Nakuru police officers were forced to lob tear gas canisters to Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology students who had blocked Eldoret-Nakuru highway over the transfer of their principal Samuel Cheruiyot.

Transport along the highway was paralyzed before the officers, in three vehicles, shot in the air as the students fled into their farm bordering the highway.

Speaking at the college, the students accused the Ministry of Education of having a plot to transfer the principal.

The new revelation might be an iceberg of protracted wars between the Ministry of Education and the institution’s board of management whose patron is Retired President Daniel Moi and now Senator Gideon Moi.

The source further revealed that despite several letters they had written to the Ministry of Education that they had confidence in the leadership of Cheruiyot, the Ministry had made transfers on the principal who was hardly six months in office.

Efforts to contact the RVIST board of trustees chairman Julius Sunkuli and the principal to confirm the behind the scenes infighting failed as their phones went unanswered.



cropped-dsc_00591.jpg The 2018 National Theater week kicks off today at Afraha stadium. The event is aimed at giving creative from all fields an opportunity to showcase their works has been made possible by the Nakuru County Creative Economy Secretariat.

According to James Mwachia, this offers a great opportunity for young people and other creative to meet new clients, grow their market base and interact with fellow creative.

“We are encouraging everyone in the creative industry to take this opportunity to help grow their trade and meet new prospects,” says James who’s in charge of the Creative Industry Secretariat in Nakuru.

The organizers spent the whole of Tuesday setting up the venue.

“We’ll be holding the 3 day event at the Afraha Stadium open ground which the County Government has availed to us,” says James Maina another of the organizers.

The Secretariat will also be using the National Theater week to collect data on all the creatives in Nakuru and the fields they are engaged in.

To make the whole exercise a success, the Secretariat has partnered with the county government through the ministry of youth, gender and sports.



Students-at-the-Cooperative-University-of-Kenya-compare-notes-in-a-study-groupThey say home is where the heart is. Home is where one finds satisfaction and true happiness; it’s not a wonder when it turns out to be a place far from those who you share with the same blood. It’s also not a surprise when your heart never grows fonder even in absence of those of the same blood and flesh. This is the type of campus students and how they relate to their homes.

The WI-Fi addict

This is the type that values fast internet connection as he does online jobs. His home is far from campus, probably in the outskirts of town; he is popularly known as a man from Kuvuki land. He only goes home when he is needed to attend the very important occasions at home due to his tight schedule.

The Outcast

He is the type that has lost all respect from his family despite having made it to campus; this could be due to the fact that he is a drug addict and a serious drunkard. He never goes home and has rented a house far from the school premises. He desires a private life and doesn’t feel worth living. He never calls home to check on his family and seems less bothered by their well-being.

The Day-scholar

These are the babies whose homes are around campus premises. They live at home and are driven to school every morning by their parents. They always have no clue of what hustling is. They are always spic and span, well provided for and ever full of life. They always stand out.themaasaiofafrica-jaliwanders

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He is the responsible young man who goes home every weekend to check on his family regardless of the distance from campus. He calls home every evening and he always has a detailed report on the events happening at home. He knows it when the floor cracks and when his mother coughed.

In case you have been wondering about these wanderers it’s time you realize that they just relate differently with their abodes. It happens that there are no vagabonds in a campus.



DSC_0059.jpg  I sit here waiting
Waiting for someone to come
Singing myself a lullaby
How could I be so dumb
As I wait, I start to drift to sleep
It’s so quiet here
You won’t even hear one peep sound
While am sleeping my dream takes me to a beautiful place
Where I don’t have to worry
N is filled with amazing grace
I never want to leave
As I walk I found a field filled with flowers
How could I have found such a place
As I start to sing, I feel something on my back
Could it be wings???



There are a lot of things that we, university students, say every single day. But, there are also things that you will NEVER hear from us. Here are some of them that will never leave our lips..

1.First year doesn’t even count anyway

It does technically but you can’t just ignore it: you do actually have to pass the year to progress! Also, the stuff you learn in your first year is expanded on further in the following years so it’s a good idea to get ahead of everything!

2.Can’t I just go back to first year


Third years everywhere desperately trying to make the most of the few University days that they have left… Just don’t say the “g word” (graduation) around them…

3.Right what time are we leaving then?

Organizing plans with groups is painful. You’ll say that you’re going out to the SU at 7 pm but everyone knows that you won’t leave until at least ten past…

4.That exam went okay.

Inside I’m really panicking but there’s nothing on my face to show that it went badly…

5.Mum… could you send me some money for rent?

Money to go out…

6.I’m going to the library to be productive

That statement is 50% TRUE..

7.Don’t look at my Student ID!

