Schools Will Not Be Closed Until Official Date

Education CS Fred Matiang’i has ruled out early closure of schools over arson saying the arsonists should face stern action.

“We’ll not cave in to pressure to close schools; term dates will be followed to logical conclusion,” he said.

At a meeting with various stakeholders on Thursday, the CS said the destruction of school infrastructure is likely to undermine the gains that the country continues to make towards improving access, equity and quality of education for the Kenyan child…read more…


Scientists Develop Sh200 Test Kit To Detect Aflatoxin In Maize Within 15 Minutes

Scientists have developed a new technology that detects aflatoxins on location.

The rapid test kit will cost less that Sh200 and comes with a mobile extraction kit that will be ready in two months.

Dr Anitha Seetha from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) said this will be the first portable, cost-effective way for farmers to detect aflatoxins instantly…read more…

Governors’s Council Illegally Gobbles Sh1 Billion County Allocations

Governors have illegally splashed more than Sh1 billion to fund the Council of Governors in Nairobi money that should be funding development.

Documents seen by the Star show Sh333 million has been contributed annually to the council for three years.

The money spent on the Nairobi headquarters at Delta House and governors’ own liaison offices, some quite posh, is not approved by county assemblies, as required by law…read more…

Shot In The Arm For Malaria, TB And HIV Fight As Kenya Gets Sh34 Billion From Global Fund

HIV, TB and Malaria programmes in Kenya got a boost following receipt of Sh34.7 billion from the Global Fund.

The cash is expected to be spent for the next two years starting this Financial Year 2015/16.

HIV/ Aids programme got the lion’s share of the grant amounting to Sh21.9 billion, fight against tuberculosis will take up Sh6.6 billion while malaria Sh6.2 billion …read more…