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The 2019 Nyanza Region Term games- Full fixtures and results

KSSSA Games 2019
KSSSA Games 2019

The 2019 Nyanza region term 2 games kick off on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at Kisumu Boys. The games that will feature soccer, volleyball, netball and racquets are expected to end on Saturday with winners booking tickets to the National stage.

Check out the day 1 fixtures, below;


Host: Kisumu Boys


Day 1: Thursday 20/6/2019

✅Isibania vs Mobamba
✅Usenge vs Agoro Sare
✅Mobamba vs Nyambaria
✅Agoro Sare vs Maseno School

✅Kobala vs Omobera
✅Lwak vs Ugari
✅Omobera vs Sironga
✅Ugari vs Reru


Morning; Kick off: 9.00am
✅Tom Mboya vs Koderobara
✅Gesero vs Awasi
✅Kisumu Day vs Barding
✅Nyakongo vs Agoro Sare

After Lunch: Kickoff @2.00pm
✅Awasi vs Tom Mboya
✅Koderobara vs Gesero
✅Agoro Sare vs Kisumu Day
✅Barding vs Nyakongo


Morning: Kickoff @9.0pam
✅Kobala vs Bondo Kosiemo
✅Gesero vs Magadi
✅Nyakachi vs St. Mathias Mulumba
✅Hawinga vs Ototo

After lunch: Kickoff @1.00pm
✅Magadi vs Kobala
✅Bondo Kosiemo vs Gesero
✅Ototo vs Nyakach
✅St. Mathias Mulumba vs Hawinga.


Morning: Kickoff @9.03am
✅Thurdibuoro vs Mogonga
✅Agenga vs Riomego SDA
✅Sengera SDA vs St. Joseph’s
✅Ambira vs Oriwo

Afternoon: Kickoff @2.00pm
✅Riomego SDA vs Mogonga
✅Agenga vs Thurdibuoro
✅Oriwo vs St. Joseph’s
✅Ambira vs Sengera SDA


Morning: Kickoff @9.00am
✅Lwak vs Nyakach
✅St. Vincent vs Sironga
✅Koru vs Sega
✅Magare vs Mabera

Afternoon: Kickoff @2.00pm
✅Sironga vs Nyakach
✅St. Vincent vs Lwak
✅Mabera vs Sega
✅Magare vs Koru


Morning: Kickoff @9.00am
✅Nyakach vs Mokomoni
✅Mogonga vs Nyarach
✅Kadika vs Kobala
✅Obambo vs Bishop Abiero

Afternoon: Kickoff @2.00pm
✅Nyarach vs Nyakach
✅Mokomoni vs Mogonga
✅Bishop Abiero vs Kadika
✅Kobala vs Obambo

Catch the action live from Kisumu boys

2019 Census jobs shortlisting and interviews- Guide to interview questions and their answers

2019 Census jobs in Kenya.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, KNBS, is currently recruiting personnel to carry out the 2019 National Census exercise. After applications are received, KNBS will shortlist candidates who meet the minimum set requirements. The shortlisted candidates will then be taken through interviews and successful interviews will be given the jobs on short term basis.

Here is the full Recruitment Schedule as released by KNBS:

Recruitment of Census Personnel
1). Advertisement of all the positions in the print media, website, County, sub county, location and sublocation offices and Receiving applications at the KNBS County offices; 11th – 24th June 2019
8). Identification of the centres for conducting interviews; 17th – 29th June, 2019
2). Communicate to the CCCs through CSOs the number of personnel in different positions (ICT supervisors Content supervisors and Enumerators); 20th June 2019
3). Forwarding of applications/summary forms to the relevant authority; 25th -27 June, 2019
4). Shortlisting and contacting shortlisted ICT Supervisors, Content Supervisors and Enumerators for the interviews; 28th June-7th July, 2019
5). Interview and contacting successful ICT Supervisors, Content Supervisors and Enumerators; 5th – 18th July, 2019

And below are some of the interview questions that may be asked to shortlisted applicants:
📝Give a brief description of yourself.
An executive summary of your Curriculum Vitae, CV, can do better.

📝What makes you think you are fit for this job?
Give key competencies that are tied to the specific job requirements .

📝What are the key benefits of using Technology in the 2019 National Census exercise ?
Key benefits of using modern technology in data collection during the Kenya Census 2019 will include reduction of time for data processing, analysis and release of the results.

📝For how long will the 2019 Census enumeration be carried out?
The census enumeration will be conducted for up to seven days with the
night of August 24th/25th being the reference night.

