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COVID 19:You have to be prepared for the worst,CS Kagwe tells kenyans

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 1,221 total views,  1,221 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,7TH,APRIL,2020-The government has asked Kenyans to brace themselves for  the worst  as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread in the country. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday said measures that have been put in place by the government are not going to stop the disease abruptly. According to Kagwe, though Kenya has been getting mild infections, the time has come for all citizens to mentally prepare for the worst. “Fellow Kenyans, let us brace ourselves for bad news, let us prepare for the worst.…

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The total number of confirmed Covid 19 cases in kenya now stands at 172 after CS Kagwe confirms 14 more cases

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 1,305 total views,  1,305 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH APRIL,2020-Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday  announced the  confirmation of  14 more coronavirus cases. This now brings the country’s total number to 172 with four fatalities. 12 of these are Kenyans while two are foreign nationals. Speaking during the daily coronavirus briefing at Afya House on Tuesday, the CS said the 14 additional cases came after the government tested  696 samples in the last 24 hours. Out of the new 14 cases, seven are from Nairobi, two from Mombasa, two from Mandera while…

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SOS CV Kenya secures Sh. 1.7M food donation to help vulnerable households cope with COVID-19 Shocks

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 1,625 total views,  1,625 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,7TH APRIL,2020-Kenya’s largest private child welfare organisation, SOS Children’s Villages has secured food donation worth Sh 1.7 Million to help vulnerable households weather shocks from COVID-19. SOS CV KE today announced that it has received 10 tons of packed Tender Mercies nutritious meal donation (dry nutritional grain dense meal containing rice, lentils, fractured cowpeas, full fat soy, vitamins and minerals that is processed locally by Soy Afric Limited) courtesy of KAPU Africa, a division of Midwest Foodbank USA. SOS Children’s Villages Kenya National Programs Director,…

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Patients On Scheduled Hospital Visits Amid Cessation Order to be allowed into four counties under cessation-GVT

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 629 total views,  629 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH APRIL,2020-Security urgency have been directed to allow patients on scheduled hospital visits free movement into four counties listed in a 21-day cessation of movement directive. Patients being taken to hospitals in Nairobi, will as a result of a directive issued Tuesday by President Uhuru Kenyatta, be allowed entry into Nairobi as the order forbidding movement into and out of Nairobi is implemented. “The directives we have issued are not meant to punish people. We want to protect lives,” the President said allaying fears…

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Combating COVID 19:DPP, EACC donate Ksh.2B of corruption proceeds toward course

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 564 total views,  564 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH APRIL 2020-The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has  presented a donation of Ksh.2 billion to the National Treasury as part of efforts to beef up the Covid-19 emergency fund. DPP Noordin Haji and EACC boss Twalib Mbarak, while issuing the dummy cheque to Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani, said the funds were part of recovered proceeds of crime such as corruption and money laundering. DPP Haji said the prosecution fund established last year…

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British PM Fights Virus In Intensive Care As Global Toll Soars

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 781 total views,  781 views today ByAGENCE FRANCE PRESSE Britain’s prime minister was battling the coronavirus in intensive care Tuesday, the highest-profile case in the pandemic that continued to chalk up new death toll milestones in the United States and Europe. Boris Johnson’s fight against the disease underscored the indiscriminate nature of COVID-19, which has restricted freedoms for some four billion people, wrecked the global economy and upended society. The pandemic’s relentless death march across the planet has already claimed more than 73,000 victims out of 1.32 million confirmed cases, with warnings…

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President Uhuru direct s Ksh.100 million in coronavirus funds to be given to musicians, actors

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 1,785 total views,  1,198 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday directed the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage to set aside Ksh.100 million to to cushion local artistes from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the Nation on the state of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Kenyatta said the Ksh.100 million fund will allow artistes, actors and musicians to continue entertaining the public through TV, radio and the internet. “I direct the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage to avail Ksh.100M from the Sports Fund to…

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Covid19:Kenya Railways suspends passenger train on SGR

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 1,761 total views,  1,113 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL,2020-The Kenya Railways has suspended all passenger trains on the SGR from Mombasa to Nairobi. Managing Director Phillip Mainga said the move was in  conformity with the directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta prohibiting movement in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi counties. “The two Madaraka Express trains that operated daily at 10.30am between Nairobi and Mombasa have been withdrawn forthwith,” Mainga said in a statement to newsrooms. Mainga said passengers who had made bookings and would like to have their cash…

