Education PS Dr. Jwan refutes media reports on starving Tiaty KCPE candidates

Principal Secretary, State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education Dr.Julius Jwan has refuted media reports that some schools in Tiaty-Baringo and some parts of Turkana are in dire need of food for learners.

Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday morning when he presided over the distribution of examination materials, Jwan stated that the reports were incorrect.

The PS stated that no school was facing such scenario as government has put in place measures to ensure learners get meals in school.

“I have seen some reports purporting that learners and teachers in some schools in Tiaty and Turkana are begging for food. I want to state here that there is nothing as such and you can even make calls to confirm. The Ministry has a program in place where we have ensured that learners get meals in school during this time of national examinations” he said.

On the issue of some centres in Eldoret and Bungoma having not received their examinations materials, Dr.Jwan Once again clarified that is not the case.

According to him the over 50 centres had been shut down during sometimes back and students registered in other centres hence no student has missed examinations.

“These are centres that had a few students and shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic hence students were transferred to other centres. So I can assure you that no candidate has missed exams” said Jwan.

Jwan who monitored the distribution of examination materials in Nakuru County lauded the role played by stakeholders in ensuring smooth exercise.

He called on parents who are worried about transition to Junior Secondary to be patient as Taskforce on CBC prepares to hand over report to President.


Natembeya declares resumption of security operations in Baringo,Turkana counties


The goverment has announced the resumption of security operations in Baringo and Turkana counties following fresh banditry attacks.

Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said this time round the operation will be ruthless to wipe out the bandits.

Natembeya who addressed media at his office in Nakuru on Tuesday was categorical that the bandits have been organizing attacks in Baringo, Turkana and Laikipia counties.

The announcement by Natembeya follows what he termed failed approach by political leaders from the areas to conduct a one month peace campaign and voluntary disarmament.

“The political leaders and what we had agreed has recorded minimal results and that’s why we are saying that as from tomorrow the dusk to to dawn curfew as well as security operations is in place in that area” be said.

He slammed a section of local leaders for derailing government efforts to restore sanity in the area.

According to Natembeya,a move by area political leaders to give solution to banditry attacks within 30 days has been fruitless with only three guns having been returned.

It is for this reason that he said the goverment will now move in with force to restore sanity.

Lion’s Club of Menengai extends Charity hand to Eldamaravine

Lion’s Club of Menengai in partnership with other like-minded organizations have continued to extend  Charity work to needy and vulnerable groups in society.

On Saturday the Club in collaboration with Tobias Foundation,Women Like Us Centre,and Reach To Her campaign extended their charity work to Eldamaravine in Baringo.

Their destination was Simotwet Primary- one of the schools with special needs students in Eldamaravine.

The families living with these special needs children have been going through challenges especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.

However,the visit by Lion’s Club of Menengai and the other organizations was a sigh of relief.

The group donated blankets to the school.

They also donated food baskets to 20 vulnerable families.

Speaking at the School, President Lion’s Club of Menengai Ms Rani Ramchandani reiterated their commitment towards assisting the needy in society.

She noted that such charity work give hope to the vulnerable families who are facing it tough during the COVID-19 period.

The President Lion’s  Club of Menengai promising to support the needy children in the school with medication and any other needs that the children might require.

“We’ve spent quite sometime with the special needs children as well as the families and as Lion’s Club of Menengai with out friends we shall offer support that we can including medication” said Ramchandani.



One police officer dead,several unaccounted for in Baringo mudslide


Police truck.PHOTO/Courtesy.

One police officer has died and several others unaccounted for after their truck was swept away by mudslide in marigat, Baringo county.

Speaking through phone, Riftvalley Regional police Commandant, Marcus Ochola said the  contingent was retuning to their base after night patrol when the incident happened.

“The officers were returning to their base when the incident happened.

The mud slide is similar to that  which happended in Elgeyo Marakwet afew weeks ago.

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