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Corona Virus updates:National Assembly is in the process of having More than 50 MPs, parliamentary staff tested for coronavirus

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111 total views, 111 views today BY UPESI REPOTER,NAIROBI,30TH MARCH,2020-The National Assembly has submitted to the Ministry of Health a list of MPs and parliamentary staff it wants tested for Covid-19, as the country scales up efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic. According to Nairobi news Over 50 legislators and parliamentary staff may have interacted with Rabai MP Kamoti Mwamkale, who recently tested positive for the virus. The two-term MP is said to have contracted the disease after coming into contact with Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi during the March…

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Spain’s coronavirus death toll rises by 838 overnight to 6,528

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55 total views, 55 views today BY REUTERS ,30TH MARCH,2020-Spain awoke to its third week under near-total lockdown on Sunday, as the government met to approve a strengthening of measures and the coronavirus death toll rose by a record 838 cases overnight to 6,528. Second only to Italy in fatalities, Spain also saw infections rise to 78,797 from 72,248 the day before. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, in a televised address to the nation on Saturday night, announced that all non-essential workers must stay at home for two weeks, the latest government measure…

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Dagoretti South MP John Kiarie fake ‘7,000 Kenyans in quarantine’ tweet is totally in bad faith-CS Kagwe

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2,404 total views, 1,177 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,29TH MARCH,2020-The Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has told off Kenyan politicians who are using the coronavirus pandemic to gain political mileage. During a press conference at the Harambee House, CS Kagwe said that it is immoral for leaders to spread lies about the pandemic with the aim of painting the government in negative light. “It is not true, why would you wish as a leader that 7,000 Kenyans be in quarantine? For what gain? Saying that the government is hiding information,…

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Cases of Corona virus infections in Kenya rises to 42 after Health ministry confirms 4 more cases

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2,589 total views, 1,175 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH MARCH,2020-The number of corona virus infections in Kenya has now risen to 42 after Health CS Mutahi Kagwe  announced four more cases on Sunday. Addressing the press ,the CS said one of them is a Kenyan and the other three are foreigners from the United States of America, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. “In the last 24 hours, a total of 69 samples from suspected cases of coronavirus have been analyzed in our various laboratories: out of those we have received confirmation that 4…

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A church pastor Arrested For Violating Directive Banning Congregational Worship in Nyeri

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2,530 total views, 1,082 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYERI, Kenya, Mar 29 – Police in Nyeri Sunday arrested a Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) church minister after he was found in church holding prayers with more than ten congregants contravening an order by the government barring churches from convening gatherings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The church minister, Bishop Wachira Karani, was arrested by a contingent of police officers from Nyeri Police Station at 11am following tip off by members of public that Sunday prayers were ongoing at the church located at…

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German Minister Commits Suicide After ‘Virus Crisis Worries’

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781 total views, 220 views today BY AFP,Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Mar 29 – Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide. “We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Bouffier said in a recorded statement. Hesse…

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Governor Joho sets up New rules for Likoni ferry use after curfew chaos

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2,991 total views, 9 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,28TH MARCH,2020-Mombasa governor Hasan Joho has set up  new rules to be followed by all Ferry users just a day after  it almost turned out tragic for hundreds of Ferry users at the likoni channel. Police were captured on Camera beating up people as they alighted from the Ferry hours before the set time for enforcing the Corona curfew .In the new rules released by the governor,Vehicles will only cross the Likoni channel between 11am and 3pm to allow the smooth flow of pedestrians,…

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India needs at least 38 million masks to fight coronavirus-agency document

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640 total views, 146 views today BY REUTERS,28TH MARCH,2020-India needs at least 38 million masks and 6.2 million pieces of personal protective equipment as it confronts the spread of coronavirus, and has approached hundreds of companies to secure supplies quickly, according to a report by the country’s investment agency seen by Reuters. As cases of the illness have risen, so has demand for protective equipment and masks, as well as complaints from healthcare workers about shortages. In a four-page internal document dated March 27, the Invest India agency detailed efforts to find…

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IPOA: Following orders is no excuse for unlawful use of force