That rushed picture taken during Fresher’s week is going to haunt you for years to come…

8.I don’t need to write that down I’ll remember it.

Who needs to write notes in lectures?

9.Where’s my bowl gone?

Probably by the sink waiting to be washed.

10.I’m pretty sure this was never taught to us. *friend explains* Oh yeah…

No matter how hard you study, there’s always stuff you won’t get.







Exams are here again.Did you fail last time? Are you prepared? If your answer is NO then you have to follow these steps.

Are you feeling down about your grades? It is easy to get the blues when you receive low scores on a big test or a homework assignment, but you can’t let poor performance get you down. There is always time to make things better.

And there are always reasons to improve. If you fail a few tests, you can turn your semester around. If you fail a whole grade, you can do better next time. Just don’t get down on yourself!

Steps to Take If It Isn’t Over Yet

If you’ve received a few low grades on assignments throughout the semester and you’re facing a big final, then you still have time to bring up your final grade. Don’t accept failure!

Sometimes, a good grade on the final project or exam can increase your final grade dramatically. Especially if the teacher knows you’re really trying.

1.Simply Get Organized

Have separate folders for each subject and put notes that are given out in class into them each day. This is not a hard thing to get into the habit of doing. Start with organizing one at a time.

2.Be Early For Lectures

It is as easy to be 10 minutes late each day as it is to be 10 minutes early. This is just a habit you have created. Try to slowly get used to being 10 minutes early from now on. You will be more settled in class and will retain more throughout the lecture.

3.Talk To Your classmates More 

This is something I am trying to do a lot more now each day as I am seeing the benefits. You can talk over project ideas and ask someone who is doing well in the subject for advice.

Start to slowly introduce these new habits that really and honestly are quite simple. Try one out at a time and see if it helps. You will find that these simple habits of action will improve your day-to-day performance in college. This will in turn improve your grades.


This is something all students and a lot of people in general have a problem with. We have all one stage thought, “Is my question too simple?” or “Will my question will sound stupid?” in class. Get into the habit of always asking the better question. Try to get into the habit of thinking up questions as the lecture is unfolding. This simple act of generating questions makes you more active and it will increase your retention of the material. Try asking a question within the first 5 minutes to get the golden ball of knowledge rolling.

5.Join a study group.


Discuss the final exam with other students. They may have notes that you missed or they may have better insight into the teacher’s preferences when it comes to test questions and answers

Above all forget about the things other students do while in campus.. Be focused and do what brought you there…




Life in campus has its good side and bad side. However, the freedom and fun associated with campus life makes people view campus as the place to be. Though things may seem to be fun, there are things which should be at best avoided. 


1. Drugs and alcohol abuse

Since campus brings freedom to a lot of people,they tend to engage in behaviors that they were limited to while they were being sort of controlled by their parents. Such behaviors include drug and alcohol abuse. People tend to see this as the opportune moment to try new drugs and even start drinking alcohol. It was a shocking moment to see one of my high school mates, who at the time was an active member of Christian union, holding a bottle of 750 ml blue moon, a “mzinga” as it is commonly known, while smoking cigarettes. You never would have thought that somebody like him would do something like that. In the end, he was hooked up to the act that he wasn’t performing as it was expected of him. He came to the university with high grades, with lots of expectations, but he wasn’t who he used to be anymore.
Apart from this, another student, who passed highly in high school, became a ‘nobody’ after he joined the university, due to him engaging in drug and alcohol abuse.
So students, what do we learn here? That drug and substance abuse will ruin your life!

2. Procrastination
Everybody has procrastinated at one time or another but the level of procrastination is highest among university students. From the payment of school fees, studying for exams, and even doing assignments, almost nothing is spared. Guess what, things related to learning are the most procrastinated things among campus students. You know it and we all know it; that most students postpone their studying until the last minute. This is the time that they pile books over books in order to try and understand all the things which they would have done a while back. At this last minute also, long queues are seen at banking halls and school accountants. This is the last minute rush to ensure that all is well for the issuance of exam cards. Well, though in the end all may go well, procrastination is not a viable thing to do. You know what, once time is wasted, it can never be recovered. Be good students and use your time well.

3. Negative peer pressure.

Peer pressure is all over, both positive and negative. The positive side of it is kind of healthy to us but the negative, well, destroys us. Peer pressure is seen in campus in various situations and scenarios. You may see someone convinced to find a partner just because his/her friends have one. Other influences include changing of dressing styles, engaging in drinking of alcohol, partying and even cheating in exams! The negative peer pressure is so much that it affects a lot of people with some not even realizing it. Student, so you want your life to be led astray by others? If yes, I pity you. If NO, then, please, avoid negative peer pressure.

