Yestderday, Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua opened officially the 5th edition of the KICOSCA/CASA, 2017 games at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos County. The event was graced by more than 23 governors. These CASA games bring together many teams across the country
The governor thanked the KICOSCA/CASA Committee for choosing Machakos County as the venue for this year’s games and wished all participants the best in the week long competitions.
Together with his fellow Governors who were present during the Opening ceremony, they called for peace and tolerance following the ruling of the Supreme Court to uphold H.E Uhuru Kenyatta’s win.
The governors pledged to initiate dialogue amongst themselves in order to unite Kenyans and move Kenya forward. They committed to work together to fight tribal politics because no Kenyan should die because of politics.
“Kenya remains our home, and we must make a conscious decision to build it and not destroy it”, said the Machakos Governor.
The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has announced that Kenya Certificate of National Examination results will be announced on Tuesday (tomorrow).
The fast release of the results was due to the automated Optical Mark Recognition machines that fast-tracked the process.
KCPE candidates will tomorrow know how they performed in the 2017 KCPE examination. KNEC Chairman George Magoha had earlier said that the council had purchased 20 machines at a cost of Sh100 million to enhance marking of scripts.
“Through the aid of the Government, the council has purchased 20 machines which are going to ease the work of marking with great efficiency and we anticipate that the compilation of results will be concluded earlier than any other time before,” Magoha said.
Candidates will be able to access their results through SMS and online platforms by sending their index number to 22252 or visiting the KNEC website at https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke and enter their index number respectively.#copied
Residents of Kitui County are disgrunted over the poor state of the road network.
Most of the main roads and key access road are barely passable, with deep gullies and mud piles featuring in almost every stretch. With the heavy rains beating the region, things have even got worse.
Last week, hundreds of university students from seku missed their classes after their school bus got stuck in the mud enroute to school. Most of these students reside in Kwa Vonza town and its environs and there’s only one access road to the university, which is in a pathetic condition.
The residents of Majengo, ithookwe and Manyenyoni, are also a disgrunted lot. The main road to these areas, which border Kitui Township, is a nightmare. Interestingly, this road also leads to the Governor’s home, the Kitui Showgrounds, the only airstrip in the county and one of the most famous schools in the region.
Also during the KCPE period, a school bus overturned on this very road.
Investigations established that the Kitui Showgrounds road construction tender was awarded to a company named Maangi Construction Limited, which has left deep trenches and murram piles lining both sides of the road.
The Association of SEKU students,led by their president Kandie Ronald,in an interview exclusive to Kitui Newspaper, has given the County Government up to Wednesday to address this issue.