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Uhuru announces first recovery case of Kenyan Covid -19 patient

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As we eagerly waited for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s big news this Wednesday evening, he came bearing good news.

He has announced the full recovery of one Covid-19 patient.

“Today we have registered our first patient who has fully recovered from this virus,” he said during the briefing 

Uhuru also mentioned that there are an additional three cases, bringing the total of Covid -19 Kenyan patients to 28 confirmed cases.

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‘This is how sponyo’s run the economy’ Andrew Kibe shares

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In this time when people have been forced to stay home, the economy is suffering and Kibe says groups of people who have proved they run the economy, are sponsors.

Others refer to them as blessers because well, everyone they meet in their philanthropic mood will be blessed with some money.

Kibe broke it down saying,

A Sponyo runs the economy. He goes to the bar, he gets a hair cut as his car is being washed and he has ordered meat in the bar. So he calls a girl and when she is coming she is using a taxi app and he will pay. She comes in and drinks and eats, money has been poured then depending on their usual happenings, they get a hotel or a lodging. He will pay for it but he has to bribe the receptionist so that he doesn’t sign in and then he has to tip the watchman in case he comes back there he will be given special treatment.

Imagine all these people who have made money from one guy. Doesn’t this man run the economy in these service provider’s businesses? And they are always very philanthropic.

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‘Do you have the key to his house?’ Kibe on the only qualification to be a girlfriend

Kamene added that even the chic he spent time with on that day also got her cut.

And also do not forget that chich will leave there with nothing less than 3500, 4000. And you forgot all these people who have provided a service depend on tips so he will have to tip each and every one of them.

Now that we are practicing social distancing, Kibe says the service providers who add up to Kenyans economy are suffering because now the sponsor has been forced to stay with his first lady in the house.

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COVID-19: Essential services that are exposing you to the virus

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Salons and barbers have established strict rules for their clients to avoid contracting the disease (Shutterstock)

Kenyans are sitting on a time bomb unless some weak links in the fight against coronavirus are quickly fixed.

ALSO READ: Hygiene practices to teach your kids

The difficult fight against the virus is made more complicated and riskier within the crowded jails, where hand-washing with soap and exercising social distancing in the relatively small blocks and cells are still a mirage and may cost the country dearly. 

Breeding grounds

An estimated 1.3 million boda boda riders have decided to cast away the helmets meant for their passengers for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

The boda boda operators said they are torn between risking infecting their customers by offering them unsanitised helmets or breaking the traffic law which insists that every passenger must wear the protective gear. “There is no way we can sanitise a helmet,” Kenneth Onyango, the secretary general of the Boda Boda Association of Kenya explained.

The alternative, Onyango said, was for regular boda boda customers to buy their own helmets.

Boda boda and tuk tuks are some of the places you risk contracting the virus

Meanwhile, some salons and barbers have established strict rules for their clients to avoid contracting the disease.

Mobile money

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“I am only dealing with clients I know. I live in an area where there have been fears of coronavirus,” Mirriam Muthoni said.

The beautician who runs a salon in Utawala, Nairobi, now insists to be paid through mobile money transfer.

When a client insists on paying cash, she has resorted to using methylated spirit to sanitise the paper currency before touching with her gloved hands.

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And while the government has directed that the tuku tuk public service operators carry only one passenger, a spot check in parts of the city and it’s environs has shown that the interior of this vehicle had no adequate space to actualise social distancing.

Kenneth Ogoi, who operates in Athi River, said while he is uncomfortable with his clients breathing down his neck, there is nothing he can do.

“I am not comfortable with the space inside a tuk tuk in these times of the coronavirus. But at the end of the day, I must earn a living,” he said.

But even as Kenyans scramble for alcohol-based sanitisers to keep the virus at bay, Dr Susan Kaguchia told listeners in a vernacular radio station to be extremely careful not to apply them in their kitchens.

ALSO READ: Creative ways to stay in touch with friends during social distancing

Most sanitisers in the market, Kaguchia said, are highly explosive and could easily catch flames if applied near a fire.

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‘Shame on you!’ Redsan calls out newspaper for claiming he is a poor performer

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Redsan is angry guys. He got a hold of a local publication that listed him as a poor and a boring performer on stage.

I do not know why someone would try that after what we say the last time someone came at him. The phrase ‘Soja, tunavamiwa’ came after he threw blows at a producer. Read all about it below:

Woiii, soldier come and help us! Begs producer as Redsan attacks them with blows

Today, Redsan is calling out the local publication is not so kind words. The publication mentioned his name among other artistes like Bahati and Ben Cyco saying they are poor performers.

“His presence on stage over the years has been quite wanting, to say the least. His performances are marked with some rather obvious routine. On stage he will teach a few dance styles that had been witnessed in all his previous concerts and worse he has zero connection with the crowd” Wrote PD

He took to social media with a long post blasting the writer saying,

These guys at people daily newspaper😂😂😂😂😂😂 ata sijui nani ame nipa hii gazeti, SHAME ON YOU– SHAME ON YOU! I don’t know who you hire as your journalists. Clearly they are not very intelligent. And what is worse is we as performing artists have been saying this for years, it IS THESE KINDS OF FOLK WHO KEEP KILLING CAREERS AND DESTROYING TALENTS IN THIS COUNTRY all in the name of a paycheque at the end of the month

Redsan went on saying that it is just a bitter journalist who was denied a complimentary ticket in a certain event and this is their form of releasing the rage.

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“What gives you the right to print such nonsense? Huyu lazima tuli mnyima tiko ya saree kwa show flani aka ona wacha aende andike ufala. Just to refresh your sleeping idle mind next time do a better job and proper research before you print anything about the music industry in Kenya. Most of all about REDSAN. TO THE JOURNALIST WHO WROTE THIS FOOLISHNESS SCROLL LEFT. TUTAZIDI KUPANDA NAYO. #pandanayo #dancehallbaba #king #baddest #redsan” Redsan ended his rant

Nadia Mukami, Nazizi and Gengetone artistes were not left behind in this shaming list. If you have attended any concert with these artistes, what are your sentiments on the list?

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