Matiang’i: Driving Schools to be Deregistered

The National Transport and Safety Authority has summoned a meeting with all driving schools to deliberate on the way forward. An inter-agency task force will be established to oversee a fresh registration exercise. This was after the High Court quashed an earlier proposed curriculum by the authority targeting the schools. The meeting to take place Thursday will be chaired by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i. The driving schools moved to court last year to challenge a proposed curriculum for training and testing of drivers by NTSA. The court further rejected…

Elon Musk: Any other car than a Tesla in 3 years will be like ‘owning a horse’

Elon Musk — known for making bold, and by some measures outlandish statements — threw down the gauntlet to other automakers. “The fundamental message that consumers should be taking today is that it’s financially insane to buy anything other than a Tesla, ” the CEO of the electric auto maker said after Monday’s robotaxi announcement. “It would be like owning a horse in three years. I mean, fine if you want to own a horse. But you should go into it with that expectation.” On stage at the Tesla Autonomy…

Raila leaves Kenya for China

African union envoy Raila Odinga on Tuesday evening left the country for China to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. In a statement to newsrooms, Mr. Odinga – through his spokesperson Dennis Onyango – said the forum is set to be held between April 25 and April 27, 2019 in Beijing, China’s capital. “Mr. Odinga, who is the High Representative for Infrastructure Development for the African Union, will be seeking to put the case for the promotion of practical international cooperation in the areas of roads,…

No more KCPE, learners to proceed to secondary without exams

Learners will no longer need KCPE exams to proceed to secondary schools in the next five year if a proposal before the Education ministry is adopted. However, the proposal maintains a two-tier national examination but at advanced stages of grade 9 an equivalent of Form one and grade 12 an equivalent of Form Four in the current setting. The government agency tasked with curriculum development, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development has made a bold proposal seeking to have KCPE eliminated under the new curriculum. KICD director Julius Jwan was not…