Private universities fight KCSE results

This is what Ezekiel Mutua has been fighting for the past three years.
Creation of false narratives by media that has secret agenda.
Standard Group is owned by Gideon Moi, who happens to own Kabarak University.
Nation Media is owned by Aga Khan, who happens to own Aga Khan University.
It does not require rocket science degree to see through the Agenda.
With results being released by Matiang’i showing that 100% of students will be absorbed by public universities- Private Universities are in deep deep trouble.
Now they are fighting back.
Instead of creating a forum for discussing how results can be improved without cooking fake As, Bs and Cs, the media has resorted to creating LIES and FAKE stories.
Fact is this:- since 1989, KCSE marking has been ending before Christmas. Never has marking gone beyond Christmas.
The problem was that after marking in December, the cartels ended up trading As and Bs to wealthy schools.
Under Uhuru and Matiang’i this has become impossible. That is how a totally unknown school in Elgeyo Marakwet managed to top and some new names never heard before were in top 100.
Lying, creating fake stories, and fake crisis will never work.

Do not change your nature this Chrismas

When a man saw a snake dying and being burned to death he decided to take it out of the fire🔥 , but when he did, the snake bit him. The bite caused excruciating pain, the man released the snake and the reptile fell back into the fire and was burning again. The man tried to pull it out again and again the snake bit him. Someone who was watching approached the man and said:
-*excuse me, but you’re stubborn! Don’t you understand every time you try to get the snake out of the fire, it’s going to bite you?
The man replied:
-*the nature of the snake is biting, and that’s not gonna change mine, which is to help.
So, with the help of a piece of iron, the man took the snake out of the fire and saved his life.

Do not change your nature if someone does harm you do not lose your essence; only take precautions.

Worry more about your conscience than your reputation. Because your conscience is what you are, and your reputation is what the rest think of you. And what other people think, is not your problem… it’s their problem.

Have a merry Christmas

Kisumu Molasses Plant was involved in tax evasion, and dumping of cheap alcohol in Kenya

Nation Media

IN SUMMARY

  • The syndicate involves police officers who receive huge bribes to ensure the culprits are not arrested, the officials said.
  • KRA and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officials on Tuesday raided a godown at Embakasi and impounded truckloads of ethanol.
  • The trucks ended up at the godown in Embakasi, where more ethanol was found in drums.
  • Cartons containing 250ml of branded spirits – Best Gin, Blue Ice and Flying Horse – were also found at the godown.
  • Officials said they also found fake Kenya Revenue Authority stickers.

Customs and anti-corruption officials have unearthed a multi-million-shilling syndicate involving the illegal packaging and sale of untaxed ethanol meant for export.

The syndicate involves police officers who receive huge bribes to ensure the culprits are not arrested, the officials said.

After two weeks of an undercover operation, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officials on Tuesday raided a godown at Embakasi, Nairobi, and impounded truckloads of ethanol.

“We had intelligence that ethanol intended for export was being diverted into the local market to make illicit liquor. This means the culprits never paid taxes.

This is because ethanol for export is exempted from taxes,” said the anti-graft agency’s deputy chief executive officer, Mr Michael Mubea.

In the undercover operation, officers said they followed three trucks that left Spectre International Ltd in Kisumu carrying drums of ethanol, which was declared as a product for export to a company in Mwanza, Tanzania.

The trucks ended up at the godown in Embakasi, where more ethanol was found in drums.

According to the officials, cartons containing 250ml of branded spirits – Best Gin, Blue Ice and Flying Horse – were also found at the godown. The brands are popular with youth, who buy them for Sh100 per bottle.

FAKE KRA STICKERS

Officials said they also found fake Kenya Revenue Authority stickers.

During the journey from Kisumu, the officials also noted the trucks were being escorted by a saloon car that made several stops along the way.

Police in cars with civilian registration number plates stopped by the “escort” car and collected what is believed to have been bribes. Anti-graft officials are now looking for the cars used by the police officers after they were caught on camera at Westlands, Nairobi.

According to the police, some of the occupants of the vehicles were in police uniform, while others wore civilian clothes. The “escort” car was also impounded.

