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2019 East Africa School Games (FEASSSA) in Arusha, Tanzania; Day 3 Sunday fixtures

FEASSSA GAMES
FEASSSA GAMES

Here are the fixtures today; Sunday 18th August, 2019, for the ongoing East Africa School games in Arusha, Tanzania:

⚽Soccer Girls

1). Alliance High(Tz) vs Itigo(Ke); TGT @9.00am
2). Remera Rukoma(Rw) vs Kibasila(Tz); ISM @9.00am
3). St. Noa(Ug) vs Kiheza(Ug); TGT @4.00pm
4). Archbishop Njenga(Ke) vs Mukono High(Ug); ISM @4.00pm

⚽Soccer Boys

1).Ruwuiko(Tz) vs Dagoretti High(Ke); TGT @11.00am
2). St. Mary’s Kitende(Ug) vs Blantyre SS(Mal); ISM @11.00am
3). JKU (Zn) vs Buddo SS(Ug); TGT @2.00pm
4). STAHIZA (Ug) vs Lindi SS(Tz); ISM @2.00pm

⚽Soccer Boys- Primary Schools

Venue: Constantine
1).Mbagala(Tz) vs Ray of Grace(Ug) @9.00am
2).Mhiana (Tz) vs Coast (Ke) @11.00am
3). Masumbe(Tz) vs Oasis(Ug) @4.00pm

🏀Basketball Boys

Venues: Constantine & ISM
1). LDK (Rw) vs Juhudi(Tz) @9.00am
2). Don Bosco(Tz) vs Laiser Hill (Ke) @11.00am
3). Galanos(Tz) vs Dagoretti (Ke) @11.00am
4). Seroma CH(Ug) vs Lord Baden Powell(Tz) @11.00am
5). College Marie Reine(Rw) vs Buddo SS(Ug) @3.00pm

🏀Basketball Girls

1). LDK(Rw) vs Juhudi(Tz) @9.00am
2). Machame(Tz) vs St. Noa(Ug) @9.00am
3). Kaya Tiwi(Ke) vs St. Mary’s Kitende(Ug) @3.00pm
4). Okeeswa(Tz) vs Ste Bernadette (Rw) @3.00pm
5). Nabisunsa (Ug) vs Joseph & Mary(Tz) @3.00pm

🏐Volleyball Boys

Venue: TGT
1). Twangoma(Tz) vs STAHIZA(Ug) @11.00am
2). Don Bosco Gatenga (Rw) vs Lelmokwo(Ke) @11.00am
3). Milambo(Tz) vs Mogonga(Ke) @3.00pm
4). Mbogo Mixed(Ug) vs IPRC Karongi(Rw) @3.00pm

🏐Volleyball Girls

Venue: TGT
1). Kwanthanze(Ke) vs St. Alloys(Rw) @9.00am
2). Kinawa High(Ug) vs Mkalapa(Tz) @9.00am
3). GS Indangaburezi(Rw) vs Makongo (Tz) @3.00pm
4). Soweto(Ke) vs Trust High(Ug) @3.00pm

🤾‍♂Handball Boys

Venue: TGT
1). Mwanakwerekwe(Zan) vs Kakungulu Memorial (Ug) @11.00am
2). St. Luke’s Kimilili(Ke) vs Vwawa(Tz) @11.00am
3). Gombe SS(Ug) vs ES Kigoma(Rw) @11.00am
4). Kilombero SS(Tz) vs Adegi(Rw) @3.00pm
5). College Gisenyi(Rw) vs St. Lucia(Ug) @3.00pm

🤾‍♀Handball Girls

Venue: TGT
1). Kibuli SS(Ug) vs Kizuka(Tz) @9.00am
2). ES Kiziguro(Rw) vs Kamusinga Girls(Ke) @9.00am
3). Mbogo High(Ug) vs Kawanda SS(Ug) @2.00pm
4). Kilole(Tz) vs Kirandich(Ke) @2.00pm

⚾Netball Girls

Venue: Constantine
1). St. Mary’s Kitende (Ug) vs Nyakach(Ke) @9.00am
2). Misungwi(Tz) vs Ngando(Ug) @11.00am
3). Katoto SS(Mal) vs St. Noa(Ug) @2.00pm
4). Buddo SS(Ug) vs Kaya Tiwi (Ke) @3.00pm

🏑Hockey Boys

Venue: Constantine
1). St. Antony’s (Ke) vs Meru School(Ke) @11.00am
2). Namilyango College(Ug) vs Ntare School(Ug) @11.00am
3). St. Mary’s Kisubi(Ug) vs Kawempe Muslim(Ug) @4.00pm
4). FS Kamusinga(Ke) vs Juhudi(Tz) @4.00am

🏑Hockey Girls

Venue: Constantine
1). Namagunga(Ug) vs Kakungulu Memorial(Ug) @9.00am
2). St. John’s Kaloleni(Ke) vs Juhudi (Tz) @9.00am
3). Nyamira Girls (Ke) vs Lindi (Tz) @2.00pm
4). Bweranyange(Ug) vs St. Cecilia Misikhu (Ke)

