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Each Kenyan to Pay KSh 200 monthly to the Housing Fund

Each Kenyan to Pay KSh 200 monthly to the Housing Fund

AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, KENYA --- Kenyans will have to part with 200 shillings per months to beef up the National Housing Development Fund, if new proposed regulations published by the State come into effect. The regulations set to be tabled in parliament are contained in the National Housing Development Fund Regulations 2020. salaried workers will however not be coerced into contributing 1.5 per cent of their gross salary as housing levy had earlier been proposed. “Every member shall contribute a minimum of two hundred shillings per month to the National Housing Development Fund and the contributions shall be immediately credited to the member’s individual account as provided for under regulation 9,” the regulations read in part. A few months ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta asked the National...
Coronavirus – Kenya: The Cabinet secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe receives mobile labs equipped with modern equipment

Coronavirus – Kenya: The Cabinet secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe receives mobile labs equipped with modern equipment

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
The Labs are capable to support 2,000 tests per day The Cabinet secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe yesterday received mobile labs equipped with modern equipment including PCR and ELISA machines that are able to diagnose most pathogens causing communicable diseases such as Ebola and COVID 19. The Labs are capable to support 2,000 tests per day. The Labs will complement existing laboratory network in the country. One lab will be stationed in Namanga at the Kenya Tanzania border while the other one will be at Naivasha dry port. The donation was made by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, through the Germany Development Bank and the Bernardt Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine. The Ministry of East Africa Community (EAC) coordinated the project The handover event ...
Kenyans Praise President Uhuru For Appointing Hon. Raila To lead Economic Recovery Team

Kenyans Praise President Uhuru For Appointing Hon. Raila To lead Economic Recovery Team

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI - KENYA: ODM leader Raila Odinga has been appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to lead the country’s economic recovery in new changes expected. The outfit to be headed by Raila will be called the Multi-Agency Economic Recovery Team. It will be directly answerable to the President. Theagency could also bring together eminent political leaders. Multiple interviews with Raila’s close allies indicate that it is just a matter of time before his role is made public. This comes as president Uhuru is in process of reshuffling his Cabinet Secretaries. These could see several ODM Members to get slots as the President distance himself far from his DP William Ruto. These new responsibilities created by President Uhuru Kenyatta for Hon Raila Amolo has raised mixed reactions from Keny...
Coronavirus: Kenya scales up testing to combat COVID-19

Coronavirus: Kenya scales up testing to combat COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe yesterday confirmed 51 new positive cases of Covid – 19 in the last 24 hours, from a sample of 1,933 bringing the total number to 963. “We have also discharged 22 patients bringing the number of total recoveries to 358, while the death toll still remains at 50,” the CS said when he gave the country’s status report during the daily media briefing at Afya House. Out of the confirmed cases 19 are female while 32 are male, both aged between 2 years and 63 years. “We are committed to fighting this pandemic before it overruns our system, the CS noted after outlining strategies the ministry is undertaking to control the pandemic. The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe Among the strategies the Ministry is impl...
Kenya: President Kenyatta mourns former Makueni MP Peter Kiilu

Kenya: President Kenyatta mourns former Makueni MP Peter Kiilu

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI: President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of comfort to the family, friends and relatives of former Makueni Member of Parliament Peter Kiilu. The late Kiilu, a long serving public administrator, passed away today at a Nairobi hospital. President Kenyatta eulogised the former Makueni MP as a friendly and seasoned public administrator who served the nation for many years in the defunct provincial administration with distinction. “Mr Kiilu was a loyal and distinguished son of Kenya who was committed to the wellbeing of our great nation. His devotion to public service enabled him to rise through the ranks of the provincial administration from a District Officer to the highest level of Provincial Commissioner,” the President eulogised the former legislator. President Ken...
Coronavirus – Kenya: 25 test positive for Coronavirus

Coronavirus – Kenya: 25 test positive for Coronavirus

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 19, 2020/ -- Five people have today tested positive for Coronavirus after the surveillance and case management team tested 1,139 samples. This now brings the total number of those who have tested positive of coronavirus to 912. Cumulatively, the government  has so far tested 44,851 samples. The announcement was made by the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Health, Dr. Rashid Aman during the daily media update on the pandemic. He noted that out of todays cases, 23 are Kenyans while two are Somali Nationals, the youngest  being 22 years old and the oldest 50 years. out of the 25 positive cases, 23 are male and two are female. However, Dr. Rashid also noted that another 53 truck drivers tested positive at various Kenya – Tanzania border points...