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3,112 total views, 6 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,28TH MARCH,2020-The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) Saturday advised the general public to observe the curfew hours provided in the notice vide Government Gazette Notice of 26 March 2020. IPOA further asked employers to be compassionate and revise hours of operation to allow their employees enough time for them to commute to their homes well before the curfew deadline sets in. The curfew, which started Friday evening, brought a lot of chaos and confusion as most commuters were unable to beat the curfew time…

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Kenyan catholic bishops condemn police brutality mated on civilians while enforcing curfew

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3,080 total views, 13 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH MARCH,2020-The catholic bishops have condemned police brutality mated on civilians since Friday when the current corona virus curfew  begun being enforced.In a statement sent to the press,the bishops through catholic justice and peace commission,the bishops have urged the police to refrain from assaulting civilians while enforcing the law during this time and instead ask Kenyans to stick to the time frame declared.”We however observed with disbelief, media reports of security officers’ brutality and harassment on members of the public in the enforcement of…

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You must be firm but considerate while enforcing curfew,DP Ruto urges police

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515 total views, 16 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,28TH MARCH,2020-Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday  urged police officers enforcing the 7pm to 5am curfew to execute their duties in a firm manner. DP Ruto, breaking his silence on the matter, however appealed to the men and women in blue to proceed with restraint and civility. He defended the curfew previously announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta saying it was meant to reduce movement in the country so as to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in its tracks. The DP also urged…

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Kenya’s coronavirus cases rise to 38 as 7 more test positive

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289 total views, 4 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH MARCH 2020-The number of people in Kenya who have tested positive for the Covid-19 disease has risen to 38, the Ministry of Health said Saturday. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said seven more people had tested positive for the new coronavirus following analysis of 81 suspected cases in the last 24 hours. They are four Kenyans, two Congolese and a Chinese citizen. Three of them are female and four male. “Out of the seven, four had a history of traveling from countries with…

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Chaotic secenes mark the begining of a countrywide curfew as police beat up people in Mombasa

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3,844 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,27TH MARCH,2020-Chaotic scenes were witnessed in various parts of the country on Friday evening as the countrywide curfew announced by president Kenyatta kicked off.In Mombasa things were even worse as  Police officers in Mombasa were  caught on camera brutalizing members of the public hours before the 7pm–5am declared by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus came to effect. Videos capturing the chaotic scenes showed police officers clad in anti-riot gear lobbing teargas canisters near the Likoni ferry channel at around 5pm, as…

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You will not be spared but arrested if found outside during curfew-IG Mutyambai

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3,769 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH MARCH,2020-Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has now warned that those found outside their homes within the stipulated 7pm-5am curfew period will be dealt with according to the law. Mutyambai spoke during a press conference held at Afya House on Friday evening where it was announced that there were no new positive coronavirus cases in Kenya. The IG also said only those included within the list of essential providers will be allowed to move during curfew, adding that they will however be required to provide…

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Tuskys ready to serve during operational period

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4,657 total views, 73 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,27TH MARCH,2020-.Retail solutions provider Tusker Mattresses has confirmed its operations readiness to comply with the presidential curfew order commencing this evening. Following the National Security Council sanctioning and issuance of the Public Order Number 1 on the Coronavirus Pandemic, the retailer, has made significant adjustments to its staffing, logistics and supply chain operations to facilitate the smooth running of Tuskys Supermarkets across the country. According to Tusker Mattresses Group CEO Dan Githua, the firm has adjusted its staffing, supply and restocking schedules for essential products…

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says the number on Corona virus cases confirmed remains at 31

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1,314 total views, 9 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,27TH MARCH,2020-Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says 156 samples taken for testing in the past 24 hours have come back negative for coronavirus, hence the number of confirmed cases remains 31. Nairobi is leading in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases with a total of 21 cases. It is followed by Kilifi with six while Kajiado and Kwale each have one confirmed case. Of the 31 cases, 19 are male 12 are female. One patient died on Thursday while another was discharged after recovery.

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UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

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2,247 total views, 125 views today BY BBC NEWS,27TH MARCH,2020- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.The BBC, citing Number 10, reports that the Conservatives leader is experiencing mild symptoms, including fever. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Mr Johnson tweeted on Friday. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus”. The PM was tested at his office by National Health Service (NHS) staff, on the recommendation of…

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KPA managing Director Daniel Manduku calls it quits.

