikutarajiwa kwa mwandani huyo wa Naibu Rais ambaye awali amekuwa akitoa cheche za maneno dhidi ya Raila.
Babu alikana mashtaka dhidi yake na atazuiliwa kwa siku saba zaidi huku uchunguzi dhidi yake ukiendelea. Kama ilivyoripotiwa awali, Babu alikamatwa baada ya kumpiga risasi na kumjeruhi vibaya DJ huyo siku ya Ijumaa, Januari 17.
Wakili wa Owino Cliff Ombeta alitaka mteja wake aachiliwa huru kwa dhamana ila hakimu mkuu wa mahakama ya Milimani Francis Andayi alikataa ombi hilo kwa madai kuwa mshukiwa angeharibu ushahidi. Babu kwa sasa anazuiliwa katika kituo cha polisi cha Gigiri huku DJ Evolve akiendelea kupokea matibabu katika hospitali ya Nairobi. DJ Evolve anatarajiwa kufanyiwa upasuaji 3 kulingana na ripoti ya daktari.
Mwili wa msichana wa umri wa miaka kati ya kumi na minaNe na ishirini na sita ulipatikana kwenye mto karibu na eneo la Cabby Centre Kabiria. Msichana huyo anaaminika kuwa alikuwa ameuwawa na kufungwa na kamba kisha kuwekwa kwenya gunia na mwili wake kutupwa kwenye mto. Baadhi ya wakaazi waliopata mwili huo wanahoji kuwa walipoenda kuteka maji katika Kisima kilichokaribu, waliskia harufu wa na kufika hapo walipopata mwili huo. Mwili ulipelekwa katika hifadhi ya Maiti ya City huku Polisi wakiendeleza uchunguzi.
Kwenye kanda ya video iliyosambazwa katika mtandao wa kijamii, jamaa anayeaminika kuwa Babu na ambaye alikuwa amevalia shati lenye rangi ya machungwa alionekana akimfyatulia risasi kadhaa DJ huyo mwendo wa saa moja asubuhi Ijumaa.
Maafisa wa polisi waliweza kumkamata Babu saa chache baada ya kisa hicho na anazuiliwa katika kituo cha polisi cha Kilimani. Tayari uchunguzi umeanzishwa kuhusiana na kisa hicho huku Babu akida kutishiwa maisha na mahasidi wake wa kisiasa.
At thirteen years old, he was so happy that his hard work
had finally landed him opportunity, in a boarding boy’s national secondary school
in Kitui County. This only lasted for a year due to what he describes as unfavorable
Fidel Mutemi, now 17 year old travelled back to Nairobi`s Kawangware
slum, where he had been brought up. His parents then transferred him to a day
private secondary school.
The Kawangware I`m living in, Helped me acquire goals I was looking for
Despite the daily
challenges that he faced, being a day-scholar, Mutemi remained focused. His
dedication rewarded him. When he was admitted at The Excellence Mixed Day
School in 2017, he felt he was in a really good place. This is the institution that was to mould him how to relate
with reality of life.
` For me I can say that the Kawangware I`m living in, It is
a really good place. In this place you know the reality of life, how life goes
on outside here. So even if you are a form one, do not look for a school
outside. I have studied here and at the end I have managed to acquire goals I
was looking towards to. Teachers here make sure students have put into
consideration what the syllabus is all about` he says
Top 2019 KCSE Candidate
When Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha
announced the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results,
Mutemi was in the list of top students. He scored a mean grade B+ of 68 points
and became the top candidate at The Excellence School in Kawangware slum.
`My school has been great. I joined this school in form two because the school I was at initially, the climate in that area was affecting me so I had to move to The Excellence School. They warmly welcomed me into this school. Teachers have greatly supported me in education journey, I can say that my class teacher has been a good example; the principal has been a good role model. My family encouraged me to come to The Excellence School; they have really supported me in every step I take. They knew when I come here; I would be able to achieve my goals in life. Greatly, I would like to thank God` Says Mutemi.
What next after KCSE results
Fidel Mutemi is optimistic that the body charged with
admitting students to public universities, Kenya Universities and College
Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will recognize his excellence and place him
either at Maseno University or University of Nairobi to study either of his
coveted course which is medicine and engineering.
`For now I want to take a degree course in nursing at Maseno
University. For second option I would like to do electronic engineering in
University of Nairobi ` He concludes
I plan to have a bright future, just here at The Excellence
Even as Fidel Mutemi leaves The Excellence School to join university, he is a pacesetter to those behind him in the school. Vivian Muyuka, a 16 year old first born girl in their family also stays with her family in Kawangware. She has been studying at the same school since form one. Now in her fourth year, Ms. Muyuka does not want any grade below B+.
