The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is contemplating venturing into private business as alternative source of funding to meet the growing demand by students to access higher learning. The board said that it can no longer rely solely on government funding to meet the increasing demand. In an interview, HELB Chief Executive Officer Charles Ringera said they are engaging with

KDF recruitment kicks off Monday next week The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) is from Monday next week set to embark on a one month recruitment exercise. A statement from the Ministry of Defence stated that candidates are required to be Kenyan citizens between 18 and 26 years old being physically and medically fit according to KDF standards. “The Kenya Defence

The Guardian New York attorney general opens inquiry into Trump Foundation: New York attorney-general Eric Schneiderman has opened an inquiry into the conduct of the Donald J Trump Foundation, the personal charity of the Republican presidential nominee, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to the Guardian. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Schneiderman said Tuesday that he had been

Daily Nation Give truth report to MPs, Raila demands: ODM leader Raila Odinga has yet again called for the release of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission report. He was addressing mourners at the funeral service for former Cabinet Minister William ole Ntimama at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, yesterday. The opposition leader recalled that Mr Ntimama supported him in his

Cancer patients seeking treatment services at the Kenyatta National Hospital might continue to suffer even as the government moves to ease the burden on the largest referral hospital in the region. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleophas Mailu has today openly admitted that there is a deteriorating cancer patient’s crisis at Kenyatta National hospital and acknowledged that more needs to be done

 There is a ray of hope for patients undergoing specialised treatment including surgeries as they will from October start accessing medical covers from the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The fund’s Chief Executive Geoffrey Mwangi said the policies and guidelines to facilitate the cover are ready only awaiting gazettement. Mwangi said that beneficiaries will access the new services from all level

Meru Governor Peter Munya has dismissed reports that he has refused to appear before the Senate Public Accounts Committee to answer to questions over audit queries raised by the Auditor General in the 2013/14 financial year. Munya who is also chairman of the Council of Governor said the first time he was called to appear before the committee, the extra

US to help Kenya in land reforms: The US government is working closely with the Kenyan government through its Embassy in Nairobi and USAID in pushing forward the land reform agenda in the country. Speaking during a consultative meeting with lands CS, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi in his office at Ardhi house, US Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec called on the lands ministry

Trade unions have warned politicians against early campaigns saying it will hurt the economy. Both the Central Organization of Trade Union (COTU) and Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) have said the early campaign moods being witnessed now could send the country into an early election fever and derail the government in delivering on its development projects. COTU Secretary General

Three Members of Parliament have opposed the move by the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) to amend the Matrimonial Property Act, saying it is malicious and driven by greed. Fida has moved to court seeking to have a section of the law that says family wealth should be shared out based on each spouse’s contribution claiming it is unfair to