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Nyayo Stadium’s new look excites Fans and Investors

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Sports Kenya top brass believe players and coaches have every reason to love the Nyayo Stadium field because of its superb grass pitch.

In an interview, SK chairman, Fred Muteti, said spectators will now be able to savour football action from vantage positions. Muteti sang praises of the groundsmen, saying: “They have done a splendid job and the Stadium is in a great shape.”

He noted that the only thing now left is the laying of the tartan track which is still at the procurement stage. Muteti said the contractors at the venue are racing against time to complete renovations and get the 30,000-seater ready by the end of the month.

Muteti said the pristine nature of the country’s second biggest stadium is a major boost to sporting industry. The Sports Kenya supremo is excited that the stadium renovations will be completed by September 1, just in time to host the Nairobi Continental Tour on September 26. The event was initially set for May 2 but it was pushed forward due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Speaking on site, Muteti also underscored the fact that the striking beauty of the main entrance, which is laden with tinted glass and the general nice looking view, had changed the face of the facility.

He said laying of the tartan will take less than a week. “Laying of the tartan doesn’t take much time. Remember the one iat Moi Stadium, Kasarani was completed within three days. We will advertise for the remaining work at the basketball gymnasium and swimming pool. Renovations of the rooms in the swimming pool and work at the basketball gymnasium will also be done in due course.”

Nyayo Stadium was closed down in 2017 for renovation ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championships, which were later moved to Morocco. The stadium was briefly opened to host a Kenyan Premier League match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards in August 2017 then closed again for renovation. It was then partially reopened for Beyond Zero Half Marathon on March 8 and February 11 for former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi’s state funeral.

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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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