📝How important is the Census exercise to the country?
Information that will be generated from the Kenya Census 2019 will help with planning, budgeting and programming for important services; future policy formulation as well as resource allocation across counties and national government.

📝How many Census exercises have been carried in Kenya, so far?
The 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census will be the 8th in Kenya’s history! Other censuses were conducted in 1948, 1962, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009.

📝When was the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics established?
KNBS was established by an Act of Parliament – the Statistics Act, 2006 No.4. KNBS is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Planning, National Development & Vision 2030.

📝What is the mandate of KNBS?
KNBS is mandated to collect, compile analyze, publish and disseminate official statistics for public use. In addition, KNBS coordinates, monitors and supervises the National Statistical System (NSS).

📝What is the National Statistical System?
The NSS is composed of the individual units engaged in the production and use of official statistics in the country. It comprises producers, users, suppliers of statistical information as well as research and training institutions.

📝How is KNBS organized?
The management of the Bureau is vested in the Board of Directors. The Board consists of a Chair (appointed by the President) and seven other Board members. The Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau and Secretary to the Board.
The organization structure of the Bureau is composed of six directorates, each headed by a Director.

📝What are the responsibilities of the Directorates?
Strategy and Development Directorate: responsible for policy research, planning, development of statistical methods and standards, and coordination of the NSS.

✏Population and Social Statistics Directorate: responsible for collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of demographic and other social sector statistics, as well as maintenance of the Cartography and NASSEP (National Sampling Survey and Evaluation Programme) laboratory.

✏Macroeconomic Statistics Directorate: responsible for collection, analysis, generation and dissemination of macroeconomic statistics of National Accounts statistics, External Sector statistics, Monetary and Financial statistics, Public Finance statistics, Tourism, Transport and Communication statistics.

✏Production Statistics Directorate: responsible for collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of labour and industrial statistics. This includes employment and earnings, consumer price indices and inflation rates, manufacturing, building and construction, energy and leading economic indicators, business expectation enquiry, agriculture and livestock production, food monitoring and environment statistics.

✏Information and Communication Technology Directorate: Responsible for Bureau Information Systems, Data Processing for surveys and Censuses, Managing the National Socio-Economic Database, Data Dissemination, Printing and/or Publishing, and Library service.

✏Finance and Administration Directorate: responsible for Finance, Administration and Human Resources Management and Development.

📝What are the funding sources for KNBS?
Among the funding sources for KNBS are:

The Exchequer, Development partners such as The World Bank, DfID, AfDB, UNFPA, GTZ, UNDP, JICA, USAID, DANIDA, SIDA, UNICEF and Commonwealth Secretariat

📝What surveys does KNBS undertake?
KNBS undertakes two broad types of surveys, namely, household-based surveys and establishment based surveys.

These include – but are not limited to – the following:

Kenya Population and Housing Census, Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey, Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, Malaria Indicator Survey, Adult Literacy Survey, Disability Survey, Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey, Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Labour Force Survey, Micro and Small Enterprise Survey, Child labour Survey, Agriculture and Livestock Survey, Time Use Survey, Foreign Investment Survey, Integrated Survey of Enterprises, Informal Cross Border Trade Survey, Survey of villas, cottages and campsites, Financial Access Survey, Inbound Outbound Survey, Survey on Expansion of Coverage of Financial Institutions, Annual Survey on Industrial Production, Building and Construction Survey, Survey of Quarrying and Mining
Census of Industrial Production

Good luck.

Teachers to get increased salaries from July, 2019 as third phase of the KNUT/KUPPET-TSC CBA is implemented

TSC Kenya
TSC Kenya Teaching vacancies advert.

The third phase of the implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA, signed between teachers’ unions and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will be implemented in the 2019/2020 financial year. The CBA that is to come into force as from July, 2019 will cost the taxpayer Sh13 billion. Primary teacher II, primary teacher I, secondary teacher III, secondary teacher II, secondary teacher II and primary special needs education categories will not benefit during this phase since their salary increment was only captured in phase one (2017/2018) and phase two (2018/2019).

The final Phase of CBA will be implemented in financial year 2020/2021. The agreement shall remain in force and bind all parties (TSC, KNUT and KUPPET) until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is negotiated.

According to the new pay matrix; that comes into effect in July, chief principals earning a basic salary of between Sh111,201 and Sh152,937 will now earn between Sh121,814 and Sh157,656. Chief principals fall in Grade D5 (Job Group Q and R).

Senior principals in Grade D4 (Job Group P) earning between Sh99,730 and Sh114,432 will now take home between Sh109,249 and Sh118,169.