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1,725 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH MARCH 2020-Daniel Manduku resigns as KPA managing director. He was arrested early March over corruption related charges on a dubious tender award.more details  to fol low…..Manduku announced his resignation on Friday, through a letter to the board. “I do hereby tender my resignation, which I hope you will accept, effective 1st June 2020. I am immediately proceeding on terminal leave until then,” he said in the letter dated March 27. Manduku, who is under investigation for corruption was earlier this month arrested…

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South Africa begins ‘unprecedented’ military-patrolled lockdown

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2,262 total views, 16 views today BY AFP,27TH MARCH,2020-South Africa came under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown on Friday, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent. Some 57 million people are to be restricted to their homes during South Africa’s three-week total lockdown which began at midnight. Kenya, Rwanda and Mali are some of the African countries that have imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has been confirmed to have infected 3,203 people and…

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All set for Dusk To Dawn Curfew Starting Friday in an effort aimed at Combating Covid-19

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2,983 total views, 4 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH MARCH,2020-Kenyans are ready for the  Dusk-to-Dawn State Curfew declared by President Uhuru Kenyatta  starting this  Friday. The order was gazetted on Thursday by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, with a stern warning against any form of gatherings or movement across the country from 7pm to 5am. The move is aimed at limiting movement, as the government combats coronavirus which has so far infected 31 people. President Kenyatta, while declaring the curfew, said it was informed by the need to mitigate the spread of…

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Kenya records First Coronavirus Death

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2,341 total views, 2 views today BY UPESI REPOTER,NAIROBI,26TH MARCH,2020-Kenya has recorded the first death from coronavirus–a 66-year-old man who arrived in the country from South Africa, via Swaziland. The announcement was made Thursday night by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, hours after his office announced an additional 3 positive cases raising the total number of infected people in the country to 31. “The man who was suffering from Diabetes had arrived in the country on March 13, 2020 from South Africa via Swaziland,” he said in a statement. He died at…

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Red flag raised over Kilifi county as the county emerges as a hotspot in the country’s corona cases

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2,327 total views, 5 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,26TH MARCH,2020-The government has  raised a red flag on Kilifi County over the alarming rate of corona virus in the county which it says is emerging as a hot spot for the deadly  (COVID-19) virus. As of Thursday, March 26, the number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya stood at 31 with the patients spreading out in five counties; Nairobi, Kajiado, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale. However, Ministry of Health, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Mercy Mwangangi on Thursday said medical teams in the country are in consultation…

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All 47 Governors, their deputies to take 30% pay cut in support of war on Corona Virus

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617 total views, 7 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH MARCH,2020-Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya has announced that all the 47 County Governors and their deputies will take a voluntary pay cut of 30 percent to financially support the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. In a press briefing on Thursday, Oparanya said County Executive Committee members will also take a salary cut of 20 percent while County Chief Officers and their counterparts under job Group S will offer 15 percent to combat the coronavirus. At the same time,…

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Coronavirus cases in Kenya rise to 31, 906 close contacts Being monitored

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292 total views, 4 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH MARCH,2020-The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to 31 after three more patients tested positive for COVID-19. In a press briefing on Thursday, Ministry of Health, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said the three new cases are all Kenyan women aged between 30 and 61 years. Dr. Mwangangi noted that two of the three patients are from Kilifi County while the other is from Nairobi, adding that they are close contacts of patients who have already tested positive. “The new patients have…

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War on corona virus:Babu Owino writes to Speaker Muturi pledging half his salary to support the fight

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267 total views, 9 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH MARCH,2020-Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino on Thursday  wrote  to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi seeking to effect a donation of half his salary towards the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Mr. Owino now joins a list of leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta who have since taken voluntary pay cuts to free up funds to help in combating the pandemic. “COVID-19 is now a reality that we must face head on. As leaders, we must all…

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KRU welcomes the decision of the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to postpone the games to 2021.

