Kenya Records 19 Cases of COVID-19 in the Past 24 Hours.

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed 19 positive cases for COVID-19 out of a sample size of 1,262 tested in the past 24 hours, bringing the positivity rate to 1.5 per cent.

Of the cases, 15 are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners; 10 are females and 9 are males, while the youngest is a 4-year-old and the oldest is 78 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 337,985 out of 3,840,859cumulative tests.

The infections were distributed across five counties. Nairobi leads with 10 cases followed by Uasin Gishu 5, Kajiado 2, Kiambu and Nakuru had one case each.

At the same time, 20 patients recovered from the disease all from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program pushing the total recoveries to 332,1800.

No deaths were however recorded within the said period, hence cumulative fatalities still stand at 5,673.

“There are 25 patients currently admitted in our health facilities, while 107 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

Schools will not Close if Kenya Holds Repeat Elections.

Schools across the country will not close for the by-elections next week, nor will they be closed if Kenya holds repeat elections, according to Education CS George Magoha.

Magoha, speaking to the media while commissioning phase 2 Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms in Embakasi,, said his Ministry would work closely with the IEBC to ensure that the polls do not disrupt school activities.

The CS stated that some decisions would be made in consultation with other ministries and at the appropriate time.

The Education CS stated that some of the discussions involve figuring out how the by-election can be held in tertiary institutions so that students taking their National Examinations this year don’t have their studies disrupted.

Students, according to Magoha, would stay in their dorms throughout the election and resume classes as soon as they were over.

“If the students are already in the boarding schools and the classrooms are to be used for a day or so, those students can be for example be told to play games or remain in the hostels,” CS Magoha said. 

During the same address to the media, CS Magoha also assured parents that their children would be safe as schools resume on Thursday. 

A German Man Arrested and Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking.

A German citizen has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and ordered to pay Ksh. 20 million for drug trafficking.

According to a report issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Wednesday, the accused, Rommenswinkel Dieter appeared before a court at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Chief Magistrate Lukas Onyina heard that Dieter was found in possession of the drugs worth Ksh. 8.34 million.

“Court at the JKIA has sentenced, Rommenswinkel Dieter, a German national, to 20 years imprisonment & pay Sh20M fine for trafficking 2,782.3g of narcotics worth Ksh.8.34M,” read the statement.

During the determination of the case, the DPP said that the prosecution proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and the judge administered the aforementioned sentence.

IEBC Postpones Gubernatorial Elections in Mombasa and Kakamega Counties.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has put off elections which were scheduled to be held on August 23,2022 in Mombasa and Kakamega counties.

Speaking in a newsroom on Wednesday, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati,said the move was occasioned by alleged harassment of the commission’s staff in the course of executing their mandate.

Chebukati hence said IEBC has since resolved to push – to a later date eight elections, among them gubernatorial polls in Mombasa and Kakamega counties.

It also postponed elections for Member of the National Assembly in Kitui Rural Constituency (Kitui County), Kacheliba Constituency (West Pokot County), Pokot South Constituency (West Pokot County) and Rongai Constituency (Nakuru County).

Member of County Assembly Ward elections have also been postponed in Nyaki West (North Imenti Constituency – Meru County), and Kwa Njenga (Embakasi South Constituency – Nairobi County).

“The Commission is concerned that some of its critical staff who objectively and impartially performed their duties at the National Tallying Centre are being intimidated and harassed through profiling and/or arbitrary arrests,” wrote Chebukati.

“This has instilled fear within the staff, who are now unable to report to the office for duty. This harassment must stop forthwith.”

Chebukati further alleged that he was, alongside commission CEO Hussein Marjan as well as two other commissioners, attacked ahead of the much awaited announcement of the presidential poll results on Monday.

“During the announcement of the presidential results, the Chairman Wafula Chebukati, Commissioners Prof. Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu, and CS/CEO Marjan H. Marjan were physically attacked, assaulted, and injured by persons in the company of certain political leaders,” he stated.

“We call for the arrest and prosecution of these assailants regardless of their political affiliation. In view of the prevailing circumstances, the Commission has postponed the by-elections slated for 23rd August 2022, to a date to be announced through a gazette notice.”

Stivo Simple Boy’s Girlfriend Cries Tears of Joy.

Stivo Simple boy’s girlfriend cries tears of joy in one of her instagram posts.

“I thank God for the far i have reached, i know it is not that easy. Righy now i do believe in love because love is not all about money and my man has showed it”she said

She expressed happiness for the big day that she will get married to his boyfriend Stevo Simple Boy and start a a new life and new beginnings together.

“I really can’t wait for our big day which is anytime soon from now,am really happy,”she added

She went on to thank her boyfriend Stivo Simple Boy for taking good care of her.

Stevo Simple Boy to Wed his Girlfriend .

Kenyan artist Stephen Otieno popularly known as Stevo Simple boy has posted on his instagram stories asking for her girlfriend’s hand in marriage.

He has thanked her girlfriend for standing with him through difficult times and the support she has has given him all through.

Stevo Simple was also grateful to her girlfriend for supporting his music track with her own money.

On his instagram stories he said the time for his wedding has approached and therefore it is expected to be soon though he didn’t state the specific date and month.