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Riruta is the latest estate in Dagoretti to have CoronaVirus positive case…

Riruta is the latest estate in Dagoretti to have CoronaVirus positive cases. This is after one person was confirmed positive.

In the last 24 hours Kenya has recorded 25 more people who have tested positive for coronavirus disease, bringing the total to 607.

CAS Rashid Aman on Thursday said they tested 632 samples in 24 hours.

From this, 22 are Kenyans, 1 Ugandan, 1 Tanzanian and a Chinese.

A total of 21 are male and four are female.

CAS said that 17 are from Nairobi, two Wajir, two Kajiado and one each from Migori, Mombasa and Isiolo counties.

This marks the first case in Isiolo.

Aman said Eastleigh is leading with nine cases.

On a positive side Kenya has recorded seven new discharges, bringing the total to 197.

Sadly Three more patients have died, bringing the total to 29.

The government has warned Kenyans who fled from Eastleigh and Old Town, after a lockdown was announced.

Mbunge wa Dagoretti Kusini John Kj Kiarie ajiwasilisha kwa polisi

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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.

Gavana wa Kakamega kupimwa virusi vya Corona

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By Kevin Oduor

Kakamega

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.

Oparanya awaonya wananairobi Dhidi ya Kusafiri Nyumbani Kusambaza Corona

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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.

Mkenya wa Kenya wa kwanza augua virusi vya Corona

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Mwandishi: Kevin Oduor

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.

Uhuru akutana na magavana wa Bonde la Ufa kwa Maandalizi ya BBI

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Mwandishi : Kevin Oduor

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.

How a woman in Kangemi slums turns wastes into charcoal

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By Tebby Otieno

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.

             

Ms. Githaika with Mtaani radio reporter Tebby Otieno, during an interview at their home in Kangemi on February 28, 2020

`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.

Ms. Githaika carrying two pieces of briquettes in her hand. She is inside a store of sacks of briquette in her Kangemi home on February 28, 2020

`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

Ms. Githaika in the briquette production room on February 28, 2020

Briquettes making

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

Economic

A burning jiko of briquettes in an energy saving jiko on February 29, 2020

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.

Kenei: Polisi wa Ruto aliyefariki alikuwa na donda la risasi shingoni

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By Kevin Oduor

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.

Ministry of Education donates lockers to the new Riruta Mixed Secondary School

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By Kamadi Amata

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.

Serikali yatangaza Juma Nne Wiki Ijayo kama siku ya likizo kuomboleza Moi

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Mwandishi: Kevin Oduor

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.

A new Day Mixed Secondary school in Dagoretti to boost the government`s 100 % transition policy

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By Tebby Otieno

Mtaani radio reporter, Tebby Otieno poses for a picture next to Satelite Primary School`s sign board on February 5, 2020

  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.

Mtaani radio reporter, Tebby Otieno poses for a picture next to Satelite Primary School`s sign board on February 5, 2020

`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 radio.

`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 government person.

`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 education CS.

Tangatanga kuandaa Ralli Mbadala ya BBI Nakuru

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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 Owino asalia rumande kwa siku saba kwa kosa la kujaribu kumuua DJ Evolve

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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.

Ripoti ya Kevin Oduor

Msichana auwawa Kabiria Dagoretti na mwili kutupwa mtaroni

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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.

Mwandishi : Delphine Maita

Babu Owino Mashakani kwa tuhuma za kumpiga risasi Deejay Evolve

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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.

Mwandishi : Kevin Oduor

THE EXCELLENCE SCHOOL OF KAWANGWARE SLUM

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By Tebby Otieno

tebbyotieno62@gmail.com

The Excellence School principal, Moses Wokono addressing students and teachers at the school assembly on January 14, 2020

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 climate.

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.


Top KCSE candidate, Fidel Mutemi and Mtaani radio`s Tebby Otieno during an interview on January 14, 2020 in front of The Excellence School`s boardroom

        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. Wokono concluded

 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.

Uhuru asitisha utekelezaji wa Sheria mpya za NHIF

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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.

Mwandishi Kevin Oduor

Mwangi Kiunjuri akutana na Moses Kuria baada ya kufutwa kazi na Rais

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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.

Mwandishi Kevin Oduor

Jaji Mativo aamuru Mwanasheria Mkuu Kujiwaslisha Kotini Kutetea Serikali Kuhusu Masaibu Miguna Miguna

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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.

