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List of best and worst performing MP’s in parliament. You won’t believe where Oscar Sudi falls.

If a report released on Wednesday Morning by Mzalendo Trust is anything to go by ,below are the Mp’s who are performing well in parliament and their worst performing counterparts;

Note that Mzalendo Trust is a Parliamentary monitoring organisation.

Millie Odhiambo (Suba North)
David Sankok (Nominated)
Wilberforce Ojiambo (Funyula)
Robert Pukose (Endebess)
Benson Makali (Kitui Central). 

In the Senate,they included;
Ledama Ole Kina (Narok)
Moses Wetangula (Bungoma)
Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho)
Ochilo Ayako (Migori)
Getrude Musuruve (Nominated). 

Top performing women Mp’s in the national assembly.
Millie Odhiambo
Jacqueline Oduol (Nominated)
Jennifer Shamala (Nominated),
Ruweida Obo (Lamu)
Sophia Noor (Ijara)

Worst performing Mp’s. Those that have never uttered a word in parliment included;
Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama and his Kapseret counterpart Oscar Sudi.

These two are however very vocal when it comes to political matters outside the parliament.

Others include :
Abdi Tepo (Isiolo South),
Abdi Shurie (Balambala),
Ahmed Gaal (Tarbaj),
Johnson Naicca (Mumias West),
Amin Deddy (Laikipia East) Geofrey Kingagi (Mbeere South),
James Gakuya (Embakasi North), George Aladwa (Makadara) and John Owino (Awendo).
Stanley Muthama (Lamu West),
Gideon Konchella (Kilgoris),
Justus Kizito (Shinyalu),
Alfred Sambu (Webuye East)
James Mukwe (Kabuchai).

Silent women in parliament
Rose Museo (Makueni),
Beatrice Kones (Bomet East)
Amina Gedow (Mandera)

Where did your Mp fall?please reply in the comment section.

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“Manamba” finds himself in trouble after touching a female police officer’s breast in Uthiru.

Samuel Mburu, a tout (manamba) has been charged for intentionally touching the breast of a female police officer who refused to board his vehicle.

According to The Star ,He was charged before Kibera senior resident magistrate Renee Kitagwa on Tuesday where he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Mburu’s act contravened  section 11 of the sexual offence act.

It is alleged that on the third of July, he touched the breast of the police officer in Nairobi’s Uthiru.

According to the police reports,the officer was at the Uthiru stage waiting to board a matatu to Nairobi CBD .

Mburu then approached the officer and asked that she board his matatu.

However, she declined and told the tout to let her choose the matatu with which to go to town.

In response,he hurled insults at her and went ahead to touch her breast against her wish.

The officer then ran and took a different matatu.

The police officer ,in the company of other colleagues of hers three days later arrested Mburu charging him with causing an indecent act with the adult contrary to the sexual offence act.

Denying the allegations ,Mburu said that the officer assaulted him.

He was later granted a bond of Sh200, 000 or a cash bail of Sh100,000 as he awaits hearing of the case on July 16.

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6.Things that teachers,learners and schools should expect after Magoha’s Tuesday declarations.

It took Education ministry under the stewardship of Professor Magoha weeks of brainstorming but ultimately,he declared the 2020 education calendar null and void due to corona virus.

According to Magoha’s announcement, Universities and other tertiary institutions will in September open on condition that they put in place measures to protect their students from the virus.

Primary and secondary schools however will have to stay longer at home,as they await to open in January next year should the infection curve flatten.

In addition to that they will all have to repeat their current Classes.

“All learners in Grades 1 to 4, Standard 5 to 7 in 2020 and Forms 1 to 3 in 2020, will remain in their current classes in 2021… This year’s KCPE, KCSE candidates will sit their examination later in 2021,” Magoha said.

Magoha was speaking at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. He termed the decision unanimous.

With him were representatives of Giant teachers unions KUPPET and KNUT,schools,parents , Teachers service commission all of whom were in support of the new development.

Earlier,there was a suggestion by stakeholders to have schools open in September but later , January 2021 was recommended having looked at the situation within the country.

Since the inception of KCPE and KCSE 30 years ago,this will mark the first time that they will not be done.

What exactly are the implications of the decisions?

1.Extended duration for completing studies.
In stead of eight years,those currently in primary school will spend 9 years while their counterparts in highschool 5 in stead of 4 years.

