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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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There are no plans to relocate Dandora dumpsite

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Nairobi County Executive for Planning and Housing Tom Odongo says there are no plans whatsoever of re-locating the Dandora dumpsite as has been widely reported. Odongo says the County Government was only moving waste to Ruai contrary to media reports that the dumpsite was to be closed.

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Nanyuki rancher gives Kenyan wildlife an international audience

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What you’re about to watch may not be a challenge to the conventional tourism as we know it, but it’s awesome all the same. A research centre at a ranch in Nanyuki, Laikipia County have set up a live web feed in one of the strategic locations there to monitor wildlife. As Andrew Ochieng reports, the website, mpalalive.com is fast becoming a craze for conservationists across the globe, as they can see real time videos of what is happening in the wilderness of Laikipia.

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Kenya’s nascent private equity market gets a boost with entry of ARVF

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Private equity firm Ascent has raised $50MN (KSh 4.35BN) to invest in small and medium enterprises through the Ascent Rift Valley Fund (ARVF).It took 2 years to raise that capital and Ascent is looking to top-up the fund value to $70MN (KSh 6.09BN) by the end of the year.Ascent has offices in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia and is close to securing its first investment deal in an Ethiopian company operating in the health sector.

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Established entrepreneurs to blame for high youth unemployment

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The youth in Kenya have complained that the incentives being put in place by the Government for them are not benefiting them. They say that rampant abuse by older entrepreneurs is the reason why youth unemployment is on the rise. It is why they are against the replication of youth policies across the region unless youth are consulted during the development process of these policies. Ivy Muigai reports.

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Pedestrians to be arrested for ignoring to use footbridges

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The National Transport and Safety Authority has began an intensified crackdown on pedestrians who cross the roads at undesignated points. This come in the wake of NTV’s story done on the gross misuse of footbridges which appears to have played a part in the authority’s re-energised drive to check the dangerous habit.

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National Police Service Commission to launch probe into recruitment

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The National Police Service Commission has now admitted to failings in last week’s recruitment exercise and formed a committee to further probe allegations raised.The inter-agencies committee is expected to get to the bottom of claims of political interference, corruption, ethnicity and nepotism that are said to have influenced what is arguably one of the biggest recruitment exercise for police officers in recent times.

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Police suspect arson in Tala dormitory fire

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Police suspect arson in a dormitory fire that claimed the life of a student at Tala High School and left 14 others injured. 6 of them are still admitted in Kangundo district hospital. NTV’s Harith Salim visited the school and found out that though the death was not anticipated, a lot that could be anticipated and should have been was not, and school safety standards were not observed.

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Report on rising insecurity to be tabled in Parliament

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Even before Police in Mombasa can make steps in probing Sunday night’s shooting incident in Soweto, Likoni, yet another attack has taken place barely 24 hours later. Two people have died, while two others are in hospital awaiting for bullets lodged in the bodies to be removed. This is after gunmen attacked a bar in Majengo area. Our Coast reporter Peter Mwangangi with the details.

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Nairobi County seeks to secure funds for city masterplan

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The Nairobi County Government is drafting a Bill that will ensure funding for its master plan that seeks to transform the City into a modern one by 2030. The master plan seeks to deliver mega projects that if implemented … will not only deliver better services to Nairobians but could as well boost the City’s global ranking. NTV’s Aby Agina reports.

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Family given wrong body for burial

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A family in Githiru in the county of Nyeri has had to postpone a planned burial of their family member after discovering that the body they had gone to collect was not of their kin.The deceased David Furii Warui’s body had been taken mistakenly to Kibwezi and they are blaming a hospital the Nairobi West Hospital  for the mix up.

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