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Boinnet orders closure if police camps in schools

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Lamu schools sent students home after they refuse to sit mock exams

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Lamu schools deserted as forces fight Shabaab in Boni
Learning has been paralysed in all areas of Lamu County where the multi-agency security operation dubbed Linda Boni is ongoing. A spot check by this week established that a total of eight primary schools in the operation areas in Lamu remain closed even as the third term commenced. The schools include Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe in Lamu East Sub-County and Pandanguo, Maleli and Kakathe, all in Lamu West Sub-County   Read More ...
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12 teachers flee Lamu schools citing Shabaab threats, raids
All schools in Basuba ward in Lamu East have been closed indefinitely. Twelve teachers posted by the government early this year fled citing insecurity and threats by al Shabaab. The schools are Basuba, Mangai, Milimani, Mararani and Kiangwe primary schools. The schools were re-opened in January after having been closed for more than two years following frequent Shabaab raids between 2014 and 2015   Read More ...
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Lamu schools closed as tutors, pupils fear Shabaab may strike
Three schools in Witu division, Lamu, have been unable to resume learning for two weeks for fear of being attacked by al Shabaab militants. More than 600 pupils of Pandanguo, Kakathe and Maleli primary schools have not gone back to school for two weeks. The militants destroyed a school in their recent attack in Pandanguo on Wednesday last week. More than 200 militants attacked Pandanguo police post in Lamu West and engaged officers in a fierce gun battle that lasted as long as seven hours   Read More ...
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Three Lamu schools close down for fear of al-Shabaab attacks
Three schools in Witu division, Lamu county have been unable to resume learning for the last two weeks for fear of being attacked by Al-Shabaab militants. Over 600 pupils of Pandanguo, Kakathe and Maleli primary schools have not gone back to school after Alshabaab destroyed a school in their recent attack in the area. According to Witu sub-county education officer, James Akello, the schools were closed immediately after the terror attack on Pandanguo police post last week that left four police officers dead   Read More ...
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4 pupils among victims of Lamu IED attack
Four school children are among eight people killed in a roadside bomb attack that occurred in Kiunga, Lamu on Tuesday. The other four are police officers who were escorting the school children to Kiunga from Mararani. “We have eight fatalities of four children and four police officers,” a senior police officer told Capital FM News from Lamu. He said the children were part of a group that had travelled home for Idd Ul Fitr celebrations held on Monday   Read More ...
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Uhuru promises Kenyans free secondary education but what happens next is UNEXPTECTED
President Uhuru Kenyatta created a buzz after making a promise to Kenyans during a campaign tour in Lamu County. - He promised to provide free primary secondary education in public schools from January 2018 if elected in August. - The news however was received differently with Kenyans who used the moment to air out theier grievances on the Jubilee administration. With just few months remaining before Kenyans go to the ballot box, campaings in the country are on top gear as every politician strives to win voters   Read More ...
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Teachers posted to Lamu demand transfers, say al Shabaab issuing threats
Teachers recently posted to some five schools in Lamu have threatened to quit citing insecurity threats posed by al Shabaab.They said they had received direct warnings from suspected militants and their sympathisers in Basuba ward.The institutions, which had been closed for over two years over insecurity, were officially opened and new teachers posted this year.They are Basuba, Mangai, Milimani, Mararani and Kiangwe primary schools - all in Lamu East constituency   Read More ...
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Floods disrupt learning in Lamu
Learning in at least seven public primary schools in Lamu West and East sub-counties has been disrupted by floods following heavy rains in the coastal region. The schools, including Pangani, Kakathe, Boramoyo, Maisha Masha, Maleli and Katsaka Kairu in Lamu West and Kiunga in Lamu East, are inaccessible because of high water levels. Lamu West Education Officer Josphat Ngumi said the number of pupils attending schools has dropped since the the rains started   Read More ...
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Several schools yet to open over insecurity crisis in Boni forest area
For the past three years residents of Boni forest, Basuba ward in Lamu county have been facing a major education crisis after teachers fled following a wave of insecurity. Some schools have been closed for nearly 3 years, and some have had to be transferred to Arid Primary school, which is relatively safer.   Read More ...
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School games: Lake Kenyatta and Kaya Tiwi bag titles
Lake Kenyatta School won four trophies while national girls netball queens Kaya Tiwi School retained their title as Lamu and Kwale County secondary schools term two ‘A’ games ended yesterday. In Lamu County games at Witu secondary school, Lake Kenyatta won the overall athletics title, boys’ athletics trophy, netball and rugby 15s. In netball, Lake Kenyatta defeated Hongwe 30-15 in the final   Read More ...
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Lamu governor says schools disobeying Uhuru order on fees
Lamu Governor Issa Timamy now wants serious action taken against secondary school headteachers in the county whom he says are disobeying President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive not to send students home for fees as drought ravages the county. During his visit in Lamu to commission the building of the 135 Lamu-Witu-Garsen Highway early this month, the President ordered secondary school principals in areas affected by drought not to send students home for fees and promised that the government would ensure there is adequate food supply to enable the students go on with their learning amidst the famine   Read More ...
