Four members of the presidential palace in Kenya have been infected with the coronavirus. According to a spokeswoman for State House, Kanze Dena, the workers were diagnosed with COVID-19 following an investigation on Thursday. The infected officers were admitted to the Kenyatta University referral Hospital.
At least 152 people were confirmed to have coronavirus in Kenya within the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 3,457 by Saturday. The cases were discovered after 3,403 samples were tested between Friday and Saturday, for a total of 112,171 samples tested in Kenya.
Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda, which are members of the East African Community, have united to mourn the Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, who died suddenly on Tuesday this week. Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced three days of mourning from Saturday to Monday, with all flags at half mast.
Tanzania has summoned US Ambassador Inmi Patterson in response to the recent travel advisory published by the embassy warning visitors about the high rate of coronavirus infection cases in the country. According to The Tanzanian Foreign Ministry, the information provided by the US embassy was false.
Kenya has reported 147 new infections and has increased the number of infected to 1,618. Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said all 147 patients confirmed to be infected are Kenyan citizens, and the youngest is a one-year-old. In addition, the number of deaths has also increased by three more people, to 58 people.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has declared that the fight against coronavirus has been won, and the country should return back to normalcy if the number of infectious continues to remain low. The president has prevented the closure of places of worship during the epidemic and claimed that the virus cannot survive in the church.
Kiambu Governor Dr. James Nyoro said Kiambu residents will be tested for Covid-19 following two people being diagnosed with the disease in Makonge, Thika. He made this clear on Saturday, following a Friday announcement from the Ministry of Health. Assistant Minister of Health Dr. Rashid Aman announced Friday that Thika, in Kiambu County, has been a “host” of Covid-19.
Fifty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Kenya on Sunday, the highest daily total since the first case was discovered on March 13. In a statement sent to the media on Sunday evening, the government said the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya was 887.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced plans to reopen the economy soon. Going by his statement, all sporting activities will soon be allowed to resume. In his view, sports are essential because they provide entertainment. He has also said that relevant ministries have been directed not to quarantine tourists arriving into the nation.
Two Tanzanian citizens have been banned from entering Kenya on the Isibania border after being found infected with the coronavirus, according to the country’s health ministry. The government would also visit the Namanga border to determine what strategies would be put in place to prevent transmission from Tanzania.
The number of coronavirus patients in Kenya has increased to 672 after 23 new patients were diagnosed with the virus within a 24-hour period. During a press conference on Sunday, Kenya’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rashid Aman, said that the number of virus survivors reached 239 after 32 other patients recovered from the virus.
Nigeria began loosening restrictions Monday on staying in the capital, Abuja, and the largest city, Lagos, in an effort to reduce the impact on Africa’s largest economy. The government said restoring economic activity was the first phase of the six-week process. It added that the situation will be re-evaluated within the next two weeks, and if the situation is calm, the action of lockdown will be eliminated altogether.
Kenya has recorded 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, its highest number of daily cases in a month. The country’s first case was announced on March 12. Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary to the Minister of Health, made the announcement. She said the men had been diagnosed with COVID-19 following a review of 1,195 samples in a 24-hour period.
A second wave of locusts is expected to cause severe damage in Eastern Africa, two months after a group of dangerous pests invaded the region shortly before the outbreak of the coronavirus. ”It seems that those who escaped COVID-19 will face locusts,” said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and former Nigerian Agriculture Minister.
Another 17 patients have been confirmed to have a coronavirus in Kenya, increasing the number of people with the disease to 320. The Ministry of Health announced the infections, adding that all patients were Kenyan citizens. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, said Mombasa County has 12 new patients, with Nairobi County following with five.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health has announced an increase of 15 new coronavirus patients, bringing the total number of infected in the country to 296. Of these, 11 patients are Kenyan citizens and four are foreign nationals. They were among the 545 people tested for Coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
The number of people infected with coronavirus in Kenya has risen to 281 after 11 new cases were confirmed on Monday. Five of those 11 patients are women and 6 are men. All patients are aged between 11 and 80 years. Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said seven new patients had been reported in Mombasa, on the Kenyan coast, while four were from Nairobi.
Police officers in Kenya are setting a bad example for being in front of violating regulations set by the Ministry of Health to prevent coronavirus infections. Over the course of three weeks, more than 30 officers have been arrested for violating the law, using excessive force, and receiving bribes in compliance with government orders, including a night lockdown rule.
Nairobi’s low-income earners will receive weekly financial support from the central government, assisting them as they suffer from the effects of the coronavirus crisis. Thousands of citizens are struggling to work for their daily life due to strict anti-coronavirus conditions, such as prohibitions, curfew, and travel restrictions.
The number of people in Kenya infected with coronaviruses reached 234, after nine other patients were announced on Thursday. Addressing the nation, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that 704 people were evaluated during the hour. In addition, the president said that 53 people had survived.
Police in Kenya began arresting people walking without masks on Tuesday after Inspector General Hillary Mutanzai said the grace period had expired. Mr. Muntazai issued the order a few days after the terms were published in the official Government Gazette. According to Mr. Mutanzai, Kenyans were given enough time to practice walking with face masks whenever they stepped outside their homes, so there was no reason to relax the requirement.
Prof. Ken Walibora, a well-known Kenyan linguist, author, and journalist, died Friday after being hit by a Double M bus on Landhies Road on Friday. He was 56. His body was kept at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). His death is a major blow to the literary industry and to the defendants of the Swahili language.
The Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, has announced eight new cases of Coronavirus in Kenya. Dr. Mwangangi says five of the patients are Kenyan citizens and three are foreign nationals. The patients have a history of travel to Zambia, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Comoros and Pakistan.
