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Through the Belly of The Whale

Am a strong believer that everyone was born with their own unique divine path in this life but the tricky part is to discover that path. As it is with most of us, we are always waking up to a different path and never really knowing which particular one we need to stick with in order to get to our destination. For some it’s as easy as daylight, to some it takes long and to some, it’s a very difficult and a painful experience and unfortunately for some, they come to the end of their lives without ever knowing what their real purpose on earth was. I must say that am humbled by the opportunity to discover my path. My discovery did not come easy.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta & First Lady Margaret Launch School Mentorship Program for Bright Pupils

"With Margaret when we officially launched the School Mentorship Program for bright pupils at State House, Nairobi. I initiated this unique mentorship project; Pupils Reward Scheme (PURES), to motivate pupils to work hard in their studies and instill in them a sense of discipline, direction and patriotism," President Kenyatta posted....
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President Kenyatta Speech at JKUAT 20 Year Celebrations

“With emerging challenges precipitated by population growth and dwindling resources, the Government has continued focusing on the establishment of institutions of higher learning offering courses relevant to the needs of the nation,” said President Uhuru Kenyatta during Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) 20 year anniversary celebrations. ...
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Sarah Kirowo talks about ‘A Disease Worse Than Cancer’

SOUTH HUMBERSIDE, England– Perplexed with what she thinks are the increasing prejudice and injustice prevailing in this present generation, Sarah Kirowo wanted to share experiences, with the hope that people will be touched and think of the pain each one cause to each other....
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President Uhuru Kenyatta Donates Bus to Statehouse Girls High School

"Today I surprised the State House Girls school community with an impromptu visit and donation of a school bus during their prize giving day celebrations. I rode in the new bus to the school and presented the keys to the principal, Mrs Joan Muoti. I approached several friends among them Chairman of Toyota East Africa Ltd Amb. Dennis Awori and Toyota Kenya agreed to donate the 55-seater school bus which I was happy to present to the school in fulfillment of my promise," wrote President Uhuru Kenyatta. ...
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Bill Gates Recommended Reading Books

Bill Gates writes, "If you’re looking for something to read this summer, I’d recommend any of the books below. I read them all earlier this year and think each one is terrific. Only one, The Rosie Project, qualifies as a typical beach read. But all six are deeply informative and beautifully written." Below the books recommended and Bill Gates comments. ...
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“I Want The Nation to Learn from Worcester Tech.” President Obama Speech at High School Graduation.

It is great to be back in Massachusetts, and it is great to be here at Worcester Tech. I want to thank Reggie for that outstanding introduction. I want to thank Naomi for those inspiring words. I want to thank your outstanding, fabulous principal, Sheila Harrity, who has done so much to make this school a success. Let me just say, when you’re the National High School Principal of the Year, you’re doing something right. There are a lot of principals out there, and we could not be prouder of what she’s doing....
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President Uhuru Kenyatta Promises Completely Free Secondary Education

President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday promised Kenyans that the government will provide completely free secondary school education in the next three years. Towards this goal, said the head of state, the government will sharply increase the funds available for education in the next financial year....
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Celebrating Education Success

Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) is quoted saying, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Victor Hugo (1805 – 1885) a French author wrote, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Henry Brougham (1778–1868) in a speech to the House of Commons January 1828 said, “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” A Greek philosopher, Aristotle (384 – 322 BCE), is quoted saying, “Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”...
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Should Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi Resign Over Laptops Tender?

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has said he will not resign over the school laptops tender row. He explained that his conscience was clear regarding the matter as he had followed the correct tendering process with regards to acquisition of the laptops. A parliamentary committee threatened a censure motion against the minister if he did not resign....
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