Every morning she walks to her dream school, she believes in
success of hard work. She is looking forward to being a lecturer so that she
can change people`s lives
`I plan to have a bright future, just here at The
Excellence. I plan to have a good grade, an A minus at the end of this year and
I hope I`ll make it because everything is possible with God`
Brain behind The Excellence School
The last born in a family of fourteen who became an orphan
in his teens, stayed in Kawangware for long time from time he checked in for his
hustles. After sometimes, he felt the need to give back to community. His
interest was in gathering needy children together in the slum setting.
In 2005, Moses Wokono became the founder of The Excellence School
in Kabiro, Kawangware in Dagoretti Sub County. The school is a registered
Community Based Organization (CBO) that began as a temporary feeding centre
with eight children.
Now 2020, Moses Wokono has every reason to wake up early because the school now has more demand from the community. The Excellence School integrate primary and secondary , both performing excellently.
`We received our Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE
examination results and for sure the results were very impressive that our 2019
candidates, did us proud by posting a very impressive mean score of above 5.5
and we are really happy. So as I talk to you today, we are a happy lot with the
teachers who are with us here today because of the good job they did. ` Mr.
Wokono expressed his excitement to students and teachers during their morning
assembly at the school compound.
He encouraged his team, that even in 2020 they want to set
the record. He says, this will require more efforts from candidates
` 2020 is another year….but still we are up to the task,
what is important on your side is to make sure that you become consistent and
persistent in what you do. We shall encourage you and we shall walk with you
through this journey of 2020 and make sure that we maintain the fire of the
excellence school. This is where the heroes are made and born and surely, we
want to bear more heroes out of this family of the excellence school. ` Mr.
The Excellence School emerged the top five overall and number one in private schools in Dagoretti Sub-County with a mean score of 5.51 in the 2019 KCSE results, an increase from the previous 3.14 2018 mean score.
Rais Uhuru Kenyatta alisitisha utekelezwaji wa masharti mapya ya Hazina ya Kitaifa ya Bima ya Afya (NHIF) ili kuruhusu mazungumzo zaidi kati ya washika dau . Amri ya rais aliyoitoa Jumanne, Januari 14, katika Ikulu ya Mombasa iliwadia baada ya Wakenya kulalamika, wakiwemo Muungano wa vyama vya wafanyakazi (COTU) na viongozi kadha kutoka pembe mbalimbali za nchi.
Hazina hiyo ya matibabu ilikuwa imetangaza masharti mapya magumu na miongoni mwayo kupunguza idadi ya wanufaishwa kuwa mke mmoja na watoto watano. Mabadiliko mengine yaliyokuwa yamependekezwa ni wateja wapya kusubiri siku 90 kuanza kupata huduma na pia mteja anahitajika kulipia huduma mwaka mmoja mbele katika kipindi cha kusubiri.
Mbunge wa Gatundu Kusini Moses Kuria alipongeza Rais Uhuru Kenyatta kwa kufanya mabadiliko kwenye serikali yake. Kuria alikutana na aliyekuwa waziri wa Kilimo Mwangi Kiunjuri na kuashiria huenda wakaanza ushirikiano wa kisiasa.
Kwenye taarifa kwa vyombo vya habari kabla ya kukutana na Kuria, Kiunjuri alikuwa amewaambia wanahabari kuwa haendi popote alipoulizwa iwapo atakuwa anajiunga na siasa za kitaifa. “Siendi popote … nitakuwa na nyinyi tu huku … Nashukuru Mungu kwani nimekuwa nikipitia hali ngumu. Nilidhalilishwa na ni Mungu pekee na familia yangu ambao wanajua niliyopitia,” alisema Kiunjuri.
Kiunjuri alipigwa kalamu baada ya Rais kufanya mabadiliko katika baraza lake la mawaziri.Monica Juma aliyekuwa katika wizara ya masuala ya nje amepelekwa kwa ulinzi, huku Rachael Omamo aliyekuwa ulinzi akichukua nafasi ya Monica Juma. Seneta wa Nyeri Mutahi Kagwe ametwaliwa Afya huku Peter Munya akipewa nafasi ya ukulima alipotemwa Kiunjuri.
Jaji John Mativo alitoa amri hii Ijumaa akiskiza kesi iliyokuwa unaangazia uwezekano wa wakili Miguna Miguna kurejea nchini. Mativo anasikitika na mienendo ya serikali kukaidi amri za mahakama zilizotolewa mwaka wa 2018 Miguna alipofurushwa kuelekea Canada kwa lazima.
