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Fire destroys building at Starehe Boys



Fire damaged a building at Starehe Boys’ Centre in Nairobi County Saturday night.

Acting Director Josphat Mwaura said it started in the workshop and then spread to the study block.

He said two Nairobi County engines were sent to the scene.

Mr Mwaura said they were conducting a head count of boys who remained at the school during the half term break.

No casualties had been reported by press time.

A mysterious fire destroyed two beds in a dormitory at Upper Hill Secondary School in Nairobi on February 6.

Principal Peter Muia said no one was injured and that the fire was put out immediately.

The principal said the cause of the fire was not established but assured parents of their children’s safety.

In November 2019, a Form Three student died in a dormitory fire at Bahati PCEA Secondary School in Nakuru County.

Nakuru North deputy divisional police commander Francis Mwangi said the girl was the only one in the dormitory when the fire started.

The officer said all other students at the school were accounted for.


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School where Kindiki was filmed building mud-walled classrooms gets Sh10m



A Tharaka school where Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki was in 2018 filmed building mud-walled classroom leading to mockery has received Sh10 million infrastructure funds from the Ministry of Education.

Speaking to media yesterday, Tharaka Member of Parliament Gitonga Murugara said they had also made sure that Kamutuandu Primary School, which was founded by locals is registered and government teachers deployed.

He said the money would be used in the construction of classrooms and an administration block to ensure that the local children get quality education like their counterparts in the rest of the country.

Tharaka Nithi senator Kithure Kindiki and Tharaka Member of Parliament Gitonga Murugara (left) join Kamutuandu Primary School pupils in a dance on February 17, 2018. The school has received Sh10 million for infrastructure from Ministry of Education. PHOTO | ALEX NJERU

“We are happy to announce that although we were ridiculed for constructing mud-walled classroom, the school has received Sh10 million infrastructure funds,” said Mr Murugara.

He said the school is expected to bring a great change in the area that had been disadvantaged in many ways.

He added that peace had also resumed in the region which is prone to banditry attacks after the deployment of police in Kamutuandu police post.

0080: Tharaka Member of Parliament Gitonga Murugara receiving mud from a local during construction of mud-walled classroom at Kamutuandu Primary School on February 17, 2018. The school has received Sh10 million for infrastructure from Ministry of Education. PHOTO | ALEX NJERU

After the photos of Prof Kindiki and MP Murugara constructing mud-walled classroom went viral on social media, the senator defended himself saying that they would be temporarily occupied by pupils who were using the police post’s buildings, until they get permanent tuition block.

Kindiki promised that he would make sure that the school becomes a centre of excellence in the region.



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7 Ways to Place yourself on the Path to Success




Whether you are just starting your journey towards your life’s purpose or you have just realized that you need to make a turn-around and head towards the right direction; here are 7 practical ways to help you achieve immeasurable success in your life.


  1. Identify a Cause:

In a world where there are many good things which you can engage in, you will need to pick one thing; one career; one business; one trade, that you are so good at and then keep perfecting it.


  1. Galvanize your Character:

Your character will ultimately contribute hugely towards your success. Be conscious about your mental and moral qualities, although they develop over time. Make sure that you associate yourself with the right people and with the right surroundings for you to attract success.


  1. Cultivate on your Commitment:

Commitment is the nerve center of a man’s consent to a cause. It is the very engine that drives your desire to achieve the impossible. Commitment gives you an obligation to self, as opposed to even the external expectations. In order for you to succeed, you need to strengthen your commitment towards the cause that you have identified.


  1. Maintain High Levels of Self-Discipline:
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They say – If it is character that gets us out of bed, it is commitment that makes us get into action and even more importantly, it is discipline that facilitates us to follow through. Discipline is all about doing what you know is supposed to be done even if your entire system or even the system outside you, is pointing towards the opposite direction.


  1. Avoid Time-Wasting Distractions:

The contemporary world is full of distractions. Some may seem meaningful, but as long as they do not add up towards the cause that you have identified, you must learn how to side-step them by all mean.


  1. Learn how to rejuvenate from burnout:

A good run towards success will once in a while result to exhaustion. Learn to pick the signs of a tired body and mind and establish the best ways you can break this in order to revitalize your energy. A mind and body that is fresh will always produce good results. So, don’t keep pushing it too hard just for the sake of pushing it.


  1. Enjoy the journey:

If you are always too fixated to the final results, you will end up missing on the thrill of the journey towards your success. Again, when you make it look too serious, it might have a detrimental effect on you. Take it easy, enjoy what you are doing, and everything else will fall into place.

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Thoughts by: George Wachiuri: A Leading Entrepreneur, a Published Author, Philanthropist, Youth Empowerment Enthusiast, a Family man and CEO of Optiven Group


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MKU fourth-year student jumps to his death from multi-storey building



A fourth-year student at Mount Kenya University (MKU) on Monday committed suicide by jumping from the 7th floor of a multi-storey building at the institution.

The male Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Rural Development student sustained serious head and leg injuries after jumping from Chancellor’s Tower at the university’s main campus in Thika, area Deputy OCPD Daniel Kitavi has confirmed.

He was rushed to Thika Level V Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.

The deceased’s body was transferred to General Kago Funeral home.

It was not immediately established why the student took his own life, but preliminary investigations showed he may have been battling depression.

Police have since launched investigations into the incident.


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