Author: Eliud Mwangi

Following increasing cases of terrorism in the country, the government in 2010 declared mandatory vetting of persons before issuing them with national identity (ID) cards. The move aimed at safeguarding national security, had direct implications on some communities, notably Kenyan-Somalis spread across the country. It has now emerged that their woes have deepened with the Covid-19 pandemic which has greatly paralyzed the vetting process of the young adults seeking to be holders of the vital document. Nakuru Muslim youth leader Abdulahi Adan explained that in the last two years, young Somalis had not been issued with national ID cards which…

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Nakuru County Speaker Joel Kairu has narrated how Covid-19 struck his family and consequently changed his perspective about life. Kairu says he and his wife contracted the virus in mid-March. They believe they got it from their daughter who had closed school for the Easter holiday. Usually cagey about his family matters, Kairu used the groundbreaking ceremony of the KSh650 million upgrade of Afraha Stadium in Nakuru Town East sub-County to narrate his ordeal. First, it was the news that they had not anticipated that shocked him most- that their daughter had tested positive for coronavirus. “Being told that our…

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