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Kenyans will really love this one! Design Firm Working on Protective Suit for Concerts and Clubbing



It looks like a space suit with a tight helmet, filtration system and LED lighting accents. But this suit could be the future for big events like concerts or even clubbing during the coronavirus pandemic.

With many concerts and big events being postponed or even canceled, a local design firm has set out to create a wearable, technology driven personal coronavirus protection suit. They hope this will get crowds back in clubs and venues so they can socialize without social distancing.

“Micrashell is a solution for bringing people together safety,” said Miguel Risueno, head of inventions for Production Club. “It’s a half suit that kind of takes your safety and your security in terms of being close to airborne particles or viruses to the next level.”

Production Club is a creative studio that designs stages and experiences for clients in gaming, technology and music. Risueno who goes by Mike 808 said the idea for the suit was pitched when trying to think of ways to help the industry.

“How can we bring events, how can we bring socialization back in?” said Risueno. “How can we help the industry not die?”

He said the brainstorming really began after seeing beaches full of spring breakers.

“We said we still need to find a solution because people are still going out,” said Risuneo. “People are still going to party and still skipping social distance measures.”

The suit is designed for partying and safety. It includes a N95 filter as well as snap-in canisters for drinking and vaping.

“It’s another thing you don’t need to remove the helmet for, because if you remove the helmet and the shield you are now compromised,” said Risueno.

As big venues try and figure out what concerts look like moving forward, Risueno said selling less tickets, to allow for more distance between people, could mean only an elite group will only be able to go.

“With our solution we are trying to make space available for everyone because our solution depends on your own footprint rather than distancing yourself.”

Risueno said the idea is that you would rent the suit from the venue then the venue would be responsible for sanitizing the suit after each use.

“We need to make sure that people want to wear it and they feel good about wearing it,” said Risueno. “So it’s a little bit more of a fashion piece rather than something that looks like a medical device.”

With a patent pending, Production Club hopes to have an actual prototype soon, in part because “micrashell” uses established components. And in spite of all the technology involved, Risueno said it’s all about the person inside of the suit.

“The most exciting part is being able to have a deeper more emotional, physical connection with the people around you.”

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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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