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Vaccinate all teachers before school re-opening

Vaccinate all teachers before school re-opening

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Local leaders and educationist in Northern Uganda have called on government to vaccinate all teachers before institutions of learning are re-opened.   In a meeting the Parliamentary Taskforce committee on Covid-19, Lira District leaders said there were a lot of infections in schools which had an effect on the communities when the learners where sent home when the second lockdown was enforced.“We observed that when children came back from schools, that is when the elderly began to fall sick in the villages. Schools realised Covid-19 in their schools and they kept quiet,” Said Bosco Ogwang, a member of the Lira University Covid-19 task force.Ogwang added that students should only go back vaccination of teachers country wide. Jonam County MP, Hon Emmanuel Ongiertho said since the ...
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday evening awarded The First Class  Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) honour to the President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Mr.Jean

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday evening awarded The First Class Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) honour to the President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Mr.Jean

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The award was presented to Mr.Todt on behalf of His Excellency the President by Head of Public Service Dr.Joseph Kinyua at a ceremony attended by Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage Amb.Amina Mohamed.The FIA President is in the country for the ongoing WRC Safari Rally which made a comeback to Kenya after a 19-year absence.
President Kenyatta unveils Shs 10bn fisheries project

President Kenyatta unveils Shs 10bn fisheries project

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MOMBASA, 26th June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today unveiled the Shs 10 billion Kenya Marine Fisheries Socio-Economic Development Project, a Government initiative aimed at uplifting income of fishing communities along the Kenyan coast. President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses blue economy sector stakeholders at a Mombasa hotel during the official launch of Kenya Marine Fisheries Socio-Economic Development (KEMFSED) Project.  President Kenyatta said the immense opportunity provided by the project must be exploited to generate investments, create jobs, increase tax revenues and sustainably improve local livelihoods. President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses blue economy sector stakeholders at a Mombasa hotel during the official launch of Kenya Marine Fisheries Socio-Economic Develop...
Let’s continue praying for peace and national unity, President Kenyatta urges Kenyans

Let’s continue praying for peace and national unity, President Kenyatta urges Kenyans

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KITUI, 25th June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to continue praying for peace and national unity, saying that is the route to achieving the country’s development goals. President Uhuru Kenyatta joins in a song and dance during the opening and dedication of the Our Lady of Protection Shrine, Museve, Kitui County. The President particularly challenged politicians to emulate religious leaders by working together for the common good of all Kenyans. “…we should know that if we cooperate, we will be able to build our nation for the benefit of all Kenyans. Let’s love each other as children of God regardless of tribe, colour or religion,” the President said. President Uhuru Kenyatta chats with Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri  Archbishop Antony Muheria and Catho...
President Kenyatta advocates for democratization of multilateral organizations

President Kenyatta advocates for democratization of multilateral organizations

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ANTALYA, Turkey, 18th June 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the democratization of multilateral organizations so as to ensure inclusivity in decision-making. The President, who spoke Friday at an interactive session on governance at the ongoing Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey, said changing how multilateral institutions such as the United Nations are managed will help in quicker resolution of global challenges such as Covid-19. President Uhuru Kenyatta joins Heads of State and Government during the a  leaders' panel Q&A on  "Governance: New Approaches for Global Solution" at the  Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) at the NEST - Antalya, Turkey. “It will really depend on us being able to change the global governance system. The manner in which the UN Security ...
Mombasa County unveils new Cardiology laboratory

Mombasa County unveils new Cardiology laboratory

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Mombasa has opened a state-of-art Cardiology laboratory (Cath Lab) becoming the first county to have the public facility in the country. The new unit at the the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital (CGTRH) is capable of performing complex cardiac procedures. The laboratory was funded by County Government of Mombasa in collaboration with the World Bank Group. The Cath lab, which was opened on Thursday by ODM Party leader Raila Odinga is expected to significantly help in improving the survival of patients with coronary complications such as heart attacks. It also has an adjacent four-bed fully equipped modern Coronary Care Unit (CCU) where patients will be admitted post-procedure. The Cath lab machine will also assist patients with congenital heart diseases with...
Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (17 June 2021)

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (17 June 2021)

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Total confirmed positive cases are now 177,282 NAIROBI, Kenya, June 18, 2021/APO Group/ --  660 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 6,176 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 10.7%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 177,282 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,887,636. New cases by county: Siaya 123, Kisumu 102, Nairobi 78, Busia 68, Homa Bay 49, Mombasa 39, Kilifi 19, Nyamira 18, Kakamega 17, Nakuru 13, Bungoma 13, Nyandarua 12, Bomet 12, Kisii 11, Meru 11, Uasin Gishu 11, Trans Nzoia 9, Vihiga 7, Migori 6, Garissa 5, Turkana 5, Baringo 4, Embu 4, Kiambu 3, Kitui 3, Murang’a 3, Kirinyaga 2, Laikipia 2, Mandera 2, Marsabit 2, Nandi 2, Narok 1, Kwale 1, Nyeri 1, West Pokot 1 and Kajiado 1. 812 patients ...
Kenya hosts forum on CPC centenary