🏈Rugby 15’s

Venue: TGT
1). Namilyango College (Ug) vs Okeeswa(Tz) @9.00am
2). Ntare School(Ug) vs St. Mary’s Kisubi (Ug) @10.30am
3). Kangaru(Ke) vs Dagoretti (Ke) @12.00pm

KENYA UNION OF POST PRIMARY EDUCATION TEACHERS UNION, KUPPET, SALARY & ALLOWANCES DEMANDS

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BACKGROUND

Introduction
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement on 26th October 2016 which was later registered in the Employment and Labour Relations Court on 30th November 2016. The CBA was an agreement to regularize the industrial relations between the employer and KUPPET as well as for the interest of mutual understanding and co-operation. The CBA reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining a collaborative relationship aimed at realizing quality teaching service.

Analysis of the Cost of Living in Kenya

According to surveys released by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Consumer Price Indices (CPI) has continued to increase over the last 2 years. Consumer Price Index is a measure that examines the weighted average of prices of a basket of consumer goods and services such as transportation, food and medical care. It is calculated by taking price changes of each item in the predetermined basket of goods and averaging them. It reports inflation and deflation tendencies in the economy.

In July 2016, the CPI was 170.84 and inflation rate was 6.39. The CPI has increased to 191.59 and inflation rate is 4.35 in 2018. This is an economic indicator that prices of goods and services have increased over time affecting the remuneration and allowances for workers. The GDP has also increased on average 1.33 per cent since 2015 indicating an increase of 1.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2018.

For example, the average price of fuel in 2016 was sh98 per litre compared to the current sh112. This affects the commuter allowance as fares have risen from sh50 to sh 100 in most parts of the country.

The table below shows the average price changes for household consumption goods and services over the last 2 years.

Product
Unit of measure

July 17
December 17

July 18
% change

Tomatoes
1kg
86.45
94.52
122.04
41

Kerosene
1L
63.55
71.42
85.05
22.8

Petrol
1L
98.00
105.04
109.67
11.9

Charcoal
4kg
81.61

138.13
69.25

Maize flour
2kg
106.77
110.10
116.29
8.91

Sukumawiki
1kg
42.17
43.67
57.87
37.23

Electricity
50kwh
576.07
649.73
695.97
20.81

Source: KNBS CPI July 2017, December 2017 and July 2018
The cost of living has increased rapidly over the last two years affecting the purchasing power of household goods and services. The transport cost has increased beyond the commuter allowance negotiated due to increase of fuel and general overall transport cost.
The Union demands that the following issues may be considered for negotiations to cushion teachers in their delivery of services.

PROPOSALS OF NEW ALLOWANCES

1.COMMUTER ALLOWANCE
The Union demands that commuter allowance be increased by 150% of the current rate. Commuter allowance shall be paid as per Appendix.

  1. LEAVE ALLOWANCE
    The Union demands that leave allowance be paid based on one’s basic pay i.e. an equivalent of one month’s basic pay for all cadres.

3.HOUSE ALLOWANCE
The Union demands that House allowance be harmonized across all regions.i.e Teachers in Grade C2 should enjoy the same house allowance whether in Nairobi or Marsabit and this should be in all grades.

  1. TOWNSHIP HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE
    While teachers enjoy equal house allowance across all regions, the Union proposes the introduction of township allowance. Teachers in urban areas experience challenges of high cost of living and expensive urban transport and this makes no difference with a teacher in a hardship area. We propose a town allowance of 30% of basic salary be paid to teachers in major cities or county headquarters.
  2. HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE
    Hardship allowance shall be payable to teachers assigned duties in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) areas. However, the areas declared as hardship needs to be reviewed because there are other emerging issues like terrorism, cattle rustling etc.
  3. RISK ALLOWANCE
    Risk allowance shall be payable to all Science teachers due to exposure to chemicals and other substances. The Union demands that Risk allowance be paid at a rate of 20% of the basic salary as per appendix.
  4. ACCOMODATION ALLOWANCE
    Teachers are assigned duties outside the work station. In the civil service, there are guidelines stipulating the allowance for every cadre. The Union has proposed development of clear guidelines on the payment of accommodation allowance (per diem) as well as the amount as shown in the appendix.
  5. POST GRADUATE SCHEME OF SERVICE
    The teaching service has no scheme of service for teachers who have attained a Masters and Doctorate degrees. Instead, the employer awards three increments to the holders of such qualifications. The proposed scheme seeks to allow TSC recruit teachers possessing post-graduate qualifications at entry level. The Union demands that Post graduate scheme of service be developed and be eligible to all teachers holding a Master’s and Doctorate degree. The said teachers shall be paid an allowance equivalent to 40% of the basic salary.

8.CAREER PROGRESSION
Parties agreed that career progression in the teaching service shall be as provided under Part VI of the Code of Regulations for Teachers. However, KUPPET demands that the Commission in performance of its obligation under this agreement ensures that every teacher under its employment is facilitated to undergo professional development.