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Movement in and out of Nairobi banned as govt restricts movements in and out of coastal counties

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 2,178 total views,  857 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the cessation of movement in Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa Counties for 21 days. The Nairobi directive starts today (Monday) at 7 pm while that of the other counties will begin from Wednesday. Uhuru said a majority of people who have contracted the disease are Nairobi residents, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa counties. The President said 82 per cent of Covid-19 have been in Nairobi and 14 per cent have been in the other Coastal counties. Uhuru said there…

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Uhuru confirms 16 more cases of covid 19 as total rises to 158

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 988 total views,  64 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL 2020-Kenya has confirmed 16 more coronavirus cases, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced. This now brings the country’s total number to 158. Addressing the media from State House on Monday afternoon, Uhuru said to date, the government have tested a total of 4,277 people. The number stood at 142 cases on Sunday. The government on Sunday extended the suspension of international flights for another 30 days. The extension of the ban on international flights will take effect from April 6. Transport CS James…

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Kilifi DG Gideon Saburi to remain in custody untill Thursday

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 930 total views,  26 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,6TH APRIL,2020-Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi, who is accused of faulting self-quarantine regulations on COVID-19, will be detained at the Port Police Station in Mombasa County until Thursday. Mombasa Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti gave the order on Monday after he was arraigned before her to face charges of refusing to isolate himself upon arrival from an official trip to Germany on March 6. The prosecution sought to detain Saburi for 14 more days at Manyani prison pending completion of investigations. Investigators said they were concerned…

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SURVEY: 52 percent of Kenyans think the risk posed by COVID-19 has been overstated

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 658 total views,  27 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL,2020-A new Survey conducted by Infotrak  indicates that  52 percent of Kenyans think the risk posed by COVID-19 has been overstated, this being blamed on the existing knowledge gaps on the disease. “Knowledge gaps still exist on Covid-19. Majority of Kenyans; 52% still think that the threat of Covid-19 is exaggerated,” states the report. “While Kenyans seem to have high awareness on COVID 19 and how it can be contracted there are several issues that still need education and clarification from government.” Some…

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Jack Ma does it again:Donates ventilators, more testing kits to African countries

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 776 total views,  13 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL,2020-Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has made a second round of donations of protective and medical equipment to combat the coronavirus pandemic in African countries. Jack Ma says the second donation will include 500 ventilators, 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, 1 million swabs and extraction kits and 500,000 gloves. The equipment will be shipped to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa from where they will be distributed to the 54 African countries. “Our second donation to 54 countries in Africa is…

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Bronx zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus

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 1,102 total views,  209 views today BY AFP,6TH APRIL,2020-A tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for Covid-19, the institution said Sunday, and is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time. The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia along with her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions all developed dry coughs and are expected to fully recover, the Wildlife Conservation Society that runs the city’s zoos said in a statement. “We tested the cat out of an abundance of caution…

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If your kin dies of Corona Virus,you will have to burry them within 24 hours-Govt

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 2,432 total views,  18 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH APRIL,2020-The government on Sunday issued a directive on burials of victims of coronavirus who must be buried within 24 hours. Health Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said such burials will only be attended by close family members. “The burials are restricted to less than 15 close family members,” she told a news conference Sunday when she updated Kenya positive cases to 142 after 16 new confirmations. Kenya has so far lost four people to coronavirus, including Captain Daudi Kibati, the Kenya Airways…

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Govt confirms 16 more Covid-19 cases brings the total number to 142

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 2,286 total views,  14 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH APRIL,2020-The government on Sunday confirmed 16 more cases of corona virus .The announcement was made by Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi .This now brings the country’s total number to 138.   15 of these are Kenyans while one is a Nigerian national. Dr. Mwangangi further noted that out of the 16 new cases, 12 had been confirmed in Nairobi, three in Mombasa and one in Kilifi. The new cases include nine males and seven females and are all aged between 22 to 66 years. The…

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North Rift governors say no outsiders during Easter over Corona virus

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 2,179 total views,  26 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,5TH  APRIL,2020-North Rift residents working in Nairobi who wish to travel to the region will be forced to go on a 14-day quarantine in a designated facility. This follows a decision by governors from the region to bar outsiders from travelling there even during the Easter holiday. The eight governors under the North Rift Economic Bloc (Noreb) said all people from all the counties that have reported positive cases of the coronavirus must be quarantined in a county facility if they dare travel to…