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Students drop out of schools in Lamu as education crisis deepens
Lamu County is facing an education crisis as poverty and neglect deprive students the right to education. It has always recorded dismal results whenever national exam results are released. Lamu East is the most affected area, with parents, teachers and leaders pondering on what could be ailing the education sector in the region. The reality is evident from the journey to the islands where education has been crippled with many challenges forcing parents and students to abandon some of the already built schools. Kiwayu Cha Ndani a school that was established three years ago to absorb students mainly from the fishermen around the island with a population of 4000 people gives a clear picture of neglect and poverty where the abandoned primary school has been rusting away becoming the ideal place for donkeys and even wild animals to spend their night.   Read More ...
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Lamu County set to host the largest ever students word and prayer rally
Between 10th and 12th March, Christian students in several schools in Lamu County will converge at Mpeketoni Boys High School for a major word and prayer rally. The rally is set to be attended by at least one thousand students from all the twenty-four secondary schools in the county. The central theme of the rally is derived from Romans 8:1 which says "there is no condemnation for those who   Read More ...
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Boinnet orders closure if police camps in schools
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered all security camps set up in schools in the Linda Boni operation zones be moved elsewhere. Since 2014, the Basuba and Kiangwe Primary Schools in Lamu East have been used as regular police and GSU camps, because of their proximity to the operation zones. Despite the re-opening of Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe Primary Schools, which were closed for over three   Read More ...
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Govt to spend Sh20m to reconstruct schools attacked by Al-Shabaab in Lamu
Addressing journalists in Lamu town on Monday, Operation Linda Boni Director James Ole Serian said the funds will be used to rebuild classrooms in various schools and dispensaries that were burnt down by Al-Shabaab militants in raids between 2014 and 2015. Mr Serian said Sh2 million will be used to reconstruct a classroom that was burnt down in Pandanguo Village in July 2014. He said another Sh3 million will go   Read More ...
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Schools closed after Shabaab attacks in Lamu re-open
Since June 2014, Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe primary schools have remained closed after more than 16 teachers who had been posted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in the area fled, following constant Al-Shabaab terror attacks. For the past three years, efforts by TSC to redeploy teachers to the affected schools have not been successful. But 10 teachers who were employed by the commission have now agreed to   Read More ...
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Basuba locals want primary schools reopened
The Boni community in Lamu County has asked the government to employ qualified young people from Basuba Ward to teach in five primary schools closed three years ago. Teachers in Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe primary schools fled in June 2014 following increased terrorist attacks. Since September 11, 2015, Basuba Ward and its surroundings have been in a lockdown. The government launched a multi-security agency campaign called Operation Linda   Read More ...
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Private schools dominate in Coast as girls take 16 of 20 top slots nationally
Topping the charts in the region were Light Academy Mombasa, Abu Hureira Academy, Memon High School and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Secondary School. The venerable Allidina Visram High School, an institution with a long and rich history, also made it to the top and so did Lamu Girls Secondary School. The results were released by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i at the Shimo-La-Tewa High School in Mombasa, breaking with tradition.   Read More ...
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Sack Education officials over poor KCPE exam results – NGO
Education executives from Coast and North Eastern counties should be sacked over the dismal performance in the KCPE exams, an NGO boss has said. Haki Africa executive director Hussein Khalid said the bottom eight counties are from the Coast and North Eastern, with the exception of Mombasa, which only managed position 29. Isiolo, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Wajir, Lamu, Tana River, Garissa, and Mandera trailed in the counties performance list   Read More ...
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Ninth school in Lamu receives 70 tablets as digital learning programme takes shape
There was joy and jubilation at Tchundwa Primary School in Lamu East Sub-County following the launch of the digital literacy programme by the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Nicholas Muraguri on Tuesday. The school received 70 tablets and their accessories, becoming the ninth out of the 110 schools in Lamu County to receive tablets as part of the digital literacy programme being implemented by the Jubilee administration.   Read More ...
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Lamu schools sent students home after they refuse to sit mock exams
Five secondary schools in Lamu County have sent home their Form Three and Four students after they refused to sit their mock examinations. The county’s director of education, Mwanyoha Ndegwa, said administrators of Kizingitini, Siyu, Wiyoni, Witu and Kiongwe Secondary schools were on Monday forced to send their Form Three and Form Four students home after they declined to sit their end-term examinations. The students claimed the tests were set   Read More ...
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Students sent home for saying ‘no’ to exams
Five secondary schools in Lamu County have sent some of their students home after they refused to sit for their mock examinations. The county’s Director of Education, Mr Mwanyoha Ndegwa, said the management of Kizingitini, Siyu, Wiyoni, Witu and Kiongwe secondary schools have been forced to send their Form Three and Four students home. The decision was arrived at to prevent unrest or destruction of school property. The students refused   Read More ...