9.OVERTIME ALLOWANCE
KUPPET demands that working hours for all teachers be 8 hours per day i.e. 8.00 am. to 5.00 p.m. with one hour lunch break for five days i.e. 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday. Further, the Union proposes that any extra hours worked be compensated as an overtime as teachers in boarding sections are overworked and no monetary compensation are done. The overtime allowance schedule is attached as per Appendix.

  1. COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL COVER
    We propose that medical allowance be increased by 100% to enable the employer improve health benefits with insurance underwriters.
  2. TEACHERS’ SALARY INCREMENT
    The 2016 basic salary increment be varied to align the increment with challenges of inflation.
    OTHER ISSUES
    The marking scheme for employment of Diploma teachers is discriminating and unfair to diploma teachers. We propose it be reviewed so that they are given same marks as graduates.

Special schools allowance terminated without consultation should be reinstated.

Annual increment for teachers seems not clear. Not all teachers have been given the same.

There should exist common cadre grades to show job group progression as before the CBA 26th October, 2016.

ACCOMODATION ALLOWANCE (PER DIEM)

Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu Kilifi, Naivasha, Lamu and Kwale
Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Kericho, Kakamega, Embu, Garissa, Bungoma
Other areas

C2

6,000

4,000

3,000

C3

6,500

4,500

3,500

C4

6,500

4,500

3,500

C5

8,000

6,000

4,000

D1

8,000

6,000

4,000

D2

8,000

6,000

4,000

D3

10,000

7,500

5,000

D4

10,000

7,500

5,000

D5

LEAVE ALLOWANCE
GRADE C2
Salary Scale point
CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE
PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE

1
6000
27,325

2
6000
28,792

3
6000
30,335

4
6000
31,956

5
6000
32,988

6
6000
34,955

7
6000
36,280

8
6000
37,654

9
6000
39,081

10
6000
40,562

11
6000
42,099

12
6000
43,694

GRADE C3
Salary Scale point
CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE
PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE

1
6,000
33,908

2
6,000
34,570

3
6,000
35,167

4
6,000
35,837

5
6,000
36,536

6
6,000
37,087

7
6,000
37,867

8
6,000
38,677

9
6,000
39,532

10
6,000
41,417

11
6,000
43,391

12
6,000
45,463

113
6,000
47,624

14
6,000
49,912

GRADE C4
Salary Scale point
CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE
PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE

1
6,000
35,927

2
6,000
37,495

3
6,000
39,136

4
6,000
40,849

5
6,000
42,642

6
6,000
45,463

7
6,000
47,624

8
6,000
49,912

9
6,000
51,632

GRADE C5
Salary Scale point
CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE
PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE

1
6,000
40,849

2
6,000
41,417

3
6,000
42,642

4
6,000
43,391

5
6,000
45,463

6
6,000
47,624

7
6,000
49,912

8
6,000
51,931

9
6,000
55,644

10
6,000
58,069

11
6,000
60,613

GRADE D1
Salary Scale point
CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE
PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE

1
10,000
66,177

2
10,000
68,905

3
10,000
71,746

4
10,000
77,840

5
10,000
80,242

GRADE D2
Salary Scale point
CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE
PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE

1
10,000
71,565

2
10,000
77,840

3
10,000
85,269

GRADE D3
Salary Scale point
CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE
PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE

1
10,000
77,840

2
10,000
80,242

3
10,000
82,717

4
10,000
90,612

GRADE D4
Salary Scale point
CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE
PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE

1
10,000
99,730

2
10,000
102,807

3
10,000
104,644

4
10,000
107,873

5
10,000
111,201

6
10,000
114,632

GRADE D5
Salary Scale point
CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE
PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE

1
10,000
111,201

2
10,000
114,632

3
10,000
118,169

4
10,000
121,814

5
10,000
125,573

6
10,000
129,528

7
10,000
131,380

8
10,000
141,891

9
10,000
148,360

10
10,000
152,937

RISK ALLOWANCE
GRADE C2
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE

1
5,465

2
5,758

3
6,067

4
6,391

5
6,598

6
6,991

7
7,256

8
7,531

9
7,816

10
8,112

11
8,420

12
8,739

GRADE C3
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE

1
6,782

2
6,914

3
7,033

4
7,167

5
7,307

6
7,417

7
7,573

8
7,735

9
7,906

10
8,283

11
8,678

12
9,093

113
9,525

14
9,982

GRADE C4
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE

1
7,185

2
7,499

3
7,827

4
8,170

5
8,528

6
9,093

7
9,525

8
9,982

9
10,326

GRADE C5
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE

1
8,170

2
8,283

3
8,528

4
8,678

5
9,093

6
9,525

7
9,982

8
10,386

9
11,129

10
11,614

11
12,123

GRADE D1
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE

1
13,235

2
13,781

3
14,349

4
15,568

5
16,048

GRADE D2
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE

1
14,313

2
15,568

3
17,054

GRADE D3
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE

1
15,568

2
16,048

3
16,543

4
18,122

GRADE D4
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE

1
19,946

2
20,561

3
20,929

4
21,575

5
22,240

6
22,926

GRADE D5
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE

1
22,240

2
22,926

3
23,634

4
24,363

5
25,115

6
25,906

7
26,276

8
28,378

9
29,672

10
30,587

TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE
GRADE C2
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

