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Top news items in Kenya's major media outlets

Xinhua,December 30, 2017 Adjust font size:

NAIROBI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Saturday.

-- Schools are set to open in Kenya on Tuesday and for the first time those joining secondary will get free education. However, the new term comes under a cloud of uncertainty caused by the looming mass transfers of teachers, which has made them to warn their employer of a possible strike unless the decision is rescinded. There is also confusion among some parents on the amount they will be required to pay for their children in day secondary schools as institutions give different fee structures. (Saturday Nation)

-- Opposition leader Raila Odinga is walking on egg shells as Kenya crosses into the New Year, with his political ambitions coming to a head with those of his key lieutenants. Despite his swearing in as people's president still in the balance, drums of 2022 polls have started to sound. (Standard on Saturday)

-- 2018 will be a make-or-break year for Kenya's highly rated education system as the government begins to implement a raft of radical changes that include transiting to a new curriculum model. (The Star) Enditem