Kenya hosts forum on CPC centenary

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Structures on the campus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya’s oldest higher learning institution. (Creative Commons / Wing) Kenya on Wednesday hosted a seminar on the centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) amid calls for enhanced political collaboration to achieve mutual goals. Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Zhou Pingjian, senior government officials, scholars and students attended the forum to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC under the theme of ‘Governance and Experience.’ At the seminar, organized by the University of Nairobi, the country’s oldest educational institution, Zhou said that under the leadership of the CPC, China has been able to achieve phenomenal economic, technological, and industrial feats besides rallying the masses toward the ideals...
Kenya, Somalia agree to enhance bilateral ties

Kenya, Somalia agree to enhance bilateral ties

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Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo (left) and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta during a press conference in Nairobi on November 14, 2019. PHOTO | PSCU Kenyan and Somali foreign ministers spoke on phone Wednesday where they resolved to improve bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries. Kenya’s foreign affairs cabinet secretary Raychelle Omano and Somali foreign minister Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud reaffirmed the need to expeditiously reopen their two respective missions. “The ministers expressed a strong wish to improve trade, security and cultural relations between Kenya and Somalia,” Kenya’s foreign ministry said in a statement issued in Nairobi. The two ministers also emphasized the importance of normalizing diplomatic relations between the two coun...
President Kenyatta unveils a Shs 2.2bn agribusiness fund as he launches rebranded 4-K Clubs

President Kenyatta unveils a Shs 2.2bn agribusiness fund as he launches rebranded 4-K Clubs

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NAIROBI 4th June 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has today unveiled the Shs 2.2bn Empowering Novel Agribusiness-led Employment (ENABLE Kenya) program, a youth capacity building initiative aimed at creating employment, generating income and bridging succession gap in agribusiness. At the same event, the President unveiled the rebranded 4-K Clubs with a call to County Governments and stakeholders in the agriculture value chain to increase their support for efforts to empower the youth in agribusiness. “In addition, I note with appreciation the prioritization of initiatives to build capacity in modern agribusiness technologies and to provide access to affordable and high quality inputs. "I note also that numerous on-going agricultural projects have integrated compo...
Beyond Zero receives a donation of tablet computers from China’s technology giant Huawei

Beyond Zero receives a donation of tablet computers from China’s technology giant Huawei

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Beyond Zero’s Coordinator Ms. Angella Langat receives a donation of tablet computers from China’s technology giant Huawei’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Fiona Pan at Beyond Zero’s Headquarters in Nairobi. The tablets will be used by Beyond Zero’s Secretariat and its service partners during Beyond Zero Mobile Clinics’ outreach programme.
EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW BOARD-UGANDA CHAPTER.

EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW BOARD-UGANDA CHAPTER.

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EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW CHAIR The Board of the East African Business Council (EABC) Uganda Chapter has appointed Coca-Cola Beverages Africa's Simon Kaheru as Acting Chair, a (Uganda Chapter) after Madhvani Group's Jim Kabeho stepped aside to set the stage for a transition. Mr Simon Kaheru. Kabeho made the announcement during an EABC Members meeting at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, where he was applauded for his 22 years of service to the EABC. The East African Business Council (EABC) is the regional apex body of Private Sector associations and corporates in East Africa, with a single purpose of driving the East African Community integration process through trade and investment. The EABC Uganda Chapter Board is composed of Barbara Mulwana, UMA Chairperson; S...
KENYA: 2021 WRC Safari stages undergo final preparations

KENYA: 2021 WRC Safari stages undergo final preparations

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The organising team behind Safari Rally Kenya has been preparing the roads for its WRC return next month. The June 24 - 27 event is back on the FIA World Rally Championship calendar after a 19-year absence. It was regarded as one of motorsport’s most prestigious and celebrated events of its time before it departed the series in 2002. Following a successful dress rehearsal at the ARC Equator Rally in April - which featured some of the same stages that will be used in June - organisers have been busy preparing the roads.  To ensure stages are in optimum condition when teams arrive, work has been carried out to define the rally route. The tracks have been graded, and earth bunds have been built on the inside of corners.  “The stages are very fast in places,” explained a ...
President Kenyatta challenges civilian institutions to emulate KDF’s efficiency

President Kenyatta challenges civilian institutions to emulate KDF’s efficiency

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Kisumu, 31st May 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged civilians institutions to emulate the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) efficiency in public service delivery. The President noted that KDF had demonstrated good work ethic in their service to the nation, especially in the revival of key infrastructural and economic projects, saying their efficiency has saved the country large sums of money. “I only wish our civilian operators, our civilian administrators if they could only do a quarter of what is being done by Kenya Defence Forces then Kenya will be transformed,” President Kenyatta said. The Head of State told off those criticizing the involvement of KDF in the delivery of public projects, saying the military has the capacity to double up as the country's pro...
His Excellency General Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi and First Lady Angeline Ndayubaha Ndayishimiye have arrived in Kisumu

His Excellency General Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi and First Lady Angeline Ndayubaha Ndayishimiye have arrived in Kisumu

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His Excellency General Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi and First Lady Angeline Ndayubaha Ndayishimiye have arrived in Kisumu at the start of the Burundi leader's two-day State Visit to Kenya. The visiting Burundi Head of State and the First Lady were received by Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Raychelle Omamo and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga amongst other senior Government officials and local leaders.
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