1
5,465

2
5,758

3
6,067

4
6,391

5
6,598

6
6,991

7
7,256

8
7,531

9
7,816

10
8,112

11
8,420

12
8,739

GRADE C3
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

1
6,782

2
6,914

3
7,033

4
7,167

5
7,307

6
7,417

7
7,573

8
7,735

9
7,906

10
8,283

11
8,678

12
9,093

113
9,525

14
9,982

GRADE C4
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

1
7,185

2
7,499

3
7,827

4
8,170

5
8,528

6
9,093

7
9,525

8
9,982

9
10,326

GRADE C5
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

1
8,170

2
8,283

3
8,528

4
8,678

5
9,093

6
9,525

7
9,982

8
10,386

9
11,129

10
11,614

11
12,123

GRADE D1
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

1
13,235

2
13,781

3
14,349

4
15,568

5
16,048

GRADE D2
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

1
14,313

2
15,568

3
17,054

GRADE D3
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

1
15,568

2
16,048

3
16,543

4
18,122

GRADE D4
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

1
19,94699,730

2
20,561

3
20,929

4
21,575

5
22,240

6
22,926

GRADE D5
Salary Scale point
PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

1
22,240

2
22,926

3
23,634

4
24,363

5
25,115

6
25,906

7
26,276

8
28,378

9
29,672

10
30,587

COMMUTER ALLOWANCE
 
JOB GROUP
 
KSH PER MONTH
 

 
 
Current Rates
50% increment from the current

 
C2
5,000
7,500
 

 
C3
6,000
9,000
 

 
C4
8,000
12,000
 

 
C5
8,000
12,000
 

 
D1
12,000
18,000
 

 
D2
12,000
18,000
 

 
D3
14,000
21,000
 

 
D4
14,000
21,000
 

 
D5
16,000
24,000
 

OVERTIME ALLOWANCE
GRADE
OVERTIME PAY
OVERTIME 2HRS

 
PER HOUR
AVERAGE

C2
500
1,000

C3
600
1,200

C4
700
1,400

C5
800
1,600

D1
900
1,800

D2
1,000
2,000

D3
1,100
2,200

D4
1,200
2,400

D5
1,300
2,600

HOUSE ALLOWANCE
 
JOB GROUP
 
KSH PER MONTH
 

 
 
Proposed rates (Nairobi rates)
Current Rates

 
C2
16,500
7,500

 
C3
28,000
13,000

 
C4
28,000
13,000

 
C5
35,000
15,400

 
D1
45,000
16,800

 
D2
45,000
16,800

 
D3
45,000
16,800

 
D4
45,000
16,800

 
D5
50,000
20,000

TSC to use performance appraisal ratings for 2016, 2017 and 2018 in promoting one thousand public primary schools’ teachers; Procedure

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The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, will use the teacher’s appraisal performance rating to appoint one thousand public primary schools’ teachers to teach at secondary schools. Teachers who hold P1 certificates and a Bachelor’s degree but teaching in primary schools will garner promotions and elevation to teach at secondary level. Among other requirements, the teacher must have a satisfactory performance rating for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

This comes even as the Kenya National Union of Teachers, knut, continues to oppose the performance ratings. Knut is opposed to the employer’s decision to use the Career Progression guidelines as opposed to the Scheme of Service for teachers in promoting them. If this requirement is used, then some teachers will miss out on the promotions list for failing to update their TPAD details; termly as required by the Commission.

Other Requirements

According to the TSC advert, eligible candidates should meet the following basic requirements:

  1. Be Kenyan citizens;
  2. P1 certificate;
  3. Bachelor’s degree in education with 2 teaching subjects;
  4. Must have minimum mean grade C+ (Plus) at Kenya certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent and minimum C+ (Plus) in two teaching subjects;
  5. Must be employees of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

Interested applicants have up to the 30th of August, 2019, to file their applications online.

Successful applicants will be promoted to grade C2 (T-Scale 7) and be posted to secondary schools.

How to apply for the vacancies, online

1). Visit the official online application portal at http://teachers online.go.keke
2). Then, click on the link ‘APPOINTMENT OF TEACHERS IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ that has been written in red font. This will redirect you to the E-Recruitment Centre.
3). Now Select ‘Actions’ followed by ‘Apply’.
4). Next, scroll down to the window titled ‘Application details and enter your Surname, ID and TSC Number.
5). Select ‘Yes’ for the question on if you have a P1 certificate. Click on ‘Continue’ so as to load the details page.
6). Finally, fill the form correctly and click on ‘Save’ to complete your application.

Demystifying the Job Group C2 (T- Scale 7)

According to the TSC career progression guidelines, Secondary School Teacher II (T- Scale 7) 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.

