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Top Newspaper Headlines for September 16: Dead man awarded KSh 4.5 million over unfair dismissal

The country’s top newspapers on Thursday, September 16 reported that former Sports CS Hassan Wario is set to be sentenced today after being found guilty of corruption.

The dailies further reported on the appointment of Juliana Cherera as the vice-chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

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The Star

According to the publication, private school teachers are staring at job losses as the phaseout of the 8-4-4 curriculum gains momentum.

The new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) will see teachers teach lesser classes beginning next as the country gets rid of the 8-4-4 curriculum.

At the moment, only three classes are taking the 8-4-4 curriculum with the last class set to exit school in 2023.

People Daily

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has defended the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) arguing that it was meant to ensure fair sharing of resources.

The ODM leader added that although the process was nullified by the Court of Appeal, it will find a new life in the coming years.

Raila went ahead to explain that the process had been designed to ensure equity among Kenyans has been achieved.

Daily Nation

According to the daily, the fuel price nightmare will worsen soon when the government’s new tax rates will be effective come October 1.

Just after the country’s the energy and petroleum regulatory authority increased fuel prices to a historic high, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) had also announced plans to increase excise duty rates for the commodity by 4.97%.

According to the revenue authority, the increase in excise duty on fuel among other items will be in order to cover the 2021-2021 inflation.

The Standard

The family of a disabled man who sued his boss over unfair dismissal finally found justice after waiting for 12 years.

By the time the family found justice, Harry Kitao, who had sued his former employer TPS Eastern Africa Limited had already died.

According to the daily, when he filed the case in 2019, he asked the court to consider his case urgent but it was concluded three years later and awarded 4.5 million.

The money will be wired to his widow Zainab Kiwasi.

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Taifa Leo

Former Sports CS Hassan Wario might be sentenced 10 years in jail after being found guilty of corruption, the newspaper reported.

Wario is said to have mismanaged the funds that had been set aside for the Kenyan team in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Judge Elizabeth Juma said the scandal led to the loss of over KSh 55 million.

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