Principals in Grade D3 (Job Group M and N) earning between Sh77,840 and Sh90,612, will now take home between Sh93,850 and Sh102,802.

Deputy principals III, Grade D2 (Job Group N) earning between Sh71,565 and Sh85,269, will now earn Sh82,717 and Sh87,900.

Senior teachers, senior masters and deputy principals IV in Grade D1 (Job Group M and N) earning between Sh66,177 and Sh80,242, will now take home between Sh77,840 and Sh82,717 while headteacher, deputy headteacher I and senior master III in Grade C5 (Job Group G to M) earning between Sh40,849 and Sh60,000, will now take home between Sh51,632 and Sh62,272.

Deputy headteacher II in Grade C4 (Job Group G to L) earning between Sh35,927 and Sh49,912, will now take home between Sh45,287 and Sh51,632.

Secondary teacher I and senior teacher I Grade C3 (Job Group L) will now earn between Sh41,343 and Sh51,927 from the current salary of between Sh39,532 and Sh49,912.

Senior teacher II, secondary teacher II and secondary II UT and primary special need education teacher in Grade C2 (Job Group G to J) will earn between Sh31, 242 and Sh33,971 per month. These teachers are currently earning between Sh27, 325 and Sh32, 988.

New Safaricom Service Rolled out- ‘Reverse call’ feature to enable call costs to be paid by receiver


Safaricom has today announced the availability of its “Reverse Call” feature enabling its more than 31 million customers to pay for calls for loved ones. The service enables a caller to transfer the cost of a call to the receiver by adding ‘#’ before the number they are calling. For instance, to transfer the cost of the call to 0722000000, a customer will dial #0722000000.

“At Safaricom, we maintain our commitment to always provide our customers with relevant products in line with their needs. This innovation is in line with this commitment and has been tailored to mirror the relationships between our customers with a goal of empowering them to always remain connected with their loved ones,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom.

A customer receiving a reverse call request will see the caller’s details appear on the screen as normal, but once they pick the call, they will receive a voice prompt asking them to key in “1” to accept the reverse call. The cost of the call will be equivalent to the receiver’s normal call cost.

The service is only available for on-net calls and will not be applicable for off-net, roaming and international calls.

The Reverse Call feature complements Safaricom’s existing “Please Call Me” service which enables a customer to send five free messages to other customers requesting for a call back.

The Ebola Viral Disease- Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention; All you need to know about Ebola

Photo- Information card on the Ebola Viral Disease

Here below is what you need to know about Ebola.

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease most commonly affecting people and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).


The virus spreads through direct contact (such as through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, or mouth) with:

☆ Blood or body fluids (such as urine, faeces, saliva, sweat, vomit, breast milk, semen, and vaginal fluids) of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
☆ Objects (such as needles and syringes) contaminated with body fluids from a person sick with EVD or the body of a person who died from EVD.
☆ Infected fruit bats or nonhuman primates (such as apes and monkeys).
☆ Semen from a man who recovered from EVD (through oral, vaginal, or anal sex).

The virus can remain in certain bodily fluids (including semen) of a patient who has recovered from Ebola, even if they no longer have symptoms of severe illness.


■ When someone gets infected with Ebola, they will not show signs or symptoms of illness right away. The Ebola virus CANNOT spread to others until a person develops signs or symptoms of EVD.
After a person infected with Ebola develops symptoms of illness, they can spread Ebola to others.
■ Additionally, Ebola virus usually is not transmitted by food unless in areas where people eat bushmeat.


Symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 21 days after contact with the virus, with an average of eight to 10 days. They include:

○ Fever
○ Severe headache
Muscle pain
○ Weakness
○ Fatigue
○ Diarrhoea
○ Vomiting
○ Abdominal (stomach) pain
○ Unexplained haemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

While in an area affected by Ebola, it is important to avoid the following:“`

• Contact with blood and body fluids (such as urine, faeces, saliva, sweat, vomit, breast milk, semen, and vaginal fluids).
• Items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids (such as clothes, bedding, needles, and medical equipment).
• Funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who died from EVD.
• Contact with bats and non-human primates or blood, fluids and raw meat prepared from these animals (bushmeat) or meat from an unknown source.
• Contact with semen from a man who had EVD until you know the virus is gone from the semen.


An exposure may include contact with:

¤ Blood or body fluids from a person sick with or who died from Ebola.
¤ Objects contaminated with blood or body fluids of a person sick with or who died from Ebola.
¤ Infected fruit bats and primates (apes or monkeys).
¤ Semen from a man who has recovered from Ebola.