Wakili Christopher Marwa aliyewasilisha serikali kwa mara ya kwanza kuhusu kesi hiyo anasema kuwa Paspoti ya kusafiri yenye Miguna anayo ni ya zamani na kumkubalia kutua kinyume bila stakabadhi tajika ni kukiuka sheria za kimataifa ya kusafiri.
Juma tatu wiki Jaji Weldom Korir aliamrisha Serikali kurejesha Miguna nchini bila shinikizo yoyote. Mativo ametoa amri kwa Mwanasheria wa serikali Kihara Kariuki kufika mahakamani Juma tatu wiki ijayo kuelezea msimamo wa serikali kuhusu masaibu ya Miguna.
Je ,wafahamu ukiwa mfanyabiashara mdogo ambaye anapata shilingi 1000 utahitajika kulipa ushuru wa uzalendo(patriotism tax)? iwapo una duka la matunda ,sehemu ya kuuzia mboga, duka la ususi almaarufu salon ama biashara yoyote ndogo uwe tayari kuanza kulipa ushuru.
Kwa kila mfanyabiashara ambaye anapata kima cha shilingi elfu moja kwa siku atahitajika kulipa ushuru wa shilingi thelathini kila mwezi kwa mamlaka la kutoza ushuru hapa nchini.Mamlaka ya ukusanyaji ushuru (KRA) ipo kwenye harakati za kutekeleza sheria ya ukusanyaji ushuru yenya utata ya asilimia tatu ya mauzo kila mwezi na hivyo kulenga wafanyabiashara milioni 2.5. Utelekezaji huu ukitarajiwa kuanza tarehe moja mwezi januari mwaka huu.Ushuru huu wa uzalendo hauadhiri utendakazi wa biashara yako.
Mfanyibiashara wa chini atahitajika kuweka rekodi za kudhibitisha kuwa anafuata sheria na wakati wa ukaguzi wa rekodi na shirika la KRA.
Kwa wanao lipa leseni ni vyema kufahamu kuwa atahitajika kulipa zaidi kwa asilimia kumi na tano zaidi hii ikiwa ni shilingi mia saba hamsini kwa wale wanapata leseni ya shilingi elfu tano.Kwa leseni ya shilingi ya elfu kumi utahitajika kulipa shilingi elfu moja na mia tano zaidi. Wafanyabiashara wa salon, maduka ya nyama wakihitajika kuandikisha biashara katika mitandao na kulipia kila mwezi.
Ushuru huu wa uzalendo ukiwaanza waliosajiliwa kwenye ushuru wa vat, wafanyabiashara wanaopata zaidi ya milioni tano kwa mwaka. Shoka hili la utelekezaji wa ushuru wa uzalendo ukitaka wamiliki wa trekta kuhitajika kulipa asilimia kumi na sita ila kwa trekta za kilimo zikiponea shoka.
Je, kwa kampuni za kamari zikipata pigo kwa kutakiwa kulipa asilimia 20.ushuru huu ukiongezwa zaidi ili kupunguza shughuli za kucheza kamari.Uzalendo huu ukiwa afueni kwa wawekezaji wa kutengezeza upya watalazimika kulipa asilimia kumi na tano kwa kipindi cha miaka mitano kinyume na hapo awali walipokuwa wakilipa asilimi 30. Msuada huu uliotiwa sahihi na rais uhuru kenyatta ukijitenga na aina yeyote ya dhamana itakayo tumika katika miradi au miundo misingi ikikosa kutozwa.
Hata hivyo muungano wa kutetea maslahi ya mfanyikazi ikienda mahakamani kupinga ushuru huo na kutaka serikali kuangalia upya njia mwafaka ya kutoza ushuru kwa mfanyabiashara mdogo. muungano huo wa cuto ukisema kuwa itayumbisha uchumi wa taifa na kusababisha ukosefu wa ajira kwa wakenya.
Huku shule zikifunguliwa kwa muhula wa kwanza, baadhi ya shule nchini wanapitia changamoto za kuendesha masomo yao kama kawaida. Mojawapo ya changamoto hizi ni ukosefu wa vitabu, walimu tosha na hata vyakula.Eneo la Kabiria Dagoretti, watoto wa shule ya msingi ya Kangaroo Junior School wamelazimika kusalia nyumbani kwani,shule haina uwezo wa kuwalisha.
