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Eastleigh, Mombasa Old Town in total lockdown to tame high Covid-19 cases

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No movement of persons and vehicles will be allowed into and out of Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town from 7PM Wednesday for the next 15 days.

This was announced on Wednesday by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, who said all markets and eateries in Eastleigh and Old Town will remain shut for the entire period.

“There shall be cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh area and Old Town in Mombasa starting today at 7pm for the next 15 days,” the CS said.

Kagwe said the cessation of movement into and out of the two areas is aimed at helping stop the rapid spread of Covid-19, especially in the two virus hotspots.

“We have monitored some areas where the numbers continue to grow. This is especially Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old Town Mombasa. The situation in those areas has now become of serious concerns,” Mr Kagwe said.

The two suburbs have been identified as coronavirus epicentres due to the huge number of person confirmed with the disease coming from the two areas.

The CS added that the Ministry of Health and that of Interior and Coordination of National Government will effect the orders strictly to contain the novel coronavirus.

“In order to contain the spread of infection in these two areas the government has recommended that further containment measures will be followed,” he added.

The Health CS appealed to Kenyans not to fear getting tested as the government will now take up the cost of testing and stay in government quarantine facilities.

“Further the government has also said that the cost of mass testing and government quarantine facilities shall be met by the government,” Kagwe added.

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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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