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Generation Kenya Programme giving lifeline to disadvantaged youths

Prof Wilson O. Ogolla, chairman of TVET, handing out a certificate to a Generation graduate. [Photo: McKinsey Social Initiative]

As the clamor for employment in a shrinking economy continues, some initiatives are seeking to bridge the gap by offering training to enhance suitability for the job market. This will help make bright futures by offering alternative training for on-demand products and services which are usually ignored by mainstream training. One such initiative is Generation Kenya’s Youth Employment where already, ...

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Kenya Union of Journalists, NCCK condemn ‘anti-media law’ threatening to sue

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the 2014 Value Added Tax (VAT) and Pubilc Finance Management ammendment Acts into law at State House, Nairobi. Looking on from left is   Solicitor General Njee Muturi, Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, Cabinet Secretary National Treasury Henry Rotich, Majority Leader Aden Duale and Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi.

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) have condemned Parliament’s passing of the Powers and Privileges of Parliament Bill 2014. In a statement on Thursday, NCCK General Secretary Rev. Canon Peter Karanja said that by passing the Bill, parliamentarians had clearly stated their position on where they stand on matters of accountability. ...

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Content development in Mombasa gets a boost following BAKE training

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The growth of blogging in Kenya in the last decade has been immense. There are countless blogs and in some areas like fashion blogs provide more and better quality of content than local mainstream media. The growth of blogging can also be seen from the quality of blogs entered in the annual Kenya blog awards organized by the Bloggers Association ...

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Jukumu Letu highlights some of Mombasa County’s challenges

Wingu la Fuskani Performance at Jukumu Letu Launch in Mombasa

Wingu la Fuskani means A cloud of Despair. This is a play that was presented by actors based at the Little Theater in Mombasa during the recently concluded Jukumu Letu launch. The play was highlighted various problems that Mombasa residents face in relation to governance and the people’s understanding of the Constitution. To deliver the message, the performers decided to ...

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Colourful jukumu letu launch in Mombasa

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Pomp, colour and rich content marked Jukumu Letu launch in Mombasa. The picturesque county, its enticing hospitality and warm hearts enlivened both partners and attendees to a stimulating launch that only Mombasa could provide. The joys, from the faces to the smiles, old and young told the story best of which if you did not attend, these photos should narrate it ...

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Spinning it for Katiba: Deejays with a cause hosting a Sundowner

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One of the performers at the Jukumu Letu launch this Saturday is a group of young DeeJays having been training by DJ’s With a Cause. The three DJ Tally, DJ Mr.Vice and DJ Flaxx will be taking the jukumu letu message to the youth through music. We got to talk to them to find out what motivates them to be ...

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Puppets neutrality key in passing Jukumu Letu message

Tony Mboyo holds one of the puppets as he prepares Mombasa artists for Jukumu Letu launch

When Tony Mboyo landed in Mombasa about a week ago his job was to recruit potential artists that he can work with on the Jukumu Letu initiative. He sent word for artists who have an interest or experience in puppetry to show up for auditions. The response was quite good and what was impressive is that a good number of ...

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Jukumu Letu in Mombasa in pictures

Today, jukumu letu partners were continuing with their training. In the below pictures, some of the great work being done by KATUNI is clear as the trainees are bringing out the core issues of concern to Mombasa residents. Kenya Institute of Puppets Theatre (KIPT) also have their trainees working on puppets while the bosses are all smiles, perhaps happy with ...

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A faux start turned out to be a passion for photography and activism reveals Nakuru DW hero James Wakibia

By Lorna Abuga. When Egerton University student Jonathan Masongo won the Deutche Welle ‘Local Heroes’ media competition about two weeks ago, James Wakibia, was made a hero. While awarding Masongo the main prize in the competition that had sought to recognize persons who do mundane but extra ordinary things in their communities, judges pointed out the skill in which Masongo’s ...

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Jukumu Letu heads to Mombasa

Jukumu Letu, an initiative that seeks to build the capacity of both the demand and supply sides of the management of the public sector so as to ensure that the citizens get to benefit from devolution is headed to Mombasa. Already in the past three days, Jukumu Letu partners have been meeting various stakeholders like the Mombasa County Senator and ...

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