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About Jefferson
Jefferson Kipkemoi is a journalist based in Bomet, Kenya.
Current Affairs

A lady is shocked to find her maid naked at home

26 May 2024  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
A marketing manager discovered her maid naked while preparing food, leading to shocking revelations of child abuse. The maid allegedly instructed the child to engage in inappropriate behavior, resulting in frequent bacterial infections. The mother is considering legal action and urges parents to be cautious about who they leave their children with.

Boards should hire CEOs as per law

18 Apr 2024  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
State corporation boards, following their inauguration, are tasked with the vital role of recruiting Chief Executive Officers, a process governed by the Constitution and various Acts of Parliament. The Tourism Act, Mwongozo, and Public Service Act outline the qualifications and procedures for hiring heads of State firms, including the Kenya Utalii College, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Tourism Finance, and Kenya Tourism Board. With the legal framework in place, boards are expected to appoint qualified and competent CEOs, especially as the tourism sector faces challenges with low tourist arrivals.

Jubilee committed to spur equality in the country says Deputy President

17 Apr 2024  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
Deputy President William Ruto stated the Jubilee coalition's commitment to equality and development in Kenya, highlighting the government's efforts in providing electricity, connecting schools to the national grid, and commissioning infrastructure projects such as street lights and roads. He criticized opposition leaders and encouraged Bomet residents to support the ruling coalition. The article also mentions the construction of Bomet University and the involvement of various leaders and Kenya Power and Lighting Company officials in the development initiatives.

Quick recovery Mwai Kibaki, you remain my best president

12 Apr 2024  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
Mwai Kibaki, Kenya's former president, is lauded for his humility, effective governance, and transformative projects. His tenure saw the implementation of Free Primary Education, significant infrastructure developments like the Thika SuperHighway, and the Tubi-Moyale road. Kibaki also initiated the Standard Gauge railway project and established funds to support women and youth enterprises. Vision 2030, an economic blueprint, was introduced to propel Kenya into a middle-income nation by 2030. Electricity connectivity and the number of energy centers increased substantially during his presidency. Kibaki's leadership is considered unparalleled, and the author expresses a wish for his quick recovery and reflects on his legacy.

Moi University wins case over college site at Bomet

04 Apr 2024  |  standardmedia.co.ke
Moi University won a legal battle against Bomet County Government for a 10-acre land intended for the construction of a constituent college in Bomet town. The land had been used by the county as a solid waste dumping site. Justice Martin Muya ruled that the land was procedurally acquired and belonged to the university, as endorsed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto. The ruling ended the dispute over the land, which had been designated for agricultural purposes by a defunct local authority. The county government's application for a stay of execution was dismissed, and it plans to appeal the decision.

Could peer pressure be the reason why students are burning schools?

04 Apr 2024  |  standardmedia.co.ke
A secondary school principal in Bomet county, Mr. Alex Kimeli, attributes the recent spate of school fires in Kenya to increased pressures on students, including academic expectations and influence from peers and technology. He notes that students are using sophisticated methods to start fires, often with chemicals from school labs, and suggests that a lack of parental engagement and the influence of digital connections are contributing factors. The principal calls for vigilance, especially in labs, to prevent students from accessing materials that could be used to start fires.

Jubilee Union is good for the President, but what about democracy?

04 Apr 2024  |  standardmedia.co.ke
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto's formation of the Jubilee Party by dissolving over seven parties is seen as a strategic move for reelection, potentially leading to a landslide victory in the 2017 elections. The opposition, particularly the CORD coalition and AMANI, is portrayed as disorganized and weak. Critics like Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi argue that this consolidation is detrimental to democracy, likening it to a return to single-party dominance. Despite these concerns, the Jubilee Party is characterized as the most organized political entity, with the author suggesting that Uhuru's reelection is all but assured.

Students burn dormitory days after opening

04 Apr 2024  |  standardmedia.co.ke
A dormitory at Keringet Boys Secondary School in Kuresoi, Nakuru County, was set on fire on a Friday morning, reviving concerns about a trend of school fires. The school had been closed indefinitely in late July after repeated arson attempts and the discovery of petrol in dormitories. The principal, Mr. Pius Lukulu, had closed the school following a series of strikes and disciplinary issues. Despite the school's reopening in September, another incident occurred, leading to property damage. The perpetrators have not been identified, and the principal was unavailable for comment after the latest incident.

Officer hacked to death over illicit brews in Bomet County

04 Apr 2024  |  standardmedia.co.ke
A village officer, Richard Metet, working under the 'Nyumba kumi' initiative in Bosto village, Konoin sub-county, Bomet County, was hacked to death over his involvement in the fight against illicit brews. The incident was confirmed by Satiet location Chief Mrs. Eucabeth Kitur, who reported that Metet was pronounced dead on arrival at Tenwek referral hospital. Suspects Geoffrey Cheruiyot and his mother Mary Matei are being held by police. Kitur emphasized the continuation of the fight against illicit brews despite the challenges and lack of equipment for local enforcers. A villager named Joel expressed shock and called for more proactive police involvement in such operations.

