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Fake text books alert as KICD launches probe



The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has assured parents that all the textbooks for the new system of education meet the requirements.

This follows concern that some books circulating in the market purported to be for the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) have not been approved.

The curriculum developer also appealed to parents to ensure the complementary textbooks they buy for their children are age-appropriate.


“Textbooks are important in curriculum delivery. They must be the right ones to ensure learners are not treated to misleading content,” KICD Director Julius Jwan said.

Some unscrupulous traders, he warned, might take advantage of the introduction of the CBC to sell sub-standard books.

“We are monitoring those inserting fake imprints into such books. But all of us must remain vigilant to protect our children,” Dr Jwan said.

He urged head teachers and parents to refer to the addendum to the Orange Book for CBC — available on KICD’s website — to ascertain genuine textbooks.


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Teen hangs self after parents disciplined him over stealing sweets



A 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a neighbour’s house at Shaviringa village, Hamisi Sub County, after his parents disciplined him.

It is alleged the Class Five pupil had stolen some sweets in a kiosk.

The owner then reported the matter to the boy’s parents who disciplined him over the same.

Shiru location Chief Josephine Khalwale said after the parents disciplined him, the boy disappeared from their home on Saturday morning, without saying where he was going.

“The parents thought he was remorseful of the offence committed and had only run away and would be back later in the day. That did not turn out to be the case,” Ms Khalwale said.

She noted when evening came, the parents started searching for the boy and after the endless search at school, the entire village andneighborhood, his body was discovered in a vacated house.

“The body was found hanging in the house at around 10:30pm on Saturday. It seems he hanged himself earlier in the day, only to be discovered late in the night,” she said.

It has not been established whether there is any other reason that led the boy to hang himself. The body has been taken to Vihiga County Referral Hospital mortuary in Mbale.

source: standard.co.ke

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Njoro Boys High School closed indefinitely



Njoro Boys High School in Nakuru County has been closed indefinitely.

Ministry of Education official in Nakuru County made the decision today afternoon after a teacher on duty discovered a dormitory where some 70 students were sleeping doused with petrol.

The closure comes three days after a dormitory was set on fire destroying property of unknown value.

All students were sent home after a consultative meeting between the school management, local security team and education officials at Njoro sub-county.

Rift Valley Education director Mary Gaturu said investigations have been launched to establish who was behind the arson attack that occurred on Thursday last week and also to find out who doused the dormitory with petrol.

“All students have been directed to go home until further notice as we conduct investigations to avert cases of arson,” said Dr Gaturu.

On Saturday night, suspected arsonists believed to be students, doused a dormitory where students were sleeping with petrol


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My king has not been born yet – Lilian Muli



Citizen TV anchor Lilian Muli has called on women to “do better” by evaluating their worth in order to reject what she said was “monkey business” in relationships.

While throwing her weight behind a post that urged women to resist conforming to the mentality of accepting to be side chicks, Muli stated that there are good people out there who have no time for games.

She posted that her ‘king’ was yet to be born but at the same time noted that she was “forever hopeful.”

The anchor reiterated that “relationships should be exclusive and uncluttered.”

“I find that females nowadays are completely ok with being someone’s side chick. I don’t think I can ever conform to that mentality. I’ve discussed it with women numerous times and they always argue with me. Nobody wants to be a priority anymore? In that case, I’m greedy. I want one man and I want to be his only woman,” read the post.

To which Muli responded, “I believe it’s possible; relationships should be exclusive and uncluttered and there are good men and women out there who don’t have time for monkey business so don’t settle for crap know your worth. My king hasn’t been born yet though but I’m forever hopeful. Ladies what do you think??? I believe we can all do better.”

source: SDE

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