Month: July 2021

Kenya Secures Sh14 Billion From World Bank To Boost COVID War

Kenya has secured an additional Sh14 billion from the World Bank to boost its efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds which were approved by the World Bank Executive Directors will facilitate affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in the country. In a statement, World Bank Director for Kenya Keith Hansen said …

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COVID Certificate Now Mandatory For Arrivals In Kenya: President

Kenya has imposed a mandatory requirement for all arrivals who must now produce a negative COVID-19 certificate. The directive was one of the measures announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday during a televised address to the nation from State House, Nairobi. “All persons coming into the country must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 …

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Kenya To Vaccinate 10 Million By December And 26 Million By End Of 2022

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced an ambitious plan to vaccinate 10 million people by December 2021 and 26 million by the end of 2022. He made the announcement Tuesday during a televised address to the nation from State House, Nairobi in which he highlighted various measures to help curb the spread of the virus. It …

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7pm To 4am Curfew For 13 Hotspot Counties To Continue To July 31

Thirteen counties mostly in Nyanza and Western regions, listed as COVID hotspots will continue operating under 7 pm to 4 am curfew until July 31 this year. The directive is contained in new measures announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday as part of measures to contain the virus. “In fact, out of every 5 positive cases …

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S.Africa’s Zuma Gets 15-Month Jail Term For Contempt Of Court

South Africa’s top court on Tuesday handed former president Jacob Zuma a 15-month jail term for contempt of court following his refusal to appear before graft investigators. “The Constitutional Court can do nothing but conclude that Mr Zuma is guilty of the crime of contempt of court,” judge Sisi Khampepe said. Zuma, 79, is accused of …

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Tigray Rebels Gain More Ground, Vow To Drive Out ‘Enemies’

Rebel fighters in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray seized control of more territory on Tuesday, one day after retaking the local capital and vowing to drive all “enemies” out of the region. The rebels’ gains and militant rhetoric cast doubt on whether a unilateral ceasefire declared Monday by the federal government would actually lead to a pause …

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Kenya Says Won’t Shut Internet Over Hate Speech

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi says Kenya’s social media will not be shut down over hate speech. Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya during the launch of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) strategic plan, Matiangi however, warned that the government will be ruthless on anyone violating the law. “In some cases we will …

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UN Prolongs Mali Peacekeeping Mission, Calls For February Vote

The UN Security Council on Tuesday extended its Mali peacekeeping mission until the end of June 2022, insisting on a return to civilian rule and for elections on February 27. The resolution drafted by France to that effect was adopted unanimously and provides for a renewed mandate for the MINUSMA peacekeeping mission at its current …

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Junet, Waweru Are BBI Promoters Not Uhuru, Appeals Court Told

NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 30 – Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Secretariat are accusing the five-judge High Court bench that nullified the constitutional amendments saying they ignored there submission indicating that Suna East MP Junet Mohammed and former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru are the promoters of initiative. …

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