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Kenya Rugby Union, KRU, to organize level 1 coaching course

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KRU together with Western region affiliates are organizing a Level 1 Coaching children and Truncated activities course in Kakamega starting at 8:00am on Friday 19th July 2019 at Western Bulls, Bull Ring.

Kindly register with the names, mobile number and email address of your participant to gmndemi@kru.co.ke latest Thursday 18th July at Midday.

The prerequisites for this course are :-

  1. Introduction to coaching
    a) http://coaching.worldrugby.org/?module=3
  2. Coaching Children
    a) http://coaching.worldrugby.org/?module=4
  3. Rugby Ready
    a) http://rugbyready.worldrugby.org/?lan

Each Participant to cater for their transport, accommodation, meals and water for the day.

They should put on appropriate wear for practical sessions.

For further clarifications and/ or inquiries contact;
George Ndemi
Training & Education Coordinator
Cell: + 254 722 566 103

Kenya Rugby Union
RFUEA Grounds, Ngong Road
P O Box 48322 Nairobi 00100 Kenya
Tel: +254 714/724/733/735 256179
Website: http://www.kru.co.ke

Two JKUAT university students win the prestigious 2019 SDGs challenge; defeat other 100 participants

Photo- JKUAT main campus in Juja. The university got the highest admissions of new students in 2019.

Two JKUAT students emerged winners in the just concluded #MyLittleBigThing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2019 Challenge. Stephen Muchiri, a Control and Instrumentation student and Ruth Gathii, a Project Management student bagged the top positions from a pool of over 100 participants.

Stephen emerged winner with his Auto-Alcoblowproject while Ruth was the 1st Runner-up with The Power in Plastics project. The challenge organised by MK Afrika in partnership with Cambridge University and Safaricom among other partners invited undergraduate university students from across the country to submit innovation ideas around the SDGs. The ideas presented must be scalable and commercially viable covering one or more of the 17 SDGs.

Stephen’s Auto-Alcoblow project aims at aiding in achieving SDG 3 by halving the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents by 2020. Auto-Alcoblow is an automated alcohol detection system that senses the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of a driver and prevents ignition of the engine if the allowed alcohol limit is exceeded.

“We have also incorporated an aspect where the system sends a text message to a relative or close friend of the driver informing them that the driver is not in a good condition to drive in the hope that they can come and ‘rescue’ the driver,” explained Muchiri.

Ruth’s The Power in Plastic project seeks to address SDG 1, No Poverty, through setting up direct exchange centres in slums where residents can exchange their plastic items for sustenance items. The project uses plastics as a tool for economic empowerment for the very low income earners in slums.

This is done through; reuse of plastics to make decor pieces for events, home and office space; better prices for plastic collectors; and direct exchange of plastic for basic items such as flour and sanitary towels to encourage both locals and students who are part of the initiative to engage in plastic collection.

“Knowing that 14.6m Kenyans still live below the poverty line of $1.9 a day and yet, only 5% of our plastic gets either recycled or reused, this initiative comes in handy as a sustainable solution for economic empowerment for the people living in slums,” said Ruth.

With the project, Ruth hopes to have as many schools as possible to be part of the initiative by introducing SDG clubs in schools to help with her project.

The two, together with the 2nd Runner-up, Cynthia Nkanai of Kenyatta University, are expected to travel to South Africa, August 24, for a five-day training on sustainability in business and leadership at Cambridge University and will be incubated by MK Africa for a period of 3 months.

In the top ten position of the challenge, the two were joined by two other JKUAT students, Ben Kerongo and Jeff Muchombe and the team was mentored by Ms. Emma Omulokoli of JKUAT Chemistry Department and Brian Were JKUAT SDGs Club, Vice Director.

Brian, the winner of the challenge in 2018, said to achieve the SDGs, innovation is key in each of the 17 goals and the challenge offers a novel opportunity to university students to develop innovations towards attaining the goals.

How to apply for Kenya Revenue Authority, KRA, Jobs online; KRA jobs requirements

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The Kenya Revenue Authority, KRA, is a state agency responsible for tax matters in Kenya; among other roles. KRA advertises new vacancies from time to time on its official website (http://www.KRA.go.ke)

To apply for KRA jobs this is all what you need to know.

Job Application Guidelines

Registration:

  1. Go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/loginand then click on the ?Register? button to start the application process.
  2. After registration, you will receive an email enabling you to confirm your email address and complete your registration.

