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Kenyan teacher sues British school for dismissal

Greensteds international school Headmaster Toby Spence addressing the press at the school on September 4, 2014. PHOTO:KIPSANG JOSEPH/STANDARD]

A former Art teacher at an international school in Nakuru has moved to a Labour Court to demand aggravated damages for racial discrimination which allegedly led to wrongful dismissal.

Geoffrey Tunga Marani is also seeking the court to award him another Sh4.35 million as compensation for wrongful termination of his two-year contract at the school headed…

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Union wants Health CS charged for contempt of court

The Union of Civil Servants of Kenya (UCSK) wants Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and other top ministry officials jailed for six months for contempt of court

The union is seeking court orders to have Macharia be cited for contempt for allegedly ignoring a court order issued last month stopping the transfer of some nurses.

Also facing the same situation is Health Principal Secretary Khadijah Kasachoon and the Registrar of the Nursing Council…

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EACC probes Treasury's cash management system for tenders

The anti-graft agency has opened investigations into irregularities surrounding the procurement of consultancy services for a software used to instal and maintain the Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (Ifmis).

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) wrote to Treasury on April 21 requesting documents surrounding the awarding of a consultancy tender for Oracle Database and Oracle Applications.

“The commission is carrying out investigations of alleged procurement irregularities into provision for consultancy for Oracle Database…

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Report shows Kenyan girls are gang-raped in urban areas

Living on the street may seem to be a free-for-all affair, but it isn’t.

A recent study by a team of medical researchers in Eldoret town revealed that joining street communities is especially nail-biting  for girls[1], who are usually subjected to sexual harassment.

Recruits go through a rigorous process of ‘admission’, which sometimes leaves them with physical and physiological scars, which they avenge on new initiates.

According to a seven-month study on the…

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CBK lifts suspension of 13 money remittance firms

The Central Bank of Kenya had suspended operations of 13 money transfer companies for alleged involvement in funding terrorism[1]. The suspension was Monday, June 22 lifted with immediate effect.

The Central Bank of Kenya on Monday officially lifted the suspension of 13 money remittance firms shut down two months ago over claims of financing Al Shabaab.

This comes four days after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered CBK to immediately issue regulations governing the operations of…

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Crisis in Nacada as Mututho faces rebellion in Board

NAIROBI: The state agency charged with combating drugs and alcohol abuse has been plunged into further crisis after a section of the Board of disowned the recent suspension of the CEO by Board Chairman John Mututho.

A section of the Board of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drugs Abuse ( Nacada[1]) conducted a special board meeting Monday in the absence of Mututho and reversed his sacking of the CEO William Okedi…

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Kakamega man ‘resurrects' to set record straight

A family in Nakhayanga, Kakamega County, was forced to exhume a body they buried after their presumed dead son, Zachariah Juma, arrived home alive.

Juma, 22, is said to have been at the home of a relative in Likuyani when he heard news of his death and subsequent burial and decided to return to set the record straight.

“Juma first called and we were surprised that he was still alive and would soon…

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Uganda women now calling on Nyeri sisters to straighten up their men

If you are a housemaid and the man of the house upgrades you to wife, you are obligated to forgive him when he cheats on you. But what would you do if your reward is to have acid poured on your nether regions?

There is a story doing the rounds about one Stella who met her tormentor in 2003 at his veterinary shop in Fort Portal -- Western Uganda is cattle country and…

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SACCO seeks Sh2b to fund expansion

Urithi Housing Cooperative Society will borrow Sh2 billion from the local market to finance its expansion plan. This follows shareholders’ approval to have the directors source funding from the local market to finance expansion.

Chairman Samuel Maina recently told shareholders during their Annual General Meeting in Ruiru, Kiambu County that the cash will fund new investments such as schools to be established in Thika, Nakuru and Mombasa towns. Maina disclosed that an independent…

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How bachelors now devise ingenious ways to stop thieving ‘chips funga'

Situations men are left in after "chips funga" turns out to be a thief    Photo: Courtesy

Men in Nairobi who a) like their drink, b) pick women up in nightclubs - be they commercial sex workers or consenting adults, and c) take them to their apartments, are familiar with one painful fact of these escapades: The woman might potentially drug and steal from them.

There are no statistics yet as to how many men…

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MPs, NCIC broker fresh ceasefire deal in Samburu, Turkana conflict

 

NANYUKI, KENYA: The warring Turkana and Samburu[1] communities within Samburu[2] County late Sunday signed a ceasefire agreement to stop cattle-rustling. The deal came as Samburu[3] governor Moses Lenolkulal and MPs Maison Leshoomo ( Samburu[4]), Alois Lentoimaga ( Samburu[5] North) and Naisula Lesuuda (nominated senator) called on the national government to beef up security in the volatile area where cattle raiders killed over 40 policemen two years ago. Addressing over 100 leaders drawn from Turkana and Samburu[6]communities in a…

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