Mwalimu mkuu wa shule hiyo Truphesa Ondiso anasema kuwa ndoto ya wanafunzi hao imekwama kwani mhisani aliyekuwa anatoa usaidizi wa vyakula alisitisha. Hata hivyo shule hiyo inataka wazazi kuwachilia wanao 150 kurejea shuleni licha ya changamoto hizi. Mkuu huyo wa shule anatoa wito kwa wasamaria wema kujitokeza na kufadhili mradi huo wa chakula shuleni.
Mwakilishi wa wadi ya Ngando Peter Waihinya amekiri kuwa yuko katika harakati za kufanikisha miradi ya mwaka 2020. Mwakilishi huyo alitoa kauli hii katika mahojiano ya kipekee na mwandishi wetu juma tano hii. Miradi hii ni pamoja na ukarabati wa barabara kadhaa eneo hilo kando na usambazaji wa maji kwa wakaazi wa eneo hilo. Kumbuka eneo hilo la Ngando linachangamoto si haba. Wazazi wanalazimika kupeleka wanao kwa shule za kibinafsi kwani wadi hiyo haina shule na hospitali ya umma.
Gavana wa Nairobi Mike Sonko alikamatwa na makachero wa tume ya kupambana na ufisadi nchini EACC eneo la Voi. Haya yalijiri saa chache baada ya kiongozi wa mashtaka ya umma Noordin Haji kuamrisha kukamatwa kwa Gavana huyo akisema kuwa uchunguzi waliofanya unamhusisha na ubadhirifu wa shilingi milioni 357.
Mzozo uliibuka kati ya Gavana huyo na maafisa wa polisi barabarani baada ya kudaiwa Gavana huyo alidinda kupanda helikopta ya polisi. Hatimaye alilazimishwa na kupelekwa katika afisi za EACC jijini Nairobi kuandikisha taarifa akingoja kushtakiwa mahakamani.
Noordin Haji pia akihutubia wanahabari, alitoa wito kwa idara ya mahakama kuhakikisha mkondo wa sheria umefuatwa kwa kesi zinazohusu ufisadi. Iwapo Gavana atashtakiwa mahakamani, atalazimika kun’gatuka mamlakani kwa muda huku uchunguzi ukiendelea na kupisha spika wa kaunti Beatrice Elachi kushikilia nafasi hiyo kwani hakuwa ameteua Naibu Gavana.
Wajumbe watano wamerizai wakati wakiwa kwenye foleni wakisubiri kuruhusiwa kuhudhuria Kongamano kuhusu idadi ya watu. Kongamano hili linaendelea katika jumba la mikutano la kimataifa la KICC.
Maelfu ya wajumbe pia wamekosa nafasi kuhudhuria ufunguzi wa kongamano hilo na matukio ya siku ya Jumanne. Wajumbe hao walisalia kwa muda wa masaa manne kabla ya kukubaliwa kuingia.
Zoezi la uithinishaji iliendeshwa na UNFPA na kampuni mbili za kutoa huduma za uhusiano mwema (PR) nje ya majengo ya bunge la kaunti ya Nairobi. Wajumbe hao watano waliozirahi walipokea huduma ya kwanza nje ya jumba la KICC sehemu ambapo kongamano hilo linaendelea. Kongamano hilo limefunguliwa rasmi na rais Uhuru Kenyatta
Katibu mkuu wa chama cha Jubilee Raphael Tuju amethibitisha kuondolewa kwa Abdi Guyo kama kiongozi wa wengi katika bunge la kaunti ya Nairobi. Nafasi yake sasa inachukuliwa na Charles Thuo.
Haya yanajiri siku moja baada ya kushuhudiwa kwa ghasia katika majengo la bunge hilo, baada ya Spika Beatrice Elachi Kutangaza mabadiliko haya. Abdi Guyo aliongoza baadhi ya wawakilishi wadi wanaoegemea upande wa Jubilee kumn’gatua spika wa bunge mwaka moja baada ya kurejeshwa kazini na mahakama ya wafanyikazi nchini Labour Courts.
Peter Karanja mmoja wa mshukiwa katika mauaji ya bwenyenye Tob Cohen amekamatwa mapema hivi leo nje ya mahakama za Milimani. Mshukiwa huyo amekamatwa kufuatia ilani ya mahakama moja mjini Naivasha.
Mahakama hiyo ilikwa inamsaka Karanja, kwa tuhuma za wizi wa kimabavu. Karanja na Sara Wairimu Kamotho wameshtakiwa na mauaji ya mwanabiashara Mholanzi Tob Cohen. Kukamatwa kwa Karanja kunajiri saa chache baada ya mahakama kuu kuziunganisha kesi ya washukiwa hao wawili, ambapo watalazimika kushtakiwa upya.