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Kenyans unhappy with extension of quarantine period

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 3,312 total views,  6 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,4TH APRIL,2020-Kenyans and foreigners who have been in quarantine centres where positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed will now have to extend their stay by 14 days, the Ministry of Health has ordered. The directive from the acting Director-General for Health Patrick Amoth to the heads of directorates and all quarantine site in charge states that the extension was informed by the fact that some of those quarantined in the same the facility had tested positive and have since been transferred to the designated…

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CS Kagwe condoles the family of kenyan pilot Captain Daudi Kimuyu Kibati,he says he made the ultimate sacrifice

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 3,575 total views,  10 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,4TH APRIL,2020-Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Saturday sent a message of condolence to the family and friends of Captain Daudi Kimuyu Kibati who died after evacuating Kenyans from New York. According to the CS, the deceased took a major risk by operating KQ’s last flight from America, one of the most high-risk countries in the coronavirus pandemic. “Capt. Kibati flew Kenyans back home on Wednesday March 26 before the government banned international flights. He managed to evacuate many Kenyans and non-Kenyans back to our…

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The number of corona virus cases in kenya now stands at 126 after confirmation of 4 additional cases

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 3,523 total views,  4 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,4TH APRIL,2020-The government  has confirmed an additional 4 cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally to 126. The four were in a cluster of 372 people who were tested for the virus in the last 24 hours. Three of the four cases are Kenyans while the fourth patient is a Pakistani National who recently travelled to the country. One of the Kenyan patient from the cluster had travelled from Malawi while the other two contracted the virus locally. Addressing the press  on Saturday,…

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Manchester United players to give 30% of pay to NHS

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 1,244 total views,  208 views today BY REUTERS,3RD APRIL,2020-Manchester United players will donate 30% of their wages to local hospitals and health services in the first major coronavirus gesture from a full Premier League squad. The move was the idea of club captain Harry Maguire and was given full backing by the players, the Daily Mail reported on Friday. United are continuing to pay all matchday staff during the crisis and have not sought to use the government’s furlough scheme to help struggling companies protect jobs. The independent move by United players…

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Corona Virus:Court of Appeal delivers judgments via Skype

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 3,954 total views,  14 views today BY UPESI REPORTER ,NAIROBI,3RD APRIL,2020-The Court of Appeal has for the first time delivered decisions through video link enabled by Skype following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Kenya. The use of technology was adopted to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Court of Appeal Judge Hannah Okwengu, sitting in Nairobi, read the judgments and rulings for 18 criminal appeal matters. They were transmitted via video link to Kodiaga and Kibos Maximum Prisons where the appellants in criminal appeals are currently held. The Judge delivered 40…

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6yr-old boy dies from coronavirus as number of Kenyan cases rises to 122

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 3,827 total views,  12 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,3RD APRIL,2020-Kenya has confirmed 12 more cases of coronavirus bringing the total to 122.Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said they include 11 Kenyans and one Somali national.She further announced one more death from coronavirus: a six-year-old boy who had underlying conditions.The boy had been admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. “Medical staff who handled the boy have been quarantined,” she said on Friday. This brings the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Kenya to four. Dr. Mwangangi salso revealed that 300…

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Detectives arrests Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi for defying quarantine order

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 3,786 total views,  9 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,3RD APRIL,2020-Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi has been arrested moments after leaving the Coast General Hospital where he was under mandatory quarantine. Saburi was forced into quarantine after testing positive for the virus days after he returned from a trip to Berlin. Detectives had pitched camp outside the hospital for the better part of Friday morning waiting to pounce on him once he was discharged. A video of his arrest shared on Friday afternoon showed plain-clothed police officers donning face masks leading him out…

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KQ mourns pilot Daudi Kimuyu Kibati who died on Wednesday

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 711 total views,  10 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD APRIL,2020-Kenya Airways has announced the death of Captain Daudi Kimuyu Kibati which occurred on April 1, 2020. A statement from the national carrier said the deceased was a captain on the 787 Fleet in Operations Department. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Management and staff of Kenya Airways, we join the family of the late Captain Kibati in mourning their beloved one and pray that the Almighty God will strengthen them during this time of sorrow,” said Evelyne Munyoki, KQ’s Chief…

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Police apprehend a 19-Year-Old Gangster Who Raided Police Armoury In Kisumu