The three basic requirements for this grade are:
One should be: in possession of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum mean grade of C+ or its equivalent, in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with two teaching subjects; or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area with two teaching subjects plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and having a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in the two teaching subjects at KCSE level.

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2019 FEASSSA Games; Kenya’s Kaya Tiwi off to flying start in girls basketball as games enter day 2 in Arusha, Tanzania; Collated results

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Kenya’s Basketball Queens Kaya Tiwi pulled a perfect performance to stun Rwanda’s Ste Bernadette in girls basketball as the East Africa School games entered day 2 this morning. The Kenyans showed intent of winning the game early on by taking a 14-08 lead in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Rwandese moved so close but still lost by a single point to finish the quarter at 09-10 in favour of Kaya Tiwi. Kaya Tiwi got the going tough in tge second half; drawing 11-11 in quarter three and losing 07-09 in the last quarter. Kaya Tiwi finished the game at 42-37.

Coach Philip Onyango exuded confidence that his team will have a podium finish this year. In their outing last year, they finished third.

In the other match, played concurrently at St. Constantine, St. Mary’s Kitende from Uganda were too hot for their compatriots Nabisunsa; stunning them 71-48.

Kenya's Girls basketball champions, Buruburu, pose for a group photo after overcoming Rwanda's LDK 43-42 in a tough match played at St. Constantine in Arusha, Tanzania, today
Kenya’s Girls basketball champions, Buruburu, pose for a group photo after overcoming Rwanda’s LDK 43-42 in a tough match played at St. Constantine in Arusha, Tanzania, today

In netball, Buddo Secondary defeated St. Noa 45-42 in a closely contested all Ugandan match. The games entered day three tomorrow with mouth watering clashes on the offing.

Here are the results from today’s matches:

Day 2 Collated Results

⚾Netball Girls

1). St. Noa(Ug) 42 vs 45 Buddo SS(Ug)
2). Kaya Tiwi(Ke) 50 vs 19 Kilindi(Tz)
3). Makongo(Tz) 52 vs 30 Misungwi(Tz)
4). Ngando(Ug) 64 vs 42 St. Mary’s Kitende(Ug)

🏈Rugby 15’s

1). Kakamega(Ke) 46 vs 00 Kangaru (Ke)
2). Dagoretti (Ke) 60 vs 00 Ntaare School (Ug)
3). St. Mary’s Kisubi (Ug) 05 vs 15 Namilyango College (Ug)

🏑Hockey Girls

1). St. Cecilia Misikhu (Ke) 03 vs 00 Nyamira Girls (Ke)
2). Old Kampala (Ug) 02 vs 01 Bweranyange(Ug)

⚽Soccer Girls

1). Nyakach (Ke) 2 vs 1 Arch Bishop Njenga(Ke)
2). Mukono High (Ug) 0 vs 1 St. Noa (Ug)
3). Kawempe muslim ( Ug) 4 vs 0 Remera Rukoma(Rw)
4). Kibasila (Tz) 0 vs 2 Alliance High (Tz)

⚽Soccer Boys

1). Buddo SS (Ug) 3 vs 0 Stahiza(Ug)
2). Jinja SS(Ug) 0 vs 0 LDK (Rw)
3). Alliance High (Tz) 2 vs 0 Vwawa (Tz)

The 2019 East Africa School Games (FEASSSA) in Arusha, Tanzania; St. Antony’s with flying start plus today’s fixtures

FEASSSA GAMES
FEASSSA GAMES

Kenya’s reigning secondary schools soccer champions St Antony’s Boys Kitale kicked off their quest for glory at this year’s East Africa school games with flying colours. The Kenyan boys were in impressive form hammering Lindi Secondary School from Tanzania 4-0 as the Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Associations (FEASSSA) games got underway on Friday 16th August, 2019 in Arusha- Tanzania. The match that was played at Sheikh Abeid Stadium came moments after the opening ceremony.

The week long games feature hosts Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Uganda and Malawi. Last year’s edition held in Musanze, Rwanda, saw Kenya emerge overall winners.

The games enter day 2 on Saturday August 17, 2019. Here are the Day 2 Fixtures:

⚽Soccer Boys

1). Buddo SS(Ug) vs Stahiza(Ug); 11.00am @Sheikh Abeid Stadium
2). Jinja SS(Ug) vs LDK(Rw); 3.00pm @ISM
3). Alliance High(TZ) vs Vwawa(Tz); 3.00pm @TGT

⚽Soccer Girls

1). Nyakach(Ke) vs Archbishop Njenga(Ke); ISM @9.00am
2). Mukono High(Ug) vs St. Noa(Ug); TGT @9.00am
3). Kawempe Muslim(Ug) vs Remera Rukoma(Rw); ISM @11.00a.m
4). Kibasila(Tz) vs Alliance High(Tz); TGT @11.00am

