In today's Newspaper editions, the following stories are making headlines;
There has been a tussle between teachers and their employer. This is after the Teachers Service Commission came up with mandatory refresher courses for all teachers that would take about 30 teachers for a teacher to complete.
Moreover the education unions including Knut have been accused of conspiring with the Teachers Service Commission to push tutors into undertaking mandatory refresher courses. Unions have also been accused of remaining silent over controversial training programme.
It has now been revealed that there are fresh bid to split the Teachers Service Commission. This will be a win for the former Knut secretary - general Wilson Sossion as he continues to fight for teachers despite being out of Knut.
According to details, the Member of Parliament have said that the Teachers Service Commission has become too powerful and is now lording over stakeholders (tutors) in the education sector. The MPs say that the remedy to this problem is to split TSC into two and issue teachers with a new paymaster.
According to this newspaper, curfew which was imposed by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has plunged millions of Kenyans into poverty after disrupting their economic activities.
This is according to a report by Human Rights Watch. According to the report, some measures that were taken by the government to protect the people from Covid-19 were not appropriately implemented.
According to the report, Human Rights Watch notes that the curfew affected more than 60 percent of the small and medium sized businesses which many people rely on. The report also says that police brutality increased during the enforcement of curfew.
Additionally the report by Human Rights Watch has determined that the government grants that were supposed to help the underprivileged, who were suffering due to effects of the Covid-19, were hijack and went into the pockets of corrupt people.
According to the Saturday Standard, the ODM leader Raila Odinga will make his declaration on November 15th 2021 whether he will be in the ballots in the next year's polls.
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