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Dr. Stephen Karanja was critical of Covid-19 jabs, bishops, and the Pope

Dr Stephen Karanja, a Catholic doctor who had earlier questioned vaccination of Kenyans against the COVID-19 disease, succumbed to the respiratory illness on on Thursday, April 29 at Mater Hospital Nairobi. Until his demise, Dr. Karanja served as the Kenya...

Uhuru Orders Reopening of Restaurants, Bars, Places of Worship

President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Saturday, May 1, during the Labour Day Celebrations made the order allowing bars and restaurants to reopen as the rate of new coronavirus infections slowly declines in the country. The president further made other orders...

Catholic Church says it supports the COVID-19 vaccine for Kenyans

The Catholic Church has stated that it supports the COVID-19 vaccine for Kenyans. This statement comes after the arrival of more than one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine into the country this week. “In principle, we are in...

Nationwide distribution of the second consignment of locally made PPEs commences as CV-19 cases rise

Equity Group Foundation and the Kenya COVID-19 Fund Board have commenced the distribution of the second consignment of locally manufactured personal protective equipment (PPE) worth Ksh 125M to public hospitals across all 47 counties in Kenya. All final year...

Somalia responds swiftly to measles outbreak in Jubaland State

The health system of any country needs a surveillance system that can collect information on and detect alerts of epidemic-prone diseases. When a number of cases threatens to turn into an outbreak or epidemic, the surveillance system sounds an...

UK announces £1.1million research grant for coronavirus research in Kenya

The UK today announced support for innovative scientific research that will help individual Kenyan scientists detect coronavirus antibodies in blood donors, visitors to ante-natal care clinics and healthcare workers. The programme will help monitor, understand and inform the ongoing...

Ugandan e-commerce platforms power recovery from COVID-19 crisis

David Akanshumbusha sells groceries at a stall in Nakawa market on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. He’s also on SafeBoda, a motorcycle (‘bodaboda’) taxi-hailing app that recently launched an e-commerce platform to connect market vendors with customers after the...

40 million children miss out on early education in critical pre-school year due to COVID-19

At least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on early childhood education in their critical pre-school year as COVID-19 shuttered childcare and early education facilities, according to a new research brief published today by UNICEF. Produced by UNICEF’s Office of Research...

Kenya confirms record-high 688 COVID-19 cases

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has urged Kenyans to undertake the collective responsibility of combating the spread of COVID-19 more seriously as the country confirmed a new record high number of infections. CS Kagwe, speaking in Embu County, said 688...

Kenya to Receive Part of Sh307 million from UNESCO and EU on Covid-19 crisis

The project funding of €2.5 million (Approximately Sh307m) over a period of 12 months will be allocated primarily to Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal and Zimbabwe UNESCO and the European Union are launching an awareness-raising project to...
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Ford Fiestas R3 and Mitsubishi Evolution face off at Mombasa Rally

Kenya's FIA Rally Star programme drivers Hamza Anwar, Mc Rae Kimathi and Jeremy Wahome met at Mombasa on Saturday...
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