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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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Majority of sexual and domestic violence cases in Makueni go unreported

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      Makueni County Commissioner Ms. Pauline Dola speaking at Wote during the Mashujaa Day celebrations said despite the increasing number of gender violence and rape cases especially among young girls in the county, many of the victims shy away from reporting the abuse for fear of victimization. For these reasons, the county commissioner called on the Makueni residents ...

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Kenyans stand with Janet Kanini, Anjlee Gadhvi in solidarity against cancer

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On October 7, Janet Kanini Ikua broke news to the world that she had been diagnosed as having stage four lung cancer. Despite the revelation being a tear-jerker, many people have commended the suave TV presenter and storyteller for her strength in trying times. Ikua said she was diagnosed in September and it came as a surprise that the outcome ...

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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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#TheJadudiReport is out as mobile contribution to Sub-Saharan African economy surpasses US$100 billion

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#TheJadudiReport is out as mobile contribution to Sub-Saharan African economy surpasses US$100 billion according to a new report. In what may seem like a well-timed coincidence, the #1MilliForJadudi campaign report was released on the same day as the GSMA, an association of mobile operators study which showed that mobile operator investments are fuelling innovation and inclusion across Sub-Saharan Africa. The ...

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Maseno University administration block razed down

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Kenya is perpetually in electioneering mode and the unfortunate events at Maseno University early Thursday morning can prove this. It is alleged that Maseno University students descended on the institution’s administration block and burnt it down. This was in defiance of what has been termed as a case of the administration’s interference with student elections and missing marks for a ...

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Report shows Kenyan women Parliamentarians on equal footing with male counterparts

Despite many Kenyans feeling that women representatives are unnecessary baggage for the Kenyan taxpayer, a report released by Mzalendo Trust shows that women are invaluable. A good number of Kenyans feel that the constitution, which they overwhelmingly approved, created some positions to appease political allies who lost in the elections. The creation of the requirement for women reps was such ...

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Mandela Washington Fellowship 2016 applications open this week

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media after meeting with House Speaker John Boehner at the White House, March 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama said that no agreement was reached with Republicans to avoid the sequester that will trigger automatic domestic and defense cuts. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Mandela Washington Fellowship 2016 applications open this week with the fellowship increasing the intake numbers from 500 to 1,000 participants. The secretariat says that the selection process is conducted as a merit-based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semi-finalists will be interviewed by the U.S. embassies or consulates in ...

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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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Kenyans need to carry Identity Cards at all times

Boniface Mwangi, a photojournalist and activist was this week arrested by prison warders patrolling the streets of Nairobi for not having an identity card (ID). He actually had the requisite document but refused to show it to them because it is not a must that you show it, but need to produce it to have it and when requested, produce ...

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Nakuru PWD’s accuse government of sidelining them in NYS jobs

By Lorna Abuga. Persons living with disabilities (PWD’s) in Nakuru County feel sidelined in the ongoing community projects in which the government is engaging youth through the National Youth Service (NYS) programme. The NYS community projects include road construction, dam construction, upgrading of slums and agribusiness training and were launched in the county about a month ago. Peter Maritim who ...

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