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11 Kenyan Women Busted Shooting Pornographic Film in Posh Apartment

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Police in Mombasa are holding 11 Kenyan girls who were allegedly found producing a pornographic film.

Authorities say the suspects were found engaging in pornography in an apartment located in Mombasa’s upscale estate of Nyali.

Also arrested are a man and woman who are suspected to be in charge of the 11 girls.

Speaking to Nairobi News, Mombasa Police Commander Johnston Ipara said sex toys and computers were recovered from the house during the operation carried out on Thursday.

“We also seized 15 laptops and 10 computers which we believe were being used in their indecent activities,” said Ipara.

The suspects were detained at Nyali Police Station ahead of arraignment in court.

 

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Notorious female robbery with violence suspect arrested in Nairobi – Nairobi News

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested a notorious robbery with violence suspect in Nairobi.

The suspect, who has other pending court cases according the police, was nabbed on Uhuru Highway near Nyayo Stadium while attempting to flee on foot after a suspicious vehicle she was occupying together with two men was intercepted.

Elizabeth Akinyi, 39, reportedly defied an order by police to stop and instead she and her two accomplices abandoned the car and scampered on foot.

The DCI detectives managed to arrest Akinyi even as the two male suspects managed to escape and are are being sought by police.

Police recovered eight master keys, 180 assorted door keys, masking tape, two mobile phones, a crowbar, a screwdriver, as well as front and rear number plates of a vehicle registration number KCU 586Q inside the car they were using.

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According to the DCI, Ms Akinyi is part of a robbery with violence gang that reportedly operates in Gigiri and Kilimani divisions.

DCI said she also had a pending court case, including one where she and 5 others were arrested for a similar offence on May 18, 2019.

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Equalisation Fund illegality a sour taste for counties

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The fate of 84 hospitals in 14 marginalised counties now hangs in the balance due to a row between the national government and the devolved units over expenditure of the multibillion-shilling Equalisation Fund.

The Equalisation Fund Advisory Board, under the auspices of which the hospitals were built between December 2017 and May 2019, was declared an illegal entity via a High Court decision in November 2019.

This means that the hospitals, which are complete, remain unused as the national government cannot hand over structures that were constructed by an entity that the courts have declared illegal.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has resorted to pleading with the counties to accept the hospitals.

“It would be prudent that the facilities be handed over so that they can be used as response centres to the (Covid-19) pandemic in marginalised counties,” Mr Kagwe said in an April 2 letter addressed to Council of Governors chairman Wycliffe Oparanya.

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The letter has also been copied to Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani and Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache.

The current situation, Mr Kagwe says, means that the Equalisation Fund budget cannot be uploaded to the Ifmis system to enable processing of payments.

In the 2016/17 financial year, Mr Kagwe said, the ministry was allocated Sh1.964 billion to build the hospitals. He now wants the matter settled out of court and modalities of handing over the hospitals agreed upon.

“Allow the National Treasury to upload the budget for the 2019/20 budget to facilitate payments of pending bills in line with the presidential directive and allow contractors to complete the remaining works,” he urged the governors.

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In the November 2019 ruling, the High Court held that the national government was only limited to the operational aspects of the fund, including the preparation, allocation and execution of budgetary decisions with regard to that account, using established financial procedures.

“These provisions do not give the national government any powers in relation to the decisions and manner of expenditure of the monies in that account. Under Articles 204 and 216, these functions are the preserve of the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA),” the High Court ruled.

This was a huge win to the 14 counties that joined the Senate and the CRA to file the case that sought to have the court declare that the fund, meant for the benefit of marginalised counties, can only be disbursed by the national government through the respective county governments, and in accordance with the recommendations made by the CRA as approved by Parliament.

They are Turkana, Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Samburu, West Pokot, Tana River, Narok, Kwale, Garissa, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Isiolo, and Lamu.