Updates on Covid19

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Nairobi, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18, 2020/ -- Ministry of Health, Kenya CS Sen. Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Health Assembly, the 1st of its kind since the establishment of World Health Organization (WHO) & reaffirmed the country’s support for WHO & it’s leadership Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as it spearheads efforts to combat COVID Coronavirus - Egypt: UK company delivers over 40,000 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits to EgyptLeading UK company, Primer Design Ltd, a subsidiary of Novacyt SA has exported over 40,000 PCR test kits to Egypt to support its response to COVID-19CAIRO, Egypt, May 18, 2020/ -- The UK and Egyptian government have been working hard to address the immediate medical needs of both countries by keeping essential trade flowing. In Ap...
Coronavirus – Kenya: President Kenyatta extends curfew by 21 days

Coronavirus – Kenya: President Kenyatta extends curfew by 21 days

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
Nairobi ----- On Saturday May 16, 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the nationwide curfew and the cessation movements in counties of Nairobi, Mombasa  Kwale,  Kilifi and Mandera till 6th June in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the advice of the National Emergency Response committee on coronavirus. The President also announced that there will be cessation of movement of persons and passenger into and out through Kenya-Tanzania and Kenya – Somali border except for cargo, beginning midnight today. “All drivers of the cargo vehicles shall be subjected to mandatory COVID-19 disease testing and will only be granted entry into the territory of the Republic of Kenya if they test negative,” the President said during his sixth address to the nation today. He disc...
Coronavirus – Kenya: President Uhuru hails doctors who are battling the pandemic

Coronavirus – Kenya: President Uhuru hails doctors who are battling the pandemic

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, KENYA, Nairobi
Nairobi: On Saturday 16th May 2020, Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation about the effect of Coronavirus pandemic to Kenya. He reassured Kenyans that a brighter future was awaiting for them after this pandemic if at all they follow the guidelines of the Health officials. In his address, the President said; Since we reported our first COVID-19 case, the country has recorded 830 confirmed infections and 50 deaths. It is disturbing to note that close to 30% of these recorded deaths occurred at home. I send my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those we have lost. The life of every Kenyan is precious. I, together with millions of Kenyans mourn for the lost dreams cut short so suddenly by this disease.We empathise with the tears and misery of th...
General Robert Kibochi sworn in as new Chief of Kenya Defence Forces

General Robert Kibochi sworn in as new Chief of Kenya Defence Forces

AFRICA, ARMY, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday at State House, Nairobi, witnessed the swearing in of General Robert Kariuki Kibochi as the new Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (CDF). General Robert Kariuki Kibochi takes the oath of office as the new Chief of Kenya Defence Forces (CDF) during the swearing in ceremony witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. General Kibochi takes over the leadership of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) from General Samson Mwathethe who retired after serving as CDF for five years. Previously, General Kibochi, who was accompanied to State House by his wife Mrs Tabitha Kariuki, served as the Vice Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces. Speaking during the ceremony, President Kenyatta commended the KDF for upholding merit and professionalism whic...
Beyond Zero extends a helping hand to children living with disabilities

Beyond Zero extends a helping hand to children living with disabilities

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, 9 May 2020 – Children living with disabilities in Nairobi and its environs on Friday benefited from a donation of food and non-food items by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta's  Beyond Zero initiative.  The donation, which is part of the First Lady’s contribution to the national response against Covid-19 will help cushion the children and their caregivers against the adverse effects of the pandemic. Beyond Zero’s Coordinator Ms Angella Langat presented the donation which included bales of uji mix, maize flour and boxes of long life milk to nine charity and community based organizations that cater for children with special needs and other vulnerable groups at Acorn Special Tutorials School at Gichungo in Ruthimitu, Nairobi County. Other donated items were sa...
Coronavirus – Kenya: Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) announce 45 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus – Kenya: Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) announce 45 new COVID-19 cases

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya, -- The Ministry of Health has confirmed 45 new cases of  COVID-19, the highest ever since  the first cases was registered on 12th March 2020. According to the Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe the cases were picked  from a sample of 1,077, tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally of Kenya’s positive cases to 535. Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe He noted that out of the confirmed cases,  29 are from Nairobi Eastleigh estate, 11 from Mombasa,  5 from Wajir, and one is a foreign national from Somali. The five from Wajir have a history of recent travel to Mogadishu. Among the cases are 30 male and 15 female aged between two years for the youngest and 87 years for the oldest. The gender distribut...
Coronavirus: Kenya Covid-19 updates

Coronavirus: Kenya Covid-19 updates

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya, -- Kenya has recorded 30 more cases of coronavirus from an analysis of 883 tests done in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of total cases to 465. The results were released by the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman who disclosed that 19 cases are from Mombasa, 8 from Nairobi, 2 from Bungoma and one from Kitui, aged between 4 years and  64 years, of which 23 are males and 7 females. Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman Bungoma is the latest County to be affected by the virus bringing to 16 the total number of Counties that have so far recorded Covid-19 cases. “What this means is that the disease is spreading across the country and within the estates,”Dr. Rashid said and urged people in the targ...
President Kenyatta condoles with family of Mama Loise Wamaitha Kibuka

