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Troubled Kirinyaga school rescued at last

By Kamundia Muriithi. A well-wisher has come to the rescue of Gacharu Primary School in Kirinyaga County that was in a state of disrepair. The charitable man who did not wish to be named rehabilitated a classroom and bought new desks and chairs for Standard Eight pupils. He read about the sorry state of the school in an article published …

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New MP offers scholarships to 19 needy students

By Wasike Elvis. Kesses Member of Parliament, Dr. Swarup Mishra Kiprop has sponsored 19 students to pursue Certificate and Diploma in teaching at Tambach Teachers college. Speaking to Education News recently, Mishra said he will ensure that no bright and needy student misses school due to lack of fees in his constituency. “I will cater for their school fees, accommodation …

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Sh400m Mentor Plaza almost complete

By Kage Njoroge. Mentor Sacco Society Limited, formerly Muranga Teachers Sacco is constructing a 10-storied office complex at a cost of Sh 400 million. The new building is expected to provide Mentor Sacco with additional revenue streams and a modern business environment that is ideal for its business. Construction of Mentor Plaza is being managed by Mentor Investment Co-operative Society …

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Stop marrying off young girls, Kilifi parents warned

By Staff Reporter. Parents in Kilifi County have been warned against marrying off their young girls due to poverty. Speaking to Education News recently Amina Munyazi Kupalia who unsuccessfully vied for Kilifi County Woman Representative position, warned amorous men who rape and defile children that they will face full force of the law if caught. “Under Sexual Offences Act, a …

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Uhuru to start graduate paid internship programme in January

By Wasike Elvis. The Jubilee administration will start a graduate paid internship programme next year that will see fresh graduates from technical training institutes, polytechnics and universities getting a chance to earn money while gaining working experience. President Uhuru Kenyatta recently said the programme will see graduates from universities and technical institutes get paid internship for a period of 12 …

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