🏀Basketball Girls

Venues: ISM & St. Constantine
1). St. Mary’s Kitende(Ug) vs Nabisunsa(Ug) @9.00am
2). Joseph & Mary(Ug) vs Okeeswa(Tz) @9.00am
3). Ste. Bernadette(Rw) vs Kaya Tiwi(Ke) @9.00am
4). Juhudi(Tz) vs Machame(Tz) @11.00am
5). Buruburu(Ke) vs LDK(Rw) @11.00am

🏀Basketball Boys

Venues: ISM & St. Constantine
1). Buddo SS(Ug) vs Seroma CH(Ug) @9.00am
2). Lord Baden Powell(Tz) vs Galanos(Tz) @11.00am
3). Juhudi(Tz) vs Son Bosco(Tz) @3.00pm
4). Kibuli SS(Ug) vs LDK(Rw) @3.00pm
5). Dagoretti (Ke) vs College Marie Reine(Rw) @3.00pm

🏐Volleyball Boys

Venue: TGT
1). PS Karubanda(Rw) vs Don Bosco Gatenga(Rw) @9.00am
2). Lelmokwo(Ke) vs Twangoma(Tz) @11.00a.m
3). Mogonga(Ke) vs Mbogo Mixed(Ug) @11.00am
4). IPRC Karongi(Rw) vs Dynamic (Ug) @11.00am

🏐Volleyball Girls

Venue: TGT
1). Cheptil(Ke) vs Soweto(Ke) @3.00pm
2). Trust High(Ug) vs GS Indangaburezi(Rw) @3.00pm

🤾‍♂Handball Boys

Venue: TGT
1). Adegi(Rw) vs College Gisenyi(Rw) @11.00am
2). Mbooni(Ke) vs Kilombero SS(Tz) @11.00am
3). Kakungulu Memorial(Ug) vs Gombe SS(Ug) @3.00pm
4). ES Kigoma(Rw) vs St. Luke’s Kimilili(Ke) @3.00pm
5). Vwawa(Tz) vs Mwanakwerekwe(Zan) @3.00pm

⚾Netball Girls

Venue: ISM
1). St. Noa(Ug) vs Buddo SS(Ug) @9.00am
2). Kaya Tiwi(Ke) vs Kilindi(Tz) @11.00am
3). Makongo(Tz) vs Misungwi(Tz) @2.00pm
4). Ngando(Ug) vs St. Mary’s Kitende(Ug) @3.00pm

🏑Hockey Girls

Venue: St. Constantine
1). Old Kampala(Ug) vs Bweranyange(Ug) @11.00am
2). St. Cecilia Misikhu(Ke) vs Nyamira Girls(Ke) @11.00am

🏈Rugby 15’s

Venue: TGT
1). Kakamega (Ke) vs
Kangaru (Ke) @9.00am
2). Dagoretti(Ke) vs Ntaare School (Ug) @10.30am
3). 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Kisubi (Ug) vs
Namilyango College (Ug) @12.00pm

2019 KDF Recruitment- Circulating advert is fake

Fake advert for the 2019 KDF recruitment
Fake advert for the 2019 KDF recruitment

The Kenya Defence Forces, KDF, has said an advert being circulated on the 2019 recruitment is fake. The ‘well drafted’ fictitious advert calls on Kenyans to tender in applications for various vacancies in the KDF.

Below is the fake advert;

The fake 2019 KDF recruitment advert.

Here is the warning from KDF;

‘FAKE KDF RECRUITMENT ADVERTISEMENT

It has come to our attention that fake messages on Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment exercise are being circulated on social media platforms.

We wish to state that Kenya Defence Forces is not currently engaged in any recruitment exercise. Kindly be advised that KDF recruitment exercise is advertised through mainstream media (Television, Newspapers & Radio), through Ministry of Defence website (www.mod.go.ke) and official KDF social media platforms (Twitter:@kdfinfo & Facebook: @OfficialKDF)

We therefore wish to urge members of the public to disregard the fake alerts.’

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Stop The Pressure Over Degrees And Exams, Embrace New Curriculum, President Kenyatta Tells Parents

Photo/File- HE Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. President of the Republic of Kenya.
Photo/File- HE Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. President of the Republic of Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta today told parents to stop putting unnecessary pressure on their children over degrees and examinations and instead focus on nurturing talents of the learners under the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

He said the new curriculum offers the greatest promise for Kenyan children and allows the learners to develop their inherent talents and abilities.
“We put too much pressure on children to pass examinations and to acquire university degrees. Our children have no opportunity to grow as children,” said President Kenyatta.

The Head of State spoke at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre( KICC) when he presided over the official opening of the 3rd National Conference on Curriculum Reforms.

He said every child has a talent and the role of parents is to bring that talent out and nurture it.
“Let’s work together to nurture skills and develop talents of our children,” the President told parents as he cautioned them against imposing careers on children especially such courses as medicine “even when a child cannot stand the sight of blood”.

He said parents routinely fail to recognize the potential of the learners even when their children would have become great musicians and artists.
“We should prepare our children to be the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the future,” said the President said in reference to the two American founders of technology giants Microsoft and Apple respectively.

