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Coronavirus: KNH quarantines Kenyan from China



Health officials are investigating a suspected case of deadly Coronavirus at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.

This is after an unnamed student who traveled from Guangzhou, China, was admitted to the hospital and quarantined after exhibiting flu-like symptoms similar to those off coronavirus.
KNH have confirmed admitting the student but did not give much information on the tests being done.
The KNH says they will be issuing a detailed report after completing a laboratory test on the patient.

Kenya Airways communication department has confirmed the incident adding that all the necessary precautionary measures were taken.
It stated: “Kenya Airways confirms that a passenger who traveled on one of our services from Guangzhou to Nairobi on 28 January 2020 has, as a precautionary measure, been quarantined at the Kenyatta National Hospital.”
“Decision to quarantine the passenger was reached by the Kenya Government port health authorities stationed at JKIA. The Kenyan passenger had been cleared to travel by the China Port health authorities at the Guangzhou Airport,” it added.

According to the statement by the airliner, the passengers who boarded the same plane with the student need not to panic because of the safety procedures in place.
It stated: “Upon being cleared, our staff notifies the Kenya Government Port health authorities who then took precautionary measures including further screening on arrival.”

“Onboard, our crew, guided by the ICAO protocols, take further precautionary measures which include isolating the passenger for the entire trip.”
The virus broke out in Chinese city Wuhan and has pushed the Chinese government to the brink of restricting movements, shutting businesses and ordering people to work from home. By Tuesday morning, 106 people had lost their lives as a result of the infection.
Reuters reported that the number of totals confirmed cases in China rose to 4,515 as of yesterday, up from 2,835 reported a day earlier.
Kenya has maintained that she is alert and in a good position to prevent the entry of the virus in the country.
Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki made a reassurance on January 23 that the ministry had enhanced surveillance at the borders.
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“I want to confirm to Kenyans that we have enhanced our levels of alertness in response to the CoronaVirus that has been reported in the last four days in China,” she said while addressing participants of the ‘Beyond Zero’ campaign for cancer screening at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
The screening routine at the airports was confirmed in the Kenya Airways statement.
“The procedure at the airport of departure is that all passengers are required to undergo quarantine screening by the health authorities before being cleared to board an aircraft,” it said.

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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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