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Kisii private schools top Nyanza region : The Standard

Loading... Parents and Teachers of Tendere Primary School in Kisii County celebrate with Cyntia Nyambori who scored 415 marks in 2019 KCPE. [Sammy Omingo/Standard] Private Schools in Kisii once again topped the region in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations. Loading... Leading schools in the region also …

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Contestants in Kibra by-election violated the law : The Standard

Loading... The November 7, 2019, Kibra parliamentary seat by-election was not just any other election. It had a bearing on the anticipated 2022 Kenyatta succession. It was hyped to give an accurate projection of where, in particular, Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto stood in relation to each other …

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How to improve your CRB rating : The Standard

Loading... Dear Dr Pesa, I am a 30-year-old entrepreneur. I have borrowed money from two loan apps to supplement my income but I have been unable to beat the deadline. I’m afraid I will get listed with the CRB – I don’t even know what that is, but I know …

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Wako dares US to prove graft claims : The Standard

Loading... Busia Senator Amos Wako addressing the media at Parliament on his US travel ban. [Boniface Okendo/Standard] Busia Senator Amos Wako has defended himself against claims of corruption and demanded that US President Donald Trump’s administration make public full details of the allegations. Loading... The former Attorney General said he …

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UN expert apologises for faulty figure on children in US migration detention

Loading... AFP and a range of other media outlets were forced to retract their stories after it became clear that the expert had mistakenly presented four-year-old cumulative figures as if they were the current total number of migrant children in US detention. The retractions sparked outcry on social media, with …

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PHOTOS: Plus-Sized African Woman Blocked from Boarding Emirates Flight to Dubai

Loading... A plus-sized Ghanaian woman was this week blocked from boarding a Dubai-bound Emirates Airlines flight due to her size. The woman identified as Precious Mensah, alias PM, was the winner of Ghana’s Atinka TV’s plus size women reality show, ‘Di Asa. Her trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was …

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Ten Other Prominent Kenyans to Join Senator Amos Wako in US Blacklist

Loading... At least 10 other prominent Kenyans are set to join Busia Senator Amos Wako in the United States travel ban list, it has been revealed. Among leaders who have been profiled by Trump administration over their alleged involvement in the graft is a senior Jubilee Party politician, according to …

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Former Benin leader returns from exile amid crisis

Loading... Boni Yayi had quit the West African nation in June ostensibly for medical treatment, after being held under de-facto house arrest following his criticism of one-sided parliamentary elections that sparked protests. He had been due to meet rival Talon alongside a delegation from regional bloc ECOWAS and then jet …

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Police facing charges of violating childrens’ rights during Chile protests

Loading... A wave of social protests since October 18 has left 22 people dead and more than 2,000 injured, some 200 seriously, according to prosecutors. Patricia Munoz, who leads an agency created by the government to protect children’s rights, said her office “received 327 complaints for violations of the fundamental …

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Oligarch Lebedev backs UK release of Russia meddling probe

Loading... Lebedev, who bought Britain’s The Independent and the Evening Standard newspapers before passing ownership to his son Evgeny, told AFP he wants to see the report released, something Downing Street has been accused of delaying. The probe by parliament’s intelligence and security committee into suspected Russian covert actions in …

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