Residents in different parts of the Kenyan coast have begun using herbal medicines in the hope that they will protect them from coronavirus. These were revealed a few days after another rumor swept the coast and excited many that sugar-free tea is protection against coronavirus.
Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has announced that fifteen patients who were suffering from the coronavirus in Kenya have recovered within the past 24 hours. This number is the largest reported so far, and thus reaches a total number of 40 people. However, eleven other people have been diagnosed with the virus in the country, and have increased the number of infections to 208 people.
Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, announced new restrictions today in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus. As of tonight, local time, all entries and exits from the country’s two largest cities are banned. “The cessation of movement within the Nairobi metropolitan area shall be for an initial containment period of 21 days with effect from 7 p.m. Monday the 6th of April 2020, that is today,” Kenyatta said in a televised address to the nation.
The number of coronavirus patients (COVID-19) in Kenya has reached 110, after 29 others were confirmed to have it within the last 24 hours. Speaking at a press conference in Nairobi, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said that two other people had lost their lives due to the virus.
Kenya has reported 22 new cases of coronavirus, thus putting Kenya at 81. Speaking to the media, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said there was good news, however. Three patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far, Kagwe said. He added that 13 patients were male and nine were female. The patients include 18 Kenyans, 2 Pakistani citizens, and 2 Cameroonians.
According to Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe, four additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kenya, bringing the total to 42. The first case was reported on March 13. The cases include one Kenyan, one Cameroonian, one American, and one Burkinese. Commenting on the coronavirus epidemic. Mr. Kagwe has urged all Kenyans to work together to prevent coronavirus infections, rather than leaving the burden to the government alone.
A nationwide curfew begins Friday night in Kenya, beginning from 7 PM local time and lasting until 5 AM. Only essential service personnel will be allowed to go out during the mentioned hours. The move aims to prevent Kenyans from interacting in groups at night to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Kenya Airways (KQ) has issued free tickets to Kenyans who want to travel from New York City to Nairobi the day before the government begins enforcing the ban on foreign airlines. In a message on its Twitter account, the agency has confirmed that all Kenyans will be screened for coronavirus infection upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi.
Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe announced nine new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, with the number of infected reaching 25. Kagwe said that among the new cases, seven were Kenyans while the other two were foreigners. He also accused Kenyans of exercising poor discipline, a behavior that is a blow in efforts to combat coronavirus infections.
The Kenyan government has issued a directive disallowing all passenger flights. This is in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. According to a statement, issued by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, the rule will come into effect on Wednesday. Cargo aircraft will, however, be allowed, and all crew-members are expected to adhere to strict precautionary guidelines.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday led Kenyans to a national prayer held at the Presidential Palace in Nairobi. In addition, the plea for repentance is aimed at praying for the country and the world at large, following the catastrophic disaster of Covid-19, and which has shaken the whole world.
Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has announced that eight more people have been confirmed to have coronavirus infections in the country. The increase is 15 times the number of people previously infected with the virus. The infected are five Kenyans and three foreign nationals aged between 20 to 57 years.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health said the results of eight tests in the last 24 hours have shown no new cases of infection in the country. That means the number of Covid-19 infections in the country remains seven. Addressing journalists in Nairobi, the minister Mutahi Kagwe said that by Thursday, the eight people whose samples were taken for testing were currently undergoing procedures to be allowed to leave the hospital.
Some churches and mosques in Kenya have announced a moratorium on worship and other activities to protect believers from Coronavirus infection. Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit announced the termination of all church services including Sunday services, wedding ceremonies, and funerals.
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has succeeded in killing 12 al-Shabaab suspects Thursday and holding one alive in the Nginda area, between Korisa and Baroni, in Boni forest, Lamu County. In a message to the press, David Chesire, commander of Operation Linda Boni, said three AK47 rifles, seven used rifles, and more than 1,000 rifles were recovered.
The situation in Somalia is very worrying. This is the assessment of Dominic Begone, a United Nations expert on food and agricultural economics. The political crisis in Somalia has worsened the situation. Much of the agricultural land in Somalia has been destroyed by locusts.
Kenya’s former President, Daniel arap Moi, died Tuesday at the age of 95. The former head of state had been hospitalized for about a month. The information was released by the Republic’s presidency. Mr. Moi ruled the country with an iron fist for a record 24 years.
Kenya is mourning the death of an icon, former president Daniel Arap Moi. The former head of state, who is set to be given a state burial, died Tuesday morning at around 5:30 AM in Nairobi Hospital. He ruled the country for 24 years, between 1978 and 2002, and he was vibrant and healthy. The former teacher, who later became the country’s longest-serving president, transformed the political landscape with his iron-fisted rule.
At least fourteen pupils have died and several others were injured after a stampede in a school in Kakamega County in Kenya. The tragedy took place on Monday evening on the third floor of a five-storey building. Western Regional Commander, Peris Kimani, confirmed the incident, saying that twenty of those injured were treated at the county’s referral hospital and discharged. Responders, including police and Red Cross Society personnel, went to the school to offer emergency services.
Four people were killed and ten others injured when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia’s parliament in the capital Mogadishu, police have said. “Explosives were packed in a vehicle which the security forces think was trying to pass through the checkpoint but because he could not do that, the suicide bomber detonated it,” said a police officer, Adan Abdullahi. “Initial reports we have received indicate four people were killed and more than ten others wounded in the blast,” he added.
Security was heightened in Kenya after an attack by al-Shabaab at a military base in Lamu that is usually used by US and Kenyan military personnel. A US military service member and two US contractors were killed in the attack. Two other Department of Defense personnel were injured is Sunday’s attack on Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu County. “The wounded Americans are in stable condition and being evacuated,” African Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement.