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Nairobi County set to face water shortage



Nairobi residents within the Central Business District (CBD) and several city estates will experience a two-day water outage, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company announced on Wednesday, July 8.

The outage will commence on Thursday, July 9, at 6 a.m. and end on Friday, July 10 at 6 p.m.

In the notice signed by Managing Director Engineer Nahason Muguna, Nairobi Water stated that the outage was occasioned by the shutdown of the Ngethu Water Treatment Plant.

The duration will allow engineers to repair works at Mwagu water intake along Chania River where raw water is abstracted raw water from. The intake was damaged by the heavy long rains witnessed in the country.

The areas that will be affected include the whole of City Centre, University of Nairobi main campus, Coca Cola Factory, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and EPZ-Athi River.

Areas along Mombasa Road: South B, South C and the neighbourhoods.

The whole of Industrial Area. Areas along Juja Road such as Mlango Kubwa, the whole of Mathare, Eastleigh Airforce, Huruma, Kariobangi, Pangani and the whole of Eastleigh.

Areas along Jogoo Road, from Maringo, Buruburu and the surrounding estates and Bahati.

Others areas to be affected include Baba Dogo, Dandora, Dandora KCC Factory, Umoja,  Donholm, Fedha, Tassia, Avenue Park and Nyayo Embakasi all along Outer Ring Road.

Areas along Kangundo Road from Ruai, Kayole, Komarock estate and Njiru will also be affected.

Along Thika Road, Kenya Breweries, Kenyatta University, Kahawa Barracks, Kasarani, Mwiki, Kahawa Sukari, Garden Estate and Thome Estate will also experience the outage.

Finally, Parklands, Ngara area, Aga Khan Hospital, University of Nairobi-School of Law and City Park area, Gigiri, United Nation-Gigiri and Muthaiga will be affected.

“Whilst every effort will be made to restore the supply of water as soon as possible, we urge all customers in the affected areas to use water sparingly. Any inconvenience caused is highly regretted,” Muguna stated.

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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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