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Teachers surprised after students refuse to sit end-term exams
Students in five secondary schools in Lamu declined to sit for end of second term exams. – They were sent home as the authorities feared for unrest and torching of the institutions. Authorities at five secondary schools in Lamu county were forced to shut the schools and send students home after they refused to sit their end of term exams, which was supposed to be Kenya Certificate of Secondary   Read More ...
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Five schools closed as students refuse to sit mock exams
Five secondary schools in Lamu County have been closed and students sent home after they refused to sit their mock examinations. The county’s director of education, Mwanyoha Ndegwa, said administrators of Kizingitini, Siyu, Wiyoni, Witu and Kiongwe Secondary schools have been forced to send their Form Three and Form Four students home after they declined to sit their end-term examinations. The students claimed the tests were set from topics they   Read More ...
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KMTC board to increases campuses from 26 to 30
The Kenya Medical Training college management board is in the process of increasing its campuses in the country from the current 26 to 30 by next year. Addressing journalists after touring the Counties of Lamu, Tana River and Kilifi the board chair Philip Kaloki said the ambitious plan also intends to increase intake from the current 8,500 students to more than 10,000 students per year. He added that every County   Read More ...
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Elders suggest reintroduction of caning in schools
The Lamu Council of Elders has called on the national government to bring back caning in schools in order to restore discipline and contain hooliganism. Addressing journalists in their Lamu office on Thursday, the chairman Hussein Sudi - who is a former Lamu Boys Secondary School principal - said that the ban on corporal punishment has exacerbated cases of indiscipline. Mr Sudi lamented that lack of proper punishment measures and   Read More ...
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Students arrested over plan to torch school out on bond
Nine out of the ten students of Mokowe Secondary School in Lamu West sub-County who were arrested four days ago over attempted arson were on Tuesday arraigned at the Lamu Law Courts. Five were acquitted for lack of sufficient evidence while the four who took a plea denied the charges. The Court heard that on July 16 this year at around 11pm, within the Mokowe Secondary School premises, the students   Read More ...
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Police arrest 10 students planning to burn school in Lamu
Ten students of Mokowe Mixed Secondary School in Lamu County have been arrested by police for allegedly attempting to set the school on fire. Confirming the incident on Tuesday, Lamu County Commissioner Mr Joseph Kanyiri said two more students are also on the run and are being sought by police. The Form Three and Form Four students were arrested while in possession of several jerricans of petrol and matchboxes. Police   Read More ...
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47 seafarers graduate after completing basic safety training
47 seafarers graduate after completing basic safety training Forty-seven seafarers in Lamu have been issued with certificates after completing basic safety training at Bandari College in Mombasa. Speaking in Lamu on Saturday during an award ceremony presided over by Governor Issa Timamy, Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) official Wilfred Kagimbi said the Standard of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW) was aimed at upgrading the qualifications of the seafarers. Among   Read More ...
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Champions stunned as Lamu County games start
Champions stunned as Lamu County games start mombasa region secondary schools term one games Khalid Saad (centre) of St. Georges Secondary School makes his way through Hongwe secondary school players from Lamu County during in one of the rugby matches during the Mombasa Region Secondary Schools Term one ball games at Malindi High School in Kilifi County, March 26, 2015. St. Georges won 28-7. [PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD]. Lamu County   Read More ...
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Basuba parents call for security as schools reopen
Parents from terror-prone Basuba, Lamu East, want the state to increase security as schools to reopen next week. Five schools in Basuba have remained closed for two years, owing to frequent attacks by al Shabaab. They are Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe primary schools. In February,the county transferred pupils to a safe centre. Thank you for participating in discussions on The Star, Kenya. Note that: Unwarranted personal abuse   Read More ...
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Coast schools converge for regional games
Defending boys basketball champions St George’s (Kilifi) are pitted against Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, Mazeras and hosts Kenyatta in Pool of the Coast regional secondary schools Term One games starting on Thursday through to Saturday. Pool ‘B’ has Gede, St Mary’s Taita and Mpeketoni from Lamu. In the girls basketball, Murray will face Waa and St John’s Kaloleni in Pool ‘A’ while Pool ‘B’ will have hosts Mwakitawa, Kaya Tiwi   Read More ...
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Nairobi tops KCPE exam listing
Nairobi County has the highest number of candidates who will sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination that starts on Tuesday next week.Kenya National Examinations Council CEO Joseph Kivilu said a total of 937,467 candidates would write the exam, to be administered between November 10 and 12.Statistics from the council show that Nairobi County has 50,821 candidates while Lamu County has the lowest number, at 2,579   Read More ...
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Rural Electrification Authority installs solar power in 33 schools
The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) in partnership with Davis and Shirtliff has completed a Sh58m project to install solar systems in 33 public primary schools in Tana River and Lamu counties. This will see over 6,000 students in the two coastal counties gain access to electricity as the government moves   Read More ...
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Lamu boys dropping out of school at an alarming rate
School dropout rates in Lamu county among boys was common for various reasons. Key among them was the life struggle as many youth tend to give up education in search of a better life.For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.keFollow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvkenyaLike our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/NtvKenyaFrom:NTV KenyaViews:105 0ratingsTime:02:37More inNews & Politics   Read More ...
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