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Six killed, nine injured in Naivasha road accident



Six people have been killed and nine others seriously injured after a truck and a 2NK shuttle collided at Nyakairu near Naivasha on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway.
The Saturday night accident occurred after the driver of the truck collided head-on with the 2NK matatu killing five people on the spot.
The sixth person died while undergoing treatment at Naivasha sub-county hospital.
Traffic flow on the busy highway was paralysed for hours as police moved in to tow away the wrecks.
The driver of the lorry that was among those who died on the spot while scores of passengers in the 2NK matatu that was heading to Nairobi were injured.
According to Naivasha Road Safety Association chairman James Kabono, the lorry driver was to blame for the accident.
He said the driver left his lane while overtaking a fleet of vehicles and hit the incoming matatu.
“Five people died on the spot and scores others were injured and rushed to Naivasha sub-county hospital,” he said.
According to him, careless driving was to blame for the accident adding that it was time traffic officers who manned the highway returned to the road.
“For the last couple of days we have not had traffic officers on the road and as result drivers have been speeding and driving carelessly,” he said.
Naivasha deputy police boss John Kwasa confirmed the accident adding that the bodies of the six had been collected and taken to a local mortuary.
“There was a fatal accident involving a Nissan matatu and a truck and six people died while nine others were seriously injured,” he said.
He called on drivers to be cautious adding that as per their data, speeding and careless overtaking are the major causes of accidents on the road.

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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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