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1,572 total views, 105 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,25TH MARCH,2020– The Kenya Rugby Union has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to postpone the games to 2021. With the current status of the world right now and the unprecedented spread of COVID-19, this is the right direction taken by the IOC. The resulting scenario is difficult as both our men’s and women’s teams had qualified in good time and were well into their preparations for the event.  We will however have to reshape our calendars…

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War on corona virus:President Kenyatta, DP Ruto to take 80% pay cuts

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2,800 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH MARCH,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has now announced that senior ranking officials of the Executive arm of government have agreed to take voluntary pay cuts in order to free up funds towards the fight against the novel coronavirus. Speaking on Wednesday at State House in Nairobi, President Kenyatta stated that himself alongside Deputy President William Ruto would have their salaries slashed by 80%. The Head of State added that Cabinet Secretaries and their Chief Administrative Secretaries would take 30% pay cuts. He further stated that…

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Omtatah asks court to suspend RBA contributions over coronavirus

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2,769 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,25TH MARCH,2020-Activist Okiya Omtatah has filed an urgent petition seeking to have the court suspend a notice from the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) requiring members to file returns and remit their contributions. RBA early this month warned pensioners against failure to remit member contributions and file returns in accordance with the law, adding that those found not doing so will have their licences revoked. Omtatah, in the petition, termed this as impossible with the ongoing restrictions and social distancing orders in accordance with…

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Uhuru orders cuts to PAYE, VAT for those earning up to Ksh.24K a month

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2,731 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH MARCH,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the National Treasury to move to Parliament and implement a raft of changes including relief on employee tax and value added tax (VAT) as the government delivers its stimulus package to the economy. “In recognition of the extra-ordinary nature of this global tragedy and its enormous local effects, and conscious of the solemn duty of the Government to guarantee the enjoyment of social, civil and economic rights; my Administration has made and will continue to make targeted state…

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Good news as a patient recovers from coronavirus in Kenya as 3 new cases recorded, total rises to 28

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305 total views, 8 views today BY JOAN WANJIUKU,NAIROBI,25TH MARCH,2020-Kenya has recorded the first recovery from the COVID-19 infection. Making the announcement on Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the patient had fully recovered from the infection, terming it as the clearest indication that the country would defeat the pandemic. “…more importantly we have registered our first patient who has fully recovered from this virus. This fellow Kenyans is a clear indication that we can and indeed will defeat this virus,” said President Kenyatta. He, however, revealed that three more patients had tested…

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Britain’s Prince Charles, 71, tests positive for coronavirus

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1,878 total views, 3 views today BY CNN,25TH MARCH,2020-Prince Charles, the Queen’s son and the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating in Scotland. Here’s the statement from Clarence House: “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.  “The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and…

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TIFA RESEARCH :76pc Of Kenyans Practicing Handwashing In Light Of COVID-19 Threat

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1,042 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU ,NAIROBI,25TH MARCH,2020-Majority of Kenyans are adhering to regulations issued by the Ministry of Health, including frequent and thorough handwashing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a new survey by Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) has revealed. The study conducted with a sample size of 1,000 respondents revealed that 76 per cent of Kenyans are frequently washing their hands with water and soap in a bid to keep the virus at bay. The research published Wednesday however revealed that 18 per cent of…

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Countering Corona virus spread:People with flu signs barred from Mombasa ferries

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1,213 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH MARCH,2020-People with flu-like symptoms will no longer be allowed to board ferries at the Likoni crossing in Mombasa, the government has announced as it grapples to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the region. According to the Daily Nation,the Mombasa County emergency response committee on Covid-19, led by Mr Gilbert Kitiyo (chairman) and Governor Hassan Joho, said in a signed statement that anyone with flu-like symptoms should not board the ferries. Instead, the individuals have been directed to seek health services…

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Suspect behind Ksh72M Nairobi West ATM heist gunned down

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377 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH MARCH 2020-Police have gunned down a man believed to have masterminded last year’s Sh72 million Nairobi West ATM heist that saw several police officers and a KDF soldier arrested. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said Wycliffe Vincent Oduor was gunned down on Tuesday evening during a fierce shootout at Kayole junction in Nairobi. In a statement, the DCI said that police officers confronted a gang of three robbery with violence suspect after distress calls from the public. “Armed with pistols and riding…

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Trump Declares Coronavirus Fight Close To End, But Cases Rise