2.No grade 1 and form 1 intake
In consequence,the intake of grade one and form one learners that takes place yearly in January will not be there next year.

Both Universities and colleges will also miss annual intakes in the year 2021.

3.Disruption of the implementation of Competence Based Curriculum.
Implementation of the CBC was to move to grade 5 this year but apparently that will not be possible due to the changes.

4.In addition to that ,key programs such feeding and distribution of sanitary pads will also be thrown into disarray.

5.Escalation of drug abuse and Pregnancies cases.
With just four months at home it was approximated that 400,000 school going girls were pregnant.

Now that they have to stay at home for about 5 months longer,what do you expect?

The same could be witnessed with Female genital mutilation, drug and substance abuse and early marriages.

The Kenya Parents association chairman ,Mr. maiyo projected that the situation is likely to worsen unless a swift action is taken.

To keep the learners engaged, he said the association is working on how to develop viable out-of-class learning that can suit all learners.

“We are reaching out to partners like Safaricom, Google, KICD and others to see how best we can ensure our children continue their education at home and keep them off harmful practices,” Maiyo said.

6.No salaries for BOM and private school teachers.
Their salaries is directly from school fees.Now that there’s an extension of closure of schools, the teachers should brace themselves for 6 more months without pay.

According to private schools association head,Peter Ndoro ,the Institutions have not been able to pay salaries since April with others backdating salaries  to March.

“We solely depend on school fees and in the absence of them we have no source of revenue. At the moment, almost all schools have stopped paying their staff,” Ndoro said.

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Shock as an expectant mother throws her three children into a river then jumps in.

Residents of Luyekhe village were stunned after a mother plunged her three children and self into a river.

The village sits at the boarder of Bungoma and Kakamega Counties.

The incident occurred at around 9pm on Sunday when the lady ,named Winny Khulngwa 24 years of age threw the three children into the river.

The guardian angel of one of the children must have worked overtime as she survived to tell the story.

The two children that drowned were aged one and four.

As at Tuesday evening, the search for the bodies was still in progress.

While narrating the bizarre incident ,the girl said that it was dark and upon reachin’g the river,the mother told them to close their eyes for a surprise.

As no one  would doubt his/her blood mother, they did only to be grabbed and thrown into River Nzoia.

The girl further said that they were swept away by the turbulent water but luckily ,she saw some roots at the edge of the river onto which she held tight.

She struggled to get out of the river and finally managed to walk back to the bridge.

To her dismay,there was nobody within the vicinity, something that prompted her to break down in tears.

Moments later,a good Samaritan ,a man identified as Joseph Chom found and took her to his house.

Mr. Chom said that he heard a child cry ,that was preceded by flashes of light from a spotlight.

“She later explained to me what had happened,” he said. “I called my village elder and area chief before reporting the matter to the police.”

According to residents,the spotlight and handbag was found on the bridge.

Matende said that she left Kulangwa together with her children but upon returning,she never found them.

She at first thought that they had gone to a neighbor but later realised that her children were also missing.

“I had left her with my daughter. When I returned, I asked my daughter where she had gone, and she said she left with her children. We were later informed that she had drowned her children and herself,” she said.

Kulangwa’s grandfather,Omutoko said that he had never received any complaints from her.

Mr Martin Anyonge, a local Kenya Red Cross officer, said it has been a challenge retrieving the bodies because of the turbulence.

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90 Covid-19 patients recovery as 183 positive cases recorded.

The total number of Covid 19 cases has jumped to 8250 as 183 tested positive in the last 24 hours.

The ages of those who tested positive today ranged from 4 to 79.

Only 6 were foreigners while 177 of the total  Kenyans.

Three more patients also succumbed to the disease bringing the death toll to 167.

According to the ministry of health,the number of samples tested in the last 24 hours were  2061 bringing the total to
193,455.

Total recoveries now stands at 2504 after 90 patients were discharged from the hospital.

While giving daily updates on Corona virus, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe pleaded with Kenyans to continue observing covid-19 regulations even after some restrictions were lifted.

He also urged those that are travelling to the rurals to be mindful of the aged by putting on face masks to avoid infecting them.

“As we visit our parents at home with supplies, let us also include masks and sanitizers and soap for handwashing, and ensure we adhere to the laid down protocols,” CS Kagwe said.

Kagwe told Kenyans ‘they have a choice’ to make wherever they go to protect themselves and their families.

