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Government to pay teachers July salaries

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It is reprieve for teachers as government decides to pay them their July salaries despite warning from Salaries and Remuneration Commission. Speaking after a follow-up meeting with officials of Kenya National Union of Teachers (TSC), Salaries Remuneration Commission and Teachers Serviceb Commission (TSC) at State House Nairobi,  President Uhuru Kenyatta gave the assurance that teachers have agreed to teach during the second and third terms to bring schools up to speed with the time lost. Citing the relevant provisions of the law, President Kenyatta said the teachers’ strike became illegal and unprotected from the time KNUT failed to respect the Industrial Court order and call off the strike.
The President said KNUT agreed to work closely with the government to support the implementation of the laptop Project to ensure the integration of ICT into the education sector. President Kenyatta told trade unions to abide by the Collective Bargaining Agreements and to use the dispute resolution mechanisms before taking industrial action.

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Kalonzo Musyoka refuses to answer QTV’s Kennedy Murithi

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CORD leader Kalonzo Musyoka tells QTV’s Kennedy Murithi that his last name betrays him when he asked why the coalition didn’t offer a credible opposition.

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South Sudan Violence: President Kiir gives no reasons for sacking army chief

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President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has sacked the head of army General James Hoth Mai. Without giving reasons for the sacking of Mai the president went ahead and appointed a new head of army Gen. Paul Malong. This happens in the wake of ethnic violence that has pitched the Dinka tribe against the Nuer and has so far seen thousands killed and millions displaced since December 2013

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National Security: Police increase vigilance at railway stations, lines

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Commuters using trains to various destinations have been assured of their security, in the wake of increased surveillance to curb terror. Kenya Railways Police Commandant Kirimi Ringera says officers drawn from several divisions including GSU, Regular, Administration as well as officers in plain clothes have been deployed to all stations along the lines. Although declining to reveal the number of officers, Ringera says they have firm instructions to act firmly on any act of terror or crime.

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Lands CS Charity Ngilu warns officials in her ministry against graft

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Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has given a one-week ultimatum to officers alleged to be involved in a land-grabbing syndicate to own up or be smoked out by next week. Mrs Ngilu said she was aware of a massive land-grabbing syndicate in her ministry that included fraudulent issuing of title deeds. Mrs Ngilu was speaking at the ground breaking for the Kenya Informal Settlement Improvement Project, an initiative that intends to upgrade the conditions in estates and slums of Uasin Gishu County.

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AM Live April 23, 2014: Don’t Drink and drive Alcoblow Debate

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Co-op Bank’s CEO Gideon Muriuki named Africa’s banking CEO of the Year

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Co-operative Bank’s chief executive Gideon Muriuki has been named Africa’s banking CEO of the Year by, London based International Banker Magazine. Muriuki was feted for having transformed the bank from a loss-making entity, to now being the fourth most profitable bank in Kenya. Co-operative Bank is currently the third largest homegrown bank after Equity and KCB. The bank, which has a strong command on the SME sector, has registered impressive turnovers in recent years mainly driven by prudent cost management and product innovation. The bank was also named Africa’s most innovative retail banker for its role in developing financial products for savings and credit co-operative societies. Central Bank of Kenya has played a key role in seeing the growth of banks with more and more banks opening subsidiaries in the region.

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Kisii MCAs stop proceedings on spotting mysterious black bag

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Proceedings at the Kisii county assembly were temporarily halted when some members spotted a suspicious bag on the floor of the house a disturbed member called the attention of the speaker to the mysterious bag, and when the Sergeant at Arms was instructed to remove the bag from the premises, one member claimed to be the owner of the bag much to the relief of other house members. The house was in session to discuss the submission deadline for reports from watchdog committees in the house that are keeping tabs on the executive arm of the county government.

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Kajiado county launches campaign against early marriage

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A group of women at Nasilani village, Kajiado West sub county has launched an anti-early marriage campaign in a bid to protect the girl child from arranged marriages which are a big problem in the area. The women through community-based organizations are carrying out rigorous campaigns against the vice that is deep rooted in the area affecting young girls.

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Ole Polos residents in Nakuru fight businessmen claiming land

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Three businessmen and residents of Ole Polos in Nakuru are at loggerheads over a piece of land each is claiming. Following this, property was destroyed as some of the locals were forcefully evicted.

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Othaya aspirants disagree of Health CS role in campaigns

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Former Othaya Member of Parliament Mary Wambui has defended Health Cabinet secretary James Macharia over media reports that he campaigned for her re-election. At the same time, the Democratic Party has accused the Health secretary of indulging in politics. Through the Nyeri County chairman, Esau Kioni, they want the health secretary to apologize or else step down and indulge himself in politics.

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