TV Journalist on Spot Over Married Police Woman

07 Jan 2017  |  standardmedia.co.ke
A Nakuru-based TV journalist was confronted by an irate husband after being found with the man's wife, a police constable, at a hotel. They had connected on Facebook and met in person, unaware of her marital status. The husband, enraged, slapped his wife and questioned the journalist, who explained their meeting was innocent. The husband acknowledged the journalist's innocence, and the journalist left the scene as the couple departed.

Doctors Union Officials Attacked in Bomet

29 Dec 2016  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
Officials from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Doctors Union were attacked by youths in Bomet during a meeting about the ongoing national medical practitioners strike. The attackers were allegedly accompanied by Governor Isaac Ruto, who denied involvement and drawing a gun. Union officials, including Secretary General Ouma Olunga and Chairman Dr. Samuel Oroko, were among those roughed up. The strike has paralyzed medical services in Kenya, with Bomet and Mombasa counties being exceptions. The governor claimed the union officials had threatened local doctors against participating in the strike, which the county opposes. Bomet's chief officer of medical services, Dr. Bernard Sowek, indicated disciplinary actions for local doctors who attended the meeting.

Bomet Woman Representative Urges More Women to Seek Leadership Roles

19 Nov 2016  |  standardmedia.co.ke
Cecilia Ngetich, Bomet County Woman Representative, encouraged women to run for various leadership positions beyond the Woman Representative role during a meeting in Bomet Town. The event, organized by the National Democratic Institute and Kenya Women Parliamentary Association, aimed to empower women leaders to inspire others in their communities. Ngetich highlighted the constitutional 2/3 gender rule and supported the re-election of the current president. Challenges faced by women aspirants, such as financial constraints, cultural norms, and propaganda, were discussed by participants including Rose Chepkirui Kositany and Hellen Mutai.

Bomet County URP youth refuse delegate list

01 Sep 2016  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
Youth supporting the United Republican Party (URP) in Bomet County have rejected a delegate list for an upcoming National Delegates Meeting in Nairobi, accusing local party leaders of favoritism and betrayal. Led by Victor Rop, the youth closed the URP office, demanding a revised list that accurately represents true URP supporters. They criticized the use of county government resources in party offices and threatened to attend the meeting regardless of the delegate list to witness the formation of the Jubilee Party. The conflict highlights internal party struggles and dissatisfaction with local leadership.

Rudisha remains the 800m world record holder

15 Aug 2016  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
David Rudisha won his second Olympic gold in the 800 meters at the Rio 2016 Olympics, successfully defending his title and setting a record for title defense over the distance. Despite career-threatening injuries and struggles in national trials, Rudisha's focus and support from his coach led to his victory. The article also highlights issues faced by Kenya’s Olympic team, including poor handling by officials and the need for better recognition of Kenyan athletes.

Kalenjin community urged to stay put in JUBILEE

14 Aug 2016  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
Four leaders allied to the Jubilee coalition urged the Kalenjin community to remain in the coalition and support its leadership ahead of the next year's polls. They criticized Bomet governor Isaac Ruto for undermining Jubilee and using public funds to support his Chama Cha Mashinani party. The leaders emphasized the importance of backing Jubilee for re-election and supporting Deputy President William Ruto's future presidential aspirations. They highlighted the strong support for Jubilee in the Rift Valley region and condemned the use of public funds for political campaigns by Governor Ruto.

Co-operatives are the back bone of Bomet's economy

03 Jul 2016  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto emphasized the importance of co-operative movements in boosting the county's economy, pledging continued support for these initiatives. He highlighted the disbursement of Sh.70 million in loans to co-operative societies and urged the national government to increase county funding. Ruto condemned recent demonstrations over a land dispute with Moi University and called for legal action against incitement to violence. He encouraged small-scale business operators to join co-operatives for better access to financial services, noting a significant increase in co-operative societies during his tenure.

Business people condemn regular demos in Bomet

27 Jun 2016  |  www.standardmedia.co.ke
Business activities in Bomet town were disrupted due to a demonstration against the county government's failure to allocate a dumping site. The protest, led by business people, resulted in clashes and injuries. Business leaders, including Dr. Stephen Koskei and Stephen Sang, condemned the regular demonstrations, citing their negative impact on the local economy and potential to deter investors. The protests were linked to a court case between the County Government of Bomet and Moi University over land use. The business community urged for alternative ways to address grievances without disrupting commerce.




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