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Over 1,000 discharged pushing total COVID-19 recoveries to 12,961

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily COVID-19 briefing./COURTESY

At least 1,062 COVID-19 patients were discharged raising the total recoveries in the country to 12,692.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 599 more people tested positive for the disease bringing the national infection toll to 26,436.

The new cases were from a sample of 4,420 tested in the last 24 hours. Total sample tested in the country is now at 353,727.

Meanwhile, two more people succumbed to the disease pushing total COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 420.

While during the daily COVID-19 briefings, that was held in Kisumu County, CS Kagwe condemned act by some private family doctors colluding with families to give false COVID-19 results in attempt by families to bury their without following the MoH directives on burial procedures of someone who has succumbed to the disease.

“We are all vulnerable to COVID-19 & , no one, not even doctors should be coerced by families to attempt the falsification of positive results. This puts us all at undue risk & such conduct is contrary to the professional ethics & vows that doctors ascribe to,” said the Health CS.

In order for bereaved and grieving families to have closure, CS Kagwe, however, urged health officials to initiate posthumous testing where and when there is a difference in opinion regarding the cause of death.

Ex-Changamwe Mp Ramadhan Kajembe laid to rest

Kajembe's remains heading to the burial site. Daughter of the Late Kajembe passed away on Wednesday of suspected COVID-19./COURTESY

Former Changamwe Mp Ramadhan Seif Kajembe has been laid to rest.

Kajembe was laid to rest at his family cemetery at Kwashee village in Mikindani, Jomvu constituency.

The burial ceremony lasted half an hour only. Coast regional commissioner John Elungata spoke at the burial.

Kajembe died on Friday at Pandya hospital two week after his first wife died from covid-19.

Ex- Changamwe Mp Ramadhan Kajembe laid to rest

Former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe has been laid to rest.

Kajembe was laid to rest at his family cemetery at kwashee village in Mikindani, Jomvu constituency.

He died on Friday at Pandya Memorial hospital weeks after his first wife succumbed to COVID-19.

His burial lasted only half an hour with one of his sons the only one allowed to speak during the ceremony.

Kajembe did not attend his wife’s burial as he was on oxygen at the hospital.

More men getting infected with COVID-19,Health ministry warns

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. The CS has urged mothers with infants to limit number of visitors in their houses PHOTO COURTESY

Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe has warned what he termed as the increase in the number of men who are turning positive for COVID-19.

In a press briefing on COVID- 19 from Kisii, Kagwe warned that it is shocking that the number of men reported to be COVID- 19 positive daily is extremely high, whereby for in instance today 539 males tested positive for COVID -19 compared to 188 females who tested positive for the disease.

“Men continue to lead with 539 men against 188 females, as men we must ask ourselves what is happening,” Kagwe said
Kagwe issued a warning against this trend as 727 Kenyans tested positive for Coronavirus from a sample of 6,814 bringing a total number of COVID 19 positive cases to 25,135.

For those who tested positive 711 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners.
Kagwe regrettably said that 14 patients lost their lives in the last 24 hours, bringing a total number of fatalities to 413.

Kagwe said that 674 recovered whereby 125 are from the home-based care while 549 are from various health facilities bringing a total number of recoveries to 11,118.

Furthermore, the ministry of health clarified that honey, lemon and ginger are not actual cure of COVID -19 as many people are asserting in the society.

The assertion has seen prices of those commodities skyrocket in the Kenyan market.

“Ginger, lemon and honey are good because they are sources of multivitamin and micronutrients, but the message to take home is that there is nonetheless no cure for COVID 19.”Acting director-general of Health Dr Patrick Amoth said

Sombre mood as MPESA agent is shot dead in Mombasa CBD

Police officers at the scene of a shooting. PHOTO: GEORGE OTIENO

Police in Mombasa town are pursuing three suspects who shot and killed an M-pesa agent on Friday morning.

Mombasa DCI Antony Muriithi revealed that a special team had been dispatched on Friday morning to pursue the killers.