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1,010 total views, 3 views today BY AFP,Washington, United States, Mar 24 – President Donald Trump declared the beginning of the end of the coronavirus crisis in the United States on Tuesday and called for a quick end to social distancing, even as New York’s governor compared the growing pandemic to a “bullet train.” Trump, who is keen to get his reelection campaign back on track, said that social distancing has caused too much pain to the US economy, prompting Congress to debate a historic rescue package. “Our country — it’s not…

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Kenya’s coronavirus cases now stands at 25-Health ministry

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1,539 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH MARCH,2020-The ministry of health has confirmed 8 more cases of coronavirus in Kenya bringing the total number  to 25. Addressing the press  Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 82 samples were tested and received of the nine people who have tested positive. These cases are spread out in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties.Out of the nine cases, seven are Kenyans while two are foreigners. Of the seven, three have contracted it from other confirmed cases while the four from other countries. “They…

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Billionaire Jack Ma’s Donation To Support Efforts To Combat Coronavirus Arrives In Kenya

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1,573 total views, 9 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,24TH MARCH,2020-100,000 face masks, 20,000 coronavirus test kits and protective suits donated by Chinese tycoon Jack Ma  to help in the fight against the global pandemic have arrived in Kenya. The Ministry of Health confirmed the arrival of the consignment through a post on its twitter handle. Acting Director General for Public Health Patrick Amoth who was among officials who received the supplies said the donation will go a long way in helping prevent the spread of the virus. Ma made the donation of…

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Court Officials Ordered To Work From Home As Judiciary Evaluates COVID-19 Risk

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1,427 total views, 1 views today  BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,24TH MARCH,2020-Employees of the Judiciary were Tuesday directed to work from their respective homes until further advised, in measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi, in a memo dispatched to the staff of the third arm of government dated Monday, March 23, said all work-related matters will be processed virtually. The memo copied to the Supreme Court, Appeals Court, The High Court and Officers advised heads of departments to embrace case management through technology under the circumstances. Amadi said…

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Govt considers a lockdown as an option over Corona Virus spread but taxes will have to paid

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1,270 total views, 7 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,24TH MARCH,2020-Government spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna says the country could be sent on a lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus, but lifting of taxes to cushion Kenyans from the economic impact of the pandemic is out of the question. Responding to calls from a section of Kenyans urging the government to declare a lockdown, Oguna said enforcing a stay-at-home order “is something that is always on the table but we don’t want to get there.” The government spokesperson noted that the only…

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South African President announces three-week lockdown over coronavirus

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1,275 total views, 8 views today BY RUETERS,24TH MARCH,2020-South Africa will enforce a three-week lockdown over coronavirus, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday. In a televised address to the nation, Ramaphosa said the 21-day lockdown will begin at midnight Thursday and he called on the country to “urgently and dramatically” escalate its response. “Immediate, swift and extraordinary action is required if we are to avoid human costs of this virus,” said Ramaphosa, adding that if the nation failed to act swiftly, it could face “a human catastrophe of enormous proportions.” In the week…

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Britain orders lockdown to slow down coronavirus spread

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1,977 total views, no views today BY AFP,24TH MARCH,2020-Britain ordered a three-week lockdown on Monday in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus as world health officials warned that the pandemic was “accelerating” around the globe. As the country joined other nations in imposing strict stay-at-home orders, the number of virus deaths worldwide surged past 16,500 and the number of confirmed cases surpassed 378,000. The death toll in New York City neared 100, sparking growing concern over the spread of the virus in the largest US metropolis, home to some…

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Call for calm as Uganda coronavirus cases rise to nine

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595 total views, 5 views today BY DAILY MONITOR,KAMPALA,24TH MARCH,2020-Uganda has confirmed eight new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total to nine. Speaking to journalists in Kampala on Monday night, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng urged Ugandans to stay calm and maintain hygiene after confirming the new cases. “All the eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, UAE; two on March 20 and six on March 22, 2020 aboard the Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines flights. This brings the total number of Covid-19 confirmed cases in the…

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one more corona virus case confirmed in Kenya

