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Ugandan High Commissioner to Kenya involved in road accident

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Ugandan High Commissioner to Kenya Phibby Otaala was on Wednesday morning involved in a road accident at Kimwanga area on the Eldoret-Malaba highway.

The accident reportedly occurred when one of the tyres of her vehicle burst forcing the driver to swerve, thereby landing on a ditch.

Ms. Otala, who was on her way to Kisumu from Uganda, was in the vehicle with her driver, security and house girl at the time of the crash.

She sustained a broken leg while the other three occupants escaped with minor bruises.

According to Ramadhan Juma, the commissioner’s driver, the rear right tyre burst and as he tried to control the vehicle he saw two bodaboda riders ahead and lost control while trying to avoid hitting them.

Confirming the incident, Bungoma County Commissioner Stephen Kihara said the four were rushed to the nearby Life Care Hospital for medical attention.

An official at the hospital further told Citizen Digital  that first aid has since been conducted on the High Commissioner and she is currently stabilizing awaiting to be transferred to Nairobi for monitoring.






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Kenya: Govt Unapologetic for Extending Quarantine Period From 14 Days for Notorious People

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Nairobi — The Ministry of Health is unapologetic for extended the quarantine period for those already in isolation, after some were found to have flouted regulations and sneaked out to party.

Dr. Patrick Amoth, the Director-General at the Ministry of Health revealed that 55 percent of the country’s reported positive cases were picked at the quarantine facilities where social distancing precautionary measure was totally disregarded.

“We have no choice but to extend that quarantine period so that we can protect the general population and insist that during the fourteen days they again observe the physical distance,” he told a news conference on Sunday when the government announced 16 new positive cases, raising the number to 142.

Dr Amoth stressed that the government will not relent on efforts to ensure that the social distancing rule is adhered to, however, how painful and costly it will be to the individuals who have already been quarantined for two weeks.

“We will not waiver on the extent of protecting Kenyans just to please a few people who have failed to comply with very simple instructions,” he said.

Kenya has so far lost four people to coronavirus, including Captain Daudi Kibati, the Kenya Airways pilot who contracted the virus on the airline’s last flight from New York that evacuated stranded Kenyans and foreigners two weeks ago.

Kibati was buried in Kitui on Saturday.

Others who succumbed to the virus include a six-year-old boy who was admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital last week.