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Kenya records first Covid-19 death

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Kenya has recorded its first coronavirus related death.

The patient, a 66-year-old citizen, had a long-term health condition, the Ministry of Health said Thursday evening.

“The man, who was suffering from diabetes, had arrived in the country on March 13 from South Africa via Swaziland,” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.

The patient died at the Aga Khan Hospital intensive care unit on Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday, Kenya confirmed three more cases of coronavirus, raising the national tally to 31.

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In a briefing, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said the latest cases are all Kenyans and close contacts of previous reported cases.

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Dr Mwangangi said 906 persons have been traced and are being monitored and that 18 of them at the Mbagathi Hospital.

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Employers ordered to release staff at 4pm – KBC

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The dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed by the President last Friday March 27

The government has ordered all employers to release non-essential employees not later than 4pm.

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In a special gazette notice by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior of Coordination of National Government Fred Matiang’i, the order was made in respect to the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by the President last Friday March 27 as part of measures to fight Covid-19 that has so far infected 81 people.

“To facilitate compliance with the order, all employers shall ensure that their staff who are not designated as critical or essential services providers leave the workplace no later than 4:00 O’clock in the afternoon,” reads the gazette notice.

The public order (state curfew) variation order was issued Wednesday in the wake of a passionate plea by the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe to employers to release their staff early to beat the curfew deadline.

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The CS even asked employers to offer accommodation to staff who live in far flung areas and cannot make it home in time for the curfew.

The curfew however exempts staff listed as essential.

Many Kenyans have been up in arms against police brutality meted out on those caught outdoors after 7pm for no fault of theirs.

A section of those interviewed have been blaming their bosses for releasing them late and lack of public transport.

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Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta has apologized to Kenyans following incidents of violence during the first day of the curfew.

President Kenyatta said the incidents were regrettable and urged Kenyans to adhere to the laid down protocols to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19 disease.

The Independent Police Oversight Authority IPOA is probing at least three deaths attributed to police brutality during the curfew

 

 

 

 

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Don’t disconnect services over unpaid bills, Kagwe tells Kenya Power, Nairobi Water – Nairobi News

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has implored the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company not to disconnect water for city residents because of pending bills.

Water, he says, is an essential commodity in the fight against coronavirus that has already infected 81 people in the country.

This is compounded by the difficulties most Kenyans are going through currently due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The government has already put in place measures to make sure water will be readily available to residents of Nairobi.

These include working with private organisations to help in the supply of water in populated areas.

“As far as water is concerned there are three things happening in the city, one of them is that we are aware there are very many private sector people including the Kenya Pipeline that is working towards supplying of water,” said Mr Kagwe.

He added: “We have also asked that at this time, when people are going through the kind of difficulties that they are going through, that people should not be disconnected because of water bills. So, if there are people being disconnected because of water bills we have asked the city not to disconnect water to people because of water bills if there is a shortage of water because of a burst pipe or something that is a different matter.”

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The National Government through the Ministry of Water is also looking into supplying water tanks and construction of water points in different places in the city.

CS Kagwe also urged Kenya Power not to disconnect power to Kenyans when they delaying in paying for electricity.

“We are also asking KPLC we are not saying that if you are able you don’t pay we, we asking KPLC when people delay from paying, tafadhalini mutuone huruma jameni, muonee wananchi huruma so that you can also ease the pain that they are going through,” stated CS Kagwe.

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Rider killed in night road accident : The Standard

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A boda boda rider died on the spot following a road accident involving his motorcycle and a vehicle along the Iten-Kapsowar road in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

The car belonging to a Catholic priest was heading to Nerkwo Parish in Marakwet West constituency while the rider was traveling to Bugar trading centre at the time of the Monday evening accident.
Elgeyo Marakwet County Police commander John Mwinzi said the catholic priest escaped unhurt during the accident that happened at Duka Moja area in Keiyo North constituency.
It remained unclear why the priest and the deceased rider were traveling during the curfew.
SEE ALSO :One killed in Kakamega road crash“One of those involved in the accident flouted traffic rules. Our investigations are ongoing to establish who was on the wrong,” Mr Mwinzi said.
He said the priest will be charged if found to have flouted traffic rules.
The police boss said the priest’s car was taken to a nearby police station for assessment as police continue with investigations.
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Mwinzi said neither the rider nor the priest were carrying passengers at the time of the accident. 

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