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4,127 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD MARCH,2020-One more coronavirus case has been confirmed in Kenya raising the number of positive cases in the country to 16 people.Health CS Mutahi Kagwe who  confirmed the latest case on Monday evening  said that they have already traced 626 people who came into contact with those who tested positive for coronavirus. “We have released 96 people,” he said. Kagwe further appealed to the matatu industry to reduce fares. “I want to make an appeal not to increase fares to our commuters. by…

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I didn’t meet Kilifi Deputy Governor who is quarantined over coronavirus,Says ODM leader Raila Odinga

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4,044 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD MARCH,2020– Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has denied meeting Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi who is suspected to have contracted the coronavirus. In a press statement issued by his spokesman Dennis Onyango on Monday, Mr. Odinga admitted to making a low-key trip to the Coast mid last week, but termed reports claiming he met with Mr. Saburi as lies and malice. The ODM leader says he only met Mombasa Deputy Governor Dr. William Kingi and spent the rest of the…

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A priest who led mass, burial in Siaya tests positive for coronavirus, Gov’t tracing contacts

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4,062 total views, 9 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD MARCH,2020-The government is now tracing people who interacted with a Rome-based Catholic priest who led mass during a burial in Ugunja, Siaya County, on March 14, 2020. This after it emerged that the priest, since identified as Father Richard Onyango Oduor, is among the eight people who tested positive for the coronavirus as announced by the government on Sunday. Confirming the incident, Siaya County Commissioner Michael Ole Tialal said Fr. Oduor — who hails from Ambira — returned to the country on March…

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Here are all the hoteline Numbers to respond to COVID-19 across the counties

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1,065 total views, 4 views today BY CAROL MBOYA,23RD MARCH 2020-The need to pass information which is critical in this time when the country is battling the Corona virus pandemic is crucial.We have managed to obtain some of the most important hotline numbers  across the counties which you can call for help at any given time. COUNTY HOTLINE 1. BARINGO 0793975045/0750684644 2. BOMET 0754166677 3. BUNGOMA 0755838835/0726323112 4. BUSIA 0722434282 5. ELGEYO MARAKWET 0740800530 6. EMBU 0769167832/0682331056 7. GARISSA 0111207207/0110040836/0110040708 8. HOMABAY 0725902835 9. ISIOLO 0790635442/0738455948 10. KAJIADO 0745748891/0789336316/0758751986 11. KAKAMEGA 0720295739/0741933493…

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you will be dealt with severely if you flout coronavirus prevention guidelines,president Uhuru warns

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870 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD MARCH,2020-Kenyans have been warned of  severe action against violating Ministry of Health guidelines on coronavirus prevention.The warning was issued by president Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday. Speaking at Statehouse Nairobi the Head of State called on Kenyans to follow the directive given by the health ministry saying everyone has a responsibility to stop the spread of the virus in the country, Kenya having confirmed fifteen cases so far. “At this point, I cannot fail to emphasize the need for everyone of as to…

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Coronavirus: Harvey Weinstein tests positive

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717 total views, 7 views today BY BBC NEWS,23RD MARCH,2020-Former Hollywood producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus while in prison. He is now in isolation, according to Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association. Weinstein was found guilty of rape and sexual assault last month and sentenced to 23 years in prison. His lawyers have vowed to appeal against his conviction. Weinstein is being held at Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo in upstate New York. Two prisoners at the…

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Robert Alai released on bail after denying false claims about coronavirus deaths in Mombasa charges

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1,017 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD MARCH,2020-Blogger Robert Alai was on Monday morning arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts for posting a tweet claiming that the government was hiding information about coronavirus related deaths in Mombasa. Alai was arrested on Friday after the alarming tweet that came on the backdrop of a stern warning from the government cautioning the public against spreading unverified and misleading information on COVID-19. Appearing before Magistrate Muema Ndungi, the blogger was charged with publication of false information contrary to Section 23 of the…

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Corona virus cases in Kenya now stands at 15 as Health ministry confirm 8 news cases

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4,561 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MARCH,2020-The ministry of health has confirmed  has eight new cases of Covid-19.The announcement was made by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday.This brings the total cases confirmed to 15. “All the eight came through JKIA between March 4 and 17. They have been isolated at various facilities,” he said on Sunday. Five are Kenyans, three are foreigners – two French and one Mexican. “We are tracing 363 passengers who have come into contact with them,” Kagwe added. “We have an additional three…

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