The government has launched an initiative to tarmac 10,000 kilometres of roads in the country in the next three years. The initiative, which will be rolled out in three phases, will see the number of tarmacked roads in the country rise from the current 14,000 to just over 24,000. Launching the new programme Wednesday, president [...]

The East African Community (EAC) has begun preparations for the EAC University Students’ Debate 2014, which scholars from institutions of higher learning in the region will attend in Nairobi. The event is scheduled for September 4-5. According to the EAC, the debate, which brings together students from various universities and institutions of higher learning from [...]

Five counties are each set to get state-of-the-art medical laboratories courtesy of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Becton, Dickinson and Company, a leading global medical technology company, has joined hands with the PEPFAR through the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in [...]

Mukurweini Member of Parliament, Kabando Wa Kabando’s mother is dead. The MP’s mother Ruth Wacera Mwangi was allegedly hacked to death by Kabando’ brother after a family disagreement at the family’s home in Mukurweini, Nyeri County. The attack is said to have happened at 2pm Sunday in their Ngamwa village of Mukurweini Constituency. Police have [...]

Safaricom has been ordered to open up its M-Pesa platform after Airtel Kenya filed a petition, accusing Safaricom of unfair competition. The order from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) also prohibited the mobile operator from levying extra charges on competitors using its network. This brings to an end a long battle between Airtel and [...]

A major UK examination board has overhauled its Sociology A Level syllabus to include the study of social media, cybercrime and selfies. Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) said that the new course “reflects key contemporary social challenges, including a compulsory module on the profound changes arising from globalisation and the digital media revolution”. The new [...]

KNUT Busia branch executive secretary Mark Oseno speaking to the press at the Busia KNUT offices. File/Photo The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Busia branch has dared the County Director of Education Mary Atalitsa to implement the Government’s directive on the release of withheld KCSE certificates. The union’s secretary Mark Oseno said he will [...]

A team of judicial officers from the Government of South Sudan is visiting Kenya to benchmark on how to manage cases and improve the administration of justice in their country. The team has already held sessions with Deputy Chief Justice, Kalpana Rawal, Supreme Court Judge, Justice Jackton Ojwang, High Court Principal Judge Richard Mwongo and [...]

As a military trumpet sounded in tribute, the first bodies of victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday after an airborne journey from Ukraine. Sixteen coffins were aboard a Dutch military flight and 24 aboard an Australian jet, both of which left the northeast Ukrainian city of Kharkiv [...]

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