Log on:

  1. After registration go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login
  2. Key in your username and password then click on ?Log in? to access your account.
  3. After successful log in, the system will open the ?Applicant Cockpit?.

Candidate Profile (To create or update applicant detail):

  1. On the ?Applicant Cockpit? page, go to the tab ?Candidate Profile?.
  2. Click on ?My Profile? to create and update your profile.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
  4. The process will end by clicking the tab ?Overview and Release?.
  5. Ensure you click the check box on the page to complete the profile.

Application process:

  1. To view the open job postings, click on the tab ?Employment Opportunities? on the ?Applicant Cockpit? page.
  2. Under the heading ?Job Search? click the ?Start? button to view all available vacancies.
  3. Click on the Job posting to display the details of the position.
  4. To apply for the position, click ?Apply? button at the top of the page.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.
  6. Kindly note that all mandatory fields must be completed.
  7. To complete the process of application, click the ?Send Application Now? button after reviewing and accepting the ?Data Privacy Statement?.



In case of any challenges, please send your email query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

Job Application Guidelines

Registration:

  • Go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login and then click on the ‘Register’ button to start the application process.
  • After registration, you will receive an email enabling you to confirm your email address and complete your registration.

Log on:

  • After registration go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login
  • Key in your username and password then click on ‘Log in’ to access your account.
  • After successful log in, the system will open the ‘Applicant Cockpit’.

Candidate Profile (To create or update applicant detail):

  • On the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page, go to the tab ‘Candidate Profile’.
  • Click on ‘My Profile’ to create and update your profile.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
  • The process will end by clicking the tab “Overview and Release”.
  • Ensure you click the check box on the page to complete the profile.

Application process:

  • To view the open job postings, click on the tab ‘Employment Opportunities’ on the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page.
  • Under the heading ‘Job Search’ click the ‘Start’ button to view all available vacancies.
  • Click on the Job posting to display the details of the position.
  • To apply for the position, click ‘Apply’ button at the top of the page.
  • Follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.
  • Kindly note that all mandatory fields must be completed.
  • To complete the process of application, click the ‘Send Application Now’ button after reviewing and accepting the ‘Data Privacy Statement’.

In case of any challenges, please send your email query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

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Education Ministry launches CBC County dialogues; gives information on study findings of monitoring learner achievements in schools

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The Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on Monday July 15th 2019 launched the County CBC Quality Dialogues at Nakuru High in Nakuru County. The occasion also marked the release of critical findings of five studies on monitoring learner achievements (MLA) conducted by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).

There were also similar events in all eight regions of the country as shown in the attached document.

Background

Since 2018, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) through the National Assessment Centre ( NAC) has conducted five Monitoring Learner Achievement (MLA) studies. These studies include Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA) studies at Grade 2, National Assessment System for Monitoring Learner Achievement (NASMLA) at Class 3 and Class 7, and Monitoring Learner Achievement (MLA) Baseline Study at Form 2.

The EGMA Studies, unlike the others, assessed learner achievement only in Numeracy and went a step further to establish the achievement levels of learners with special needs and disabilities. The NASMLA Class 3 study assessed pupils Competency levels in English, Kiswahili and Mathematics.

This Study also assessed learners attainment of essential life skills in line with SDG 4. Although the NASMLA Class 7 Study assessed the same areas as the NASMLA Class 3 study, it went further to assess learner competencies in Science.

On the other hand, the MLA Form 2 Baseline study assessed learner achievement in Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

The five studies further sought to establish the combination of inputs such as learner, school and home characteristics which impact on learner achievement

Dissemination of Study findings

In order to effectively disseminate the findings of Monitoring Learner Achievement (MLA) studies, and ensure adequate stakeholder engagement in discourses of education quality, the Ministry of Education (MoE) institutionalized Education Quality Dialogues at National county levels in 2018.

Objectives of the 2019 Education Quality Dialogues

The overarching objective of the Education Quality dialogues is to report on the status of learning outcomes among learners at basic education level, and engage stakeholders in discussions towards improvement of learning outcomes and overall quality of education.

This year’s Dialogues come in the wake of the National roll out of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in Early years. The Dialogues will therefore allow for stakeholder discussion on how best the CBC can be implemented in order to address gaps reported in the current 8-4-4 system of education.

