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Education CS George Magoha says Schools Should Be Closed By July 10th.

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Education CS George Magoha has said schools that have opened for the 2020 third term on Monday will close on July 10, 2021.

Prof. Magoha said schools will start a new calendar year after the one-week break in a bid to make up for the time lost during the prolonged closure last year.

We deliberately created a tight academic calendar that enables us to accelerate completion of school terms. The new year entails the rollout of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) Grade 5. For avoidance of doubt, we shall all roll out grade 5 together; whether you are in private or public schools. There is only one government,” he said.

The Education CS was speaking on Monday during the release of results for the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam.

Prof. Magoha announced that there will be five examinations this year while candidates for the 2021 KCSE and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams will sit for their papers in March next year.

“In December 2022 we will administer another examination. Hopefully I will not be there, but we shall have planned for everything so that those who take over from us will have a seamless process. We had tried to avoid this but since we are one country, we must remember that the world is your stage and when you are given a job, you don’t get attached to it. You do what you have to do and ensure that when you leave, whoever takes over can proceed from there,” he said.

Prof. Magoha said teachers and students must begin to prepare for the five examinations, urging all stakeholders — particularly those in the unions — to work with the ministry to help achieve the laid out plans. He asked the multi-agency team to tighten their belts and prepare to handle the five exams.

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Government reviews curfew hours in Kisumu and 12 other counties, restricts movement

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The government has reviewed COVID-19 containment measures in 13 counties within the Lake Basin region following a spike in the infection rate.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the dusk to dawn curfew shall begin at 7pm and end at 4am in the counties of Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori.

This takes effect from Friday, June 18, 2021.

The CS said the 13 counties have been declared a COVID-19 hotspot zone after registering a positivity rate of 21% against a national average of 9%.

Movement in and out of the region will remain restricted unless for emergency and essential purposes.

“Except for essential and emergency services, movement between the hotspot Zone and the rest of the country is strongly discouraged,” reads the statement.

All forms of physical gatherings including at places of worship in the 13 counties have also been suspended for a period of 30 days.

It has further been ordered that all funerals and interment ceremonies within the Hotspot Zone  be conducted within 72 hours of confirmation
of death.

The attendees for funerals within the Hotspot Zone are capped to a maximum of 50 persons while only 30 people will be allowed to attend weddings and any other traditional ceremonies.

“That the attendees, officiators, and facilitators of weddings, celebrations of marriage or traditional unions, ceremonies of rites of passage, and all other similar events or ceremonies is maintained at 30 persons in total until further notice,” read the statement.

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OdiBets gifts UgaliMan a Car, Full Gym, and 5 million

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Charles, whose video was shared multiple times on social media last week, entertained netizens when he was captured tossing his ugali meal in the air before eating. Odongo, who is a fitness trainer by profession, stated that he has recorded more than 100 videos before.

Just a week after famous ugali man, Charles Odongo landed a lucrative deal with one of the betting companies in Kenya

Today Odibets has decided to surprise him with a car and full gym equipment after having a deal with him.

Odongo is just one among many who have used this method, whether by accident or by hard work, to stand out from the crowd and grasp opportunities.

Odibets has really emphasized supporting youths on various things likes Inua mama mboga, ODibets mtaani, and many more.

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Former Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo Is Dead

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Former Gem Member of Parliament Jakoyo Midiwo has died. The former MP passed on Monday evening at a Nairobi hospital after a long battle with illness.

The former law maker’s death comes only days after he lost his sister who is set to be buried on Saturday. He died while recieving treatment in a Nairobi Hospital according to information by the Orange Democratic Movement Director of Communications, Philip Etale. Etale made the announcement on his Twitter and asked Kenyans to pray for the family and friends of the politician.

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