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Will 2016 herald a new dawn for Kenya after Eurobond scandal?

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich. He recently stated that his ministry does not know where Eurobonds proceeds were used. Photo courtesy of www.kenya-today.com

We are heading into the end of the year and with just a few days remaining, it is a year whose events Kenyans hope will not be repeated. Corruption has threatened to tear the country apart as different camps take sides for or against those accused of benefitting from the vice. Kenya is now heavily indebted and pundits have given ...

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Schooling under the gun common in Turkana

A makeshift classroom. Children have to learn under the watchful eyes of police reservists due to bandit attacks. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano As many different school motto’s read; Education is the Key to success, Knowledge is light, profession is power and the general belief that it is education that transforms young boys and girls into useful men and women in the society, learning in the pastoral communities in Kenya continue to face many hurdles. This writer traveled to Turkana ...

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Mobile schools in Turkana helping transform education

Students at Kalokutanyane Mobile School, near Nasiger, Kenya. Kalokutanyane translatres from the Tukarna to yellow wind. Photo courtesy of Malachi Motano

Education in Kenya continues facing challenges ranging from lack of infrastructure, enough study materials and poor pay for teachers. These are just a few of the challenges known on the national scale but for communities who rarely make it to the daily news, the challenges are further compounded. “We are a pastoral community our sons normally help us move with ...

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Should Kenya legalise corruption as it morphs into a monster?

President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta (R) greets his supporters with his running mate, William Ruto after attending a news conference in Nairobi on March 9, 2013. The two have been indicted by Kenyans for not doing enough to fight corruption. [Photo: REUTERS/Siegfried Modola]

For the past several months, runaway corruption and the lethargy expressed by the highest office in the country to fight have been the talk for many Kenyans. Billions have been lost in shady projects whose expenditure cannot be explicitly proved or explained. The country continues on more borrowing sprees, further burdening the taxpayer who continues paying for either no service ...

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‘It’s not yet time,’ as Waiguru brushes off resignation calls

Devolution CS Anne Waiguru. She has issued a statement saying that the push for her to resign is an attack on her person and not on corruption. [Photo: standardmedia.co.ke]

Embattled Devolution CS Anne Waiguru has issued a statement on the ongoing corruption allegations against her ministry. In what has been a sustained push for transparency by Kenyans from all walks of life, Waiguru has made yet another proclamation that she is in no way involved in corrupt dealings at her ministry. In the statement issued on Wednesday, Waiguru said, ...

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Verve International launches in East Africa from Kenya

Verve International Chief Executive Officer Charles Ifedi (L). He said Verve’s commitment and drive is to always go the extra mile to satisfy its customers in Africa. [Photo: Kamau Ngunyi]

Verve International (‘Verve’), an African payment card brand, has announced its official entry into the Kenyan market. The launch in Nairobi included the announcement of a strategic partnership with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) to expand card acceptance and payment services in six key East African markets. Verve, which is also the biggest payment card brand in Nigeria with more than ...

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Strathmore University becomes first in Africa with IBM MainFrame z technology

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IBM and Strathmore University’s Research Institute with a focus on ICT, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and business development @iLabAfrica have signed an agreement to expand their partnership into training for the IBM mainframe z technology. This agreement makes Strathmore the first university in Africa with the IBM mainframe z technology. IBM said it will install the technology infrastructure at @iLabAfrica and impart ...

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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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#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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