Category Archives: Campus

Bold Kenyan Student Exposes University Official Over Sexual Harrassment Allegations

A Kenyan female student in Makerere University has caused a stir on social media after leaking a photo she apparently took in which a man is seen squatting while touching her genitals. Upon receiving the information, the institution took action by suspending Mr Edward Kisuze, a senior administrative assistant in the Academic Registrar’s Department in […]

Lecturer suspected of killing wife released on bond

A Strathmore University lecturer suspected of killing his wife on January 1, at their Lavington residence in Nairobi was yesterday released on a Sh100,000 bond pending further investigation. High Court judge Justice Luka Kimaru also ordered Frederick Ogolla (pictured) to present himself before the DCI homicide section by close of business yesterday to assist police […]

Travel ban ‘hurting Form One admission’

An education official in Kwale county has attributed the delay in Form One students admission to the ban on night travel and lack of funds. Speaking to journalists in Kwale yesterday, County Director of Education Bridget Wambui, however, said two national schools in the area—Matuga Girls High School and Kwale High School—have registered at least […]

Two charged with cheating as exam ends

Two candidates sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination were arraigned before a Kabarnet court charged with examination cheating. Aged 15 and 14, the two boys were charged with impersonifi cation contrary to Section 31(2) of Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) Act of 2012. They were charged that on November 1, at […]

UoN’s Professor Okoth Okombo Passes on

The University of Nairobi’s linguistics Professor, Duncan Okoth Okombo, is dead. In a message to the University’s staff, Prof. Peter Wasamba informed the institution’s staff of their colleague’s demise. “Dear colleagues, we are sad to inform you that Prof Okoth left us today to be with his maker. Our hearts go out to his family, […]

Kasiva & Karmen in Coke Studio

Two of Kenya’s leading female instrumentalists: TED Global 2017 fellow, Kasiva Mutua, (Percussionist) and Olive Karmen (Drummer) are set to debut on this year’s Coke Studio Africa as part of the show’s live band. This is the first time Coke Studio Africa has featured female instrumentalists. The two have both grown tremendously in their careers. […]

Student arrested for dumping infant

Detectives in Vihiga County are holding a Form Four student from a local secondary school for reportedly dumping an infant in the school latrine. According to Vihiga OCS Judith Nyongesa, the 19-year-old will be arraigned in court to face murder charges. She said with the help of Red Cross Society officers from Vihiga, they managed […]

Parents want thorough probe on Moi Girls’ fire tragedy

Parents at Moi Girls’ High School, Nairobi where eight students perished in a fire tragedy on Friday night have called for thorough investigations into what transpired on the fateful night. The parents association’s chair, Charles Odhiambo, led colleagues in calling for speedy investigations even as he revealed that 19 police detectives are probing the root […]

Twitter demotes Betty Kyallo’s account from “verified status”

They say life comes at you fast, a phrase that one Betty Kyallo might be familiar with. Ever since she divorced with her ex-lover Dennis Okari, the KTN News Presenter changed her official Twitter account handle from “@BettyOkari” to “@BettyMKyallo”, a move that surprised many who at the time got to know that it was […]

Tension high in the University of Nairobi amid looming students’ unrest

Summary Last year, a time like this, UoN students demonstrated against election results that were allegedly interfered with. The institution is in the verge of a similar situation The students have accused the university administration of conspiring to delay the polls until after August 8. The Nairobi Observer obtained a document circulated by the DVC […]