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SOCIETY

Prepare to Receive Sh5,500 From the Government as Sh1 Billion is Set Aside to Help Hungry Kenyans

Counties in the Arid and Semi-Arid areas (ASAL Areas) of Kenya are currently facing drought and famine. The major cause of the current draught that has affected the country is as a result of low rainfall received in the country since last year. Effects of prolonged dry season are already being experienced which include lack of food and water for people in various counties.

  4 months ago ago
Prepare to Receive Sh5,500 From the Government as Sh1 Billion is Set Aside to Help Hungry Kenyans

EDUCATION

Good news for teachers as promotions to higher job groups begin in accordance to the 2021-2025 CBA

Teachers this morning woke up to great news of promotions across the country. This is in line with the 2021-2025 CBA. The collective bargain agreement was reached at through negotiations between Knut, Kuppet and Kusnet. It was signed in July 2021 and deposited in the industrial court last month, thus binding.

  4 months ago ago
Good news for teachers as promotions to higher job groups begin in accordance to the 2021-2025 CBA

EDUCATION

Big Blow To Teachers As TSC Reviews ASAL And Hardship Areas

Teachers who are serving in Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) areas have received a big shock after Teachers Service Commission (TSC) reviewed and enlisted new areas as hardship areas. The move resulted to some areas being totally removed from the list of ASAL and hard to staff areas.

  3 months ago ago
Big Blow To Teachers As TSC Reviews ASAL And Hardship Areas

POLITICS

Raila Odinga Sends A Powerful Message To Kenyans At The Devolution Conference

During the seventh summit of the annual devolution conference Makueni county, the former prime minister of Kenya almost changed the theme of the conference as when he was called upon to address the summit, he said that this year's devolution summit is historic as it is the first time it is being held in Makueni county.

  2 months ago ago
Raila Odinga Sends A Powerful Message To Kenyans At The Devolution Conference

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Is this the gem for Arid and Semi-Arid(ASALs) areas?

Ndengu as popularly known is not only drought resistance crop but also resists most of the pests and diseases.It has a wide range of market ranging from local and abroad mainly Pakistan,Saudi Arabia,India and China.Another advantage of green grams is that it is less costly to establish as compare to other crops yet has high returns.An hectare of land requires 10kgs of certified seedlings with minimal labour.Below is cost benefit analysis for better understanding;

  5 months ago ago
Is this the gem for Arid and Semi-Arid(ASALs) areas?

ENVIRONMENT

Is Your County Included? Kenya Declares Drought A National Disaster In 29 Counties

The government declared drought ravaging parts of the country a national disaster following a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the leaders of Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) on Wednesday . President Kenyatta asked the National Treasury and the national government's Ministry of Interior and Coordination to lead the mitigation actions.

  4 months ago ago
Is Your County Included? Kenya Declares Drought A National Disaster In 29 Counties

POLITICS

DP Ruto Dealt Huge Blow As ASAL leaders Scheme Plan to Lock him out of Northern Eastern

Photo Credit: Facebook The deputy President William Ruto has been delt huge blow after ASAL leaders revealed to scheme plans to lock out him in Northern Eastern region. According to The Star Publication the Arid and Semi-Arid Leaders (ASAL) agreed to drum support behind president Uhuru Kenyatta, OKA and handshakes.

  4 months ago ago
DP Ruto Dealt Huge Blow As ASAL leaders Scheme Plan to Lock him out of Northern Eastern

POLITICS

Mount Kenya Foundation meets leaders from the Arid and Semi-Arid lands (Asal)

Mount Kenya Foundation (MKF) members yesterday met with leaders from the Arid and Semi-Arid lands (Asal) as they seek to shape President Uhuru Kenyatta succession. MKE, which consists of wealthy Central Kenya businessmen, has positioned itself as the gateway to attaining the support of Mt Kenya region.

  2 months ago ago
Mount Kenya Foundation meets leaders from the Arid and Semi-Arid lands (Asal)

ENVIRONMENT

Here Is Why Nairobians Soon Will Change Their Diet To Cassava Meals Amid Climate Change(Opinion)

Effects of climate change continue to savage our agriculture due to seasonal shifts in weather and rainfall variability. Studies reveal that there will be a food crisis and as a result food insecurity in the country beyond 2025. This will affect Nairobi residents who depend on external food supplies since no farming can take place in Nairobi to feed a million plus residents in the Country's Capital.

  5 months ago ago
Here Is Why Nairobians Soon Will Change Their Diet To Cassava Meals Amid Climate Change(Opinion)

ENVIRONMENT

William Ruto Says He will Ensure Every Household Has Enough Water To Do Irrigation Farming

Kenya is made of Fertile,Semi Arid and Arid areas.Most of of the Kenyan land has been affected by drought and therefore carrying out gaming in this places is difficult.However,the current Kenyan government had promised Kenyans and especially those at this drought areas that it had a good plan for them to promote their farming activities.But this has not been the case as promised during the campaigns,still this people from this regions are crying of hunger,leading to death of both animals and human beings.

