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

Kenyan passports to be phased out next year, to adopt East Africa travel permit

Kenya will phase out issuance of its national passports from next year and adopt the East Africa travel permit in the quest by the six countries to harmonize business and regulatory processes. The phase-out period will last two years and the six countries including South Sudan that was this week admitted to the East Africa Community (EAC) expected to only issue the regional e-passport by the start of 2019. The

Female genital mutilation: It’s going the wrong way

In Kenya, FGM has been banned for 30 years, and the number of circumcised women have shown declining trend for some years, but now it seems it’s going the other way again. Anne Cherono is one of the strong women in Kenya. She resisted the pressure from the community around her, as both her husband, mother-inlaw, girlfriends and neighbors pushed and bullied her because she refused to be circumcised. A

Photos of starving ‘witch’ toddler lead to massive donations and a glimmer of hope

Anja Ringgren Lovén, the founder of the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF), received a phone call about a two to three-year-old boy who had been abandoned by his family, she told the Huffington Post UK. She said: “When we heard that the child was only two to three years old we did not hesitate. “A child that young cannot survive a long time alone on the streets.

Tanzania loses half cereals it grows annually

Tanzania loses nearly half of its production of cereals every year due to poor storage, lack of harvesting skills and processing facilities, prompting agricultural experts into calling for urgent measures to save the poverty-stricken nation from hunger. Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperative Raphael Daluti said it is estimated that more than 40 percent of the annual national production of crops is lost or

Sh10mn prize for best renewable energy idea

Kenyan entrepreneurs in renewable energy sector have a chance to win grants of up to Sh10 million each following the launch of the third round of the Off-Grid Energy Challenge. The competition, which is part of Power Africa is aimed at spurring ideas that are meant to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, where at least 600 million people are estimated to lack basic access to electricity. The competition

Nairobi men suffer most domestic abuse as Western tops in violence against women

Kenyan women are nearly four times more likely to suffer from domestic violence than their men compatriots, a study shows. An examination of data from the Economic Survey shows the most the vulnerable women are those aged between 25 to 29 years followed by 20 to 24 years. The data also shows that men living in Nairobi and other big towns are more likely to be battered than their rural

According to Two Rivers Mall construction on track but

This is what wrote in the news on 20/7, 2015 but have they actually visited the site or? Kenya can look forward to the launch of Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi — when it officially opens its doors in October. Earmarked to be the largest shopping mall in East Africa, the project is part of a mixed-use real estate development that is being undertaken by Centum Investment Group on a

President Obama tackled our demands, say Cord bosses

Opposition leaders Monday revealed the memorandum they presented to US President Barack Obama in which they asked him to support their push for far-reaching electoral reforms among other concessions they are demanding from the government. Led by ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga, the four politicians asked Mr Obama to put pressure on the government over corruption, insecurity and repressive laws restricting the media and civil society. Mr Odinga, Mr Kalonzo