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CBC is here to stay, says Mahoga

By Amos Makhanu

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said that the implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) will move on despite mixed reactions from stakeholders.

Magoha, while speakimg at Kakamega High School, termed those against the new curriculum malicious and affirmed that the government will continue implementing it.

“Let us not allow busy bodies and politicians to divert us. Why would you think that we are not working behind the curtains to ensure that the transition is smooth?” He stated.

The CS also touched on concerns by parents that CBC books and other learning materials are expensive, saying that the government had already procured them for each child.

That comes as concerns rise among parents, teachers and academic experts on the advantages and shortcomings of the program which is facing ridicule from all over the country.

Education CS George Magoha in Kakamega School earlier today. Photo– courtesy

Five dead, several injured in tragic accident along Nairobi-Nakuru highway

At least five people have been confirmed dead after two vehicles, a lorry and a 14 seater matatu, got involved in an accident at Greenstead area, Mbaruk along Nairobi Nakuru highway on wednesday evening 25, August.

Five people including the driver of the matatu died onthe spot while the other one died at Nakuru Level Five Hospital while receiving treatment.

According to Nakuru county police commander Beatrice Kiraguri, the matatu belonging to North Rift Sacco was heading to Nakuru town while the Lorry was on its way to Nairobi when the two collided head on.

Five people perished in Nakuru-Nairobi accident last night. Photo– courtesy

The bodies of those who perished in the accident were taken to Nakuru Municipal Morgue while the lorry driver is amongst those receiving treatment.

She also added that preliminary investigations indicated the lorry was overtaking another vehicle when the accident occurred.

“The lorry had swerved off its lane and crashed into the matatu, ripping off almost the entire right-hand side. We suspect the lorry driver was overtaking another vehicle and underestimated the distance and speed of the matatu,” said Kiraguri.

BREAKING: Court of Appeal upholds that the BBI is null, void and unconstitutional

The Court of Appeal has today evening upheld the decision of the High Court to nullify the process of changing the constitution through the BBI.

While reading the final verdict, the president of the appellate court Daniel Musinga ruled that the BBI process was marred by constitutional irregularities and therefore is null, void and unconstitutional.

The BBI process had been halted by a five judges bench who sited key issues in violation of the law during the BBI process.

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The BBI proponents, led by president Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, moved to the Court of Appeal to challenge the verdict in a case that was heard for a week and its judgement pushed 50 days forward.

The court’s decision on the BBI changes the direction of the 2022 politics.

Justice Daniel Musinga, president of the Court of Appeal. Photo– courtesy

KRA employees receive salary increment as motivation for ‘good work’

Due to their hardwork done relentlessly by the staff of the Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA), the commissioner general Githii Mburu, in consultation with the National Treasury, has seen it wise to reward them.

In the last financial year, KRA managed to remit sh 1.6 trillion to the National Treasury and they intend to boost it this financial year to sh 1.8 trillion. In order to achieve this, the management saw it fit to motivate over 14000 employees by increasing their salaries.

The Kenya Revenue Authority headquarters in the Times Towers, Nairobi. Photo– courtesy

The highest paid commissioner, who pockets approximately sh 1.2 million per month will now receive sh 2 million. Other employees who receive approximately sh 700,000 KRA will now get sh 1.2 million.

The board has been working tirelessly, including taking clients who evade payments of tax to court. In order to meet this year’s target, the tax man is expected to raise nearly sh 3.2 trillion.