The Standard, Pg: 13 -  Job Evaluation Good For Public Service

Every worker deserves a just wage for fair and productive labour.
Teachers, doctors, nurses, police, civil service provide critical
service to the nation and the people of Kenya and should be fairly
remunerated.Historically, Kenya government has undertaken several
public sector pay reviews to address the issue of fair remuneration
in the public service. This has however been done through ad hoc
commissions and committees.

Most significant of all was the establishment
of the Permanent Public Service Remuneration Review Board in 2003. The
commission proposed adoption of a new banding structure that placed the
heads and top officials of the three arms of government  at equivalent
grades/levels. It was expected that the structure would evolve leading
to jobs being graded and compensated equally in the public service. 
The public sector wage structure should contain basic pay which reflects
the value of the job and also a job evaluation to determine worth of each job.

The Standard, Pg: 11 - 60pc Of State Services To Be Online Soon

More that 60 per cent of Government services will be delivered
Electronically by the end of the current financial year, ICT
Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said. He made the remarks
yesterday when he launched the Communications Authority ICT Week
He said his ministry through the National ICT Master Plan has
provided a clear road map for ICT infrastructure development,
policy and institutional reforms to further fast-truck growth
in the sector.

The Star, Pg: 33 - Kenya Lures Hollywood Producers In Los Angeles

Kenya has upped its efforts to beat South Africa as the continent’s
favourite filming destination. A group of senior government officials
travelled to Los Angeles, USA, last week rolling out the red carpet for
Hollywood. Led by Sports, Culture and Arts Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario
the delegation set camp at Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, where new
efforts to boost the country’s film industry were presented. We are ready
for business in the film sector. We say, ‘Forget South Africa and welcome
to Kenya,” Wario told an audience of Hollywood filmmakers that included
executives from CBS, Disney, Lionsgate and talent agency UTA.He said the
country will offer new incentives that would provide up to a 32 per cent
rebate to filmmakers. South Africa offers 25 per cent reduction in qualified
film expenses for foreign production. He also touted other advantages such
as low cost labour and Kenya’s diverse geography and wildlife.

The Star, Pg: 27 -Zuku Opens Pay-TV Turf War After Safaricom’s Digital Set Boxes Launch

Pay television provider Zuku has sparked a turf war with its rivals, signaling a fresh
battle for customers following Safaricoms entry into the TV market. DSTv, another pay-TV
service provider that is popular with European Football League followers, has called
for a press conference today in which it is expected to announce price cuts for its
decoders in yet another signal of shifts triggered by Safaricom’s entry into the market.
Radio Africa Group had a few weeks ago said some consumers were experiencing poor
signals with its free-to-view Bamba decoders. In response to the Zuku advert, Alex Mwaura,
the StarTimes’s Communication Manager said while the ad was not specific it was deemed to
sway consumers to avoid buying the digital terrestrial decoders that have recently gained
popularity with the switch to digital migration. Subscribers can purchase the decoder though
two payment plans.

Daily Nation, DN2  Pg: 6 - To Succeed, Kenyan Artists Must Get Professional Help

Many Kenyan musicians, comedians, actors, writers and other artistes of every genre
suddenly come into limelight and then fade out.  They usually don’t make loads of
money and their TV shows are almost all forgotten. This is partly attributed to the
fact that most of them have no professional managers, no publicists, no lawyers,
no tour managers and no one to advise them on the professional ways of handling their
talent. There is therefore a dire need for this so they can monetize their talents.