The President said the pressure exerted by parents on children to pass examinations and acquire university degrees was largely to blame for the rising cases of drug abuse, depression and criminality among students.

“It is disappointing to see high levels of drug abuse, criminality and children without hope who end up as dependants of their parents,” he said.
The Head of State observed that the full roll out of the new curriculum will catalyse a major transformation in the education system and take care of all learners irrespective of their capabilities.

“All learners, including those with special needs, will be provided with an opportunity to excel in their areas of ability and interest,” the President said adding that curriculum reforms are hinged on a comprehensive value-based approach.

He said Kenya has no choice but to align itself with the fast-paced growth of the global economy and rapid shift in technology by ensuring its workforce acquire relevant skills for the modern workplace, locally and internationally.

“The reforms are necessary if we are to ensure we have quality education that provides learners with the relevant competencies to become competitive in the global workforce,” the President said.

Touching on the progress of the curriculum rollout, the President said the government was set to implement the Grade 4 segment next year and applauded the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for training a total of 113,223 teachers from public and private schools on the new curriculum.

He challenged the Ministry of Education and TSC to maintain the training momentum saying, “teachers should be our great warriors to reshape our curriculum”.
Before today’s conference, the Ministry of Education held education quality dialogues in all the 47 counties besides holding another 11 sector-based pre-conferences that gave a wide range of stake-holders an opportunity to give feedback on the new curriculum.

Prominent Ghanian Scholar and Deputy Minister for Basic and Secondary Education Dr Yaw. O Adutwum was the key note speaker at the conference also addressed by Prof. Magoha and the chief executive officer of TSC Nancy Macharia among others.

Speak With One Voice, President Kenyatta Urges African Women Leaders

Photo/ File- President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past function.
Photo/ File- President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past function.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged African women leaders to unite in the development of common positions and advocacy for the empowerment of women and girls.

The President emphasized the need for redoubling efforts to break gender stereotypes and attitudes that propagate discrimination against women.
“We should be bold in championing the empowerment of the youth and, in particular young women, as a necessary step towards building a secure future for our continent,” the President said.

President Kenyatta who spoke today at the inaugural African Women Leaders Network Inter-Generational Retreat on Leadership in Africa said when countries put women and girls at the centre of their development agenda, their societies and economies thrive.

He called on policy makers to cultivate governance systems that strengthen and consolidate efforts to empower young people through meaningful youth participation and equal partnership in driving their respective national development agenda.

The President urged women leaders to develop mechanisms that equip young men and women with appropriate skills, resources and opportunities.
“The experience of those of you who have been in political leadership is invaluable. I encourage you to apply it to influence the political processes in our continent to be more amenable to the participation of women in politics,” he said.

He said his administration has put in place a robust policy and legal framework to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination.
“Indeed, I remain passionate and committed to ensuring women assume leadership positions not only in Kenya but in Africa as well,” the President said.

He pointed out that his personal commitment to ensuring women ascend to leadership positions is self-evident as proved his cabinet appointments where for the first time ever in the history of Kenya women occupy dockets such as defence that were previously a preserve of men.
“I am committed to ensuring that we become the generation that ensures that no one is left behind, that girls do not continue to endure Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices,” the President said as he challenged young women leaders at the meeting to learn from established women in their midst.

“Aspire to be change agents in your communities and work places; and to inspire more youth and young women to work towards a prosperous, stable and peaceful Africa,” the President said.

The retreat is being held against the backdrop of major gender equality initiatives including the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that Kenya will host from 12th to 15th November 2019.
Similarly, in September 2020, the global community will mark the 25th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women and the adoption of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Former President of Malawi Joyce Banda who spoke at the event praised President Kenyatta for being a global champion for the youth.

Other speakers included UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed and AU’s Bineta Diop.

Earlier at State House Nairobi, President Kenyatta received a special message from Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde inviting him to be the chief guest during celebrations to mark the Ethiopian New Year in September.

The message was delivered by former Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome who applauded President Kenyatta for his national, regional and international peace initiatives.

The former President singled out the ‘handshake’ between the Kenyan leader and former PM Raila Odinga as an initiative that has put Kenya on the world map as an icon of peace and stability saying, “as Ethiopians, we would like to emulate what Kenya has done”.

President Kenyatta said Kenya is keen to deepen its relationship with Ethiopia and called on the two neighboring countries to continue working together in the promotion of regional peace and stability.

Government Designates August 26 As A Public Holiday To Facilitate National Census

The 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census
Banner- The 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census

The Government has designated August 26 as a public holiday to allow maximum enumeration of Kenyans during the national population census that begins next Saturday.

The announcement was made today by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Kenyatta National Convention Centre (KICC) , Nairobi when he launched the countdown to the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census. “To ensure maximum enumeration during the first two days ( August 24 and 25) of the Census period, I have authorized Monday, 26th August 2019 to be a Public Holiday,” the President announced.

The Head of State assured Kenyans of their security during the census exercise saying necessary steps have been taken to ensure the activity takes place in a safe environment and with minimal disruption. “All enumerators will be accompanied by uniformed security officers, and may also be accompanied by community elders and leaders of residents’ associations, depending on the area,” he said.