When diagnosed early, basic interventions can significantly improve the chances of survival. These include:

》Providing fluids and electrolytes (body salts) through infusion into the vein (intravenously).
》Offering oxygen therapy to maintain oxygen status.
》Using medication to support blood pressure, reduce vomiting and diarrhoea and to manage fever and pain.
》Treating other infections, if they occur.


~ Avoid areas of known outbreaks.
~ Wash your hands frequently.
~ Avoid bushmeat.
~ Avoid contact with infected people.
~ Follow infection-control procedures.
~ Don’t handle remains.

CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL & World Health Organization

2019 Census jobs applications- Physical and Postal addresses for all the KNBS County offices; where to drop application

2019 Census jobs in Kenya.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, KNBS, has advertised positions for the 2019 Census exercise. Of the advertised posts, 2,700 are for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Supervisors, 27,000 posts for Content Supervisors while, 135,000 vacancies will be filled by Enumerators. Interested candidates should submit their applications by 24th June, 2019.

According to the advert, ICT Supervisors are expected to submit their credentials to the respective County Statistics Offices. On the other hand, Content Supervisors and Enumerators should submit their applications to Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs; respectively. 

1). Census frequently asked questions and answers
2). Census questionnaire and questions to be asked by enumerators
3). Census jobs application procedures, requirements, responsibilities and Terms of Reference
4). Census exercise full time table and timelines.

Here are the physical and postal addresses for KNBS county offices across the country; Address and drop your application for ICT Supervisors’ jobs here;

1). Mombasa County; Uhuru na Kazi Building, 7th Floor, along Mama Ngina Drive Road in Mombasa City.
2). Kwale County; County Director of Adult Education Building, Opposite Kwale Primary School, along Kombani-Kwale Road, Kwale Kwale Town.
3). Kilifi County; KNBS Building next to Kilifi Law Courts and sharing compound with Lands and Probation Offices in Kilifi Town.
4). Tana River County; National Drought Management Authority Compound, Opposite Mapenzi Estate and behind Hola Sub County Administration line, Hola
5). Lamu County; Behind Langoni Nursing Home, Amu
6). Taita Taveta; Adjacent to Public Health Office and Information office, Voi
7). Garissa; County Commissioner’s Compound, Garissa
8). Wajir; Wajir Plaza Building, next to County Commissioner’s Office and Opposite Orahey ground, Wajir
9). Mandera; County Commissioner’s Office Compound, Mandera
10). Marsabit; Department of Trade Building, Next to Lands Office, Marsabit
11). Isiolo; County Commissioner’s compound, Isiolo
12). Meru; KNBS Building, Opposite Museum and Meru Police Station, Off Meru- Maua highway, Meru
13). Tharaka Nithi; Planning Unit next to Education Office and County Commissioner’s residence, Off Embu-Meru Road in Chuka Town.
14). Embu; KNBS Building, Kaunda stage opposite Post Office, along
Nairobi-Meru road in Embu Town.
15). Kitui; County Commissioner’s compound, Kitui
16). Machakos; KNBS Building. County Commissioner’s compound, opposite Lands Office, Off Kagundo Road, Machakos
17). Makueni; County Commissioner’s Building, 2nd floor, Wote
18). Nyandarua; Huduma Centre, County Commissiner’s Compound, Ol’Kalou Township, Off Ol’Kalou Gilgil road, Ol’Kalou
19). Nyeri; Regional Commissioner’s Compound, Block C, Room 103, Off Baden Powell Road, Nyeri
20). Kirinyaga; County Commissioner’s Office compound, Opposite Kerugoya Police station, Off Kutus-Kerugoya-Karatina Road, Kerugoya
21). Murang’a; KNBS Building, County Commissioner’s Compound, Inside County National Treasury, Ground Floor, Off Muranga-Kiri-ani, Muranga
22). Kiambu; Naivas Building, 5th Floor, Room 513, Off Workshop Road, Thika
23). Turkana; County Commissioner’s Compound, opposite Huduma Centre, Lodwar
24). West Pokot; KNBS Building, behind County Public Service Board, next to Kapenguria Police Station, Off Govervanor’s Residence Road, Kapenguria
25). Samburu; Livestock Production Building, next to Maralal Law Court, Off Maralal Baragoi Road, Maralal
26). Trans Nzoia; County Commissioner’s Building, 3rd Floor, East Wing, near Nakumat Mega Building, Off Mark Asembo Road, Kitale
27). Uasin Gishu; County Commissioner’s Building, Ground Floor, Right Wing, Room G23, Off Oloo Street, Eldoret
28). Elgeyo Marakwet; Mosop Plaza, 2nd floor, Room F2, on top of Transnational Bank next to TSC, Off Eldoret Kabarnet Road, Iten
29). Nandi; County Commissioner’s Building, Room 358, 4th floor, Kapsabet-Eldoret Road, Kapsabet
30). Baringo; County Commissioner’s Building, 3rd Floor, Rooms 337/8, Off Nakuru-Kabarnet Road, Kabarnet
31). Laikipia; County Commissioner’s Compound, Opposite Equity Bank, Off Nanyuki-Isiolo Road, Nanyuki
32). Nakuru; Regional Commissioner’s Building, Ground Floor,Block A, Room 7, along Club Road, Nakuru
33). Narok; Social Services Building, Room 3B, County Commissioner’s Compound, Off Narok-Ole-tips Road, Narok
34). Kajiado; Sampu Villa, 3rd Floor, Next to Masai institute and Central Hotel, along KCB road, Kajiado
35). Kericho; KNBS Building, County Commissioner’s compound, opposite Labour Office, Off Kericho-Kisumu Highway, Kericho
36). Bomet; Imarisha Sacco Building, 3rd Floor, Opposite Green Stadium, behind Kenya Commercial Bank, near County Commissioner’s Office, Bomet
37). Kakamega; Regional Commissioner’s Building, Block B, Room 89, 3rd Floor, behind Golf Hotel, towards Kakamega Law Courts, Kakamega
38). Vihiga; District Information Documentation Centre (DIDC) Building, next to County Commissioner’s Building, Mbale
39). Bungoma; District Planning Unit, Next to County Assembly, along Posta Road, Bungoma
40). Busia; KNBS Building, County Commissioner’s Compound, next to Busia Law Courts, Buisa(Kenya)
41). Siaya; KNBS Building, County Commissioner’s compound, Siaya
42). Kisumu; Kenya Re-insurance Plaza Building, 4th floor, Oginga Odinga street, Kisumu
43). Homa Bay; KNBS Building, County Commissioner’s Compound, Next to Kenya Wildlife Services and IEBC, Homa Bay
44). Migori; KNBS Building, Opposite County Commissioner’s offices, along Migori-Kadika Road, Migori
45). Kisii; District Planning Unit/IFAD Building, County Commissioner’s Compound next to Barclays Bank, Kisii
46). Nyamira; Cooperative Bank, Sakera building, 3rd Floor, opposite Guardian Hotel, Kisii-Nyamira Road, Nyamira
47). Nairobi; Nyayo House, 16th Floor, Nairobi

