Latest News & Announcements

WILSON SOSSION ONE SIDE, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION THE OTHER SIDE

KNUT Chair Wilson Sossion says that with the increasing COVID-19 positive cases, all learning institutions to remain closed with the KCPE and KCSE the national examinations rescheduled to 2021. The Ministry of education on the other hand insists on not postponing the exams, CS Matiangi says the questions set will only cover what the learners have covered before the outbreak of COVID-19 in Kenya, followed immediately thereafter with closure of schools disrupting the traditional method of learning.

GETTING READY FOR THE WORKPLACE WEBINAR

The University of Nairobi Career Services in partnership with Unilever presents Getting ready for the workplace webinar on the theme "The Power of Digital for Today's Job Seeker:Online Learning and LinkedIn by Kevin Oywa, Production Manager, Unilever Kenya.

Day: Thursday May 28, 2020

Time: 2.00 - 3.00 pm

GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY WEBINAR

My Jobs in Kenya, one of Kenya’s leading online E-recruitment service, with a client base of over 50 recruiting agencies, 100+ leading brands and serving 1,000,000+ subscribers spread across 6 countries in Africa has partnered with University of Nairobi Office of Career Services to deliver a webinar to students and staff on Graduates Employability.

SAFARICOM FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH SCOPE INTERNATIONAL TO INSTALL SANITATION BOOTHS IN 6 COUNTIES

Safaricom Foundation in partnership with Scope International has set up 17 sanitation booths at a cost of Kes 1.1 million in Homabay, Siaya, Migori, Kisii, Bungoma and Busia, to be used by 60,000 people daily including ferry users with the aim of curbing the spread of COVID-19. These booths are strategically located at Kenya's border to Tanzania at Isebania in Migori County and at the Ugandan border in Bungoma and Busia counties.

JAPAN'S GOVERNMENT LIFTS NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER CORONAVIRUS

In a news conference Monday evening, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the country’s ability to flatten the curve and lift the emergency declaration in about a month and a half — without compulsory lockdown measures seen in the United States and Europe,pointing out that the number of patients in hospitals has decreased to below 2,000. He based this on a judgement call after seeing that the country had met the strict standard therefore lifting the state of emergency in comparison to other countries.

OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES BEING CONFOUNDED ABOUT WUHAN LAB

COVID-19 first broke out in Wuhan, a city in China in December 2019, this is common knowledge to everyone. Fast forward to 5 months later and this virus became a global pandemic; not being a respecter of persons or country, shuts down the world, forcing people to stay at home, void of social interactions that make us humans. Then began the theories it was manufactured in the lab, it is a biological warfare, and so on and so forth. Does this come as a huge surprise that Wuhan lab admits to having three live strains of bat coronavirus on site? Did you gasp?

CONSUMPTION OF RELIEF FOOD LEADS TO CONSTITUENTS BEING AFFECTED

President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the nationwide dusk to dawn curfew and partial lockdown for another 21days until the 6th June 2020. This government directive continues to affect Kenyans who need to work in order to provide meals for their families. Experts are now engaging on what the government needs to do to cushion Kenya for an economic recovery.

WEEK OF 25TH MAY 2020 NEWS IN BRIEF

MADARAKA DAY celebrations will be virtual this year; Interior PS Kibicho says President to address the nation from State House.

Kimanzi Muthui, a resident of Mbagwani Village in Muumoni area, Mwingi North, is said to have fatally slashed his parent, Agnes Kisyinoi, with a panga after she declined to serve him dinner on Monday night. He then attempted suicide by taking poison and is now receiving treatment at Kyuso Level 4 hospital in Mwingi North Sub-county, Kitui County. Muumoni OCPD Morris Guda says once Muthui is discharged from hospital, he will be charged with murder.

KENYA RANKED BEST IN AFRICA IN GOVERNMENT READINESS FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Kenya has been ranked best in Africa and 52nd Globally in the recently released Government Artificial Intelligence Readiness Index 2019. The Government AI Readiness Index 2019, Compiled by Oxford Insights and the International Development Research Centre, scores the governments of 194 countries and territories according to their preparedness to use AI in their operations and delivery of public services.

MOROCCO BECOMES FIRST FOREIGN MARKET FOR UGANDAN MADE MOBILE PHONES

In November last year, President Yoweri Museveni launched Uganda's first ICT Manufacturing & Assembling factory.  It is the same factory, today, that is ready to export its first batch of phones Uganda has started the exportation of the locally made SIMI mobile phones with Morocco being the first external market. "It's a great morning. We are excited.