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 340 total views,  5 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,3RD APRIL 2020-Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers Thursday evening arrested a 19-year-old suspect in Kisumu who is believed to be behind the theft of three guns at Kibos Police Post in Muhoroni on March 28. A G3 rifle was recovered when police raided his Kanyakwar home in Kisumu West in the outskirts of the city. Last weekend, unknown number of thugs raided Kibos Police Post armoury and escaped with three guns and several rounds of ammunition. David Miniu, Muhoroni OCPD confirmed that the officer…

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Police arrest Two-time London marathon winner, MCA, 20 in bar drinking during curfew

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 514 total views,  11 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,3RD APRIL 2020-Kapchemutwa Ward MCA Ambrose Kiplagat popularly known as “Roho Juu” was on Thursday night arrested at a bar partying after curfew hours. Also arrested was Wilson Kipsang, a two-times London Marathon winner who was also at the popular bar in Iten. The two were among 20 other people who had locked themselves inside the bar past curfew hours. Police officers stormed the party and arrested the revellers who are currently cooling their heels at the Iten police station. County commissioner Ahmed Omar…

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Tala Launches Ksh 605 Million Rebuild Fund to help Kenyans cope with COVID-19 crisis

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 559 total views,  9 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,3RD APRIL 2020-Tala today announced the launch of the Ksh 605Million COVID-19 Rebuild Fund to bolster Kenyan businesses and communities. The Fund, which Tala plans to grow through additional funding and partnerships, will prioritize existing Tala customers as well as Tala businesses that provide essential services to their communities. Eligible customers will be invited to apply for the Fund’s first new product, a 0% fee, 6-month Community Support Loan of Ksh. 30,000, designed to support businesses that are helping Kenyans recover and rebuild. “We believe…

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Global coronavirus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

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 723 total views,  9 views today BY AFP,3RD APRIL 2020-The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world soared past one million on Thursday and deaths topped 50,000 as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported the highest daily death toll so far of any country. Despite more than half the planet imposing some form of lockdown, the virus claimed thousands more lives, with the US, Spain and Britain seeing the highest number of daily fatalities yet. WREAK HAVOK And it continued to wreak havoc on the global economy,…

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Coronavirus – Africa: WHO concerned as COVID-19 cases accelerate in Africa

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 2,072 total views,  32 views today BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), April 2, 2020/ — With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where COVID-19 cases were at first confined to Kinshasa, now a handful of cases have been reported in the easternmost regions of the country that were until recently in the grip of…

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Archbishop Muheria: Archbishop Ndingi was amazingly loving Father

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 1,765 total views,  6 views today BY KCCB TEAM,NAIROBI,2ND APRIL,2020-Nyeri  Archbishop Most Rev. Anthony Muheria has eulogized the Late Archbishop Emeritus Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki as a loving Bishop who instilled virtue of servant leadership among the clergy and the faithful through his service to God and humanity. “He was an amazingly loving father to all of us: to the priests and Christians at large,” he said. Archbishop Muheria recalls how the late Archbishop Emeritus Ndingi helped him to make a decision in becoming a priest at a time when his family…

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29 New cases of coronavirus confirmed in Kenya bringing the total at 110

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 1,614 total views,  7 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,2ND APRIL 2020-The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen by 29 bringing the total number in the country to 110. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Thursday that 28 Kenyans had tested positive for the new coronavirus. “Out of 662 samples, 29 people have tested positive for coronavirus. 28 of them are Kenyans and 1 is Congolese. The total number of those who have tested positive in Kenya is now at 110,” CS Kagwe said. In the last 24 hours, 662…

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All counties ordred to hire 5,000 skilled health workers within 7 days to combat coronavirus

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 307 total views,  9 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,2ND APRIL 2020-The  government through Ministry of Health has directed all county governors to hire 5,000 skilled health workers within the next 7 days to help battle the new coronavirus. All level 4,5 and 6 hospitals have also been directed to hire an additional 1,000 health workers with the rate of infection in the country set to grow worse in the coming weeks. “We have advertised these jobs, and we urge applicants to complete the process by Wednesday next week,” CS Kagwe said. At…

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Law to take its course on Kilifi DG Gideon Saburi after he recovers from coronavirus, for defying quarantine order