Physical Address : Herufi House
Street Name: Lt Tumbo Lane
Postal Address: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics , P.O. Box 30266–00100 GPO NAIROBI.
Telephone: +254-20-3317583 /3317612 /3317623 /3317622 /3317588 /3317586 /3317651
Hotline Numbers: 0701244533, 0735004401
Fax: +254-20-315977
Director General Office
Email; info@knbs.or.ke, directorgeneral@knbs.or.ke
Data request Send Email to; datarequest@knbs.or.ke
To Report Corruption Email;integrity@knbs.or.ke

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NTSA revokes licences to 51 Driving schools- Full list of the affected schools


The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is mandated to establish systems and procedures for, and over-see the training, testing and licensing of drivers, formulate and review the curriculum of driving schools vide section 4(2) (i) and () of the National Transport and Safety Authority Act 2012.

In implementing its mandate, the Authority undertook a Driving School Licenses Revalidation exercise in order to assess compliance with the
Traffic Driving School Rules. The exercise is intended to weed out driving schools operating without meeting the set requirements. The documents submitted by driving schools are being assessed to establish their compliance levels.

However, the following driving school/branches within Nairobi, Embu, Kisii, Kisumu Kakamega, Mombasa, Meru, Nakuru, Garissa, Thika, Kiambu,
Bungoma, Murang’a, Eldoret, Marsabit and Machakos Counties failed to comply with the directive of the Authority to submit requisite documentation to facilitate the revalidation exercise.

The Authority has therefore revoked their licenses and deactivated their access to the NTSA Driving School Portal.

Here is the list of affected schools:

1). Charkar Trade Company
2). Ganatra Plant And Equipment Training
Institute Limited
3). Kifaru Driving School
4). Motorycycle Riding School (K) Limited
5). Printax Driving School
6). Safe Link Driving School
7). Sony Driving School
World International Driving
8). Baba Dogo Road

1). Nation Wide Driving School
2). Mike Saba Driving School
3). Jabs Driving School

1). Imperial Driving School.

