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School ordered to re-admit boy expelled for drawing ‘demonic art’

Nakuru County Director for Education Isaac Asebe has ordered Bahati Boys High School to re-admit a form four student who had been expelled from the school for allegedly drawing “demonic art“. The student Ian Mwaura Njenga was expelled from the school on February 13 after he was accused of drawing “suggestive art“. After Njenga’s plight was highlighted by The Standard the County Director of Education stepped in and ordered the

How knitted octopus toys are helping to save tiny premature babies’ lives in hospital incubators

As any family who has had a premature baby will be painfully aware, the period of time in between baby being born and being strong enough to go home is one of the most difficult periods a parent can go through. So you’ll try anything which promises to make your baby’s life better while they’re in hospital – and, apparently, a toy octopus can work wonders. Hospitals in the UK

Time lords add leap second to the world’s clocks as Earth slows down

It might feel like there is never enough time, but Earth has gained 27 seconds since the 1970s – an astronomical quirk which is causing a headache for timekeepers. On New Year’s Eve, experts at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington, London, will add a leap second to UK time to account for the fact that the Earth is now spinning more slowly. Immediately before midnight, dials will read

Tragic deaths shocks Kenyan athletics, now 8 death

2013 Kenya national youth champion Ian Mutuku (19y) is dead, he collapsed and died in Machakos town. He is the eighth Kenyan athlete who suddenly has passed away. Mutuku is a 2014 Africa Youth Games silver medalist Kenya’s athletics fraternity is mourning the death of highly promising sprinter Ian Mutuku who died after collapsing at a hospital in Machakos on Monday, October 24. According to Mutuku’s coach, Peter Muia, the

Dance for Peace gone viral

The Video “Dance for peace” from Loreto Kiambu Girls High School that is trending with more than 47.000 views on Facebook in the first week since it was posted on the 11th of October 2016 has the participation of Art Directors Garage that was handling set design, make-up, costumes, and Nancy Aluoch founder of the Art Directors Garage also participated in some of the Choreography. Leah Gathoni is the producer of

Indian woman gives birth at 72 with help of IVF

An Indian woman has given birth to her first child at the age of 72 after undergoing fertility treatment at a controversial IVF clinic. Daljinder Kaur gave birth to a healthy boy last month at the National Fertility Centre in Haryana state, which offers fertility treatment to women who are decades beyond their menopause. Although her exact date of birth is unclear, Mrs Kaur told doctors she was around seven

Kebs suspends licenses of 369 water bottling firms

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has suspended the licenses of 369 water-bottling companies for non-compliance with quality standards. KEBS CEO Charles Ongwae warned other water bottlers that they risk losing their licenses if they fail to meet the set standards. The move follows the rise of counterfeit substandard bottled water products that pose a risk to human health. According to Kebs, there are 600 registered water-bottling firms in the

One dead, four injured in gun drama at Odeon matatu termini

A matatu conductor was shot dead and four others seriously injured at the Odeon matatu termini in the city centre on Sunday morning. Three young men had boarded a bus and sat on the rear seat. Two of them started beating their colleague, prompting the driver, Mr Kevin Macharia, to order them out of the bus. One of them drew a pistol and shot Mr Robert Kamadi, the matatu conductor,

10 good reasons to use coconut oil

Coconut oil is found everywhere today: In the kitchen, the beauty shelf and in the bedroom. The oil has been one of the major players within beauty – and it is not without reason. The oil can with its content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants namely do wonders for both your skin and hair – whether you have dry, fine, curly, damaged or frizzy hair, or if your skin is

Lenders in need of bail-out cash given strict Central Bank rules

The Central Bank has set tough conditions for the money it has offered to bail out banks facing liquidity pressures as a result of Chase Bank’s closure last week. The interest-free cash, which will be extended for between seven days to four weeks, will only be given to banks facing pressures that are not of their making. “This is not a loan, credit or a bailout. It is interest-free but