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Chinese put in isolation over coronavirus fears in Nakuru, hunt for taxi driver on



A Chinese man who arrived in the country three days ago has been quarantined at his house in Nakuru.

According to authorities, the man had travelled to visit his family in China last December, before travelling back three days ago.

He arrived in Nakuru on Sunday showing symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection.

The man had taken a taxi from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to his house in Nakuru town’s Upper Hill Estate.

On Tuesday afternoon, neighbours reported to the local administration that the man who is a second-hand motor vehicle dealer, looked sickly.

Man Quarantined

Health officials and local administrators went to the man’s house to assess his condition.

Nakuru Town West Deputy County Commissioner Elmi Shaffi told The Standard that he informed the medical health officer in charge of the sub-county, requesting for transfer of the man to a nearby facility, but was advised to have him quarantined.

The deputy county commissioner said public health officers were initially reluctant to visit the man in his house.

“I informed medical officer to pick the patient with an ambulance to a nearby hospital but they informed me that he such patients could not be transferred because they can easily spread the virus,” said Mr Shaffi.

According to a medic who requested anonymity, the patient is suffering from upper respiratory tract infection.

“Health workers are too scared of visiting him after he was found to have respiratory condition,” he said.

Symptoms of the emerging virus include cough, respiratory infection symptoms, fever, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

According to the chief officer of public health, Samuel King’ori, the patient travelled from Mumbai and arrived at JKIA where he was screened.

King’ori said that the patient decided to isolate himself from his family.

“His family suspected he might have been infected with the virus. He is quarantined in the servant quarters,” said King’ori.

He said public health officers are monitoring the patient on a daily basis, including checking his temperatures.

King’ori said they were looking for taxi driver who drove the man to Nakuru.

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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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