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Demand for basic education in Kenya on the rise, says report

The demand for basic education in Kenya has increased in the last five years with secondary level of education recording the highest demand according to the 2014 Basic Education Statistical report. Of the three levels of basic education, secondary schools recorded the highest annual growth of 8.2 percent between 2009 and 2014, an increase that the report released by the ...

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North Eastern residents take to the streets over education crisis

Children during the North Eastern Province demonstrations in Garissa town protesting the education crisis due to lack of teachers

Hundreds of residents in the three counties of the North Eastern Province today took to the streets protesting against the worsening situation in the education sector in the region. Led by civil society groups in the region, the placard waving students, parents and angry residents presented their grievances to the local education offices. Education in the region came down to its knees after non-local teachers fled the region following increased terror threats climaxed by the Garissa University attack on April 2 in which 147 people most of the students lost their lives.

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Human lapses worsen Kenya’s security threats

Mandera Town

On the 6th of July 2015, Kenya woke up to breaking news of yet another terror attack in the town of Garissa. At least 14 people were killed and 10 others injured after suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a village near Mandera Town. Mandera County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo confirmed the attack, which happened at 1.00am in Soko Mbuzi Village. The ...

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Changing schools isn’t solution for Garissa terror survivors

Having encountered the traumatic events that led to the brutal death of their colleagues, some survivors of the April 2nd terrorist attack survivors at the Garissa University College are still not in a stable state to make the next move in their academics. Psychologists say that it is too early to make decisions to relocate the students who are yet ...

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No evidence linking Daadab refugees to terrorism

The Deputy President’s directive that the Daadab refugee camp should be closed came in after the Garissa university attack, providing the thinking by government about the camp. It would perhaps be useful to know whether any intelligence report has linked a refugee in the camp to terrorism. In addition, if any refugee is to leave the camp, the process has ...

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Duale’s remarks on Garissa University Attack irks leaders

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale’s assertion that he would produce names of those funding  the Alshaabab terrorist group activities in Kenya within 30 days has stirred anger and uproar among Kenyans. Ordinary citizens and leaders from across the country have called for the immediate resignation and subsequent arrest of the majority leader who they believe held vital information that ...

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