1). Samtech Driving School
2). Kwach Driving School
3). Leach Driving School
4). Captain Driving School

1). Sayona Driving School

1). Gakara Driving School
2). Iqra Driving School
3). Isma Driving School and Computer Services

1). Marsabit Driving School
2). Turima Driving School

1). Mercy Driving School
2). Motorcycle Riding School
3). Kareu Hardware Driving School
4). Rift Valley Institute Of Business Studies
5). Batian Driving School

1). Camy Driving School

1). Life Style Driving School
2). Baraka Driving School
3). Geombuki Driving School- Branch
4). Digitex Driving School
5) Thogoto Technology
6). Gakuyo Plant
7). Operators Driving School
8). Aha Driving School Limited
9). Nyaga Youth Polytechnic Driving School
10). Excel Driving School
11). Petanns Driving School And Computer College Limited
12). St. Kizito Driving school
13). Waki Driving School
14). Shanik Driving School
15). Batian Driving School
16). Sony Driving School
17). Angelica Ventures Company Limited
18). Joho Driving School
19). Denis Motor Vehicle Training And Driving School
20). Ithoka Driving School

1). Amon Driving School- Machakos
2). Double Vision Driving School- Machakos
3). Kaewa Technical Training & Driving School- Machakos
4). Kitengela-Namanga
Autotech Automobile Driving School Road

The 2019 Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association, KESSHA, National Conference- What was discussed and resolutions

Photo- Dr Nancy Macharia, TSC CEO, addressing delegates during the 44th National KESSHA Conference at KESRA grounds, Mombasa. She said that the Commission is working with the Ministry of Public Service, IEBC mapping and the National Treasury to ensure that disparities in payment of House Allowance are addressed.

About 8,000 Secondary school heads from across the country congregated at KESRA grounds in Mombasa for their Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) Annual meeting. This 44th Annual meeting was held between 10th and 14th June, 2019 with a number of deliberations in the offing.

At the closure of the meeting, the Principals came up with the following resolutions:

1). All co- curricular funds should be channeled to the school directly.
2). The Ministry of Education, MoE, committed to negotiating a subsidized tariff for schools to manage inflated electricity costs
3). The speed and band width of the National Education Management Information System, NEMIS, portal to be increased.
4). Principals to ensure admission of students to the NEMIS portal are completed at admission, transfer and exit.
5). The Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Ministry of
interior and coordination of national government to fast track the applications for birth certificates and issuance of the same to ease student registration on NEMIS.
6). Kshs. 6000 for maintenance and improvement should be sourced differently away from capitation.
7). Schools to explore manageable ways of fundraising from middle class parents. No child shall be sent away for failure to contribute.
8). MOE to conduct an infrastructural audit in all public schools to identify infrastructural gaps and prepare a plan of action.
9). The MoE to separate the infrastructure and RMI voteheads and also increase the capitation.
10). The Kshs.22,224 annual capitation per student should be sent directly to schools to allow BOM to exercise its responsibility on budgeting and execution.
11). The Kilemi Mwiria Report be reviewed to accommodate current costs of inflation and economies of scale.
12). TSC to endeavor to increase its budgetary allocation to have more teachers in class.
13). All Principals in public secondary schools are members of KESSHA
13). Once a principal is appointed his/her monthly subscription to KESSHA should be automatically effected.
14). As TSC continues with nationalization policy, it should be done with a human face.
15). Deployment should be commensurate to schools within the same level.
16). TSC to liaise with Universities and colleges to ensure that subjects lacking teachers are taken care of.
17). KESSHA submits that the age of consent for sex should remain at 18 years.
18) Principals to familiarize themselves with the MoE and TSC revised policies.
19). Principals to familiarize themselves with revised disciplinary procedures.
20). KESSHA supports Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) implementation but requests the curriculum designs for the junior secondary to be released.
21). TSC to improve the medical cover for teachers to cover both inpatient and outpatient services.
22). Teachers should be moved to NHIF to get the benefits like other civil servants.