The CS told Kenyans that they have a choice to make wherever they go to protect themselves and loved ones.

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Magoha:Schools officially resumes in January 2021,learners to repeat current Classes.

Learning will officially resume in January the year 2021, Professor Magoha has said.

This year’s National examinations will be done later next year ,meaning the 2021 Examinations will not be there,as covid 19 has rendered this year’s calendar null and void. He added.

Earlier plans to have the candidates resume this year september has been done away with by the stakeholders.

Tertiary institutions (Colleges and Universities) will resume from September on condition that they comply with the Covid 19 guidelines.

“Universities will be allowed to re-open if they meet all the requirements set by MoH, and they must be inspected. Members of staff must agree on how they will do a phased reopening,” he said.

Further ,he said that opening will be dependent on the prevailing conditions of the Corona virus.

Magoha’s announcement came just a day after President Kenyatta lifted the cessation of Movement order that had affected normal operations of several counties.

Although Kenyatta’s move was welcomed by many who had lon’ged for the opening,pundits say it would lead to hundreds of infections.

Covid-19 infections have continued surging in Kenya with the recent figures standing at 8,067 confirmed cases of the virus, 164 deaths and 2,414 recoveries.

Jubilee Purge Extends to East Africa,see who is next.

Jubilee axe has now been extended to the
East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in a bid to ensure that only those who fully accept its policies and principles are retained.

In the past few months ,tension has been witnessed within the ruling party with the allies of Deputy president dropped from key parliamentary positions.

Others have also faced the disciplinary committee.

Members of the Party in the EALA who have not been making their monthly subscription to the party now have a reason to worry.

They risk losing their seats.

Among the jubilee members at the regional assembly include;

former MPs Simon Mbugua (Kamukunji), Mpuru Aburi (Tigania East),
ex Nyandarua Woman Rep Wanjiku Muhia,
Noor Mohammed Adan
Florence Jematiah.

Accordin’g to the party’s regional director,only Mr. Aburi has updated his contributions.

The party secretary general, Raphael Tuju on Monday through a letter, notified the Legislators of intention to start disciplinary proceedings against them.

The Legislators are expected to remit to the party 20,000 on monthly basis.

However,3 of them have defaulted for the last 31 months with Ms Muhia only paying ksh 100,000.

The three now owes the party a total of Sh2,380,000 for the last 31 months.

“This is a formal notification to you as Member of Parliament East Africa Legislative Assembly of Jubilee Party that you have defaulted in your remittance of your monthly subscriptions.”

“According to our records, you have defaulted to remit your party subscriptions amounting to Sh620,000 as at July 2020,” read one of the letters signed by Mr Tuju.

In a letter signed by Mr. Tuju,the Legislators are expected to respond within Seven days,without which disciplinary action shall be taken against them.

 

“Take notice that you are in breach of Jubilee Party Constitution and your actions attract a penalty including but not limited to suspension or revocation of your nomination and sponsorship. Note that you signed acceptance of the terms of membership and nominations,” the notices read in part.

The letter further states that “take notice that unless you make immediate payment of Sh620,000, disciplinary proceedings shall be commenced against you without any further reference to you at your detriment.”

The notices were copied to acting Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu, Eala Speaker in Arusha, Tanzania, Martin Ngoga, Jubilee National Disciplinary Committee Chairman Lumatete Muchai and the Regional Director – Eala, Stephen Mwanga.

In the letter,Tuju invoked a section of the constitution that states that “Disciplinary action shall be instituted against a member in cases of failure to make remittance or pay dues to the party.”

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Officially confirmed:At least 100,000 teachers to get payhike at the end of this month.

Joy must be presently written on teachers’ faces after their employer ,Teachers Service Commission(TSC) confirmed that come end month,at least 100,000 of them will receive the last part of their phased pay increase.

According to The Daily Nation , the commission assured tutors holding administrative positions on the implementation.

The TSC stated that the payrise costs ksh 11billion.

“There should be no cause for alarm since it will be paid by the end of July,” said the statement by the commission.

“As we await government directives on reopening of schools, the commission wishes to thank all teachers for the support that they have been according us. We value this partnership which has enabled us to continue serving you even under the current circumstances. Further, we value your efforts in engaging your learners with online lessons and words of encouragement. Thank you and please continue reaching out.” The statement continued.

Implementation of Collective Bargaining Agreement( CBA) commenced in July 2017 and is set to come to completion at the end of this fiscal year.