Mwandisi: Michael Barnabe

Wanabiashara wa Kawangware walilia Ushuru wa Uzalendo ‘Patriotism Tax’

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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.

Watoto wa Kangaroo Junior School Dagoretti wakosa kufungua shule kwa ukosefu wa chakula shuleni

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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.

Mwandishi : Fridah Okachi

Mwakilishi wadi Ngando Peter Waihinya aahidi kukamilisha miradi ya 2020

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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.

STL Yamumo

Gavana wa Nairobi Mike Sonko akamatwa kwa tuhuma za ufisadi milioni 357

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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 5 wazirai kwa foleni

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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

Jubilee chambandua Abdi Guyo kama Kiongozi wa Wengi katika bunge ya kaunti ya Nairobi

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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.

Mshukiwa wa Mauji wa Tob Cohen akamatwa

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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.

Silverstone yasitisha shughuli zake za usafiri

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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.

Likoni Feri- Mariam Kigenda na mwanawe Amanda waopolewa baada ya siku 13 majini

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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.

Mwandishi : Kevin Oduor

Precious Talent-Ibada ya Wafu yaandaliwa kwa wanafunzi 8 waliofariki kwa mkasa

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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.

Soma taarifa hii pia https://mtaaniradio.or.ke/2019/09/23/mashirika-yasiyo-ya-kiserikali-wadi-ya-gatina-kwa-ushirikiano-na-wakaazi-washerehekea-siku-ya-amani-duniani/

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.

Taarifa sawia na hii https://mtaaniradio.or.ke/2019/09/23/dagoretti-wanafunzi-7-waaga-dunia-baada-ya-madarasa-kuporomoka-mtaani-ngando/

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.

Mwandishi: Kevin Oduor

Mashindano ya kukabiliana na Maradhi ya Moyo

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Mwandishi : Fridah Okachi

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.

Mashirika yasiyo ya kiserikali wadi ya Gatina kwa ushirikiano na wakaazi washerehekea siku ya amani duniani

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Mwandishi: Fridah Okachi

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.

Dagoretti: Wanafunzi 7 waaga dunia baada ya madarasa kuporomoka mtaani Ngando

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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.

Mwandishi: Kevin Oduor

Afisa wa Polisi auwawa baada ya kuzozana na wenzake Kawangware

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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.

Mwandishi: Kevin Oduor

Feeding and Toilet construction in Tollen Centre

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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.

By Kevin Oduor

ODM Yaahirisha Uteuzi wa Ubunge Kibra

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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.

Education burden in Dagoretti

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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

By Tebby Otieno
tebbyotieno62@gmail.com

Azimio’s Raila Odinga rejects presidential results declared by Chebukati; to seek legal redress in the Supreme Court.

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By Kamadi Amata.

Azimio La Umoja Coalition Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has rejected the results of the 2022 Presidential election where UDA Party candidate William Ruto was declared the winner.

Addressing the media on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Odinga announced he would be heading to the court to challenge the results which he termed as null and void.

He accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati of violating the Constitution and electoral laws in his decision to declare Ruto as President-elect.

“He could have plunged the country into chaos. Such impunity can be a threat to security. It is not up to us to determine whether Chebukati has committed illegality,” he said.

“Four protested the action… Commissioners walked out. Figures announced by Chebukati are null and void and must be quashed by a court of law.”

Four IEBC commissioners have disputed the presidential election results.

IEBC Gazettes William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua as President-elect & Deputy President-elect respectively following August 9, 2022 General Election.

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By Kamadi Amata

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has officially gazetted William Ruto as the President-elect of the Republic of Kenya.

In the notice dated August 16, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has also gazetted Rigathi Gachagua as the Deputy President-elect.

This follows the events of Monday, where Ruto was announced as the winner of the hotly contested August 9, General election.

He garnered 7,176,141 votes, against his close rival Raila Odinga who received 6,942,930 votes which is 48.85 per cent of the vote.

Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga to address the Nation at 2pm today from KICC

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By Kamadi Amata

Azimio la Umoja-OKA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga will this afternoon address the Nation at 2pm today from KICC. In a circular send to newsroom, Press Secretary, Raila Odinga Presidential Campaign Secretariat Dennis Onsarigo the press will be held at KICC at 2PM.

”Azimio La Umoja Coalition Leader Rt Hon Raila Odinga’s address to the Nation.

