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Revised 2021-2022 fee structure will not affect smooth run of secondary schools-PS Jwan

Basic Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan who spoke in Nakuru on Monday said the move was based on the reduced term dates.

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Basic Education PS Julius Jwan addressing journalists at Moi Primary school,Nakuru.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

The Ministry of Education  has assured school heads and parents that the new 2021-2022 revised fee structure for secondary schools will not in any way affect the smooth run of schools.

Basic Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan said the move was based on the reduced term dates.

The PS who spoke in Nakuru on Monday after assessing post-covid 19 preparedness in schools, urged secondary schools heads to adhere to the revised fee structure and avoid charging any extra cost.

He was quick to note that the reduction was not made on the tuition money that is always disbursed to the national, county and extra county schools hence normal operations in schools.Basic Education

“Because the term dates were reduced, we decided also to extend the same to parents through reduction of fees. We did not reduce the tuition fee that we always disburse to schools and therefore normal operations in schools will go on” said Jwan.

This, even as the government also reiterated commitment towards 100 percent transition rate from primary to secondary schools.

PS Jwan revealed that the Ministry has continued to engage Equity Group Foundation towards realization of the same.

In Nakuru County’s informal settlements over 700 applications were received for the Equity’s Elimu Scholarship of whom 210 were shortlisted for interviews and 126 were successful.

The PS also assured that efforts are in place to ensure the selected 126 join boarding schools as per the Ministry’s policy with all needs catered for.

“The government is committed to 100 percent transition. We have had good engagement with equity and already 126 from Nakuru County under the Elimu Scholarship will be proceeding to secondary” he said.

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Cow rescued from pit latrine in Manyani

A length of rope were attached to the cow before she was hauled out of the pit in a mission that took one hour.

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The accomplished rescue mission.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

A cow was on Sunday afternoon rescued after she fell and  stuck in a more than 20 feets pit latrine at the Manyani PEFA Church in Kivumbini Ward.

The cow belonging to one of the locals fell in the uncovered pit latrine while grazing in the church compound.

Efforts by locals to rescue the cow were fruitless leading a call on Fire and Rescue Service from the county government of Nakuru.

Arrival of Rescue Team who collaborated with locals gave hope.

A length of rope were attached to the cow before she was hauled out of the pit in a mission that took one hour.

The officers from the Fire and Rescue urged the pastor of the church to ensure the pit latrine is covered to avert similar incidents.

“We do such services free of charge but we call on the pastor of this church to cover this latrine to avert such” said one of the officers.

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Court sentences Kiru principal’s murder suspects Muthoni, Ng’ang’a to 30 years in jail

While delivering the sentencing, Justice Ngugi noted that the court considered the two as first offenders and had spent some time in custody.

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Jane Muthoni, formerly the principal of Icaciri Girls Secondary School, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering her husband Kiru School Principal Solomon Mwangi, four years ago.

The High Court in Nakuru presiding judge, Justice Joel Ngugi also sentenced her co-accused Isaac Ng’ang’a alias Gikuyu sentenced to 30 years.

While delivering the sentencing, Justice Ngugi noted that the court considered the two as first offenders and had spent some time in custody.

Justice Ngugi said the prosecution proved its case against the duo beyond any reasonable doubt.

The court found out that there was an intention to murder, with plans being hatched from as early as January 2016. The court added that the victim was stupified and strangled and thrown into a thicket, never to be found again.

“A stiff custodial sentence against the accused is merited,” he said while delivering the verdict that lasted less than 20 minutes.

During the pre-sentence hearing before Justice Joel Ngugi, Muthoni maintained her innocence and pleaded with the court for a lenient sentence arguing she was the only remaining parent to her four children and sought to be released to take care of them.

Her first-born daughter, June Valentine Mbuthi, pleaded with the court to forgive her mother, citing traumatizing challenges that she and her siblings are enduring in the absence of both parents.

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Military items recovered in Nakuru, two suspects arrested

“We are on the ground in pursuing the other suspect who is at large  and we urge the public to assist” said Nakuru East subcounty Police Commander Ellena Kabukuru.

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The impounded millitary items at Mwariki, Nakuru EastPHOTO/Courtesy.

Police in Nakuru have recovered military items and arrested two suspects in connection to the same.

According to Nakuru East sub-county, Police Commander Ellena Kabukuru said the items were recovered by police officers who were on patrol at Mwariki area.

The suspects identified as Christopher Juma and Lawrence Omondi were wearing a military jacket and had handcuffs and military boots.

She added that the suspects were using a motor vehicle registration number KAA169R Peugeot 505.

“We arrested the suspects at midnight with the military items,” she said.

According to the officer, police are pursuing one suspect from Mwariki area who is at large.

She called on residents to help the police on the same.
“We are on the ground in pursuing the other suspect who is at large and we urge the public to assist us,” she said.

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