Kampuni ya ndege ya Silverstone imesitisha kwa muda safari zake baada ya liseni yake kuondolewa. Wakati huu kampuni hiyo itawasiliana na wateja wake kuzuia mahangaiko zaidi.
Mapema ndege nane za kampuni hiyo zilipigwa marufuku ili kutoa nafasi kwa uchunguzi wa kina wa kile kilichopelekea kusababishwa kwa ajali hivi majuzi.KCAA pia imepiga marufuku huduma za ndege ya SAC inayoendesha biashara ya kubeba mzigo na Alof ambayo husafirisha gesi.
Hatimaye mama na bintiye waliokuwa wamezama baharini eneo la kivuko cha Likoni, Kaunti ya Mombasa wameopolewa kutoka majini karibia siku kumi na tatu baada ya mkasa. Shughuli ya kuiopoa miili ya Mariam Kigenda na mwanawe Amanda Mutheu imekuwa ikiendelea kwa muda huo wote, huku wapiga-mbizi wa mashirika mbalimbali wakitumia kila mbinu kuiopoa. Kuchelewa kwa miili hiyo kuopolewa kumechangiwa na kinachotajwa kuwa changamoto za baharini ikiwamo mawimbi makali chini ya bahari, wanyama, mvua na giza kali.
Shughuli ya kuiopoa miili ya Mariam Kigenda na mwanawe Amanda Mutheu imekuwa ikiendelea tangu Jumapili, Septemba 29, gari lao lilipozama. Source: Original Vitengo mbalimbali vya Polisi, ikiwamo afisi ya Mkurugenzi wa Uchunguzi wa Jinai (DCI), Shirika la Msalaba Mwekundu. Kuchelewa kwa miili hiyo kuopolewa kumechangiwa na kinachotajwa kuwa changamoto za baharini ikiwamo mawimbi makali chini ya bahari, wanyama, mvua na giza kali.
Mawingu ya simanzi itagubisha uwanja wa Posta eneo la Ngando huku wazazi na wanafunzi wakitarajiwa kuhudhuria ibada ya watoto 8 waliofariki katika mkasa wa kuporomoka kwa madarasa shuleni humo. Viongozi humu nchini wameendelea kukashifu kifo cha wanafunzi hao huku Serikali ya kaunti ya Nairobi ikiendelea kupokea lalama zaidi. Hatua kadha zimechukuliwa huku Gavana wa kaunti akiwapiga kalamu maafisa 16 wa kaunti kwa kile alichokitaja kama utepetevu kutekeleza majukumu yao.
Waziri wa elimu George Magoha kwa upande wake alikita kambi katika mtaa wa Kibra. Waziri huyo alifunga shule ya msingi ya St Catherine Bombolulu akihoji kuwa majengo hayo yalikwa na dosari na kutahadharisha maisha ya wanafunzi .Shule zingine 200 zimepewa ilani ya kufunga virago. “Usingoje nikuje ndio mahali , kama uko na majumba kama haya” Mogoha alisema.
Mmilikiwa shule hiyo na wazazi ambao wanao walipoteza maisha wameandikisha taarifa katika kituo cha polisi cha Kabete huku uchunguzi ukiendelea. Naibu wa Rais William Ruto ametoa hakikisho kuwa chini ya miezi mitatu serikali itajenga shule ya msingi katika wadi hiyo.
Mtu mmoja kati ya kumi hupoteza maisha huku watu wawili kati ya kumi wakilazwa kwenye hospitali kutokana na maradhi ya mshtuko wa moyo ulimwenguni. Ripoti hii ikiashiria kuwa idadi ya wanaopoteza maisha kutokana na maradhi ya moyo ni kadri milioni sita kila mwaka kote ulimweguni. Radhika Choksey msimamizi wa Mawasiliano Dijitali na mauzo katika kampuni ya Philip ,amesema kuwa kuna dakika kumi za kumwokoa yule ambaye anapatwa na mshtuko wa moyo.
Kampuni ya Philip barani Afrika linapania kufahamisha wakenya dhidi ya kukabiliana na mshtuko wa moyo kwa kutoa zaidI ya vifaa ishirini na tano vitakavyozuia vifo hivi kwa shirika la msalaba mwekundu( Red Cross) katika mashindano ya mbio zinazoendelea kwanzia tarehe 21 hadi 29 mwezi September. Kwa upande wake daktari Muthoni Ntojira kutoka shirika la msalaba mwekundu amesema kuwa tangu kuanzishwa ushirikiano na kampuni ya philip barani afrika ,idadi ya kuokoa maisha kupitia njia ya simu ambayo haitozwi imeongezeka. Ulimwegu unatarajia kuadhimisha siku ya maradhi ya moyo tarehe ishirini na tisa mwezi Septemba. Maradhi ya moyo, yanasababishwa na hali ya maisha ya watu ,utumiaji kupita kipimo wa sukari,mafuta na chumvi.
