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Covid-19: 902 more cases recorded, 18 patients succumb

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The Ministry of Health on Monday announced that 902 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,395 tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total confirmed infections to 131,116 with a positivity rate of 26.6 percent.

From the cases, 829 are Kenyans while 73 are foreigners; 484 are males and 418 are females, while the youngest is an 11-months-old-baby and the oldest is 96.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, said 407 patients recovered from the coronavirus; 237 from Home Based and Isolation Care, while 170 were discharged from various health facilities, taking total recoveries to 92,161.

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CS Kagwe however also stated that 18 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, all of them being late death reports from facility record audits that occurred on diverse dates, thereby pushing the cumulative fatalities to 2,135.

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The 902 cases were recorded in various counties namely: Nairobi 707, Nakuru 40, Uasin Gishu 39, Machakos 29, Kiambu 21, Kajiado 21, Kltui 12, Kilifi 9, Mandera 5, Laikipia 3, Nyeri 3, Makueni 2, Kakamega 2, Kirinyaga 1, Nandi 1, Siaya 1, Baringo 1, Bomet 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kwale 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.

In Nairobi, the 707 cases are from Westlands (68), Lang’ata (66), Dagoretti North (60), Kasarani (47), Starehe (42), Kibra (41), Dagoretti South and Embakasi West (40) cases each, Ruaraka (39), Kamukunji, Makadara and Mathare (38) cases each, Embakasi East and Roysambu (34) cases each, Embakasi Central (31), Embakasi North (27), Embakasi South (24).

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In Nakuru, the 40 cases are from Naivasha (18), Nakuru East (12), Nakuru West (8), Subukia (2). In Uasin Gishu, the 39 cases are from Kapseret (14), Ainabkoi and Turbo (8) cases each, Kesses (7), Moiben and Soy (1) case each.

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In Machakos, the 29 cases are from Athi River (11), Kalama, Machakos and Yatta (6) cases each. In Kiambu, the 21 cases are from Kikuyu (8), Kiambu Town (7), Ruiru (3), Juja (2) and Kiambaa (1).

In Kajiado, the 21 cases are from Kajiado Central (9), Kajiado North (7), Kajiado east (5). In Kitui, all the 12 cases are from Kitui Central.

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In Kilifi, the 9 cases are from Kilifi North and Malindi (4) cases each, Kilifi South (1). In Mandera, the 5 cases are all from Mandera East.

In Laikipia, the 3 cases are all from Laikipia East while in Nyeri the 3 cases are from Nyeri Central (2) and Nyeri South (1). In Makueni, the 2 cases are from Makueni and Mbooni (1) case each, while in Kakamega the 2 cases are from Likuyani and Lugari (1) case each.

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The case in Kirinyaga is from Kirinyaga Central, the case in Nandi is from Chesunnei, the case in Siaya is from Bondo, the case in Baringo is from Koibatek, the case in Bomet is from Bomet East.

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The case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Marakwet East, the case in Kwale is from Msambweni, the case in Taita Taveta is from Voi, and the case in Trans Nzoia is from Saboti.

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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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