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Magoha: National exams will not be postponed

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Education CS George Magoha has ruled out the postponement national exams for primary and secondary schools in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The CS said KCPE and KCSE exams will continue as planned by his ministry.

Prof Magoha said Covid-19 is yet to affect the education calendar since school children currently at home enjoying their April holiday, as is normally the case.

“At the point at which the government closed schools we had had 10 weeks. So I do not understand what all this cry is about, because the only time we have lost so far is three weeks,” He said.

The CS urged parents not to panic and only be worried about when the country is going to be able to contain the viral disease.

He added: “We have not yet reached a stage where we are going to say we are going to postpone this or that, don’t put words into our own mouths. As at now, I as the head of the sector, do not see any reason why we should postpone exams.”

He added that his ministry has already held meetings to come up with how to handled the matter depending on the outcome of measures to tame the coronavirus.

He vowed not to put the lives of Kenyan school-going children at any risk.

“And I want to say this very clearly that we have already worked in the back room and we have certain scenarios which I shall not divulge to you at this time.

“Because those scenarios depend on how the virus proceeds. We are not going to risk the lives of our children because dead people do not take exams,” he stated.

President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the closure of all learning institutions in the country last month as one of the measures to help contain the spread of Covid-19.

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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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