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Parents questioning ‘illegal fees’, random sending away of students at city school

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Parents of a Nairobi school have raised concerns over what they termed as illegal fees and sending away of students without being duly informed.

The management of Buruburu Girls High School has been accused of charging Sh10,000 Harambee fees, contrary to Ministry of Education regulations and sending the girls out of the institution without informing the parents.

This, according to the parents, is against the institution’s policy that students are always supposed to enter and leave the school while accompanied by their parents.

When Nairobi News  reached the school, the institution promised to offer a statement by Thursday 6.

Nairobi News has learnt that the school had organized for a fundraiser for the construction of a Resource Center in the school that was to take place on June 8, 2019 but has since been postponed to August 2.

In a letter seen by Nairobi News parents were informed that the girl will only be allowed in school once she clears the fee.

“She is expected back in school when the fees balance is cleared at not later than 4pm. NB: The girl must be brought back to school at the indicated time,” the letter read.

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A parent (whose name can’t reveal to protect his children) said that he was not at home only to receive a call from a neighbour that her daughter was at home.

“Imagine I was not aware that my daughter had been sent from school. I can’t believe that she came all the way from Nairobi to here,” said the parent.

Another parent said that he was perturbed that the students were sent home just two days to half term.

“They could have just let the students come home for half term with the letters. Not sending them away in such a manner,” said the parent, adding that the school was forcing them to pay the money against their will.

Another parent said the school always informs parents to pay school fees through text messages but that this time they opted to send the students away.

“It is risky for the girls to be sent from school in such a manner. As a parent I’m not happy about all this,” said the parent.

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The parent further claimed that her daughter was stranded in the city and had to use someone’s phone to call home and inform him that she was out of school.

Nairobi News exclusively obtained a conversation in a WhatsApp group where parents raised concern asking the Ministry of Education to act on the issue.

“We got some updates from our respected chairman yesterday. Why was this not included? My daughter has had to put up at a neighbour’s house at least until we are back home in the evening. I paid all the money, including the harambee fee, when they threatened to send the students home. Midterm is two days away, what is the principal up to?” the parents said.

Another parent said that since the year started they have not seen their children’s report cards and they even don’t know how the students have been performing.

“They have not even released last term’s results and they are here sending our daughters away. This is unacceptable,” the parent said.

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Drama as delegates heckle DP Ruto during BBI launch 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Delegates heckled Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report at the Bomas of Kenya over his remarks on the report

The DP was forced to pause his speech after the delegates started booing him after he appeared to express his dissatisfaction at the Youth leader Trans Nzoia County Alex Matere’s remarks about his wheelbarrow donations.

Ruto said by saying that Kenyans should not adopt 16th-century technology, Matere was referring to the wheelbarrows he has been supplying to Kenyans.

However, Ruto noted that the discussions Kenyans should have is why a 16th-century tool has millions of citizens still dependent on it in the 21st-century.

The DP’s remarks didn’t sit well with most of the delegates, which resulted in them openly expressing their displeasure and forcing him to stop talking.

Mbita Member of Parliament Millie Odhiambo appeared mainly pissed by Ruto’s remarks as he stood and jeering Ruto, drowning his speech.

He went on to ask for a minute to conclude his speech but the crowd couldn’t hear of it as they continued to jeer him after he appeared to hit out at the former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.

Ruto concluded his speech by calling on leaders to refrain from contests pitting the rich and the poor by quoting former US President Abraham Lincoln.

DP Ruto then proceeded to welcome his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta to make his remarks with the delegates still shouting “respect the president,” as he took his seat.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also hit on the DP for engaging in early campaigns instead of supporting the President in delivering the Big-4 Agenda.

Raila said that Kenyans expect to be united for now but not campaigns of who will be the President in 2022 as they will handle that when the time comes.

The ODM Party leader noted that Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta should be working as a pair to bring a difference in the country.

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Uhuru maintains Raila is not government

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BY KEVIN KOECH

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday 26 October 2020 made it clear that Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga is not in the government.

Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, the Head of State explained that when he decided to come into an agreement with Raila, the mission was to find a way to healing this country.

“When we sat down to talk, something that was very difficult, for him and also for me and my team, very difficult. But when we got through to it and we spoke and we spoke again, we agreed that we are not here to share positions and we should put our various positions aside,” he said.

He mentioned that the two agreed to come together with a common agenda of ensuring that what the people of Kenyan have witnessed in 1992, 2005, 2007, and 2017 Kenyans shall never witness again.

He went on to make it clear that Raila Odinga never made any demands from the government.

“We did not talk about sharing government and as we stand today, he (Raila) is not in government. He is not in government; he never made any demands for the government. He never made any demands for a share of government,” he added.

The President pointed out that Raila Odinga asked for the two opposing sides to come together and fix what has been ailing the country.

He explained that this would allow the country in the future to be able to compete without the need for the innocent Kenyans blood being shed.

He went on to that the ODM leader for showing his patriotism and looking for a solution because he did not have to do it.

Uhuru also gave special thanks to his Deputy William Ruto for being part and parcel of the handshake and making the BBI report.

He revealed the three agreed that they would never talk about elective posts as they aimed to unite Kenyans.

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Corazone Kwamboka calls out Maureen Waititu for allegedly insulting her baby

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BY KEVIN KOECH

There seems to be unending drama between lawyer cum socialite Corazon Kwamboka and her boyfriend’s ex Maureen Waititu.

Maureen and her baby daddy Frankie have been on each others neck with Frankie claiming the YouTuber denies him a chance to see his kids.

In her defence, Waititu claimed that Frankie does not support their two kids.

Kwamboma also jumped in and joined in the drama.

She blasted Waititu for insulting her baby because she got him with Frankie.

According to the curvy lawyer, having a baby with Waitutu’s ex is not reason enough for her to insult a young child.

“Only a sick person can insult a baby calling him a name so despicable I can’t even talk just because I had him with their ex.”

Corazon and Frankie started dating shortly after he broke up with Maureen Waititu.

They got their first child months ago.

Kwamboka further accused Waititu of always driving to her house at midnight.

According to Corazon, she was scared since she had not invited Waititu to her place.

Waititu’s behaviour forced Corazon to move out of her house to somewhere she felt safe.

“One day i’ll open my mouth. drove me out of my own house out of fear. I had to leave a house I bought with my own sweat to go into hiding because sister was driving to my house at midnight trying to I don’t know to do what to me!” she said.

The curvaceous lawyer also urged Maureen to live her life and avoid living for others.

“Don’t live for the cheers, you won’t die by their boos. People get too invested in other people’s lives like it pays,” she said.

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