Author: Fredrick Chepkonga

Mr. Fredrick Chepkonga is an educator and writer in Kenya with great experience in writing and research on education, economics, and finance topics. He has passion in mentoring young people to develop responsible citizens and future leaders.

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Six Schools Closed in Baringo Due to Banditry

Bandits from Tiaty in Baringo County have raided neighboring Baringo North Sub County, causing over 5 schools in the area to be closed. The fate of five schools in Baringo North remains in limbo after frequent attacks by Pokot bandits. Ng’aratuko Primary in Saimo Soi Ward was the first to be closed after bandits attacked […]

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A Teacher Commits Suicide in Embu and Asks to be buried on Valentine’s Day

A teacher has left Embu residents in shock after leaving a bizarre note and committing suicide on Wednesday 7th February. The suicide note indicates the reason for ending his life as well as the manner in which the deceased desires to be buried. “Just decided to rest in peace. I have tried all means but […]

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Top 10 Most Selected Secondary Schools in Kenya

Form one selection was done recently by principals of various secondary schools. Students were selected based on their choices in Class 8 and their performance in KCPE 2023. While some schools were not selected by any student, there are those schools that have been popularly selected by students, even beyond their capacities. According to statistics […]

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Top 10 Schools with Funny Names in Kenya

When naming a place or school in local languages, people often consider events, things, and people who shaped the place. For example, my hometown and primary school is called Koroto, which is derived from Kalenjin word, Koroti, which means blood. It comes from an event that occurs over 150 years ago when Tugen and Pokot […]

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Teacher Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances in Bondo, Siaya County

Today the nation wakes up to yet another sad story of a teacher’s death under unclear circumstances. Residents of Bondo constituency in Siaya County are astonished with the news of a head teacher was found dead inside his house. The discovery was made by neighbors who, alarmed by a foul smell emanating from the house […]

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Teacher Collapses and Dies at KCPE Marking Center

A teacher identified as Dr. Sally Mutinda has collapsed and died during the marking of KCPE examinations at St. George’s High School in Nairobi. She was the deputy in charge of St. George’s High School marking center at the time of death. The marking and grading of Insha and Composition papers was taking place at […]

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Primary School Head Teachers to Head Junior Secondary Schools

Cabinet Secretary for Education Mr. Ezekiel Machogu has announced that primary school head teachers will be promoted to head junior secondary schools. Speaking to head teachers at the Kenya Primary Schools Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA) Annual General Meeting, the CS called upon the head teachers to promote accountability, inclusivity and teacher professional development. Primary School […]

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Secondary School Teacher Salaries in Kenya Compared to Other East African Countries

The recent news that 46,000 Junior Secondary School (JSS) intern teachers in Kenya will be confirmed in 2025 has elicited mixed reactions. Early this year, the Teachers Service Commission hired 26,000 teachers to serve as interns for JSS. Another 20,000 intern teachers were added in September. Although this came as good news for teachers who […]

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Junior Secondary School Interns to be Confirmed After Two Years

Early this year, the Teachers Service Commission hired 26,000 teachers to serve as interns for JSS. Another 20,000 intern teachers were added in September. There were rumours and hopes that the senior JSS interns would be confirmed in December as their first year internship contract comes to an end. However, a report given by the […]

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Kindiki Declares Monday, November 13, as Public Holiday

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has declared Monday, November 13, public holiday. The day will be dedicated to planting trees countrywide. In a gazette notice dated November 6, the CS said that the public will be involved in collaborative efforts to plant trees countrywide. “In Exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the […]

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Primary School Heads Want More Classrooms to be Built for CBC

On Monday, primary school head teachers reiterated the need to increase funding for infrastructure in junior schools. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government had funded over 10,000 classrooms in secondary schools with the hope that junior secondary schools would be domiciled in secondary school. Unfortunately, the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms recommended that junior secondary school […]

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JSS Intern Teachers Ready for Countrywide Demonstrations

The Government of Kenya has invested a significant portion of its budget on the implementation of the CBC curriculum, but those who are tasked with implementing the new curriculum are facing myriad of challenges. Intern teachers serving in areas affected by banditry and general insecurity such as North Eastern, North Rift, and Laikipia regions are […]

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