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Internship opportunities at Higher Education Loans Board, HELB, for the 2019/2020 financial year

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Background information

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) was established in 1995 through an Act of Parliament CAP 213A of the laws of Kenya. The mandate of HELB is to source for funds and provide financing (through loans, scholarships and bursaries to Kenyans pursuing higher education in institutions of higher learning in and outside Kenya as recognized by Commission for University Education (CUE) & and/or the Technical, Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).

Departments

HELB invites applications for Internship In order to qualify for the internship, in the various disciplines as listed below for a period lasting 3-6 months:

1). Legal
2). Finance and Accounting
3). Human Resources
4). Credit Management
5). Supply Chain Management
6). Information Communication Technology
7). Internal Audit, Risk Management and
Compliance
8). Corporate Communication and
Customer Experience: Contact Centre, Corporate Communication and Huduma Centres.

Requirements

In order to qualify for the internship, the applicant is expected to possess the following: –
1). A first Degree from a recognized university in the following fields of study : Commerce, Business Administration, Statistics, Law, Actuarial Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, Data Science or any other related field;
2). Graduated within the period not exceeding three years from the date of this advert;
3). Never been an intern at HELB.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to:
Submit their application letter stating area of interest together with Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates.
Indicate preferred location of deployment from the list below:-
1). Head Office (Nairobi
2). Huduma Centres: Nairobi GPO, Machakos, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Kakamega, Kisii, Nyeri, Embu, Kitui, Bungomo, Lodwar, Meru, Thika, Kitale, Kericho, Nandi, Muranga,
Garissa, Narok, Migori. Chuka, Kilifi Taita Taveta, Bomet, Makueni and West Pokot.

Submit to the address below, so as to be received not later than 19th July, 2019
Email Address: internship@helb.co.ke

HELB is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Teachers’ Salary increments in July, 2019- TSC to implement third phase of salary awards under the 2017-2019 CBA; New Salaries plus allowances

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The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, will implement the third phase of salaries adjustments for teachers under the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that was agreed between the Commission and teachers’ unions. The Commission has already implemented the first and second phases; that were effected in 1st July, 2017 and 1st July, 2018 respectively.

But there are categories of teachers who will walk home empty handed at the end of July as their incremental phases were concluded in July, 2018. For secondary school teachers currently in Job group (C2; formerly K) who are holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent will not be receiving any salary increment in both July, 2019 and 2020 Phases. Other categories of teachers whose salary increment was only awarded in two phases are: Secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education at grade C1 (Formerly H) and Primary teachers at Job group B5 (Formerly G).

In this financial year (2019/2020) the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich allocated the commission Sh3.2 billion for its recurrent expenditure, new recruitment and implementation of the third phase of the CBA. 

Here are the new salaries that teachers will expect in their bank accounts at the end of July, 2019 as the third phase of the increment is effected;

CHIEF PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 15)

These are Principals in National and Extra County Schools with over 1000 students who currently earn a salary of between KES 121, 201 and 157,937 per month. These teachers will get a salary increment of KES 4,719 to KES 10,613. The lowest earner in this group will walk home with a salary of KES 121,814 while the highest earner in this group will earn KES 157,656 per month; effective 1st July, 2019. Their salary increments were to be effected in four phases with the final phase coming up on 1st July, 2020.

SENIOR PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 14)

Senior Principals head County Schools with over 540 students. These Principals currently pocket a monthly salary of between KES 111,201 and KES 152,937. They are set to receive an increase of between KES 3,537 and 9,519. These tutors will now earn a monthly perk of KES 109,249 to 118,169 per month at the end of July, 2019. Their salary increment was to be effected in four phases under the current CBA.

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PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 13)

These are Principals heading Sub- County and All Day schools who currently earn between KES 77,840 and 90,612 per month. The lowest earner in this category will get an increase of KES 16,010 to earn a new salary of KES 93,850 while the highest earner will get a top up of KES 12,195 to get a new monthly salary of KES 102,807.

DEPUTY PRINCIPALS III

These administrators of Sub- County and All Day schools currently earn a monthly pay of between KES 71,565 and 85,269. The lowest earner in this grade will now pocket a monthly pay of KES 82,717 while, the highest earner will pocket KES 87,900 after receiving an increment of KES 11,152 and 2,631 respectively. They have one more phase of salary increment which will be done in July, 2020.

SENIOR HEAD TEACHERS, SENIOR MASTER II AND DEPUTY PRINCIPALS IV

Primary schools with enrollment of over 1000 learners are headed by Senior Head Teachers with Grade D1 (T- Scale 11). While, Senior Master II with Grade D1 (T- Scale 11) are administrators in County Schools with with over 540 students. These administrators currently earn between KES 66,177 to 80,242 per month. They will receive an increment of KES 2,475 to 8,526. They will receive their final salary increment in July, 2019.  

