Happy Ending as Street Mom Graduates After 7 Years

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    See below a summary of the top stories for Monday, July 19.

    A former Nairobi street mother had a happy ending nearly seven years after KTN featured her plight.

    The story of Jedidah Kawera went viral in April 2014 when the Mombasa road-based station's TV crew aired her plight as a street mother with the zeal to go back to school.

    At the time, Kawera had just delivered her one-month-old child and was living on the streets.

    Seven years later, the mother of one has graduated with a Diploma in Social Work and looks forward to pursuing a degree.

    Family reveals Caroline Kangogo Killed Self

    Caroline Kangogo's father, Corporal Barnaba Kibor, has set the record straight regarding the rumour that was going around that Kangogo might have been killed before being dumped at her parents' home.

    Kibor maintained that his daughter committed suicide contrary to popular opinion.

    Addressing the media at his home in Nyawa village Elgeyo Marakwet on Sunday, July 18, he challenged anyone of contrary opinion to present facts as the manner in which her body was found did not support any claim that she was killed by someone else.

    350,000 Kenyans Scramble for 9,000 TSC Jobs

    Over 350,000 Kenyans applied for the 9,000 teaching vacancies announced by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), confirmation of the high rate of unemployment in the country.

    Interviews for the shortlisted candidates are set to begin on Thursday, July 22, and run until Wednesday, July 28.

    The interview panels will be spread across the country and will consist of the chair of the board of management, school principals, TSC County Director and a subject specialist.

    The lists have already been shared with Sub-County Directors.

    If not satisfied by the process, candidates will be allowed to lodge substantial complaints between Friday, July 28 and Friday, August 6, 2021.

    Supreme Court Refuses to Give Direction in Nairobi Governor Issue

    The Supreme Court declined to give its advisory opinion to the Nairobi County Government on how to fill the governor's office.

    In an application filed by the county assembly clerk to the apex court, the Nairobi County Assembly asked the court for advice on what happens when the speaker of the county assembly declines to assume the office of the governor.

    However, the five-judge bench led by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu declined to give advisory opinions stating that it agreed with the Attorney General that the question is hypothetical since it did not yet happen.

    IEBC Dismisses Hacking Reports

    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Sunday, July 18, dismissed media reports that a 21-year old student had hacked the commission's servers and stolen voters' data.

    In a press release statement to newsrooms, Chebukati strongly disputed the claims arguing that IEBC stores voter registration data in a Biometric Voter Registration System which is hosted on several servers.

    Chebukati emphasized the servers have no connection to the open internet and would be difficult extremely difficult to access without permission.

    EBC Chairperosn Wafula Chebukati addressing a crowd on Oct 22, 2018
    EBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at a conference held on October 22, 2018
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