“This consignment alone is worth Sh7 million in evaded tax revenue,” said Mr Mubea.

KRA Deputy Commissioner James Mburu said some unscrupulous businessmen were taking advantage of government initiatives to commit crimes.

“We do not tax ethanol for export to ensure local companies are competitive in the regional market. We don’t levy VAT or Excise Duty,” he said.

Mr Mburu added: “The exporting company will be investigated and will face sanctions. It is the responsibility of the company to ensure products for export exit the country and produce documents to prove this every month.”

The impounded goods were taken to a Customs yard and the godown sealed until investigations are completed.

Kiyapi should shut-up; he failed

Gordon Opiyo

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I got nauseated when I saw Prof Ole Kiyaipi criticizing Dr Matiangi on the Education Reforms.
I had a one on one encounter with the mega rot at the Ministry of Education between 2010 and 2011 when Ole Kiyaipi was the PS.
By the Grace of God I was selected by the British Government to help set up accountability measures that would have helped parents to hold teachers and headteachers to account on the money being sent for free primary education. At that time, the British Government had suspended funding the free primary education to the tune of 4,2 billion per year, and other donors also withdrew 16 billion. Part of my task was to put up a system in which everyone would know how much cash came to the school, and how it was used.
In February 2011 I was in a team led by Mark Waltham, then British Government head of Education in Kenya to meet Prof Kiyaipi. He promised to give us full co-operation. He raised our hopes that things would be fine. All we needed was data from his ministry, and details of the cash sent, so that we put it in our accountability system.
That was the first and last meeting we ever had with the officials of the ministry. I came face to face raw impunity. Nobody wanted to give details. What I gathered was that senior officials at the ministry had formed a cartel that sent extra cash to schools, and then went to share the loot with the headteachers. I also gathered that the text books scheme was another cash cow.
In short, the British Government plan to fund a system that would have seen Kenyans hold Education officials to account was frustrated and collapsed. As a result, all donors pulled out- and that did not bother the senior officials.
Then in comes in President Uhuru, and Dr Matiangi.
They decide to take the cartels head on, face to face, man to man mundu khwu mundu.
One thing I know is that the education sector was rotten to the core, and only committed leaders like President Uhuru and Dr Matiangi could deal with the cartels.
You may want to ask- what used to happen to examination results between December and March?
How comes we are seeing some schools that used to score 100 As having only 3 or 4?
Your guess is as good as mine. After ,marking, the process of selling marks went on for two months, before the results were released. Rich schools bought As, and poor schools were denied their marks.
People like Sossion, Ole Kiyaipi and other should not even open their mouths to say anything about education in Kenya.

Prophesies of enemies of progress

I recall that no sooner were Uhuruto sworn in 2013 than enemies of progress prophesied of their falling apart.

The line was…

Uhuru (Kikuyu) will shortchange Ruto (Kalenjin) and that will be the end of Jubilee Coalition…

When that didn’t happen…they crafted another line…

Uhuruto is a marriage of convenience, these two “criminals” came together to defeat ICC…but now that Ruto has realized it’s the Kikuyus who fixed him and now that Uhuru has been cleared…sit and watch as Kalenjins angrily walk out of Jubilee Coalition…

This ridiculous expectation also flopped…

The enemies of progress ventured into conspiracy…

Oh…Uhuru went to see Moi and promised to make Gideon his running mate…Ruto is finished…

Of course no one in his right mind would take such a joke seriously…

Now that Uhuruto are in power…enemies of progress are allover with even more conspiracies…

You know Ruto is not a prince…the deal was between Kenyatta and Moi…Uhuru agreed to handover to Gideon who will handover to Uhuru’s son

Oh Kikuyus can NEVER support Ruto…they still remember the 2007/8…

What will they say once Ruto is sworn in in 2022? Wait…

Ruto rigged himself in and must be resisted. We need electoral reforms…Ruto Mas Go..

But when all that fail…they’ll be like…

No one is going to reelect Ruto in 2027…Ruto is a one term president…He can’t defeat RaiMoi ticket…

I can only sympathize with these enemies of progress.