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 497 total views,  3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,2ND APRIL,2020-Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi has fully recovered from the new coronavirus, the Ministry of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed. Saburi has been under mandatory quarantine after testing positive for the virus days after he returned from a trip to Berlin. During a press conference on Thursday, CS Kagwe noted that however, the deputy governor would be arraigned in court for disregarding the directive to go into self-quarantine. The government had earlier ordered that any person entering the country from a destination…

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Govt orders Employers to release employees no later than 4pm

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 2,754 total views,  9 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,1ST  APRIL 2020-The government has ordered employers to release the non-critical or the non-essential services employees not later than 4pm daily. A gazettte notice by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior of Coordination of National Government Fred Matiang’i said the order was made in respect to the newly imposed 7pm to 5am curfew. President Uhuru Kenyatta imposed the countrywide curfew of between 7pm and 5am effective Friday, March 27 as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The only…

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COVID-19 Cases in Kenya now stands at 81 as 22 new more cases are confirmed

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 3,133 total views,  4 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,1ST APRIL,2020-Kenya recorded 22 additional coronavirus cases Wednesday, raising the national tally to 81. The newly confirmed cases announced by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe mark the highest increase in the number cases confirmed in a single day since Kenya registered the first case on March 13. The 22 include 18 Kenyans, 2 Pakistan and 2 Cameroon nationals, Kagwe said. “In the last 24 hours we have tested over 300 people out f which 22 tested positive, 13 are male and 11 are females,” he stated.…

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Two triumphant Kenyans speaks out after recovering from corona virus

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 2,846 total views,  2 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,1ST APRIL,2020-Two of Kenya’s coronavirus patients who recovered from the COVID-19 disease on Monday spoke to the public for the first time since leaving the Mbagathi District Hospital isolation centre. In a televised address, the two patients updated President Uhuru Kenyatta via a Skype link on their triumphant experience. Brenda Cherotich, a former Miss Tourism Kericho County and the first Kenyan patient believes she contracted the virus in London while returning to Kenya from the United States. She explained that she had read about…

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The timetable for coronavirus vaccine is 18 months. Experts say that’s risky

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 2,726 total views,  180 views today BY CNN,1ST APRIL,2020-Eighteen months might sound like a long time, but in vaccine years, it’s a blink. That’s the long end of the Trump administration’s time window for developing a coronavirus vaccine, and some leaders in the field say this is too fast — and could come at the expense of safety. The estimated time made headlines last month, when Trump remarked at a televised Cabinet Room meeting with pharmaceutical executives that a vaccine could be ready in “three to four months.” There, in front of…

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9 more corona virus cases confirmed bringing the total number 59 in kenya

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 696 total views,  3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST APRIL,2020-The ministry of health has confirmed nine more coronavirus  in the country raising the total to 59. The Ministry  Tuesday said 234 samples had been tested over the past 24 hours yielding the nine new cases. The Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangagi said a total of 508 traced contacts had been discharged with 1,160 others still placed under monitoring awaiting further tests to validate their status. “In the last 24 hours, 234 samples have been analyzed and nine people have tested…

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Thirdway Alliance petitions govt to suspend loans for 4-Month,, Rent Payments over Corona virus

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 2,382 total views,  3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST MARCH 2020-Thirdway Alliance party has petitioned the government seeking  to have it  establish a stimulus package that includes suspension of loan repayments and rent for a period of four months, so as to cushion cash-strained Kenyans against harsh economic times amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Ekuru Aukot-led party also wants the government to foot the bills of any Kenyan subjected to mandatory quarantine within the country. In a statement issued by Secretary General Fredrick Okango on Tuesday, the party also urged the government…

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Retired Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana A’Nzeki Is Dead

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 2,131 total views,  14 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,31ST MARCH,2020-Retired Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki  has died .According to Archbishop Antony Muheria of Nyeri Diocese,Ndingi passed on the clergy house in Nairobi on Tuesday night. The late Archbishop has  served in many capacities  and places  during his lifetime. He first served as  assistant priest at Makadara, Nairobi; Education Secretary-General of Catholic Bishops; Bishop of Machakos, later of Nakuru and finally the Archbishop of Nairobi. He entered the national limelight when he opposed the Kanu government’s directive that forced voters to queue or line…

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Uganda on total lockdown as Museveni orders shops closed, bans movement