Thereafter, a way shall be paved for new Negotiations.

Automation of TSC services.
“Another crucial achievement is the automation of TSC services and especially the T-Pay system through which you approve and monitor your third party financial transactions,” added the statement.

Last month TSC ordered a recount of all Head teachers, deputies and senior teachers.

The recount was prompted by realisation that there were some teachers who were promoted by mistake after the commission received wrong information from the county directors.

As indicated by a circular by TSC , some teachers provided inaccurate and misleading data that led to erroneous conversion.

Some classroom teachers were converted to grades exclusively reserved for institutional administrators.

Some senior teachers were also wrongly captured as administrators.

 In other instances, staffing levels in terms of required administrators in a school exceeded the optimum establishment contrary to the established norms.

Dr. Macharia said that unrelibility of the data has negatively affected activities of the commission including:
Payroll Management
Selection process
Appointment of new administrators.
Deployment of new administrators

Promotion
TSC is also set to promote 100,000 teachers currently in grade B5 to C1.7 Billion was set aside for the exercise.

Grade B5 teachers currently earning a basic salary of between Sh21, 756 and Sh27, 195 will now take home between Sh27, 195 and Sh33, 994.

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BREAKING NEWS: Cessation of Movement in and out of Nairobi and Mombasa lifted.

Kenyans can now move into and out of Nairobi ,Mombasa and Mandera counties after President Uhuru Kenyatta today announced that the ban will lapse on Tuesday at 4am.

Nevertheless,he extended the the nationwide curfew by a further 30 days.

Houses of worship

Religious houses will also commence phased reopening with strict conformity to the guidelines out in place.

The president however noted that members below 13 or above 58 years of age should not be allowed to attend.

Those with underlying health conditions were also cautioned against gathering for worship.

Congregants should not exceed 100.

Restrictions on gathering in weddings , political gatherings and bars were further extended for 30 days.

local air travel shall also resume in July 15 under Ministry of Health and Transport guidelines.

“By reopening (the three counties), we must be cognisant of the fact that we are much more at risk when the restrictions were in place. We must exercise cautious optimism,” President Uhuru said during his televised address to the Nation.

Public Service vehicles shall not be allowed to move into and out of the areas previously under lockdown without clearance from public health and transport departments.

The head of state said that despite the fact that we, as a country have not met the irreducible minimums given by health ministry, we have reached a reasonable level of preparedness.

He added that should worsening of the situation be witnessed then the country will not hesitate reverting to lockdown.

Resumption of schools

The president said that the ministry of Education shall notify the public on re-opening both basic education and tertiary institutions.

“The ministry of Health, in conjunction with the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development shall establish protocols for the resumption of the importation and sale of imported/second-hand clothes,” the president added.

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Magoha ashamed as Health ministry says testing all teachers and learners before reopening is impossible.

The government has blatantly said that it is not possible to test all teachers and students prior to school reopenin’g.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that conducting such tests is costly, besides,their supply lines is also characterised by some challenges.

This comes after Education cabinet secretary Professor George Magoha said that all teachers and support staff will be tested ahead of schools Reopenin’g.

Accordin’g to Magoha,the tests should be conducted two weeks before openin’g and again two weeks after opening.

Approximately ,Kenya has 317,069 and millions of students,primary and Secondary combined.

Conducting such tests on teachers would require approximately ksh 1 billion.

“Testing will be a continuous process once pupils and students go back to school,” he said.

The CS said that untill that time when the government will be sure that all preventive measures are put in place, schools will not resume.

He asked the administration of the schools to ensure that all building have a steady supply of water and all toilets regularly cleaned.

“There should be as many handwashing points for children as possible to ensure high hygiene standards,” the CS said.

Contrary to Magoha’s sentiments, the ministry of health said that it testing that huge number would be a challenge.

We must say this with regards to the context of timing and when education resumes. Schools are likely to resume early next year and testing such a huge number would be challenging to us,” Aman said.

Dr. Aman said that stakeholders should come to a concensus on the best approach to be used to test teachers ,non teaching staff and learners.

“There needs to be a review on our testing strategy to identify useful and informative information that can determine on the best approach to conduct the tests,” Aman said

Magoha said that September openin’g will only be possible if the Corona virus pandemic is contained.

“The position of the parents has been very firm that we don’t open until the curve is flattened and the parents are the major shareholders,” he said, citing a similar position from the Council of Governors.