The 2019 Census Exercise in Kenya- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

KNBS, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
KNBS, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Having any queries concerning the 2019 Census exercise to be conducted by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, KNBS? Get all your answers here;

  1. What is a population census?
    A population census is the total count of a population at a specified time within a country’s boundary or in a well delineated part of a country.
  2. How often is a Population and Housing Census undertaken in Kenya?
    Population and Housing Census is conducted every ten years in line with the international standards. Kenya has conducted seven censuses in 1948, 1962, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009. Kenya has conducted censuses after every ten years since 1969.
  3. When will the next census be conducted?
    Kenya’s next census will be conducted in August 2019 from the night of 24th/25th to 31st August, 2019.
  4. Who will be counted?
    All persons who will be found within Kenya’s boundaries on the night of 24th/25th August, 2019 will be counted regardless of whether they are visitors or not.
  5. Who takes lead in implementation of Census in Kenya?
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, as part of its mandate, spearheads the undertaking of the Census on behalf of the government through, an Act of parliament and a gazetted legal notice. This is done in collaboration with different Ministries, Departments, Agencies, learning institutions private sector and development partners.
  6. Who is Kenya National Bureau of Statistics?
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is the principal Government agency responsible for collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and is the custodian of official statistical information.
  7. Why conduct a census?
    Census is the primary source of reliable and detailed data on the size, distribution and composition of the population in the country at a specified time. The information collected during census when analyzed gives an accurate picture of how many people are living in the country/county at every administrative level and their living conditions as well as access to basic services. This will inform planners on the social services people require such as education, healthcare, housing and transport. The data is also vital for monitoring internationally and locally agreed upon agenda such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Vision 2030, the Big Four Agenda etc.
  8. What is new about 2019 Census?
    The 2019 Census will be administered using computer aided personal interviewing (CAPI) technique. A tablet will be used to capture the information directly for better accuracy and faster processing of the data. The Bureau has adhered to international guidelines which advocate for the values of professionalism, transparency, accountability and integrity required of statistical systems in maintaining credibility and public confidence.
  9. Who will answer questions in the census questionnaire?
    The questions in the questionnaire will be answered by the household head or any other responsible member of the household who can provide the required information about all those who spent the night of 24th/25th August in the household at the time of the interview.
  10. Why do I have to participate in Census 2019?
    Census data is used for planning purposes. If you do not participate, the data collected will not be a true reflection of the Kenyan population. The Government as well as private sector needs accurate information for effective planning and policy formulation.
  11. How do I know that the person at my door is from KNBS?
    KNBS enumerators will be identified as follows:
    a) A branded reflector jacket with the Census and KNBS logos
    b) Identification documents provided by KNBS
    c) The enumerators will be accompanied by village elders or persons known by the residents who will introduce them to the household
  12. How will you make sure I am counted?
    The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has been conducting cartographic mapping since 2016 where the whole country and existing homesteads and households in the villages are mapped. This will be used to create Enumeration Areas (EAs), each with its map for all villages in the entire country. Each enumerator will be assigned an EA with clear boundaries to guide him/her to ensure total coverage, with no omission or duplication. After your household has been visited a number will be written at a secure place in your household such as the top corner of the door to indicate that counting has taken place in the household.
  13. Whom do I contact in case my household is not covered?
    In case your household will not have been contacted by 31 August, a toll free number will be provided for you to contact KNBS to send an enumerator to enumerate your household.
  14. How will the information collected be treated?

The information that you will provide to the census personnel will be treated with strict confidentiality in accordance with the Statistics Act, 2006. According to the Act, anybody working with KNBS who discloses personal details of a respondent is liable to prosecution. Everyone who will be expected to have access to respondents’ personal details during the census, will take an oath of secrecy to ensure that they protect the privacy/confidentiality of those who provided the information.

