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Tale of grain spaces leased out to private traders as neglect hurts food basket

[Kevin Tunoi, Standard] In summary Tale of grain spaces leased out to private traders as neglect hurts food basket Grain storage facilities owned by the government and run by the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) are in a deplorable state, with many of them falling apart due to years of neglect.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018

CS Amina orders audit of KCSE candidates to stem impersonation

[File, Standard] Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has orderedan audit of all the 600,000 candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations following reports of impersonation.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018

Airlines in trouble over jet fuel contracts

[Boniface Okendo,Standard] Major Kenyan airlines have been thrown into the spotlight after claims they could have entered into contracts with oil marketers who have no licences from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018

The bad state of NCPB's stores as CS cancels leases to private entities

[Kevin Tunoi, Standard] In summary Some of the stores have been leased out to cereals traders, while one has been turned into a hardware shop Some of the facilities in Kitale carry the image of a long abandoned establishment, while others have leaking roofs, posing a great risk of food contamination Despite holding thousands of bags of maize, beans and other cereal produce, some National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) stores have been neglected and are in a deplorable state, the Saturday Standard has established.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018

Universities’ financial crises signal need for reforms

[File, Standard] About 10 days ago, Vice Chancellors reported that Kenyan universities were in the grip of a financial crisis with fears that a looming shut-down is inevitable.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018

Pass two thirds gender rule, Ruto urges legislators

[Peter Ochieng, Standard] Deputy President William Ruto has asked MPs to pass the two thirds gender rule set to be tabled in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018

Sh10 billion estate street lighting project goes dark

[File, Standard] The ambitious Sh10 billion deal between Kenya Power and the Government to light up Nairobi streets is going dark.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018

Court frees Migori Governor Okoth Obado

[George Njunge, Standard] Beleaguered Migori Governor Okoth Obado will earn his freedom at a cash bail of Sh200,000 or a bond of Sh500,000.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018

Kenyatta National Hospital, prisons stand-off undermining justice

[File, Standard] The stand-off between Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the Prisons Department over the treatment of murder suspect Joseph Irungu aka Jowie is in bad taste and risks jeopardising a high profile case.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018

Factbox: Most children in orphanages are not orphans

[File, Standard] Millions of children around the world live in orphanages, but child rights experts say most are not orphans.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018