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9 April 2021

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Kenya and the United Kingdom are set for reconciliatory talks after a spat over Covid-19 risk levels triggered a tit-for-tat travel blockade from each of them.

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The two countries Wednesday announced that that a joint committee would be formed to review the travel restrictions which threatened bilateral trade, economic and security relations. The announcement followed a telephone discussion between Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and her UK counterpart, Dominic Raab. “They discussed the strength of our relationship — on […]

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14 May 2020

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Kenyan cargo plane; unknowingly shot down deplorably on 4th.

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Kenyan cargo plane Kenyan cargo plane carrying humanitarian supplies that crashed in Somalia on Monday may have been shot down by Ethiopian troops, according to a new report from the office of the African Union Force Commander in Somalia. Who shot the plane? The report, which was leaked on Twitter, said Ethiopian troops not affiliated […]

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9 May 2020

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The End of Malaria 2020

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The End of Malaria Could this mean an end to malaria? Well, let us hope so. Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with Malaria. Malaria is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, so protecting them could, in turn, protect people. The researchers are now investigating whether they can […]

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7 May 2020

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Kenya receives Sh79 billion loan from IMF to help fight COVID-19

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a Sh79billion loan to Kenya to help it fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the second significant credit facility Kenya has received from Bretton Wood institutions in the last two months since the virus hit Nairobi. Digital credit: Top 7 Mobile money lending in apps in Kenya In […]

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3 April 2020

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6 year-old boy dies from coronavirus

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A six-year-old boy has succumbed to coronavirus in Kenya, raising the death toll to four, as announced by the government earlier today. The boy was admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) where he succumbed to the virus, but officials said he had a pre-existing condition.  

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28 March 2020

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The Government to begin mandatory mass testing for Coronavirus on Sunday

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The government will on Sunday, March  29 embark on a mass testing for more than 2000 persons, who arrived in the country from last Sunday March 22, 2020, and are currently under mandatory quarantine in various designated hotels and government facilities. According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, the testing will be done in line […]

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26 March 2020

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First coronavirus death case recorded in Kenya

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced the first coronavirus death case in Kenya. The 66-year-old Kenyan man who arrived in the country from South Africa via Swaziland was admitted at Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi and had been suffering from diabetes too. This comes as the nation announces three new coronavirus cases, bringing the […]

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23 March 2020

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Kenya Airways suspends all international flights amid coronavirus

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Kenya Airways has suspended all international passenger flights starting Wednesday. In a statement yesterday, KQ Managing Director and CEO Allan Kilavuka said cargo flights will, however, remain operational to offer emergency services and supplies. He added that domestic flights from Mombasa to Kisumu will remain operational. The company has been forced to reduce its network […]

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23 March 2020

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Kenya confirms 8 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total to 15

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The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to 15 when 8 more people tested positive for the virus. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the 8 cases included 5 Kenyans and 3 foreigners, a Mexican and 2 French Nationals. They are individuals aged between 20 to 57 years, who arrived in the country […]

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20 March 2020

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Kenyans spreading false information on Coronavirus to be arrested.

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The Cabinet has issued a warning to people spreading fake news on the coronavirus situation in Kenya and those found culpable will be dealt with per the established laws. In a Cabinet meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday at the SSate House, it was directed that law enforcement agencies will pursue individuals spreading […]

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