The Nairobi Innovation Week through its ‘Nairobi Innovation Challenge’ programme has unveiled the 6 Kenya’s Most Promising Startups of 2019. The startups participated in the Nairobi Innovation Challenge as part of the top 30 startups who pitched to a panel of judges. Due diligence was conducted to determine and ascertain the ingenuity of the top […]

The Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi (UoN) Prof. Peter Mbithi was recently accused by the staff union of corruption,  abuse of office, incompetence and running down the premier institution. The Universities Academic Staff Union, UoN chapter, demanded that Prof Mbithi quits office within three months, failure to which he would be forced out. Led by […]

As reported by the Daily Nation, lecturers in public universities have suffered a major blow in their push to be ranked higher than administrative staff in their institutions after the Labour Court in Nairobi dismissed their case. The Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) had challenged a job evaluation report by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission […]

72-year-old action star, Sylvester Stallone, spoke about his legendary career at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. Stallone did not mince words when it came to his fictional boxing opponent, Ivan Dragon, from the 1985 sequel. He says he knew he had met his match the second he locked eyes on his Rocky IV costar […]

In world news, a man set himself on fire in a park near the White House yesterday. Luckily, cops saved him by quickly surrounding him and extinguishing the fire. He was taken down by cops while fully engulfed in flames. However, it appears he might have been wearing some sort of protective suit on because […]

The University of Nairobi fraternity continues to mourn the death of 23 year old Geospatial Engineering student, Peter Kahogi Maina, alias Poppy, whose body was found dumped by the road on the Globe Cinema roundabout two days ago. Peter was strangled and his head hit with a blunt object according to a physical site analysis. […]

The Higher Education Loans Board last month gave beneficiaries of the State student loans since 1975 up to mid-May to confirm their repayment status, setting the stage for listing defaulters on credit bureaus. However, more than 65,000 beneficiaries of the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) were unmoved by the threat of being listed with the […]

The recent launch of the National Employment Authority (NEA) is a good ground for revisiting the question of how to tackle the ever-rising rate of unemployment in Kenya. Although NEA rides on noble objectives, its creation is like putting the cart before the horse. Granted, the economy should first generate employment before an institution queues […]

If you are a student in any Kenyan University, you probably have heard of a popular political activist who goes by the name Ndege Sirkal. He has been a long term SONU political wheeler-dealer. Being an alumnus of Kanga High school, Fredrick Ndege scored a  clean A in the KCSE with a whopping 87.56452 points. […]

Universities are facing a financial crisis after the government declined requests for more funds as the institutions struggle to settle a Ksh. 18 billion debt in statutory deductions. At a meeting with Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Monday, public university councils were directed to settle Ksh 9 billion debt for the pension of 27,000 […]

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