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 2,084 total views,  4 views today BY BBC NEWS,31ST MARCH 2020-Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has announced a total lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. In a statement on Monday night, President Museveni faulted citizens for not following earlier measures that had been imposed. “I made directives in my previous communication and since then, we have been monitoring the situation. We have realized there are still windows through which COVID-19 can still spread. We, therefore, think there is less risk in maximum restriction for a limited time than gambling with the assumption…

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Set up Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund,Uhuru directs Treasury

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 2,713 total views,  10 views today BY  UPESI NEWS DESK,NAIROBI,30TH MARCH,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday  constituted a 10-member board to oversee the soon to be established Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund. The board will play a key role in fostering the national response to the pandemic. “To foster our national response to the Coronavirus pandemic, His Excellency the President has directed the National Treasury to set up the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund,” Statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena said in a statement. The board will be chaired by Jane Karuku and its members include acting…

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High Court declines to suspend nationwide curfew,directs IG to publish guidelines on the conduct of police during curfew within the next 48 hours

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 2,462 total views,  9 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH MARCH,2020-The High Court has declined to suspend the ongoing night curfew. However, Justice Weldon Korir on Monday ordered Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to publish guidelines on the conduct of police during curfew within the next 48 hours. The guidelines should be published in major daily newspapers of national circulation. Judge Korir has also prohibited the police from using excessive force during the curfew. He has directed the Law Society of Kenya to serve the petition to respondents. The case will be…

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CS Kagwe discourages Nairobi residents from traveling in the village to prevent further spread of Corona Virus

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 2,876 total views,  2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH MARCH 2020-The Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has asked  Nairobi residents against travelling upcountry over the new coronavirus. Speaking at Afya House on Monday afternoon, CS Kagwe said the coronavirus was now being spread by the community and not by visitors. He asked Nairobi residents to shelve all travel plans to the rural area until the situation is contained. CS Kagwe noted that according to the recent census, statistics say that Kenya’s elderly population resides in the rural areas. He gave…

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FKF elections standoff :Avoid FIFA ban, coaches implore

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 834 total views,  4 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH MARCH 2020-Coaches have warned against advocating for a FIFA ban in the wake of Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections standoff, advising such a move would be detrimental to the development of the sport in Kenya. The five who include three FIFA accredited instructors strongly differed with a section of stakeholders supporting a ban or anything that could prompt the world football governing body to crack the whip. Former AFC Leopards and Zoo FC coach Nick Yakhama says a FIFA ban will bring to…

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Kenya’s cases now stands at 50 after the confirmation of 8 new ones

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 672 total views,  5 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH MARCH,2020-Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Monday  announced 8 more cases of coronavirus cases in Kenya. Addressing the  Press  at  the ministry’s offices at afya  House, the CS said this now brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Kenya to 50. “The eight cases are spread out in Kitui (1), Nairobi (6) and Mombasa (1),” he said. According to CS Kagwe, 88 samples were tested from close contacts of the previous 42 confirmed cases and out of this number six were confirmed positive. One…

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20 schools in each county to be identified and equipped as health facilities by govt in case corona virus pandemic increases -DP Ruto

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 481 total views,  13 views today BY UPESI REPORTER, NAIROBI,30TH MARCH – The Ministry of Education is working with county governments to identify at least 20 boarding schools in each devolved unit which will be converted into makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 patients should cases recorded in the country increase. Deputy President William Ruto Monday said the boarding schools will be well equipped to be used as health facilities in case of a crisis. The directive will see the country have at least 900 schools used as isolation and treatment centres. “The government…

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Kenya Ferry Services introduce new operation schedules

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 365 total views,  3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,30TH MARCH,2020-Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) has implemented new schedules for passengers and motor vehicles at the Likoni crossing channel in Mombasa. According to a statement from KFS, ferry operation have been revised to comply with the Presidential directive on the control of the spread of Coronavirus and the daily curfew imposed by the government from 7pm to 5am. In the new arrangement, vehicle and human traffic will be ferried across the channel that connects Mombasa Island to the Mainland south separately and on fixed time…

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Legislature John Kiarie Commits To Self-Restraint After Questioning Over Alarmist Remarks On COVID-19

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 330 total views,  2 views today NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 – Dagoretti South legislature  John Kiarie Sunday said he will exercise restraint on matters regarding coronavirus after grilling by police on remarks he made on the spread of the virus in the country which Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe termed as alarmist. In a statement posted in his twitter handle, Kiarie said he responded to concerns by government on his social media post was construed to mean Kenya could have as many as 7,000 in quarantine with the risk of having contracted…

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