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Coronavirus scare at KNH – Government reveals details

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The Government of Kenya on Tuesday, January 28 issued a statement on the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) after a Kenyan student from China was admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) after exhibiting symptoms of the deadly new virus.
The student arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Tuesday, January 28, aboard a Kenya Airways flight from Guangzhou, China.
Upon screening at the airport, he was found to have a fever and was quickly rushed to isolation in a temporary holding room at the airport.
The student was then transferred to the Infectious Disease Unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) where he was admitted.
Tests carried out indicated that the student’s vital signs were within normal range.
The Ministry of Health asserted that the case of the student was the only suspected case of Coronavirus in the country so far.
“Following admission at the KNH, appropriate specimens have been collected for investigation at the National Influenza Center.
“Information available indicates that he left Wuhan City on 20th January 2020 to Zhangjiajie. He left for Nairobi through Guangzhou, China and Bangkok, Thailand on 27th January and arrived at JKIA this morning at 0615 hours,” the ministry statement read in part.
Kenyans were advised to maintain proper hygiene standards and avoid contact with individuals suffering from acute respiratory infections.
“So far, this is the only suspected case. We wish to advise members of the public to maintain basic hand & respiratory hygiene, safe food practices, avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections,” stated Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki .
She further disclosed that the government was still on high alert with a high number of Chinese nationals jetting into the country.
“The surveillance system remains on high alert at all points of entry & health facilities & screening is being conducted to all those from affected countries,” the CS noted.
The confirmed death toll from the virus rose to 106 as of Tuesday, January 28. Confirmed infections rose by more than double in one day to hit 4,500.
Several more cases are expected to be reported in coming weeks with infections already confirmed in, among others, the United States, Taiwan, Australia, France, Canada and Vietnam.

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

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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 Kenyans.co.ke 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

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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

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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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