HEAD TEACHERS, DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER I AND SENIOR MASTER III

Primary schools with enrollment of below 1000 learners are headed by Head Teachers with Grade C5 (T- Scale 10). While, Deputy Head Teacher I at Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of over 1000 learners. On the other hand, Senior Master III of Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Sub- County and All Day schools. Lowest earners in this group (who get a monthly pay of KES 40,849) will now pocket KES 51,632. Highest earners in this category will now pocket a monthly salary of KES 60,533 up from the current 58,069. These tutors will have one more increment in July, 2020 under the current CBA.

DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER II

Deputy Head Teacher II Grade C4 (T- Scale 9) are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of below 1000 learners. These teachers currently earn monthly perks of between KES 35,927 and 49,912; their salaries have been increased to between KES 45,287 and 51,632 respectively effective July 1st, 2019.

SECONDARY TEACHER I AND SENIOR TEACHER I

Secondary Teacher I are teachers in Secondary schools whose grade is C3 (formerly L); This is a promotional grade for teachers in secondary school. On the other hand, Senior Teacher I are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of over 1000 learners with Grade C3. These tutors earn monthly salaries of KES 39,532 – KES 41,343; they will now earn between KES 41,343 and 51,927 effective July, 2019. The salaries for this group of teachers was to be reviewed in four phases; meaning they still will get another increment in July, 2020.

SENIOR TEACHER II, SECONDARY TEACHER II & SECONDARY TEACHER II UNTRAINED (UT) AND PRIMARY SNE TEACHERS.
Senior Teacher II are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of below 1000 learners. While, Secondary Teacher III is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education. These teachers currently pocket salaries of between KES 27,325 and KES 32,988 and will get an increment of between KES 983 to KES 3,917.

SECONDARY TEACHER II & SECONDARY TEACHER II UNTRAINED AND PRIMARY SNE TEACHERS.

These teachers who fall in Grade C2 (Formerly K) will not receive any salary increment in the remaining two phases. Grade C2 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent. It is also a promotional grade for holders of Diploma in Education.

PRIMARY TEACHER I AND SECONDARY TEACHER III

These are teachers in grade C1 (Formerly H and J). Grade C1 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education. These tutors will not also get any salary increment in the remaining two phases.

PRIMARY TEACHER II

These are teachers at Grade B5 (T- Scale 5) which is the entry grade for primary school teachers. These tutors will not also get any salary increment in the remaining two phases as their increments were concluded in July 2018; as per the current CBA.    

Starehe Girls Centre 2020 form one admissions; How to get and fill the Starehe application, blue, form

Photo/ File- Students at Starehe Girls Centre.

Starehe Girls’ centre informs needy students wishing to join the school in 2020 to fill the blue forms used for admissions application. Below is the presser from Starehe Girls Centre;

‘As we continue to receive the 2019 Blue form applications for the 2020 Form ones, the Starehe Girls’ Centre Sponsorship office would like to appeal to every Starehian to help us reach out to more financially disadvantaged primary students from all the 47 counties.

Please make it your personal effort to try and reach out to bright but needy girls back at your homes, in the villages and any other public and private schools or institutions within your reach. Where possible, please get in touch with the Head teachers and let them know that they are advised to help the deserving students in the applications.

Please let them fill in the Blue forms and have them submitted back to the Centre by at least 2nd of August 2019. If they do not have the Blue application forms, they can photocopy the ones they have, or download the Application Forms from our website: Application form download link

Note that a student must have chosen Starehe Girls’ Centre as their first choice of National school. If they can revise their choices, let them do that now.

We intend to reach out to as many students as possible, and with your support, I believe we can achieve this.

Again, the Blue forms can be easily accessed from our Sponsorship office, or downloaded from our Website. White copies downloaded from the website are well accepted as well as photocopied copies.

For any challenges, please let the interested applicants call us on 0707900852/0738255448. Ms. Florence Kasuku and Ms. Mary Njuguna will be available to answer any of your queries.

Thank you for your continued support in making a difference in a needy girl’s life.’

Admission Guidelines.

Starehe Girls’ Centre accepts 160 students per year of whom three quarters are sponsored students from disadvantaged background while a quarter are self sponsored students.

