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Meet the man who sat for KCPE nine times



Thirty-six-year-old Mathew Aol Nyamlori, now a final year student at Kenyatta University, sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) close to a decade, before attaining secondary education.
He wrote the exams nine times.
Growing up, he wanted to be a doctor. His dreams were almost realised in 1998, when he first sat for his KCPE. He scored 478 marks out of a possible 700 while at Kipsimbol Primary School and got an admission letter to Kabianga High School.
The results and the letter of admission were bittersweet for Nyamlori.
He had no hope of joining high school as his parents were not financially stable to further his education.
Although his dreams were going south, Nyamlori was not the one to sit at home brooding day by day.
In 1999 he was back to standard eight at Rongo Primary School, this time with faith that things will eventually get better after the results were out.
He scored 559 marks and got an admission letter to Kanga High School.
But this time, things were a bit better as his aunt gave him a helping hand. But that was short-lived. In his second term, he dropped from Kanga because his aunt could not continue financing his education.
Nyamlori was out of school for two years, before deciding to give education another shot.
Before going back to school, he worked as a casual labourer at a milling factory in Nairobi, but His salary which ranged from Sh200 to Sh250, was his biggest motivation to go back to school for the umpteenth time.
“I had to drop out of school, because I had no one to sustain me. I started working as a casual labourer but it was not easy for me,” he recalls.
“I had to move from one school to another to avoid humiliation. Also, some teachers thought that because I was older and I had gone through the classes before, I knew everything I needed to know.”
In 2002 he joined Kitere Primary School, where he scored 387 marks. This time things were the same, he received his admission letter to Rapogi High School but no one was willing to finance his education.
It was back to standard 8.
In 2003, he enrolled at Sony Sugar Primary scoring 399 marks and was called to Rapogi School, in 2004 he was in Rangwe junior academy scoring 434 marks and was admitted to Maseno High school from where he dropped in the second term.
In 2008, he was a candidate at Agoro Primary School and scored 397 marks that earned him a pace in Maranda High School.
From Aldo Rebby academy in 2009, he got 401 marks and was admitted to Kapsabet High.
In 2010 in Agape academy Kosele he scored 401 marks and was re-admitted to Maranda high.
Due to the nasty experiences, his dreams of being a doctor were crushed and so he opted to read public policy at the university.
“All this happened because of my poor background. I did not have anyone to help me go to school”
But as they say, every storm is followed by a rainbow.
In 2011, from Oriri Primary Nyamlori scored 403 marks and got his admission letter to Nairobi School.
But this time there was light at the end of the tunnel. Luckily, he says, Equity Bank through the Wings to fly scholarship program, sponsored his secondary education.
This time he was 29 years old.
”Being the eldest student, had its challenges. In fact, I was older than most teachers. It was a bit uncomfortable but I did not let that bother me. I chose to focus on myself and what took me to school”
That excitement of finally joining high school was almost short-lived in 2013, when his mother lost her sight which affected his school performance but he kept moving.
In 2015, he sat for his KCSE in and scored a B-plus of 71 points.
After completion of KCSE, his sponsorship was over but he was admitted to Kenyatta University where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration.
“I have been getting Sh45,000 from the government sponsorship per year which has been helping me a lot with my upkeep. I also do online writing and some part-time job that help with my daily upkeep”
Nyamlori who is set to graduate in July finds motivation in gospel music and is hopeful for a brighter future that will entail helping the needy.
”I always believe that God has a purpose for me. Throughout my years in school, gospel artistes inspired me. I believe that one day I will help the needy… orphans and widows. I would never wish for anyone to go through what I went through”.
Although his experience affected his social life, he is looking forward to having a family and giving his children the best education.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her



Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania



The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022



President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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