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Girl denied Form One admission for having long hair

By Joseph Mambili.   A student in Kisumu County has been denied admission to a secondary school for having long hair. Sharon Akinyi, who earned herself a place at St Mark Obambo Secondary in Kisumu West, was turned away by the school’s administration for her long hair which she says she cannot cut because of her religious beliefs. The rules …

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Plans in place to curb gender based violence

By Alfred Kimosop. A raft of measures has been outlined to curb alarming cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) rampant in some communities in Baringo. Baringo Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony while presiding over the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence noted that Government is committed to advancing human rights and curbing gender based violence. He noted that the …

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Bomet varsity gets own Council

By Benedict Ngetich. Bomet University College, a constituent of Moi University recently got its own Council, gaining semi-autonomous status. It is set to become a fully-fledged university. The Council members were sworn in recently by Moi University Senior Legal Officer, Petrolina Chepkwony at Bomet University College main campus in Bomet County. The swearing in ceremony follows the appointment by Education …

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Sh6m administration block to be built

By Joseph Mukubwa. A Sh6 million ultra modern administration block will be built at Icuga Girls Secondary School in Mathira, Nyeri County. The modern block will be funded jointly by Mathira CDF and the school Parents Teachers Association according to the school BoM Chairman Samuel Kibara. “The building will also have a new digital library to ensure students fit in …

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Women Rep raises alarm over teenage pregnancies

By George Jakoyo. Kajiado women representative Janet Teyiaa has raised alarm over the escalating number of teenage pregnancies in the county. While addressing parents and teachers Osupuko Primary School in Kajiado West recently, the legislator asked parents to take up the responsibility of bringing up girls seriously. She noted that the parents are to blame for implanting in the minds …

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