Time: 2pm

Location: KICC, Azimio Media Center”.

This comes a day after William Ruto was declared president elect by the IEBC.

MISSING EMBAKASI IEBC returning officer Daniel Mbolu Musyoka official found dead in Kajiado, Loitoktok Police Commander Kipruto Ruto confirms.

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By Kamadi Amata.

The missing Embaksai East returning officer has been found dead.

Daniel Mbolu Musyoka went missing on August 11. He was at the East African School of Aviation tallying centre when he disappeared at 9: 45 am.

A missing report had been made to police. His body was found in a thicket on Monday in Mariko area and taken to a local morgue.

Kipruto Ruto, the Oloitoktok sub-county police commander, said police received reports of an unidentified, badly mutilated male body dumped in a river.

According to him, preliminary investigations indicate that the body was likely dumped in the area from somewhere else.

He was identified at the Loitokitok sub-county mortuary by his sisters, Mary Mwikali and Ann Mboya, according to the police.
The IEBC employee, 53, went missing on August 11 after he excused himself to make a phone call around 9.45 a.m.

According to reports, he never returned to the office.

Raila Odinga leads DP Ruto-Infotrak poll

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By Kamadi Amata.

Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga remains the most preferred candidate, in the latest polls by Infotrak.

In the poll, Raila leads at 43 per cent while Deputy President William Ruto is second with 37 per cent.
Roots party candidate George Wajackoyah comes in third place with 4 per cent.

The poll saw 9,000 respondents from across the 290 constituencies take part.
The poll represents a one percentage point gain for Raila and a one percentage point loss for DP Ruto compared to May.

Mr Odinga’s popularity was 42 percent in June.

The undecided voters account for 16 percent or 3.6 million voters.

“Mr Odinga’s popularity means that he has 9.4 million votes while Dr Ruto has 8.1 million votes if election were to be done now. DP Ruto on the other hand has lost about 300,000 votes from the 8.4 million he had in the last poll,” she said.

Agano Party presidential candidate David Mwaure Waihiga has 0.1 percent.

“If Ruto’s popularity has dropped by one percent and Raila has gained by the same margin then the net gain from undecided voters must have gone to Wajackoyah,” said Ms Ambitho.

Tifa poll-Raila ahead of Ruto in presidential race

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By Kamadi Amata.

Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga will beat his arch-political rival William Ruto in a presidential race if Kenyans go to the ballot today, a new survey indicates.

The findings by Trends and Insights Africa (TIFA) shows that 42 per cent of Kenyan voters identify with Raila compared to 39 per cent who said they will vote for William Ruto.
The poll had +/- 2.34 margin of error.

This technically means the country will go for a runoff as none of the top two candidates would cross the 50 plus one victory mark.

However, 10 per cent of those polled are still undecided, 28 days to elections.
The report released on Monday also has George Wajackoyah at a distant third with 4 per cent of the total votes.
The survey conducted between June 25 to June 30 interviewed 1,533 respondents from nine regions across the country.

Meanwhile Roots Party Presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has given a raft of conditions that ought to be implemented in the upcoming presidential debates or else he will be a no-show.

According to Wajackoyah, there are plans to split the top four contenders into two groups which will see Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga on one side while Agano party’s Waihiga Mwaure is pitted against Wajackoyah.

Wajackoyah now says that he wants the debates to be conducted on the same podium and he together with Mwaure should not be portrayed as lesser candidates.

Wajackoyah further stressed that he will not participate in the debates if his concerns are not addressed.
The 2022 Presidential Debate will be held on Tuesday, July 26, at the Catholic University for Eastern Africa (CUEA) main campus situated in Karen, Nairobi.

No elections will be rigged, Chebukati declares

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By Kamadi Amata

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati has rubbished claims that there is a plot to rig the August elections.

Speaking on Thursday, Chebukati accused some politicians of spreading propaganda and asked Kenyans not to allow themselves to be deceived.

“I want to confirm that IEBC is an independent institution. We are not directed by any individual, constitution or authority. We are answerable only to the constitution,” he said.

He said that IEBC is an independent institution and not influenced by any institutions.

“IEBC has prepared for these elections more than ever before. We will ensure that we have a transparent process; we are going to give Kenyans free, fair and credible elections. That is our commitment to the country,” he said.

“We are not directed by any individual, constitution or authority; we are answerable only to the constitution,” he said.

