It is going to be a good Tuesday, except perhaps for one Ndindi Nyoro. After a lot of hide and seek, the Kiharu MP was dramatically arrested, released after midnight and ordered to appear in court later today. The moral of the story: do not cause chaos in Church.
Others who might not be smiling are Grade 3 pupils. These young ones are set to begin nationwide exams, with some schools opting to start as early as today in order to have enough time for the assessment. We wish them the best, especially since there was no opportunity to send them success cards.
And finally, MPs have refused Treasury’s attempts to repeal capping of interest rates. While Treasury insists the capping has failed to produce the desired results, MPs are adamant that the government borrows too much, denying other sectors the chance to borrow. Who will blink first? We are following these developments closely, so keep your Opera News App active for the latest.
Here are the stories making hot news this morning.
Nyoro Released From Custody After Chaos
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has been released after spending a night in police custody.
Murang’a Senator Irungu Kangata on Tuesday morning said he had secured Nyoro’s release. Kangata said the MP is currently at his home and that no charges will be preferred against him.
“We have been able to use our legal acumen to secure his unconditional release. There is no evidence against my good friend Nyoro and therefore there is no reason to warrant his arrest and his arraignment in court,” the Senator said on Citizen TV.
KNEC Begins Grade 3 Assessment Exams
A test-assessment of the success of the first year of implementation of the new Competency-Based Curriculum in Grade 3 has begun in some schools.
The Kenya National Examination Council last month announced plans to review the success and problems of the new curriculum in Grade 3.
The Kenya Early Years Assessment (Keya) will be administered to all learners in this grade and will test three English, Mathematics and Integrated Learning.
MPs Reject Treasury’s Bid to Revoke Interest Caps
Members of the National Assembly on Monday stood firm against Treasury’s renewed push to repeal capping of interest rates.
Appearing before the National Assembly’s Finance and National Planning committee, acting Treasury CS Ukur Yatani argued that the move is an impediment to the country’s economic growth.
A family in Soweto slums, Kahawa West, is mourning the death of their two-year-old son who was shot by police on Sunday night. Baby Duncan Githinji was playing near his parents’ house when the incident occurred. Unfortunately, this is not the first case of extrajudicial killings in Kenya. We have lost so many innocent people in the hands of police. What do you think should be done to stop rogue police from killing civilians?