EXCERPTS FROM A JOINT PRESS STATEMENT ON ROAD SAFETY BY CS JAMES MACHARIA AND FRED MATIANG’I

1. The Government has mapped out risky areas in the country. The National Police Service and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) have been directed to enhance surveillance and enforcement for Traffic Rules in these areas. The most affected areas are along the Northern Corridor, Nairobi-Thika-Sagana, Mai Mahiu Narok Kisii, Kericho-Kisumu and Kisii –Ahero.

2. NTSA will enhance road safety public awareness as a shared responsibility. We request wananchi to cooperate and report drivers who violet traffic rules.

3. All Public Service Vehicle owners, SACCOs and Companies must ensure their vehicles are in good condition, have functional seat belts and drivers work for a maximum of eight hours as stipulated in the Law. We have directed the police and NTSA to crack down on those who do not comply.

4. The Police and NTSA have been issued with instructions to ensure that PSVs operating at night illegally will be targeted. Owners and drivers of such vehicles will be prosecuted.

5. All drivers found speeding will have their licenses revoked. All drivers causing death by dangerous driving will have their licenses revoked, and will face the death sentence for murder.

6. NTSA will profile and create a database for all drivers of PSVs and Heavy Commercial Vehicles. Those drivers who commit traffic offenses will be blacklisted. Employers will be required to check the NTSA portal for driver history before employment.

– New generation e-licenses will be issued to all drivers starting this January 2018 in a phased programme and priority given to PSV vehicles.

– All drivers particularly PSV vehicle drivers will be retrained once more in a phased manner commencing January 2018. This will be done in the various training centres and all accredited driving schools across the country and using the new competency based curriculum

7. Licenses for PSV allowed to operate at night will be reviewed and those SACCOs whose vehicles are involved in road crashes will be banned.

8. NTSA has been directed to categorize PSV SACCOs and companies based on their road safety records. SACCOs with poor records will be deregistered.

9. Boda Boda riders be must follow traffic rules.

11. NTSA has issued a Public Notice informing owners of vehicles which may stall on roads to remove them within one hour. They must place cautionary signs on the road as the process of removal is being undertaken.

12. Heavy commercial and PSV driver caught driving under influence of alcohol will have the licenses revoked. Drivers who cause non-fatal crashes will have to re-do the Driving Test.

With regard to infrastructure, the government will undertake the following to enhance road safety

Short-Term:

1. Installing additional standard humps and rumble strips including road markings and signages.
2. Pedestrians in Nairobi constitute 40% of the cause of road crashes. Additional foot bridges will be constructed as follows:
– Nine (9) along the Thika Superhighway
– Outer Ring Road 14,
– five (5) others along the Southern Bypass,
– two (2) in Westlands and
– one (1) in Mlolongo.
This begins in the first quarter of 2018.

Mid-Term:

1. There will be improvements on the road between Kibunja and Salgaa, as follows:
Three Emergency Runaway Truck Rumps will be constructed.

There will also be a lorry brakes temperature checking point and holding yard at Kibunja.

Additionally, a dual carriageway will be constructed at the 10km climbing lane section, the widening of Nyanja/Kamara Bridge, improved road marking with reflective cat-eyes and signage, repair and installation of guardrails.

Long-Term:

Dualling of Nairobi – Nakuru – Mau Summit under Public Private Partnership Contract. The procurement of the Contractor (Consortium) is on-going. This will ensure that the entire road capacity and safety is improved.

We appeal to all road users to play their rightful role in enhancing road safety by adhering to traffic rules and speak out against reckless road use.

Please report all violations and complaints

i) to NTSA through the Hotline 0718555999, on the reporting mechanism in the NTSA App or
ii) to the National Police Service through the toll free numbers 999/911 or,
iii) directly to the nearest Police Officer, at the next road safety check point, as you take your safari.
The festive season comes with increased travel and celebrations; we therefore urge all road users to exercise extra-caution during this period. We remind the public that lawbreakers will be dealt with in strict adherence to the law.

We appeal to all road users to play their rightful role in enhancing road safety by adhering to traffic rules and speak out against reckless road use. They should not wait and talk after the accident has occurred. They should not enter a vehicle that is already full. Those found will be arrested and taken to court. All travelers must fasten safety bests.