Jan. 31 major Kenyan media outlets


The following are news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Tuesday.

— A last-minute change of the agenda and the refusal by Uganda, Djibouti, Tanzania and Burundi to vote for Kenya were on Monday blamed for the defeat of the country’s Foreign Affairs secretary Amina Mohammed in the race to become chairperson of African Union Commission. (Daily Nation)

— Kenya will soon replace its current exam-oriented 8-4-4 education system after 30 years with a new one that will focus on skills development. The new system, endorsed by government officials and key players Monday, emphasizes continuous assessment tests rather than one-off final year exams. (The Standard)

— More than 12 million people across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are in need of food aid, according to Food and Agriculture Organization. The UN body Monday warned the risks are massive, the costs high and response must be immediate. (The Star)

— The recent capping of interest rates at 4 percent above the Central Bank Rate (CBR) has failed to trigger an uptake of mortgages and ownership of land, industry survey showed. The rates will for the next two months remain at 14 per cent after the Monetary Policy Committee Monday retained the CBR at 10 percent in a move aimed at keeping tabs on inflation. (Business Daily) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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