President William Ruto on May 3, 2023, issued a directive that ushered in a new model of funding higher education, from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to universities.
Certainly, you already know that Kenya gained her independence on December 12, 1963. And that Jomo Kenyatta is the country’s founding President, who ruled for 14 years until 1978 when he died.
On August 1, 2023, President William Ruto hosted Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and heads of parastatals at State House, Nairobi, for a not-so-ordinary meeting. The President had assembled his cavalry to have them sign performance contracts, a move the Head of State said would transform government services.
Not long ago, a cage holding a rabbit or two could be found in nearly every homestead in the village. The fluffy, hoppy creatures were kept as pets or for food, but often as powerful tools of trade by enterprising young boys.
Fake certificates have become a menace at all levels of our education system and across the country as many people try to use short cuts to get jobs and other benefits.
It’s been a poorly kept regional secret, that Kenya had the least ‘cool’ car number plates. But last year, the government did something about it, launching new generation, digital number plates, with an FE-Schrift typeface that is smaller, smarter, classy and ‘cooler’ than the font of the old ones.
Howls, barks, groans… those are the sounds that greet you as you enter Cyrus Maina’s home in Kirigiti, Kiambu County. The home is a dogs’ paradise, where Rottweilers, Boerboels, German Shepherds, White Swiss Shepherds, Pugs, St Bernards, Belgian Malinois, Maltese and Russian mountain dogs and Blackhounds, among other breeds, thrive.
The cancer burden has been rising in Kenya over the years, with the annual disease incidence standing at an average of 50,000 people and deaths at over 33,000. With rising cases, cancer is the third leading cause of death in Kenya and the second major killer among non-communicable diseases (NCDs) after cardiovascular diseases.