This comes after claims by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance affiliated politicians claimed that a plot had been hatched between the IEBC and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, to rig in their favour.

First batch of ballot papers to be received today

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By Kamadi Amata

The first batch of ballots papers for the August 9th general elections will be delivered on Thursday, according to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati.

Chebukati mentioned that the batch will be received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) while speaking at a meeting with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) on Thursday.

“We are receiving the first batch of ballot papers arriving at the airport, all ballot papers will be coming from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,” said Chebkati.

He said the presidential ballot papers will be the last to be printed.

“Procurement has been finalised and what we are currently doing is the printing of ballot papers, which is ongoing,” he said.

The IEBC chairman said together with two other commissioners, they will be receiving the ballot papers later on Thursday.

Chebukati affirmed that the ballot papers will have enough security features including serial numbers, which will be specific to each polling station.

“Don’t let anybody lie to you. All ballot papers are serialized, we are only printing ballot papers to the tune of 22,120,258 which is the number of registered voters per every elective seat,” noted Chebukati.

“There’s nothing like extra papers that will be printed,”Chebukati said.

SCHOOLS TURN TO AGRICULTURAL CLUBS TO ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY

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By Fridah Okachi.

Following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to promoting the inclusion of young farmers in agriculture, several institutions are taking up the mandate of driving progress towards a food-secure country.

Most schools are actively involved in reviving the 4K clubs (Kuungana, Kufanya, and Kusaidia Kenya) as part of naturing young farmers.
For instance, at Nairobi’s Ngando preparatory school the agricultural club runs various farming projects involved in growing vegetable farming, and chicken rearing among others.

Notably, the club is already supplying vegetables internally and to members of the public. Besides honing their agricultural skills, the students are also developing their leadership skills.

The Agriculture Sector drive the development agenda toward the alleviation of food insecurity and employment creation through urban agriculture and agribusiness promotion and reduction of the burden of zoonotic and food-borne diseases and conditions.

The focus of promoting 4K clubs in urban centres seeks to alleviate Nairobi’s dependence on other regions for food supply.
In this line, according to the CDIP report estimates, the Nairobi county agricultural output was expected to stand at Sh2.4 billion between 2018 and 2020.

During the launch of the club at the ASK Showground at Jamuhuri Park in Nairobi, President Kenyatta said the introduction of the club in schools is part of the government’s plan to have agriculture as a key economic activity in the country.

Through consultations involving key stakeholders, Anne Nyaga, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the agriculture ministry identified several key strategic issues that were hindering the youth from pursuing agricultural activities.

The CAS added that the remodelled 4K Clubs will have several aspects that are relevant in modelling the modern-day child.
The government has expanded the scope of the new 4K Club to cover climate change, novel diseases, environmental conservation, healthy living as well as civic engagement.

The new model is created to build a holistic child who can contribute to society.
President Uhuru will serve as the club’s patron alongside other key government officials. The government is also working on providing resources to members by offering a guide manual and website to support the club’s activities.

This story was produced by Mtaani Radio in partnership with Code for Africa, Kenya Community Media Network and the Catholic Media Council with support from the German Cooperation as a part of the Our County Our Responsibility project.

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Humbles Bahati

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By Kamadi Amata

Mathare Parliamentary seat hopeful and musician, Kelvin Kioko, also known as Bahati now appears to have ran out of luck after the Azimio One Kenya Coalition settled on Anthony Aluoch to fly their flag in Mathare.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, during a joint delegates meeting of ODM and Jubilee on Monday, said that its candidate Aluoch is preferred to run for the seat and Bahati, who was seeking the seat under a Jubilee ticket will step aside.

“Our colleagues from Jubilee will be presenting their candidates from eight constituencies and those from ODM will present some from eight constituencies,” said Sifuna.

“Zoning was done perfectly even here in Mathare we have agreed that its an ODM zone. We only have one candidate in Mathare and that is Anthony Oluoch, this young man called Bahati is my younger brother and we will talk. I will make sure that we find him another position within the Azimio government.”

The latest comes after the Azimio Coalition Council Meeting chaired by MP Junet Mohamed set up a committee on Friday to harmonize and rationalise the candidates in areas where multiple candidates are likely to cost the coalition party seats.

However any decision on weak candidates who step down for the strong ones must not hurt the presidential votes. The committee will present its report to the coalition council tomorrow.

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