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Old town abandoned as residents escape lock-down



Hundreds of Old Town youth on Wednesday moved out of the area to avoid being caught up in the cessation of movement order. The youth, according to sources, moved to Majengo, Kisauni, Likoni and areas in Nyali sub county.
“As soon as I heard about it, I moved out. They will not make me stay in one place,” said a resident. Some residents believe there is more to the containment directive than the coronavirus.
“This is just revenge from some leaders because Old Town residents did not say yes sir to them and rebelled,” said another resident.
He alleged the county government is bitter with Old Town residents because they started defying and insulting it on social media. On Wednesday evening, Mombasa county commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said those who moved out of the area are risking the lives of their relatives.
“It is of no use to move out of the area. Because if you have the disease then you are just transmitting it to your relatives or friends and you are going to infect them, which is not fair,” said Kitiyo.

The place under containment includes Makadara Road all the way to where the road meets Nkrumah Road and to Fort Jesus.
According to police, the area from where Makadara Road meets Digo Road, along Digo Road to Mlango wa Papa Road, and along Mlango wa Papa Road to the beach, will be under containment.
This means the Bims Towers, TTS Towers, all buildings along Nkrumah Road are not under the containment area.
Makadara ground is not under the containment area because it is on the other side of Makadara Road.
According to the map shown by security agencies, Bondeni area is not under containment.
Police will be deployed to man all the roads into Old Town.All eateries have been closed .Markiti market, famous with tourists, has also been closed.
Speaking to the press outside the Uhuru na Kazi building on Wednesday evening, Kitiyo said Old Town residents should not take this as a punishment.
“These are measures to control the spread of the coronavirus,” said the county commissioner.
Old Town has recorded 59 cases and seven deaths.It is now the epicenter of Covid-19 in Mombasa, which has seen at least 159 cases recorded.

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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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