President Kenyatta condoles with family of Mama Loise Wamaitha Kibuka

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
Nairobi, 5th May 2020, —President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Mama Loise Wamaitha Kibuka who passed away on Sunday at a Nairobi hospital. The late Mama Loise Wamaitha Kibuka, 98, is the mother of Dr Dan Kibuka Gikonyo of the Karen Hospital. In his message of comfort, the President described the late Mama Wamaitha as a woman of faith who was a pillar of her family and a source of inspiration to her community. “Mama Wamaitha was a known and highly respected community leader and a wise counselor who was a source of encouragement and inspiration to many. “She was a loving woman of God who highly cherished education as the foundation of success as can be seen through her children,” the President eulogised. President Ken...
Labour day: Uhuru Kenyatta promises to revive the economy of Kenya

Labour day: Uhuru Kenyatta promises to revive the economy of Kenya

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
Nairobi: President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation yesterday as Kenya joined the rest of the world to mark this year's Labour day. The President said that as Kenya honoured and celebrated the hard work and industry of its People, the labour of Kenyans has powered Kenya's economy, defined it's industries and placed Kenya on the continental map. "Because of our workers, we are among the top six largest and most diversified economies in the continent of Africa.  We thank you. At home, Kenya is a Nation of diligent and hardworking people.  From the Marigiti WOMAN who is at the market at 3.00 am to the farmer who is up before the sun rise, Kenya is a nation of hardworking people. But that is not all.", Said the President. Against all odds, the Kenyan health workers are giving thei...
Coronavirus: Kenya records 129 COVID-19 recoveries

Coronavirus: Kenya records 129 COVID-19 recoveries

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, Nairobi
On Wednesday, the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 has risen to 129 after five more patients were discharged from hospital. Addressing the media today the Chief Administrative secretary, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said “We have recorded many recoveries of our people who have successfully been treated of the disease, and have been let to go home.” Chief Administrative secretary, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi However, she disclosed that even as we celebrate these recoveries, the Ministry is disturbed that re-integration has not been easy for others because of being stigmatized. “This is quite unfortunate considering our constant appeal and massive education, across many platforms, that COVID-19 is a disease like any other,” she noted. She also announced that the government&...
Kenya: President Kenyatta mourns veteran politician Kimani Wanyoike

Kenya: President Kenyatta mourns veteran politician Kimani Wanyoike

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
Nairobi: President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of Nyandarua politician Kimani Wanyoike who passed away at a Nairobi hospital this morning. In his message, the President described the late Wanyoike as a vibrant and fearless leader who spoke his mind at all times. “Kimani Wanyoike was a brilliant and steadfast politician who never shied away from expressing his views on issues of national importance. He was a firm believer in social justice,” President Kenyatta said. Kimani Wanyoike The President said the vocal leader distinguished himself as a fierce defender of multi-party democracy and the rule of law. “We will forever remember Hon Wanyoike as a progressive politician who helped shepherd multi-party democracy in our ...
African countries urged to collaborate more in fight against Covid-19

African countries urged to collaborate more in fight against Covid-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, 30th April 2020 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday urged African countries to collaborate more in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic through information sharing and pooling of intervention resources. Speaking during a virtual African Union Peace and Security meeting, President Kenyatta appreciated the support Africa has received from the international community but emphasized the need for the continent to stand together in the fight against Covid-19 saying unity will ensure better results. “I want to say that we need to be able to work together and to pool whatever little resources we have and show that we are also capable of coming together to defeat this virus. “I also believe that at the end of the day it is going to take each  and everyo...
Coronavirus – Kenya: President Kenyatta extends curfew for more 21 days

Coronavirus – Kenya: President Kenyatta extends curfew for more 21 days

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, KENYA, Nairobi
Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to keep calm during these days if Coronavirus pandemic. The President said this while addressing the country on Saturday 25th April 2020. "Today is the 44th day since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in our country. Over that time - we have demonstrated the resilience, courage, and ingenuity required to defeat this invisible, lethal enemy", the President said. This coronavirus has affected the whole world, some nations far more severely than others. Kenyatta said that people have been spared the more terrible human cost so far because the Government followed the advice of the medical experts and acted quickly to stop this disease spreading and killing large numbers of Kenyans. At the beginning of this pandemic, Ke...
Kenyan President tasks the world to do more to fight malaria

Kenyan President tasks the world to do more to fight malaria

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, Nairobi
Nairobi: The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has today spoken to the country about the steps taken to convert malaria in the country as Kenya joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Malaria Day. The President said that as the world rolls out measures to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, people must not lose track of the collective war against other diseases that continue to cause human suffering around the world. "Today, the 25th day of April 2020, we mark this year's World Malaria Day. The World Malaria Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made in the fight against Malaria even as we continue implementing interventions to end the disease in Africa by the year 2030.", Said Uhuru. Map showing Malaria infections across Africa ...