  3 months ago ago
William Ruto Says He will Ensure Every Household Has Enough Water To Do Irrigation Farming

ENVIRONMENT

Why Climate Change is concern to the near future

The impact of climate change like the severe drought in northern Kenya is a matter of life & death, for the people, their livestock & wildlife. After 2 failed rainy seasons, the drought situation has been on a worsening trend in Arid and Semi-Arid Counties in Kenya.

  1 month ago ago
Why Climate Change is concern to the near future

EDUCATION

'Lauphable' TSC Proposals That Unions Have Rejected

The 16-32% on the basic salary that TSC submitted to SRC early this year for implementation. Teachers have been anxiously waiting for their new CBA that was set to begin its first phase from 1st July this year for the next four years.The good gesture by TSC to invite the teachers unions Kuppet,Knut and Kusnet was seen as a breakthrough to the new CBAs.

  7 months ago ago
'Lauphable' TSC Proposals That Unions Have Rejected

POLITICS

Ruto Dealt a Major Blow After North Eastern Leaders Reveal Scheme to Lock Him Out From The Region

A good number of leaders from Northern Kenya have disclosed a scheme to lock out DP William Ruto from popularizing his presidential id ahead of the 2022 general elections. The leaders who brought together different communities from the region claimed that they will only be rallying behind a presidential aspirant who is supporting the handshake between the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

  4 months ago ago
Ruto Dealt a Major Blow After North Eastern Leaders Reveal Scheme to Lock Him Out From The Region

EDUCATION

Challenges Galore As Schools Resume Learning

Today more than 1.6 million Grade 4 pupils, 1.2 million Standard 8 and 700,000 Form 4 candidates returned back to school amidst many worries by their parents about their safety amongst other issues. For many parents, there was an uphill struggle to raise school fees and to procure learning materials.Many parents feel that the resumption of schools has caught them unawares and they were not given enough time to prepare. For some schools, there was no resuming because the schools infrastructure had been destroyed

  1 year ago ago
Challenges Galore As Schools Resume Learning

EDUCATION

Students From Arid Regions are Hesitant to Pursue Higher Education, KUCCPS Says

According to Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS), students from arid and semi-arid regions are hesitant to apply for university placement. In a July 4 statement, KUCCPS chief executive Dr Mercy Wahome noted that there was a widespread belief in the region that completing Form Four was the end of education.

  6 months ago ago
Students From Arid Regions are Hesitant to Pursue Higher Education, KUCCPS Says

SOCIETY

Drought to get Worse as Reduced Rains Predicted

The drought that has left millions of Kenyans without food and water and killed hundreds of thousands of animals in the north and Coast region is bound to get worse.According to the latest forecast, the dry spell is set to extend southwards as it ravages counties in Ukambani and other regions in Coast and the Rift Valley.

  3 months ago ago
Drought to get Worse as Reduced Rains Predicted

TRAVEL

How people in Arid areas survive while on long distance travelling

We are in an era where transport has been made easy. There are different modes of transport depending on the distance, speed of travel and accessibility of the area. Many of those who have been brought up in urban areas and still live there may not know what Kenyans in rural and especially arid areas use as their modes of transport. Mostly in arid areas people use camels and donkeys. But apart from that people in arid areas have come up with different means. I have been in Namoruputh in Turkana county for two

  1 year ago ago
How people in Arid areas survive while on long distance travelling

EDUCATION

Blow To Boarding Schools As Sossion Ignites Debate To Have Them Banned

Nominated member of parliament and the Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary general, Mr Sossion is lobbying the education stakeholders to back his proposal to have boarding schools banned in the country. Speaking at the DailyNation, Mr. Sossion gave his reasons why he would like to have the schools banned. He argues that boarding schools contributes to corruption practices among young people, teaches elitism and getting ahead at the expense of everyone else. Mr. Sossion also says boarding schools are security

  1 year ago ago
Blow To Boarding Schools As Sossion Ignites Debate To Have Them Banned

EDUCATION

Teaching Beyond 60: TSC's Action That Has Left The Teachers Talking

The TSC as the teachers employer has continued to take some actions that have been praised while others have been criticized by the teachers.However,tsc always balances the feelings of the teachers and itself.All in all,it puts the interest of the learners first. The Commission has just brought a mixture of joy and sadness.Joy has resulted from the current ongoing applications for recruitment.The sad part is the proposal to put teachers on probation for ten years that has hit the headlines today. As it released

  1 year ago ago
Teaching Beyond 60: TSC's Action That Has Left The Teachers Talking

POLITICS

Great relief For All Kenyan After Uhuru's Address to The Nation

During his address today on 23rd of May, President Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled a massive stimulus programme to boost the country's economy. The president pumped Sh53.7 billion into various sectors claiming that it will help mitigate the effects COVID-19 has caused since the start of the pandemic. The program will focus on sectors like infrastructure, education, health, agriculture and tourism. Some of these jobs have closed down leading to thousands of Kenyan jobless. The president rolled out 8-point stimu

  1 year ago ago
Great relief For All Kenyan After Uhuru's Address to The Nation