“They also said they will not allow the schools to be re-opened until the curve is flattened.”

As of yesterday, Kenya had reported 7886 cases of Corona virus with 160 deaths since the pandemic was first reported in Kenya.

According to Aman, the country has been reporting a daily average of 261 cases for the past one week.

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KNUT demands for Capitation to schools in order to pay support staff.

The Kenya National Union of teachers (KNUT) has asked the government to urgently release the 30 per cent capitation allocated to schools to pay support staff and for utilities.

According to the Daily Nation, The officials from Union’s Kakamega branch expressed worry after several cases of theft in schools were reported.

They said that school properties are at stake since there’s no security.

Since schools were closed following Corona Virus outbreak in March,the guards have not been paid hence no guarantee of security.

“The property in schools is at stake because the guards hired by the institutions and other support staff have not been paid after schools were closed in March following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is a matter the Ministry of Education needs to address urgently to ensure school property is safeguarded,” said Mr Patrick Chungani, Kakamega County Knut chairman.

The union also demanded that the government facilitates the school heads to carry on with normal operations.

Some of these include filing of returns as well as travelling to the Institutions to keep an eye on the properties and prepare reports.

Mr. Chungani said that the government seems to have abandoned its roles in ensuring maintainance of schools and that those charged with the responsibility of keeping watch are paid irrespective of the situation in the country.

If the government does release the funds,they will be used to facilitate operations such as:

Local travel and transport
    – Support staff wages
    -Electricity
    -Water and conservancy


   
He gave  examples of Lirhanda Girls Secondary School and Malone Primary School in Ileho ,Kakamega East that he said several items among them computers had been stolen.

He told the ministry to release the funds and ensure that security of schools are ensured.

On the other hand,Kenya  Union of Post primary Education Teachers asked the government to vigorously fight for  children’s rights the same way it does to corruption.

The secretary general ,Akelo Misori said that ever since the schools were closed,learners have been sexually abused in the country.

“There is a sharp rise in cases of child labour, sexual exploitation and domestic violence,” he said.

He asked Education CS to come up with a multy agency task force to include civil society stakeholders to explore ways of strengthening child protection systems.

“The Sexual Offences Act should be enforced robustly by identifying and punishing adults preying on schoolgirls during the Covid-19 outbreak,” he said.

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Class Eight and Form four candidates likely to open in September.

As students in tertiary institutions will be resuming learning in September, the candidates (class eight and form Four) are also likely to resume alongside them.

It is said that the decision to have candidates go back to schools is part of the proposed gradual re-opening.

According to trusted sources,CS Magoha is today set to meet stakeholders with the aim of discussing the planned opening.

He is going to meet Secondary Schools Head Association Chairman and that of Primary Schools,Mr. Indimuli Kahi and Nicholas Gathemia respectively.

However,it was not so clear ,whether or not the meeting will be attended by teachers’ unions ,that have been championing for January opening.

Nevertheless,a lot still need to be discussed on the same as the health ministry had warned of possible surge in Covid-19 infections should schools reopen in September.

Professor Magoha has in several occasions said that schools will not reopen untill the Corona virus infections curve flattens.

According to the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), 1.93 million are to sit for this year’s examinations.

Of the total ,1,187,517 are class eight while 1,187,517 form four candidates.

A document from the ministry of Education proposes that due to low enrollment in Technical and Vocational training centres, they should be re-opened.

The Institutions have approximately 400,000 learners while Universities slightly above half a million.

The document,signed by Magoha was presented to the National Assembly that asked to know plans by the ministry to handle schools upon reopening.

“The Ministry of Education will consider prioritising the reopening of technical training colleges subject to observing all coronavirus protocols due to their low enrolment,” the document says.

In the event that opening delays, the document states that Universities and TVETs will virtually meet to conduct orientation for their new students.

In May,President Uhuru directed the ministry of health to have the school calendar restructured by mid August.

According to the recommendations presented to the president , there’s a proposal that schools be reopened next year January.

Both Unions and Stakeholders from the ministry of education were in support of the proposed dates.

The proposal was informed by projections showing Covid-19 infections could peak in September.

The document also indicated that the Teachers Service Commission will identify teachers with underlying health conditions plus those aged 58 and assign them appropriate duties.

Teachers will be required to report back to school at least 14 days prior.

They will be mandated to ensuring that a the health guidelines are adhered to.

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