Press Review: Today’s top stories at a glance

Today is Thursday, February 2, 2023.

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Here is a quick look at what is making headlines.

Ruto discusses fight against Al Shabaab in regional summit

The leaders of Somalia and neighbouring countries vowed at a summit on Wednesday to “make the final push” against Al-Shabaab as a wide-ranging offensive against the militants gathers pace.

Kenya’s William Ruto, Djibouti’s Ismail Omar Guelleh and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the summit hosted by Somalia‘s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in the capital Mogadishu.

13 subjects for students in Junior Secondary Schools

Grade 7 learners who opened school earlier this week will be learning more subjects compared to the last batch of 8-4-4 students. The 1.2 million junior secondary students will be studying 12 core subjects and up to two optional subjects.

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Chief Executive Officer Prof. Charles Ochieng’ Ong’ondo in an interview with the Daily Nation said the learners will be choosing a maximum of two of seven optional subjects.

6 teachers arrested for making students commit indecent acts

Six teachers from Itumbe DOK Primary school, Kisii have been arrested over making students commit indecent acts in a clip making rounds in the interwebs.

It was reported by Nyamache sub county Education director Linet Onduso who received the clip and upon inquiry was able to identify the said school.

The six assisting in investigations are Everline Moraa, Gladys Kenyanya, Angelicis Joseph, Moraa Nyairo, Cathrine Mokaya and William Isoka.

Court quashes betting tax, gambling limit in 5-star hotels

The High Court has ruled against two laws that limited the access to gambling in the city. According to the laws, gambling was only allowed in five-star hotels with casinos and a 7.5% tax was imposed on funds set aside by gamblers for gaming purposes.

Justice Anthony Mrima noted that these laws were enacted without proper public participation, which goes against the principles outlined in the Constitution.

The Constitution requires that major decisions affecting the community should involve input from the community, but in this case, that requirement was not met.

Leicester owner clears £194 million debt

Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has relieved the club of an outstanding £194 million ($239 million) debt which had been owed to parent company King Power International (KPI).

The Premier League club said the loans had been issued by KPI over the past four years to help build a new training ground and support investment in the squad through the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League clubs spend KES 124B in January transfer window

The January transfer window in the Premier League saw clubs breaking records as they spent a staggering £815 million ($1 billion, Sh125 billion).

This figure, which is almost double the previous highest amount, was reported by sports finance experts at Deloitte. The final hours of the transfer window on Tuesday saw a flurry of activity, with Chelsea making a big splash by signing Argentina’s World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for 121 million euros ($132 million, £106.8 million).

This deal set a new British record for the most expensive transfer in the country’s history.



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