The criteria for admission to Form One are:

  • All candidates should be aged 15 and below and MUST choose Starehe Girls’ Centre as their first choice of National School option.
  • Each candidate MUST complete the official Form 1 Blue Application Form available at the school, and return to Starehe Girls’ Centre by 31ST JULY of the year they are sitting their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. The applicant should attain high marks in the KCPE Examinations to be considered for admission.
  • Forms MUST be signed by the candidate’s parent or guardian, her Head Master or Head Mistress, the Chief and a minister of religion such as a pastor, priest or Imam – all of whom must verify the girl’s social background.

Needs Assessment

Need is assessed on a scale of 1 to 10, with the least disadvantaged (those in categories 1 – 5) being discounted.

After grading, the shortlisted blue forms are grouped per Counties to make sure that each County is represented. A file is then opened for each County in advance of the KCPE results.

The selection process

After the KCPE marking in November/ December, individual Application Form are further considered by a select committee of 12 members. If  there are any areas of uncertainity relating to a girl’s background, an Officer from the Sponsorship Office may be released to make a home visit. The whole process takes a maximum of one week and involves much debate before final agreement is reached.

Admission Notification/Letter

All the qualified students will obtain an admission notification through the Ministry of Education websiteForm One Admission Letter. The letter bears instructions on how to collect their Form One Admission Letter. A list of qualified students is also posted at a notice board found at Starehe Girls Centre main gate for parents and guardians viewing.

Offering places

All selected girls are invited to report at a given date. Upon completion of the admission process and after authenticating that the right girl is the one who has reported a formal welcome is extended to the student and is handed over to a sister for proper induction in the unique culture and ethos of Starehe.

N/B: The Starehe Blue Form Application is not sold under any circumstances.

Below is the Starehe Boys Application Yellow Form;

Starehe Boys’ Centre Yellow form page 1
Starehe Boys’ Centre Yellow form page 2
Starehe Boys’ Centre Yellow form page 3
Starehe Boys’ Centre Yellow form page 4

Best and Cheap Smart phones; your guide to the best, original and recent android phones

Photo- The Infinix Note 5 Stylus phone

Getting a good and original phone can be difficult sometimes. With the sprouting of fake mobile phones some times customers end up purchasing fake phones that do not last long. In some instances the purchased mobile phones breakdown immediately after purchase. It is thus prudent to purchase electronics from verified and reputable suppliers/ outlets. Another consideration should be on the pricing. It is advisable to carry out a good price review across various outlets before purchasing a mobile phone of your choice. It is important to note that prices of electronics are not fixed as such.

Here is a list of considerations that you will have to observe before making that mobile phone purchase:

  • Specifications of the mobile phone; storage, camera, Speed, Size, resolution etc.
  • Warranty offered.
  • Pricing.
  • Intended use
  • Availability
  • Originality

These are just but some of the considerations and they vary from individual to individual.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE TRENDY ANDROID PHONES:


The Infinix Note 5 Stylus
Key Specifications.

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The Infinix Note 5 Stylus


•6.0 inch display, 1080*2160 pixels
•OS: Android v8.1 Oreo: Android One
•Back camera: 16MP, dual LED flash,
•Front camera: 16MP
•Battery; 4000mAh
Pricing: About KES 22,000

Huawei Honor 8X 128GB


Key Specifications:
•Display 6.50-inch (1080×2340)
•Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710
•Front Camera 16MP
•Rear Camera 20MP + 2MP
•RAM 4GB
•Storage 64GB
•Battery Capacity 3750mAh
•OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Pricing: About KES 24,000

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5
Key Specifications:


Photo- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

• OS: Android 8.1 Oreo.
• Processor: 1.8GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450.
• Display: 10.5-inch, 1920 × 1200 pixel .
• Battery: 7300mAh.
• RAM: 3GB.
• Storage: 32GB
Pricing: About KES 35,000

Oppo F11 4GB Ram/128GB
Key Specifications

Photo- The Oppo F11 4GB Ram/128GB

•Display 6.50-inch
•Front Camera 16MP
•Rear Camera 48MP + 5MP
•RAM 4GB
•Storage 128GB
•Battery Capacity 4020mAh
•OS Android 9.0
Pricing: About KES 29,000

Huawei Mate 20X
Key Specifications:

Photo- The Huawei Mate 20X


•Display 7.20-inch
•Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980
•Front Camera 24MP
•Rear Camera 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
•RAM 6GB
•Storage 128GB
•Battery Capacity 4200mAh
•Android 9.0
Pricing: About KES 64,000

