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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In Kenyan politics it seems one is only safer among enemies, at least you know what to expect. One Magerer thought he was among friends until tables were turned and next thing he knew, a surprise eviction party was underway. It’s all about loyalty and its measurement therefore that now has Magerer in trouble and as Emmanuel Juma reports on BullsEye, councilors are back to lead the onslaught.Posted in Bulls Eye, News, Top Headlines | Tagged bull's eye, news, politics | Leave a comment October 31, 2014
ODM’S executive Director Magerer Lang’at has condemned Thursday’s attack against him terming it barbaric .The ODM leader says that the assault against him demonstrates how a section of the party members are intolerant to divergent views. Party leader, Raila Odinga has termed the violence unacceptable.Posted in News, Top Headlines | Tagged news, politics | Leave a comment October 31, 2014
Japanese firm Toyota Tsusho Corporation has won a lucrative tender to handle the development of a crude oil pipeline network within the East African States. The feasibility study for the project is expected to take 5 months. Ministers from Uganda and Kenya on Friday initialed the agreement paving the way for the feasibility study to begin. Toyota Tsusho Corporation clinched the tender after a lengthy process of international competitive bidding. The formal agreement between the East African Community partner states and Toyota Tsusho Corporation to design and build the pipeline will be signed in Kampala next month.Posted in News, Top Headlines | Tagged Business, news, politics | Leave a comment October 31, 2014
The High Court has nullified the entire police recruitment exercise of about 10,000 officers, carried out in July this year across the country. In his ruling Justice Isaac Lenaola said the hiring exercise, which was done in 296 centers, was inconsistent with the constitution and marred with corruption. He has ordered the National Police Service Commission (NPSC), to repeat the exercise. The verdict comes after the high court earlier ordered the repeat of the recruitment exercise scheduled for September 1st to be stopped, pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the hiring exercise in 36 centers across the country. Justice Lenaola had previously instructed the NPSC, which ordered the small-scale repeat recruitment, and the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), which had called for nullification of the entire recruitment process, to reach an agreement outside of court, which they failed to do. In Friday’s ruling, Lenaola pointed out that NPSC illegally delegated power to recruit, to sub-county police recruitment committees.Posted in News, Top Headlines | Tagged news, politics | Leave a comment October 31, 2014
Corruption is one of the key drivers of insecurity in the country says President Uhuru Kenyatta. At a high-level security seminar held on Friday that brought together all top security chiefs, cabinet secretaries the principal secretaries and diplomats. It also emerged that lack of harmony among different government departments may also be the reason tackling insecurity remains a challenge. Ken Mijungu attended the opening session of the seminar and reports that the presidency says the solution is in patriotism and responsibilityPosted in News, Top Headlines | Tagged news, politics | Leave a comment October 31, 2014
The chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Administration and National security Asman Kamama and West Pokot county senator John Lonyangapuo toured Pokot with an aim of preaching peace. They asked residents to respect the police and the rule of law, and return police attire they stole after killing three GSU officers. They further criticized the government for allegedly favoring one of the parties to the conflict in the ongoing police operation. Kapedo remains a no go zone as the GSU intensify their operation. Residents are hiding in the mountains for fear of bandit attacks.Posted in News, Top Headlines | Tagged news, politics | Leave a comment October 31, 2014
The Kenya National Union Of Teachers is accusing the government of frustrating ongoing talks to iron out a pay dispute that almost resulted in a strike earlier this month. KNUT says the Teachers’ Service Commission, the Salaries Remuneration Commission and the ministry of education are all behind attempts to scuttle the ongoing talks. The Union officials spoke after what they said was a failed review meeting to assess progress in the ongoing talks.Posted in News, Top Headlines | Tagged news, politics | Leave a comment October 31, 2014
A meeting between the National Lands Commission, and the community in Kajiado County to resolve a land tussle involving the Shompole Group Ranch in Kajiado ended without a definite solution, after the community vowed to stay put in what they say is their ancestral home. The land is set to be auctioned publicly in enforcement of court orders that ruled in favor of Nguruman Limited, who had sued the community for trespass, and affirmed his claim to the title deed ….Posted in News, Top Headlines | Tagged news | Leave a comment October 31, 2014
Members of Kisumu County Assembly have called for the dismissal of a petition filed in the High Court by embattled speaker Anne Adul…The MCAs said it was beyond the high court’s jurisdiction to hear the case noting that the petition ought to have been filed at the Industrial Court…NTV’s Ouko Okusah reports from the corridors of justice.Posted in News, Top Headlines | Tagged news, politics | Leave a comment October 31, 2014
The sun has finally shone up on a youth group known as Mukuru Talent Development from Lungalunga in Nairobi, and its rays have definitely impacted the community, as each benefited from organizations that chose to change their lifestyles by making it comfortable. This is courtesy of Umande Organization and Sadolin Paints Limited. Umande, helped the group put up a two storey building which has eight bathrooms and washrooms that would be used by the community. Then Sadolin paints came in and painted the building. On the top floor, is a hall that the group would use during their practice sessions, as they are involved in drama and music. Unlike other people who also offer water and sanitation facilities, this group would be offering these services at a lower price. In some areas, locals here have been paying 5 shillings for the services but now they will be paying three shillings. The waste from the toilets will be converted to biogas, which will in turn be used to heat water in the bathrooms.Posted in News, Top Headlines | Tagged news | Leave a comment ← Older posts