The Employment and Labour Relations Court yesterday declared the on-going lecturers’ strike illegal and unprotected ordering the striking lecturers to get back to work by 8 AM Monday. “In my view of my findings herein that the strike is not in compliance with the mandatory procedure provided by the Labour Relations Act,” said Justice Makau.“I […]

WASHINGTON, United States, Mar 14 – From Washington to Los Angeles, students walked out of US classrooms Wednesday in the largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school. Hundreds of teenagers from Washington area schools gathered outside […]

Fire fighters frantically fought to put out a fire which engulfed hostel six at the University of Kabianga (UoK). The fire whose cause is yet to be established was sparked off at 9pm on Saturday in one of the rooms at the top floor of the four storey building. The hostel which hosts at least […]

Lecturers will kick off their strike at midnight as the government has not tabled an offer to counter their 2017-21 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Universities Academic Staff Union accuses the Inter-public Universities Council Consultative Forum of failing to table the offer on five consecutive occasions since May last year. According to Secretary-General Constantine Wasonga, IPUCCF […]

The guy in a blazer in the above picture is Evans Njoroge… he was killed by a bullet to the head yesterday. Njoroge, the Meru University Student Association Secretary-General, was allegedly chased down by police who later shot him dead in a farm during demonstrations held by students yesterday protesting against high school fees and […]

Here’s a question some of us have…are there consequences to graduating with an engineering degree from a university that isn’t recognized by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)? and if there are, how come unaccredited universities are still able to admit students? EBK has released a list of universities it recognizes as training schools for […]

The Nairobi Innovation Week has a student volunteer program for the continuing students at any Kenyan University. The event starts on 5th March, running through to 9th March 2018 at the University of Nairobi grounds. There are numerous activities from side events on the first 2 days to exhibitions that open officially on 7th March […]

A student at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University has been stabbed to death after a DJ competition at Dala-wa club turned chaotic. The third-year student, Steve Owino Otombo was pronounced dead on arrival at Bondo Sub County hospital. Bondo deputy county commissioner Richard Ojwang said the competition turned chaotic when the losing party felt aggrieved. Ojwang […]

Migos vault 24-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Feb. 10) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a second total week, thanks to the arrival of their third studio album, Culture II. The trio becomes the first rap duo or group to spend more than a single week at No. […]

Former Education CS Fred Matiangí has appointed substantive Vice Chancellors in six public universities. In a letter dated January 26, and seen by the Standard, the now Interior CS appointed the VCs for Rongo University, Machakos University, University of Embu, Kenyatta University, Kirinyaga University and Muranga university respectively. In the changes Prof Mary Ndungu will […]

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