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Covid-19: 1091 people test positive as 17 more succumb to the virus

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Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate is now at 14.9%, with the Ministry of Health in a statement on Friday announcing 1,091 new infections, tested from 7, 300 samples.

The new infections push the total of confirmed cases and total samples tested so far to 144,154 and 1,549,388 respectively.

1,058 of the new cases are Kenyans while 33 are foreigners; 610 are male while 481 are female.

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The youngest patient is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 100-years-old.

A total of 1,605 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,233 patients are on Home Based Care and Isolation.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows: 0-9 years (35), 10-19 years (53), 20-29 years (164), 30-39 years (262), 40-49 years (219), 50-59 years (188), 60 and above (170).

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In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 353, Kiambu 67, Uasin Gishu 65, Mombasa 57, Kericho 51, Murang’a 50, Machakos 49, Nakuru 48, Kakamega 34, Kilifi 32, Makueni 29, Kajiado 29, Kitui 29, Nyandarua 26, Kisumu 25, Busia 22, Bungoma 17, Trans Nzoia 13, Garissa 13, Turkana 10, Laikipia 10 Vihiga 10, Bomet 10, Meru 9, Baringo 7, Nyeri 7, Samburu 5, Migori 3, Kwale 2, Lamu 2, Siaya 2. West Pokot 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Embu 1, Kirinyaga 1 and Narok 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution, In Nairobi the 353 cases are from Westlands (42), Lang’ata (29), Kasarani (27), Ruaraka (24), Kamukunji and Roysambu (23) cases each, Embakasi West (22), Starehe (20), Embakasi East and Kibra (19) cases each, Embakasi North (17). Embakasi Central and Makadara (16) cases each, Dagoretti North (15), Dagoretti South and Mathare (14) cases each, Embakasi South (13)

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At the same time, the Ministry of Health has announced 533 new recoveries; 292 from the Home Based Care and Isolation and 236 from various hospitals across the country.

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Meanwhile, 17 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours with all of them having occurred in the last one month.

Kenya’s cumulative fatalities are now at 2,309.

Patients above 50 years appear to have borne the brunt of the disease which has killed 1,622 patients aged 50 and above.

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Cumulative deaths by age are as follows: 0-9 years (45), 10-19 years (17), 20-29 (94), 30-39 years (208), 40-49 years (323), 50-59 years (522), 60 years and above (1,100).

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Al Shabaab Suicide Bomber Kills Six At Somali Cafe In Baidoa

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Six civilians died and seven more were injured on Saturday when an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber blew himself up outside a cafe in Somalia, police and witnesses said.

The attack happened in the central town of Baidoa, 250 kilometres (190 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu and police said the target was the regional governor, who was inside the cafe taking tea.

“A terrorist suicide bomber blew up himself at Suweys cafeteria and killed six people, he was targeting the governor Ali Wardheere but he survived the attack,” local police officer Mohamud Adan told AFP by phone.

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Uhuru contributes Ksh. 1 Million towards rugby icon Ayimba’s medical expenses

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IN SUMMARY:
– President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged Ksh. 1 million towards rugby legend Benjamin Ayimba’s medical expenses
– Senator Sakaja disclosed Uhuru’s contribution in a message posted on his Twitter account
– Kenya Rugby union had disclosed that Ayimba was critically ill
– Ayimba is a former Kenya Sevens and 15s captain, who was first appointed Shujaa Head coach in 2006

President Uhuru Kenyatta through Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja has contributed a sum of Ksh. 1 million towards the medical expenses of ailing rugby legend, Benjamin Ayimba.

On a Tweet posted on his Twitter handle, Senator Sakaja disclosed that the head of state had promised Ksh. 1 million that will go into Ayimba’s medical expenses.

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“Let’s keep at it #TurnUpforBenja. Thank you H.E Uhuru for the KES 1m. Kindly @RailaOdinga @WilliamsRuto @MusaliaMudavadi join in,” said Sakaja in the Tweet.

Kenya Rugby union had disclosed that Ayimba was critically ill and that his condition had drastically deteriorated. The union called on Kenyans to make their contributions via the Paybill number 8021673 with the name BENJAMIN OTIENO AYIMBA MEDICAL towards the rugby icon’s medical bills.

Ayimba is a former Kenya Sevens and 15s captain, who was first appointed Shujaa Head coach in 2006. He went on to guide Kenya to her first ever World Series Cup Final in Adelaide, Australia losing 26-7 to South Africa.

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In 2011, he left the job under controversial circumstances after he openly opposed the fielding of Kenya’s main players at the Safaricom Sevens.

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Kirinyaga: Middle-aged man found dead inside a lodging in Ndia

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IN SUMMARY:
– The middle-aged man was found dead inside a lodging in Ndia area, Kirinyaga
– Police are in pursuit of an unidentified woman who was in the company of the deceased
– His body was moved to Kutus Funeral home, Kutus

Police in Kirinyaga are investigating the death of a middle-aged man who was found dead inside a lodging in Ndia area.

According to the lodging caretaker, the man  booked a room at around 1pm in the company of unidentified woman who latter went missing.

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The incident was confirmed by agio town’s Nyumba Kumi Chairman, Daniel Kangangi who is also a brother to the caretaker.

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The caretaker is my brother. When he called me I informed officers based at Kagio Police station,”  said Kangangi.

Police are now in pursuit of the unidentified woman asking people in the hotel business to ensure that they take details of their customers.

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The body has been moved to the Kutus Funeral home Kutus pending further investigations.

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