Reports reaching our News Desk indicate that Makueni Boys High School principal Mr. Raphael Katana has sent home all 258 Form 4 candidates for a 2 weeks suspension for refusing to cut their hair and beards, which is a rule set by the school that all students must get monthly hair cuts.
Students in other classes got their shave, but the candidates protested the compulsory rule and went on rampage on Friday night, promoting the administration to suspend them for 2 weeks to allow for investigation.
The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) has today released a full forecast for the expected rainfall in this coming long-rains season – starting March, April and May.
Below is the full outlook:
Enhanced rainfall is expected over the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the Northwest, Southern Rift Valley and Central Rift Valley.
Near average rainfall is expected over the Southeastern Lowlands, parts of the Northeast and the Coastal Strip. Several places over Northeastern are likely to experience below average rainfall.
Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, West Pokot, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia: The expected rainfall is likely to be good during the season.
Mombasa, parts of Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale counties are expected to receive rainfall that is likely to be near to below the long-term average amounts (normal) for the season.
Parts of Tana River County bordering Garissa county are expected to receive depressed (poor) rainfall.