Samsung Galaxy A50
Key Specifications;

Photo- The Samsung Galaxy A50


•6.4 inches bezel-less display,waterdrop notch.
•Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 Octa core .
•25 + 5 + 8 MP Triple Rear camera
•4000 mAh battery
Pricing: About KES 27,000

Redmi 6
Key Specifications


•Operating System: Android v8.1 (Oreo)
•5.45 inch display.
•MediaTek •2GB RAM,
•5 MP Front Camera.
•3000 mAh battery
Pricing: About KES

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
Key Specifications


•Display 10.1-inch IPS LCD, 1920 x 1200 pixels
•OS Android Pie 9.0 with One UI
•Memory 3GB RAM/32GB
•Camera 8-MP F/2.0 (rear) / 5-MP F/2.2 (front)
•Battery 6,150mAh . Pricing: About KES 24,000








Use these two Paybill numbers to purchase power tokens- Kenya Power advises Kenyans

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The Kenya Power and Lighting Company, KPLC, has advised Kenyans to only use its two official playbills to purchase power tokens. This latest warning comes after thousands of Kenyans were conned by KPLC power tokens brokers.

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Via a presser, the utility power company customers to use its two official pay bill numbers which are 888880 and 888888 for pre-paid services and post-paid services respectively. Read also;How to purchase KPLC tokens via Paybill option

KPLC says investigations have been mounted to unearth alleged fraud in pre and Post paid billing.
“Investigations on allegations of fraud in the pre and post-paid billing systems at Kenya Power have been ongoing for several months now.

“The matter is currently being investigated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) due to the criminal nature of the fraud. We are giving the DCI all the necessary support and we are confident that now the net has been cast, the culprits will be caught and appropriate action taken,” the statement reads in part.

Kenya Power takes action against employees involved in tokens fraud
Kenya Power has also taken action against the employees who were involved in the fraud case as part of the measures taken after the incident.

“In the meantime, our own internal processes are in full gear. As a result, administrative measures have already been taken on employees who have been found culpable. To avoid a recurrence, we have developed elaborate systems to ensure that our billing systems is foolproof and cannot be compromised.
“This is an ongoing process that involves continuous investment in IT infrastructure. We will continue streamlining our billing system to ensure that our clients get value for money,” Kenya Power stated.

Customers can either buy tokens via the paybill option or visit KPLC tokens purchase outlets in KPLC offices.

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End of the road! Sport Pesa’s latest reaction to BCLB’s move to block their shortcodes for deposits and withdrawals

Sport Pesa Kenya JackPot. Sport Pesa is one of the betting companies whose operations licences have been suspended in Kenya.

Leading betting Company SportPesa is counting massive losses after the Betting Control and Licencing Board, BCLB, blocked their mobile money short codes used by gamblers for depositing and withdrawing funds. The betting company is highly disappointed by BCLB’s action despite the High Court order. They term the action illegal and malicious. SportPesa is among the 27 betting companies whose licences were suspended by BCLB.

This is the official statement from SportPesa;

‘SportPesa is extremely disappointed by the/recent malicious actions by Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) to block our payments systems despite the existence of a court order.

This is the latest in a series of abrupt measures from BCLB that only serve to discourage and disrupt business. The prejudicial process that has been followed by the regulator has the potential to drive the industry underground as well as have far reaching repercussions on the social and economic agenda of the country.

SportPesa has been fully compliant with all tax and legal requirements in
Kenya. Our business has uniquely and consistently boosted sports development in the country and we have not minced our support in
community investment. This as witnessed by our widespread impact in areas such as football, boxing, rugby and social projects involving water access, environment and skills uplift in the country.

These are now at severe risk following the measures taken by BCLB.

We wish to assure our customers and stakeholders that we are challenging these actions and remain in contact with key stakeholders with the aim of resolving this matter very soon.’

SAFARICOM SUSPENDS PAYBILL

Telecommunications company Safaricom has at the same time suspended the SportPesa paybill. This means about 12million accounts for gamblers will be inaccessible. This latest move, effected on Friday, is in line with the government directive to suspend pay bill numbers allocated to SportPesa.

“Failed. Dear Customer, this Paybill is unavailable due to the Government directive to suspend Betting Paybill numbers. Kindly contact your Betting Company,” read a response from Safaricom; after trying to send money to a SportPesa account.

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