The Star, Pg: 16 Repeating classes not healthy – pupils

Pupils from Nyamilu Primary School in Nyanza performed a play that highlighted the pressure that children undergo from both teachers and parents in a bid for the pupils to shine in exams.

The play outlined the story of ‘Lavender’ who was forced to repeat standard 7 four times so as to score high marks in order to earn the family the fame they always dreamt of.

Students from Joylanders Primary School took the stage next with their humorous narrative called ‘Ong’we Yamo’ (mobile phone). The narrative depicts the mobile phone as the main cause of gender violence in the country. The pupils said that mobile phones are the main cause of infidelity among spouses. A similar article has been carried by the Standard on page 10 titled “Teachers lead from the front as drama festivals enter gala stage”

The Star, Pg: 26 Six Kenyans make the Barclays L’Atelier Award

Wambui Kamiru, Cyrus Kabiru, Kevin Irungu, Brian Omolo,Jackie Kiruti and Maral Bolouri have been selected as the Kenyan representative to the prestigious Barclays L’Atelier Award.

The six were selected on 31st March and will represent the country in the competition to be held in South Africa. They will compete against 102 other artists from South Africa, Zambia, Ghana and Botswana.

The overall winner will receive R150,000 from Barclay Bank for a study of between three and six months in the studio apartment of the La Cité Internatioanle des Arts in Paris. The winner will also hold a solo exhibition at the Absa GAllery in Johannesburg


The Star, Pg: 32 A grand fashion fiesta in Nairobi

Divalicious”, a two-day high profile fashion event took place over the weekend. The event was hosted by Crown Paints together with several sponsors including the Villa Rosa Kempinski, Apollo Tours, Kenya Buzz among others. Some of the designers who exhibited included Priya Kataria, Gaurang, Payal Singhal, Valian, Raajat and Aarti Vijay Gupta.

The Standard, Pg: 8 Kenyans to wait for two months to enjoy new NHIF rates

The NHIF Chairman has said that even though the new rates have been implemented, Kenyans will have to wait for at least two months to begin enjoying the new benefits. He said NHIF needs time before they can roll out the outpatient services.  Among the enhanced services in the new cover is general consultation with doctors, laboratory tests, drugs, X-Rays and ultra sound diagnostics, treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, ante-natal and post-natal care, clinical counseling services, health and wellness education.  

Daily Nation, Pg: 38 Notice to all public users of music and audiovisual works

This is a public notice by the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) and the Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRiSK) to all users of sound recordings and audiovisual works that the unlicensed use of music and visual screen sets in their businesses constitutes illegal exploitation of copyright works in accordance with Section 30(A) of the Copyright Act, Laws of Kenya. For enquiries email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their offices at Jumuia Place 1, 2nd Floor, Lenana Road, Kilimani.

Business Daily, Pg: 3 Can Africa fight cybercrime and protect us?

Cybercrime in the African continent has evolved far beyond the famous 419 scam from Nigeria. Gangs have now embraced technology such as malware and botnets to get what they want.

With an increase in the use of internet in the continent, cybercrime has found a safe haven. According to security expert Kaspersky, more than 49 million attacks took place in the continent in the first quarter of last year with most occurring in Algeria, Egypt, South Africa and Kenya.

This figure is largely attributed to a lack of a framework for tackling cybercrime in the continent. However, in June 2014, the African Union approved a convention on cyber security and data protection. The convention will only be implemented if 15 of the 54 member states ratify the text. This step is seen by experts as the first step towards the fight against cybercrime.