Author: Hebrews Rono

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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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As 2020 comes to an end, a bigger population of Kenyans end the year with dry pockets as they look up to the new year with great hope. Majority of Kenyans have attributed their dry pockets to the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic that it the country early 2020. A research by InfoTrack revealed that 61% of Kenyans believe that the year was difficult because of the virus and capital mismanagement of funds. The respondents also added that rampant corruption, crisis in the health sector, the pandemic, Lack of food, high cost of goods and products, crisis in the education…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and comfort to the Mudavadi family following the death of Mama Hannah Atsianzale Mudavadi. Mrs Mudavadi, 92, is the widow of the late Cabinet Minister Moses Mudamba Mudavadi and the mother of former Vice President Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi. In his message of encouragement, President Kenyatta described Mama Hannah, who died Monday morning while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital, as a devoted, generous and humble matriarch who raised a close-knit family and contributed immensely to the progress of her community. “Mama Hannah was the cornerstone of the Mudavadi family, a wise…

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Kenyan motorists can now run their cars using a hybrid system of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and petrol/diesel. A new conversion system also enables them to switch between the two at their own convenience. Motorists Association of Kenya (MAK) says the system converts a conventional combustion engines in about five hours. The cost of running a car on LPG is KSh60 per litre, against the current Ksh106.82 for petrol and Ksh91.82 for diesel (Nairobi prices). “As an association we can, this way, force the prices of petrol to come down,” says MAK. LPG-powered cars have another advantage: Relatively lower emissions.…

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Independent Candidate Feisal Bader has clinched the Msambweni parliamentary seat beating ODM’s Omar Boga. According to IEBC provisional results, Feisal Bader garnered 15, 251 votes against ODM’s Omar Boga 10,444 votes from 129 polling stations. Bader who was fronted by the Tangatanga wing of Jubilee alliance took an early lead and maintained it throughout the vote tallying process. At one point, the gap between the two was too close to call, before Bader again widened the gap by over 4,800 votes. WIPER contender Abdurahman Sheikh Mahmoud came a distant third garnering less than 790 votes. The other six candidates garnered…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today met General Stephen Townsend, commander of the United States Africa Command. It was just hours after Somalia withdrew all diplomatic ties with Kenya and asked all diplomats to depart from Mogadishu. Recently, US President Donald Trump recalled 700 US troops stationed in Somalia, a war-torn country in the horn of Africa. President Kenyatta and General Townsend discussed the strengthening of the existing military collaboration between Kenya and the US. Kenya is an important partner in the US-led global war on terror, thanks to its geo-political position. A contigent of international forces under the umbrella AMISON (African…

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Kenya will open its consulate in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, by end of March 2021, amid broken relationship with Somali. In a bold move that comes hours after Somalia cut ties with Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somaliland counterpart Muse Bihi made the announcement. Likewise, Somaliland will upgrade its liaison office in Nairobi within the same timeframe. Uhuru and Bihi maintained that they are committed to deepening the cordial bilateral relations between Kenya and Somaliland, noting that the cooperation lays on a foundation of shared values and principles aimed at fostering sustainable peace, stability, sustained   growth, and shared prosperity.…

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 92,459 after 404 people tested positive for the virus. The Ministry of Health says that the new cases were detected from 4,878 samples that were tested between Monday and Tuesday. The cumulative number of samples that have been tested in the country so far stands at 978,683. “From the cases, 364 are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners. 266 are males and 138 are females. The youngest is an 8-month-old infant while the oldest is 79,” says the Ministry in a statement. Distribution of cases are spread across 20 counties. Nairobi…

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Sofapaka head coach John Baraza has resigned just three games into the 2020/21 Football Kenya Federation Premier League. Baraza stepped aside after the club’s hierarchy asked him. He had led Sofapaka to two losses in three matches. “We have asked coach Baraza to step aside as we plan to take him for further studies either in Norway or Germany. For now Mururi is in charge of the team as we prepare for our next match against Kariobangi Sharks and we will announce the new head coach anytime from tomorrow,” said Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa. The 3:0 mauling at the hands…

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