4. Exam cheating.

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Exam cheating has become a common occurrence in the campus environment that we have got used to it being mentioned from time to time. People have devised numerous ways in which this act can be carried out. Carrying ‘mwakenyas’, scribbling answers on the exam table, impersonation and use of mobile phones, all, if done in the exam room, result into cheating. Though some may be lucky to go unnoticed, those who get caught face stiff penalties. They may be suspended for a period of time, which usually is not less than one academic year. There results may be withheld or automatically given a retake. The worst case scenario is when the student is discontinued! Whatever the punishment is, its clear that your studies will be ruined. Furthermore, cheating may become addictive to some students that they don’t believe in themselves anymore. There confidence becomes confined in exam cheating. You are a good student, you would know that prevention is better than cure.

5. Having many partners.

The new swag in campus is to have many partners. Although this is seen to happen to boys, girls are also in the playing field. Boys have it for prestige and to show off while their female counterparts do it for benefits such as cash and academic assistance just to mention some.
Student, there is only one special person meant for you and God knows them.

6. Missing classes.

So classes in campus are not like those in high school or primary school. Whereas in high school students have the same breaking hours, in campus, timetables are completely different, even for the same faculty. One cannot know if a student is missing a class or not. Furthermore, signing for one another, even if a person is absent, has become a norm. With people making their signatures as simple as their initials, it has become easier to forge the presence of a person in class. This behavior may have devastating consequences since some stuff are best understood when they are only explained by the lecturer. More so, tips may be given on how to handle a particular question, and you may end up missing it. In short, you’ll miss a lot.
If I were you, I’d never miss classes for petty reasons. You are a student and a student ought to never miss a class. So students, especially the ”back benchers,” hope this was a good lesson




With the #hope that one day peace shall be restored back to the earth,
That terrorism shall be a thing of the past,
#hope that true love will surely be true and not just a mirage of the mind.
That poor leadership in Africa shall be won over by transparency,
That one day a cure for Aids shall be found,
With #hope that hunger and famine shall be a thing of the past in Africa,
Because Africa is where the heart is. 💘💘💘💘
This is my HOPE, 😊  HOPE1#💪 💕 #believe
#step_by_step…. 😊 😊 😊 😊

Give up the fat, watch your belly go flat


Do you have trouble losing weight? Or would you like to lose faster? You’ve come to the right place.

The sad truth is that conventional ideas – eat less, run more – do not work long term. Counting calories, exercising for hours every day and trying to ignore your hunger? That’s needless suffering and it wastes your time and precious willpower. It’s weight loss for masochists. Eventually almost everyone gives up. That’s why we have an obesity epidemic.


Fortunately there’s a better way. Get ready for effortless weight loss.

The bottom line? Your weight is hormonal regulated. All that’s necessary is reducing your fat-storing hormone, insulin, and you’ll effortlessly lose excess weight.

Below is a practical step-by-step guide to do exactly that.

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Quitting smoking is a challenging process. Here are techniques you can implement to lay the foundation for success in quitting.



                                     1. TAKE DEEP BREATHS

Whenever you feel a craving, take a deep breath in and slowly let it out. Stress is one of the strongest triggers for nicotine cravings, and this simple exercise will help you relax and calm down. The extra oxygen can help with your headaches and the feelings of dizziness and lightheartedness. If you’ve been smoking for a long time, it’s possible that you still have residual nicotine in your lungs. Breathing deeply can help take the edge off a craving by releasing some of that nicotine into your bloodstream.



Water will speed up the nicotine detox. Water can also help ease your cough by making it easier for your lungs to clear out mucus, and it’s a good way to combat your increased appetite without changing your eating habits too much.

                                 3. MEDITATE

Meditation might sound exotic, but it’s a fantastic way to handle some of the psychological aspects of nicotine withdrawal. Meditation is a form of deep breathing and relaxation. Participants often envision certain thoughts or pictures, repeat specific mantras, or simply focus on deep breathing. Some simple meditation techniques can help you become more aware of your thoughts, actions and feelings, thereby helping you to better understand what’s triggering your cravings. Once you know your triggers, you can learn to avoid them.

                               4. Reduce Your Caffeine Intake


Nicotine suppresses the effects of caffeine, so after you quit, coffee will have a stronger effect on you. Try cutting back your caffeine intake. Coffee is a stimulant; it increases your heart rate and makes dealing with stress more difficult. It might also be responsible for at least some of your insomnia, so cutting back on it can help you sleep better. You’ll have more energy in the long run.

                              5. Get a Stress Ball

When trying to quit, it’s important to find new ways to relax and calm yourself down without nicotine – as well as keep your hands busy. Buying a stress relief ball, silly putty or another simple toy can go a long way towards developing new healthy habits for dealing with stress.