  1. In which languages are the questionnaires available?
    The questionnaires will be in English and Kiswahili languages. The enumerators will also be able to speak in the local dialects since they will be recruited from the localities they reside in.
  2. How long does it take to fill in the questionnaire?
    The time taken in a household will depend on the number of persons who will be present in the household on the census night. However, on average, it will take between 35-45 minutes to complete enumeration of a household.
  3. What will show that a household has been enumerated?
    After enumeration, the officials will write a number on the door or any visible place on the structure to indicate that counting has been conducted in the household. PLEASE DO NOT ERASE THE NUMBER.
  4. Do I need to show any documents to the enumerator?
    The enumerator will take down all particulars as given by you. In case you are not sure of some information (e.g. age) you may check your documents to confirm and provide accurate information.
  5. Will I be enumerated if I am in a hotel or on transit on Census night?
    Yes, you will be enumerated irrespective of where you will be on the census night provided you are within the borders of Kenya. There are five different questionnaires that will be used during enumeration. One main questionnaire and four short ones. The main questionnaire will be used to enumerate persons in conventional households; the short questionnaires will be used to enumerate people who are on transit (e.g. at airports, bus stops, etc.), those in institutions (e.g. schools, prisons, hotels etc.), outdoor sleepers and emigrants.
  6. If on the night of the 24th/25th August, I am out of the country, will I be counted?
    No. KNBS conducts a de facto census, which means that people will be counted depending on where they will be on the night of 24th/25th August. Anyone who was in the country before midnight of 24th/25th August will be counted; anyone who enters the country after the 24/25th August 2019 will not.
    However, a short questionnaire on emigrants will be used to collect information in households that have had emigrants in the last 15 years. Their information will be provided by the head of the household and responsible member of the household.
  7. If I have visitors on the night of the 24th/25th August, should they be counted as part of my household?
    Anyone who will be present in your household on the night of 24th/25th August, 2019 will be counted together with your household. Everyone will be counted depending on where they will be on the night of 24th/25th August, 2019. Those who will be on duty working (e.g. a nurse) on that night will be counted with his/her household that he/she will return to the following day after work.
  8. Will refugees be counted?
    Everybody who will be within the Kenyan boundaries on census night (night of 24th/25th August 2019) will be counted including refugees.
  9. What questions will be asked?
    The census questionnaire that contains questions to be asked during the 2019 Census can be downloaded from www.knbs.or.ke.
  10. Why is the ethnic background asked about?
    Data on ethnicity is collected for its statistical value, not because of the numbers but in the label/attribute. The information has enormous socio-cultural value that is useful in planning and research. Ethnicity influences lifestyle, which determines certain demographic, social and economic characteristics that drive socio-economic development. All previous censuses conducted in Kenya have collected data on ethnicity, reflecting a long-standing and continuing demand for information about ethno-cultural characteristics of the Kenyan population. Kenyans are encouraged to use the information positively and responsibly.
  11. Why do you ask questions about the household assets I have in my house?
    The information collected gives the status of well-being for the household, and is used to generate economic and social indicators.
  12. Will the general public access the results?
    The general public will be able to access the census results once they have been launched. The census results will also be available to the public through the KNBS website and publications (inform of preliminary results, basic reports, detailed reports (monographs), maps etc.).
  13. Has KNBS advertised the census jobs for supervisors and enumerators?
    The job advertisements will only be done in the local national newspapers and the KNBS website (www.knbs.or.ke). The positions will be advertised from June 2019. For now no advertisement has been done and the public is advised not to fall prey to conmen who are out to swindle them of money. The Government does not ask for money from its citizens when they apply jobs.
  14. What are the security arrangements in place?
    The county census committees will be in charge of security arrangements in the respective counties. This will involve in part use of local administration and recruitment of enumeration personnel from the areas they reside. Each security team is expected to take measures according to the unique security concerns in their areas.

Should you have any further questions or comments about 2019 Census please contact us on Tel: 020 3317583/6/8, Hotline Numbers: 0701244533, 0735004401 or email us at directorgeneral@knbs.or.ke. Visit our website: http://www.knbs.or.ke

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CS Henry Rotich’s KES 208.9 Billion Education budget in the 2019/2020 Financial Year

Photo- Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich.

Below is a summary of the Education Sector’s Budget allocation for the 2019/2020 Financial year;

KES 55.4B – Free day Secondary education
KES 13.4 B- Free Primary education
KES 3.2 B- Recruitment of additional teachers
KES 1.5B –Primary and Secondary School infrastructure
KES 10.3B- Tuition for vocational training
KES 6.8B-Equipping technical institutions
KES 4B- Exam fee waiver
KES 4B- NHIF insurance for Secondary School students
KES 97.7 B- University education
KES 12.6B –Higher Education Loans Board, Helb.

Here is a segment of the budget presentation speech in Parliament on Thursday 13th June,2019 by Treasury CS Henry Rotich;

‘Reforming the Education System and Developing the Necessary Skills

Mr. Speaker, education continues to receive the lion’s share of spending as Government continues to provide access to basic and higher education as well as to skills development and training. Ksh 55.4 billion is allocated to cater for Free Day Secondary Education Programme and Ksh 13.4 billion for Free Primary Education Programme.
To increase the teacher to student ratio, we have provided Ksh 3.2 billion for the recruitment of additional teachers.
Other allocations include Ksh 1.5 billion for primary and secondary school infrastructure, Ksh 10.3 billion for tuition and tools support to vocational training, Ksh 6.8 billion for the construction and equipping of technical institutions, Ksh 4.0 billion for examinations fee waiver for all class eight and form four candidates, and Ksh 4.0 billion for NHIF Insurance for secondary school students.’