To ensure that all Kenyans participate in the census, the President said special measures have been put in place to ensure pastoralists , staff in essential and emergency service sectors and persons who support international travel and airlines are enumerated.

The President who called on all Kenyans to support the process said government took the step to reschedule school opening dates so as to minimize movement of persons during the exercise. “It is therefore, the patriotic duty of each and every one of us to do all that is required to support the exercise,”the President said.

On the use of technology in the census, the President said he was proud that the mobile telephony devices and other accessories that will be used in the activity have all been locally assembled at Moi University and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

He said data captured during this year’s census will be more detailed than in previous similar exercises so as to take care of all aspects of national planning and resource utilization. “The census data will be utilised in planning to ensure that all Kenyans will access opportunities in an equitable manner,” President Kenyatta said.

A team of 2,467 technology supervisors, 22,268 content supervisors and 138,572 enumerators has been assembled and will be deployed across the country to carry out the census exercise.

The 2019 Census jobs fiasco- knbs issues a statement on the recruitment and training of Enumerators and other Census officials

2019 Census jobs in Kenya.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, knbs, has moved to calm down the rising storm over the alleged ‘biased’ recruitment of Census officials. There have been dissenting voices in some parts of the country claiming the recruitment of Enumerators, ICT and Content Supervisors was flawed. In fact, in some parts, residents have vowed to boycott the exercise saying visitors were recruited leaving the ‘deserving’ locals. There have also been demands that civil servants recruited as census officials should relinquish the positions to the unemployed youths.

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1). The 2019 Census exercise; step by step guide on the enumeration process
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Here is the Statement by the knbs Director Zachary Mwangi on the recruitment and training of 2019 Census personnel.

“STATEMENT ON THE RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF 2019 CENSUS PERSONNEL

The nationwide training of enumerators for the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census kicked off yesterday across the country.

There have been incidents in some parts of the country where people are trying to
disrupt the training process. We regret that this is happening at this crucial stage of the census implementation process.

We would like to reassure Kenyans that the recruitment process was as fair, transparent and above board.
The recruitment process was spearheaded by a National Census Steering Committee at the national level. It was assisted by County Census Committees which were headed by county commissioners.

The committees had the mandate of overseeing and coordinating the recruitment and deployment exercise at the county and sub-county levels.

The recruitment process entailed:

1). Advertisement of all the positions in the print media, KNBS website and relevant offices at counties and sub-counties;
2). Receiving applications at the sub-county level for enumerators, location
level for the content supervisors and at county statistics office for ICT supervisors,
3). Summarizing the applications;
4). Shortlisting of candidates;
5). Conducting interviews for shortlisted candidates;
6). Appointment of successful candidates.

The county census committees oversaw the rigorous process of shortlisting, conducting written and oral interviews following set guidelines. These included academic qualifications, gender, disability, and area of residence.

The Bureau is cognizant of the fact that there were many Kenyans who applied for the advertised jobs and had met the minimum requirements for the positions. In total there were over 800,000 applications for the about 165,000 job positions. A total of 2,467 ICT supervisors, 22,268 content supervisors and 138,572 enumerators were recruited. It is regrettable that many had to be left out.

The census committees, who included local leaders, ensured that that those recruited were local residents.

TRAINING EXERCISE

To ensure that this process is seamless, the training phase kicked off on Monday 15th July 2019 starting with Training of Trainers (ToT), followed by ICT and content supervisors.

Currently, enumerators are undergoing training, which will end on 21st August, 2019.

Understanding the recruitment process

ICT Supervisors

1). Applications for the ICT Supervisors job were to be addressed to the County Statistical Officer (CSO) in each county who is the secretary of the County Census Committee (CCC).
2). Applicants dropped their applications at the County Statistics Office, filled a prescribed summary form, registered and picked a reference number.
3). Shortlisting of candidates for the job was done by the County Census Committee at the county level. The committee then communicated to the shortlisted candidates informing them on the venue, date and requirement for the interviews.
4). Interviews for ICT Supervisors were conducted at the County Headquarters.
5). The written interviews were conducted on 5th July, 2019.
6). Marking of the written interviews was done on 6th July, 2019.
Those who excelled in this stage then proceeded for an oral interview on 7th July 2019.
7). The final list of successful candidates was then compiled and signed by the chairperson and secretary and sent to the headquarters in Nairobi for approval.

Content Supervisors and Enumerators

1). Sub-county Census Committees shortlisted the candidates based on the requirements for the position applied.
2). The Sub-County Committees then communicated to the shortlisted candidates informing them of the venue, dates and requirements for the
interviews.
3). The candidates for the content supervisors’ jobs went through the interviews at the Sub-County headquarters.
The written interviews were conducted on 8th July 2019.
Marking of the written interviews was done by gih July 2019 and the oral interviews were conducted on 10th July 2019.
4). The list of successful candidates was compiled and signed by the chairperson and secretary of the Sub-County Census Committee and submitted to the County.”