In 2018, they shared Sh11.98 billion, with Turkana getting the largest share at Sh1.05 billion followed by Mandera (Sh967.6 million) and Wajir (Sh929.8 million).

The other big beneficiaries were Marsabit (Sh886.2 million), Samburu (Sh869.7 million) and Tana River (Sh859 million).

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Inside China’s sure-fire strategy of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic » Capital News

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Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in late 2019, China has gone all out to fight the disease. The speed, intensity and coverage of China’s response have been unprecedented in the world.

Since January 2020, infection figures of the disease within China have reduced drastically, with almost no deaths being reported currently. Almost all cases detected in the country today are imported.

Indeed, effectively curbing the disease did not happen by chance. China’s Government, led by President Xi Jinping, came up with, and implemented a series of measures to great effect.

The first strategy was setting up a unified principle and leadership. To fight such serious and massive pandemic, leadership and command are most important. From the beginning, China’s central government established the guiding principle as, “place people’s life, security and health above anything else”.

An Inter-agency Prevention and Central task force was set up, working efficiently to ensure all urgent issues were quickly resolved.

Secondly, China’s government mobilised what it called a “People’s War”. The entire nation was mobilised. All the 31 provinces in China’s mainland were activated to first-level public health emergency response, taking the most comprehensive and rigorous measures possible.

Various teams including experts, medical teams, engineers and construction workers were deployed to the worst-hit areas. The Chinese government allocated USD 9.4 billion for fighting the outbreak, with over 20 tons of medical supplies handled and delivered every hour. In addition, patient subsidy policies were implemented.

Both urban and rural citizens made joint efforts to prevent and contain the outbreak. Residents spontaneously formed patrol teams to supervise the work, with communities regularly sanitising compounds and making daily mandatory reports so as to cut off the transmission of the virus.

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For the Chinese, the Spring Festival is always a golden season for family reunions, visiting friends, traveling and shopping. However, due to the pandemic, the entire population readily subjected themselves to home quarantine.

Instead of complaining, the people commented jokingly that, “staying at home is contributing to our country”. Citizens also managed to entertain themselves creatively through holding “cloud parties” and playing “dinner table tennis”. This portrayed both a high sense of discipline and humour of the Chinese people.

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Thirdly, the Chinese decided to fight as one people. Hubei Province, and especially the Wuhan epicentre, was not left alone by the rest of the country. Over 23,000 medical staff were mobilised and deployed to Hubei to offer the much-needed support.

In a span of less than two weeks, two new specialised hospitals with over 2,600 beds for the new coronavirus treatment were constructed in Wuhan. A dozen of mobile cabin hospitals were also assembled to treat patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms.

Both the Central and Local governments made an emergency allocation of about US$ 10 billion worth of reserve medical supplies for protective suits, masks and medicine to Wuhan and Hubei Province, and the country as a whole. Today, most factories nationwide have resumed production of the medical supplies to relieve the shortage.

The fourth line of attack involved fighting using scientific measures. The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and other medical research institutes both at home and abroad managed to separate the virus, and are currently identifying a seed strain. Subsequently, China managed to develop detection devices and reagents to manage the virus nationwide.

Today, the best Chinese experts around the world are racing against time to develop treatment methods and prevention measures. China is also working closely with the World Health Organisation in undertaking relevant research, and develop new drugs and vaccines against the virus.

Prevention and control measures are continuously being improved and strengthened. In the last several weeks, patients have been diagnosed, reported, isolated, and treated within a very short time. People who have had close contact with patients are under close medical observation. All these are aimed at preventing further spread of the disease.

Most critical is the fifth strategy, which has involved Chinese authorities acting with utmost openness, promptness, and transparency. The Chinese government is working closely with the WHO in fighting the pandemic.

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The Chinese authorities continue to update the data and status report on a daily basis, including sharing best practices with the international community. In Kenya, the Chinese Embassy has kept close touch with the government, particularly the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health, and Transport in coordinating prevention and control efforts.

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