In helping fight the Coronavirus pandemic, the international humanitarian organization, UNICEF, has embarked on distributing disinfectants and installing hand-washing facilities in many schools across Kenya. The organization is also partnering with the nation’s Ministry of Education in a ‘Back to School’ campaign.
The court of Judgment on Corruption Cases Tuesday was saddened by the behavior of some leaders in involving their families in corruption and looting of public property. Chief Justice Douglas Ogoti said in recent days officials have been arrested and charged along with family members for engaging in corruption cases.
Kenya’s Council of Governors (CoG) is seeking a motion to abolish the Senate for failing to enact the third-base revenue-sharing plan, further stating that all 47 counties would shut down on September 17 if a compromise is not found. CoG Chair and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said the Senate has disappointed counties because no position remains.
A dispute erupted between residents of the Kadzandani area, Nyali constituency, Mombasa County, and government officials who threatened to demolish a mosque to make way for the construction of a government office. Yesterday morning, arrived at the scene seeking to demolish the building.
A group to resolve a dispute between Governor Mike Sonko and the Nairobi City Service Department (NMS), has called for an extension of 30 days to address issues that have sparked tensions between the two sides. Now the Attorney General will be required to intervene.
Kenya is marking ten years this month since the promulgation of it’s current Constitution on 27th August 2010 with the mood in the country pointing to a possibility of new constitutional changes in the near future. Debate on whether the document should be changed or retained as it is has been rife in the country.
Corruption is one thing but in Kenya, corruption is simply on another level. How else do you explain a situation whereby funds meant for the sick and vulnerable in the society are looted with impunity? To make the situation worse, it is funds meant for combating the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Many road accidents continue being witnessed in Kenya with the widespread corruption in the country being blamed as a major contributor to the same. Kenya’s police department is no doubt a hotbed of corruption in the East African nation, and has on many occasions been rated as the most rotten in as far as corruption is concerned.
The Kibera Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday ordered businessman Chris Philip Obure, and his bodyguard, Robert John Ouko Bodo, to be detained for 12 days for questioning in connection with the murder of Kelvin Omwenga, which took place last Saturday in Kilimani, Nairobi.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent his condolences to the relatives and friends of former Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima, who passed away on Monday night at the age of 78. In his condolences, President commemorated Mwahima as an intelligent national leader.
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala was released on Tuesday morning after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Nordin Haji dropped charges against him. Mr. Malala, who was arrested at his Kitengela home on Monday morning, waited for more than eight hours at Mumias police station, where he stayed until Tuesday morning.
Sirisia MPs John Waluke and Grace Wakhungu, serving sentences of 62 and 67 years, respectively, will know their fate on September 25, when the Supreme Court decides whether they will be released on bail. Waluke and Wakhungu, sentenced on June 26, asked the high court to release them on bail.
Kenneth Lusaka, Speaker of the Kenyan Senate, on Tuesday ordered Security Minister Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to appear before the Senate to explain the arrest of three senators on Monday morning. The three had been preparing to attend a Senate session to discuss the funding system.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated six vehicles to Mombasa County in Kenya that will be used to raise awareness about the coronavirus. The vehicles have loudspeakers and words to encourage residents to take precautions so that the message reaches all residents.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has given Ministers, Assistant Ministers and Secretaries of Ministries 11 days leave to rest with their families. The move has sparked rumors that the President may make changes to the government after the end of the holiday. The holiday period runs from Monday, August 17, 2020, to Friday, August 28, 2020.
There is misleading information about an alleged COVID-19 treatment that is circulating on social media, and also distributed by some media outlets, the Kenyan government has warned. The Ministry of Health is urging people to be aware that coronavirus has no cure, but its infection is controlled according to established rules and strategies.
Kenyans are facing a dilemma with the price of kerosene products expected to increase by almost six times, following an announcement made on Friday by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA). The change is due to the new import of the product, which has not been imported since April.
President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a campaign to restore Nairobi City’s status through environmental protection. Speaking Friday at the John Michuki Memorial Garden near the Globe Circle, he said the campaign is part of the Central Government’s plan to maintain cleanliness across the country.
Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has said a good constitution is one that can be amended to meet the needs of citizens and residents of the country. He also expressed his surprise at some leaders and politicians who, in his view, are opposed to changes to the current and approved 2010 Constitution.
On Monday, 18 government officers working for the Ministry of Devolution in Kenya were asked to leave the office and isolate alone for two weeks as the country was heavily hit by the coronavirus epidemic. The test was conducted on July 23 with 128 samples and 18 samples were positive.
The government of President Uhuru Kenyatta continues to be blamed for ignoring the need to fully respect the Constitution, as the nation enters the month of commemoration of the decade since the current Constitution was adopted and ratified. On August 4, 2010, the people voted in favor of the current Constitution.
Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has expressed fears over an increase in the number of people dying from COVID-19 as Kenya registered 23 deaths within 24 hours. The death toll is the highest daily total ever reported in the country since the outbreak was first reported in Kenya on March 13.
Kenyan Transport Minister James Macharia has denied any diplomatic dispute with Tanzania. He was responding to a statement from the African Union that Tanzania will not allow Kenya Airways flights to travel from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar from August 1.
The Kenyan government has denied allegations that Chinese nationals are fleeing the country due to an increase in cases of coronavirus infection in the country. Instead, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe on Friday said Chinese nationals who had left the country had made plans to travel using approved procedures.
Hours before the start of international flights, the Kenyan government announced a new guideline on the move. Speaking in Nairobi while briefing on the transmission of the COVID-19 epidemic in Kenya, Transport Minister James Macharia said Kenyan airspace would not be open to everyone.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health has announced an increase in 497 new people with coronavirus. That number is the highest number of infections ever seen in a day since the disease was discovered in the country. So far, Kenya has a total of 10,791 people infected with the coronavirus.
Scenes of grief hit the health industry and frontline staff fighting the coronavirus after a doctor died of the virus. Dr. Doreen Adisa Lugaliki, 38, was confirmed dead last night after being rushed to an intensive care unit (ICU) for treatment. The gynecologist contracted the coronavirus at work.
Evangelical churches in Kenya have complained about regulations issued by the government on how worship will be conducted starting next Tuesday. This is due to the advice of health professionals that the elderly and patients are more susceptible when they are infected with the coronavirus.
All elementary and high school students in Kenya will have to repeat classes next year after the government canceled the tuition schedule this year due to the coronavirus epidemic. Hope that schools will open by September, or at least they will be allowed to return to school, has now disappeared.
Ballon Internet technology, from Google’s sister company Loon, was launched officially in Kenya, and will provide internet service in rural areas. The technology will offer 4G telephone services to enable people to regularly make telephone or video calls and connect to social networks.
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.