Wakazi, viongozi wa miungano ya mashirika yasiyo ya kiserikali waadhimisha siku ya amani katika mtaa wa Congo. Josephine Njeri Njiru kiongozi wa shirika la Dagoretti Community Centre,anasema kuwa ukosefu wa amani unasababisha ukosefu wa kazi na kutatiza biashara. Njiru anasisitiza kuwa mkutano huu ni wa kuhamasisha jamii umuhimu wa usalama.
Kwa upande wake Dicksoni Musembi Kasole ambaye ni afisa wa kutoa mafunzo kwa shirika la maendeleo kwa jamii, anasema kuwa kuadhimisha siku ya amani ni jambo ambalo wamekuwa wakilifanya kwa kuhusisha vijana kupata mafunzo yatakayowafanya kuwa na kazi.
Kaunti ya Nairobi imeweza kuandaa sherehe ya kuadhimisha amani huku ulimwegu ukijiunga kuadhimisha siku ya amani tarehe ishirini na mosi mwezi septemba kila mwaka.
Wanafunzi 7 wamedhibitishwa kufariki kwenye mkasa wa ukuta kuporomoka na hatimaye madarasa kuanguka katika Shule ya Precious Talent, eneo la Ng’ando, mtaani Dagoretti, jijini Nairobi.
Shule hiyo ipo katika mkabala na Barabara ya Ngong’; shughuli za uokozi zilikamilika huku ikiarifwa tayari wanafunzi zaidi ya 50 wametolewa kwenye vifusi na kupelekwa Hospitali Kuu ya Kitaifa ya Kenyatta (KNH) wanapoendelea kupokea matibabu.
Rais Uhuru Kenyatta, naibu wake William Ruto na kinara wa ODM wameongoza wakenya kuomboleza watoto walioangamia wakisistiza kuwa uchunguzi utafanywa kwa kina kun’gamua chanzo cha mkasa huo.
Aidha waziri wa usalama wa ndani George Magoha aliyefika hapo muda mfupi baada ya mkasa ametangaza wanafunzi waliobaki watasalia nyumbani kwa siku nne ambapo serikali itatoa mwelekeo. Shule hiyo ilikwa na wanafunzunzi 870 huku pia ikidhihirika kuwa hakuna shule ya msingi umma katika wadi hiyo.
Afisa huyo wa polisi anayetambulika kama Benson Indeche alikwa akihudumu katika kituo cha polisi cha Riruta na alikwa katika ngazi ya Inspekta. Mwendazake anadaiwa kupigwa risasi mara tano mwilini majira ya saa tisa usiku kabla ya kusafirishwa katika hospitali ya Nairobi Women ambapo madaktari walidhibitisha kifo chake.
Inadaiwa kuwa wahudumu wa bodaboda waliripoti kuhangaishwa na polisi huyo ambaye alikwa mlevi. Polisi wenzake walifika pale kun’gamua yaliyojiri. Hata hivyo inadaiwa kuwa mwenda zake alitoa bastola yake na kufyatua risasi. Polisi wamedhibitisha kuwa walimpata na risasi saba mfukoni. Mwili wake ulipelekwa katika hifadhi ya maiti ya Chiromo.
Tens of children are seated under mabati-walled structures staring at new faces in their compound. We visited the Tollen Centre in Dagoretti, here we observed a certain ambivalence when it comes to children satisfaction with the environment. Due to inadequate financing in these centers, this cohort can sometimes lack food and clothes. Education remains the only hope for a better future. In response, Oya Oya Family, a group of our drive show fans led by Mc Barr Prince which was founded in 2016 started projects to support the centers. During its inception Dagoretti youth were deeply immersed in drug abuse, crime, unemployment which translated to high poverty levels. In the long run, children born from these families were absorbed in children rescue centers for alternative parenthood.
OyaOya undertook resource mobilization from local leaders and the community to support the children Homes donating foodstuffs, constructing settlement structures. Tollen centre is hosting over 120 kids, the structures erected in a hectare land doubles as a home and school to them. Students study under mabati shanties and lacking sleeping mattresses. They are at risk of contacting weather-borne diseases such as Pneumonia.
This monthly initiative provides balanced nutrition to children from poor backgrounds to give them the necessary energy to better prepare their future.Through support from our external partners were are spearheading construction of toilets at the facility as well as donating Ungas and other commodities in the Centre. Through such programs we engage the community to realize fundamental primary human rights of children, women and youth in Dagoretti.
Chama cha chungwa kilikwa kimeorodhesha wagombeaji kumi na mmoja kumenyana katika uteuzi wa mwaniaji atakayepeperusha bendera ya chama. Hata hivyo, siku tatu kabla ya wakaazi wa Kibra kuelekea debeni, ODM sasa imetangaza kuwa shughuli hiyo itasitishwa kwa muda. Kwa mujibu wa taarifa iliyotumwa kwa vyombo vya habari na Katibu mkuu Edwin Sifuna, wamelazimika kufanya uamuzi huo baada ya serikali kuu kutoa madai ya upungufu wa maafisa wa usalama kulinda shughuli hiyo kwani, wengi wanasaidia katika zoezi la sensa linaloendelea. Zoezi hilo sasa litafanyika tarehe saba mwezi Septemba.
Hayo yakijiri, mgombeaji wa ANC ambaye alikwa mwanamikakati wa Raila Odinga Eliud Owalo ameweza kutwaliwa tiketi na sasa anaendelea kufanya kampeni ya kuridhi kiti hicho.
Chama cha Jubilee kimetangaza kuwa, wale wote wanaopania kuwania kiti cha ubunge Kibra kupitia chama hicho kuwasilisha majina yao kwa zoezi la uteuzi. Kiti hicho kiliwachwa wazi baada ya Mbunge Ken Okoth kuaga dunia baada ya kuugua Saratani ya Utumbo mwezi Julai.
Someone who goes to school today builds future life. This same person must be alive today to have a future. So can a child whose parent earns Ksh. 200 in a day be promised of future life, if even basic education that the government says is free is still paid for? Where is free basic education, in public primary schools? This is the question unemployed single parents in Dagoretti Nairobi are asking. Do you know that parents are charged admission fees of between Ksh. 3, 700 and 4, 700 per child? Thereafter, they are required to pay Ksh. 500 per month. Moreover, pupils are asked to report to school every Saturday each paying between Ksh. 50 and 100. Tebby otieno reports on the education burden with a focus in Dagoretti. http:// https://soundcloud.com/user-104653996/mzigo-wa-elimu-katika-shule-za-msingi-za-umma-dagoretti
KNEC CEO David Njeng’ere has said Standard Eight learners who had registered for the 2023 KCPE exams but failed to sit will get a second chance in 30 days.
“The council shall organize for KCPE candidates who had registered but were unable to sit their exams, to do so after 30 days,” he said.
Njeng’ere spoke on Thursday at Mitihani House in Nairobi where Education CS Ezekiel Machogu is releasing the KCPE 2023 results.
Machogu said the 9,354 candidates will be given special exams in January.
Njeng’ere noted that since 1985, 39 cohorts have sat the KCPE Examinations, with two major reviews being made on the assessment tests used.
“Since inception, the KCPE Examination has been offered to over 26,316,037 candidates in the last 39 years. The candidature has been diverse, with candidates of refugee status and other non-citizens within Kenya sitting the examination,” he said.
The Knec boss said from 2005 to 2008 KCPE was also offered to South Sudan nationals of the Kauda mountains region. In total, 103,779 non-citizens have been certified after sitting KCPE.
Similarly, about 25,000 candidates with disabilities have sat KCPE Examinations over the 39 years it was offered.
He said the gender parity of KCPE candidates in 1985 was at 59.2% and 40.8% for male and female candidates respectively.
“This ratio increased over the years and from 2013 to 2022, both genders were at par. However, in 2023, gender parity has dropped with female candidates being at 48.70% and male candidates at 51.3%,” he said.
The image was taken in Lamu County, not Haiti, as claimed
This Facebook post with an image supposedly of a Kenyan police patrol vehicle being ferried on a boat to Haiti is FALSE.
“Kenya police heading to Haiti,” reads the post accompanying the image.
The image was shared in the wake of the United Nations Security Council’s approval of Haitian government and civil society representatives’ request to deploy a multinational security support operation to the country on 2 October 2023.
The request follows months of chaos in Haiti. Kenya’s National Police Service will be part of the peacekeeping mission, as stated by the President of Kenya. A reverse image search locates a similar image in a Facebook post shared on 31 January 2022 by Kenyans.co.ke. The description does not indicate where the image was taken.
However, the news platform also posted the image on X (formerly Twitter) on the same day with a description indicating that it was taken in Lamu County, an island.
The video was captured during the Tadamon massacre in Syria on 16 April 2013.
This Facebook post claiming to show a video of the Israeli military shooting civilians in Gaza is FALSE.
“Israeli military are conducting a war crime on the ground operation in Gaza they’re doing exactly what Hitler did to them. Please share it before they take it out of social media as they control the social media. Let It go very viral,” the text accompanying the video reads.
A video attached to the post shows a combat uniformed person leading a handcuffed, blindfolded individual into a pit with people and tires. The handcuffed person is shot twice in the pit. Several other handcuffed, blindfolded individuals are also dropped into the pit and shot dead.
However, does this video show the Israeli military dropping people in a pit and shooting them dead? We checked.
A Turkish website reported that the massacre was committed by the 227th Unit of military intelligence affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The website claims the military unit executed 41 civilians in the Tadamon District, south of Damascus.
A YouTube keyword search revealed corroborating reports from The Guardian and DW documenting the video we are fact-checking. The two media outlets concurred with the evidence that the video in question was taken during a massacre that happened in 2013 in Syria. The Guardian identified the officer shooting the civilians as Amjad Yousef.
The Syrian 227th military unit allegedly burned the bodies of those executed. The video emerged in April 2022.
More than a year after being leaked, the video has surfaced with misleading content claiming to cover the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas that ensued on 7 October 2023. PesaCheck previously debunked this claim containing the same video.
PesaCheck has looked into a Facebook post claiming to show a video of the Israeli military allegedly shooting civilians in Gaza and found it to be FALSE.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
Images accompanying news reports by Kenyan media organisations about Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen’s tour of the new facility corroborate the evidence that the airstrip isn’t tarmacked; here and here.
A Google reverse image search returns a number of results revealing that the image we are fact-checking was not even taken in Kenya.
Among the results is an Instagram post indicating that the image shows Ken Jones Aerodrome. An internet search with the keywords “ken jones aerodrome” shows that the airstrip is located in Jamaica. Another Instagram account posted the image in 2022.
A video shared on YouTube depicting the landing of a plane on the Ken Jones Aerodrome captures the same scene as the claimed image under investigation.
Another image taken from a different angle was shared on Facebook in 2022 shows that the water body is on both sides of the airstrip.
Additionally, images from Google Maps contain key similarities with the image we are fact-checking including the water body, and the number ‘27’ appearing on the tarmac among other markings.
The image was captured at Heathrow Airport in London in June 2022.
This post shared on X (formerly Twitter) with an image supposedly of a room full of unattended luggage at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is FALSE.
“JKIA. This is Kenya’s first international airport. Do we have a country?” reads the text accompanying the image.
On 1 November 2023, the media reported alleged harassment at JKIA by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials. The outrage comes in the backdrop of a directive that has been enforced by KRA to tax personal or household items worth $500 and above, whether new or used, by tourists visiting the country.
But does the image show the current situation at JKIA? We checked.
A reverse image search revealed that the photograph depicting a room filled with luggage was captured at the United Kingdom’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 on 17 June 2022. According to a spokesperson from Heathrow Airport, a technical glitch resulted in a buildup of suitcases, leading to certain passengers travelling without their luggage, while others encountered delays during check-ins.
Some passengers took to social media, expressing frustration about waiting for up to two hours at the baggage reclaim. However, later that day, the airport resolved the issue and began efforts to reunite passengers with their luggage.
PesaCheck has looked into a post shared on X (formerly Twitter) with an image supposedly of unattended luggage at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and found it to be FALSE.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
This Facebook post advertising a World Vision Foundation promotion in Kenya is a HOAX.
The post shares a screenshot of a purported M-PESA text message claiming that the author had received KSh26,000 from the foundation.
As such, the author encourages social media users to participate in the alleged promotion by sending the word “business” to a provided WhatsApp number.
But is the post authentic?
To start with, the purported M-PESA message on the post has the confirmation code “RJN9ALMNH5”. The same code appears on messages shared by other users, as seen here and here.
This is a red flag because the transactions were made by different users on different days, and therefore, they should each have a unique confirmation code.
Moreover, the listed telephone number is different from 0711 086000, which is on the World Vision Kenya Facebook page.
A Truecaller search for the telephone number on the post we are debunking indicated that it belongs to a user named Bs. A similar search for the contact provided on World Vision’s Facebook page confirmed that the number belonged to the humanitarian agency.
PesaCheck contacted World Vision Kenya on X and established that the promotion is not authentic.
“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It’s important to clarify that this is not genuine. We don’t conduct such promotions, and we strongly caution everyone against falling for this scam,” World Vision said.