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Chinese national isolated over suspected Coronavirus infection in Kitui



Anxiety has gripped residents of Mutomo town in Kitui County following reports that a Chinese national has been isolated at a nearby camp over suspected Coronavirus infection.
The County chief officer in charge of Health Richard Muthoka confirmed that the Chinese national, who works for Synohydro Corporation which is constructing the Kibwezi – Kitui road, has been quarantined at the company’s site, about 3km from Mutomo town.
Muthoka said the victim was among 18 Chinese workers who returned to Kenya recently after a holiday in China.
“He is the only one who has developed symptoms similar to coronavirus and is being held in isolation in one of the company houses,” the county official told the media.
Muthoka, in addition, said that on Monday he dispatched a team of medical personnel to visit the site but were not allowed inside the camp.
“Our officers visited with a view to get a specimen from the victim for analysis at the government chemist but were blocked from going inside the camp. We have organised for them to get police escort in order to access the site,” he said.
Tension was heightened by an anonymous letter purportedly written by a local worker at the campsite who revealed that a sick Chinese national was being hidden there.
“I work with a Chinese company working on the Kibwezi – Mutomo – Kitui road. There is a Chinese who has been sneaked into the country from China and is currently hidden at Mutomo campsite and the other Chinese are cautioning us not to provide any information to any person inquiring about the issue,” the letter reads in part.
“As residents of Kitui South, we are very worried about this matter. Those in charge of the (road) project must be held to account on how their workers move in and outside the country in the wake of the deadly virus,” a worried resident told Standard Digital.
A health team from Nairobi is expected to visit the campsite Tuesday to ascertain the reports.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her



Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania



The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022



President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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