“The victim succumbed to the gunshot wounds on arrival at the Coast Provincial general hospital and we will give more information on the same after we have arrested suspects,” said Murithi.

According to a witness, three suspected armed robbers attacked the deceased a few meters from the M-pesa shop located at the Express area along Moi Avenue and shot her twice in the abdomen after she failed to surrender her handbag.

Muriithi confirmed that the deceased was from the bank to collect money which was to be used to run the shop during the day.

“The suspects ran away with an undisclosed amount of money, “said Muriithi.

Large crowds and heavy police presence were witnessed in the area a few minutes after the incident which happened at about 9 am in the morning.

However, this is not the first time a gun-related incident is happening in the area synonymous with offices and garages.

In 2018, police gunned two robbery with violence suspects in the area and recovered an AK-47 hidden in one of the parked vehicles in the garage area.

According to the then Mombasa county police commander Johnstone Ipara, Police also recovered a hammer with blood stains which police suspect the suspects had been using to torture their victims with, three phones, four nylon bags, and a nylon rope.

Kaya elders living in fear of attacks at their door less sanctuary

A photo of Kaya Kinondo.

Kaya elders in Malindi are living in fear of their lives in a sanctuary that neither has doors nor security wall.

The sanctuary in Moi area houses many elders who escaped lynching on allegations of being witches.

Led by Safari Nyoka, they said they need a security wall as their houses have no doors to make them feel safe.

They called on the County government of Kilifi to construct a wall in the center for their personal security.

“We seek help to safeguard our lives. some of us ran away from our homes for fears of being killed”, he said.

Malindi District Cultural Association founder Kiraga Hare urged human rights groups to intervene and offer assistance to the elderly facing attacks in the region.

According to kiraga, the elderly also needs care and protection during their sunset years.

“They are also humans and needs help. Some are displaced after they were disowned by their own families hence have nowhere to go’, he stated.

Incidents of elderly people especially with grey hair being killed in coast have been rampant.

They are often accused of witchcraft even by their own family members forcing them to run away to seek refuge elsewhere.

Woman shot by suspected thugs after withdrawing money from bank

Police officers at the scene of a shooting. PHOTO: GEORGE OTIENO

A woman has been shot in the abdomen by three thugs in a motorcycle at Express area along Moi Avenue, Mombasa.

In the early morning incident, the thugs waylaid the Woman as she was walking to an M-pesa shop and shot her twice in the abdomen for resisting.

They made away with an undisclosed amount of money inside the victim’s handbag.

The Woman has been rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Police are on the scene.

More to follow

Mombasa artiste Kelechi Africana ventures into acting

Celebrated Mombasa musician Kelechi Africana has ventured into acting.

Kelechi says acting has been his passion since childhood but he never got the opportunity to showcase his ability.

Speaking at Baraka FM’s mega breakfast show with Okumu, Kelechi says his efforts to join acting never worked.

“I used to camp at the national theater daily just to capture the attention of the producers but i gave up when i was always put on the bench”, he said.

Kelechi Africana

The Mombasa heartthrob also revealed his admiration for the late “Charles Bukeko popurlaly known as papa shirandula whom he says was one of his favourite local actors.

He recently produced a single in honour of Papa Shirandula following his demise.

Kelechi is currently in Nairobi to pursue an acting career alongside comedian Dj Shitti.

“My fans should expect my work very soon. However, i am not leaving music for acting but will do both'”, he stated.

According to his bio on youtube, Kelechi was once a primary school teacher.

“I worked as a primary teacher at some point in my life. I was teaching science, Kiswahili and Islamic religion”, reads the bio.

Sanchez moves to Inter Milan on permanent deal


Inter Milan have completed the permanent signing of Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez on a three-year deal.

The Chile international, 31, joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan in August 2019.

He scored four goals in 29 appearances in all competitions.

Inter expect to have him available for the Europa League ‘final eight’ in Germany after beating Getafe on Wednesday.

“We have agreed [the deal],” United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told BT Sport on Wednesday after his side also reached the quarter-finals with a win over LASK.

“He has enjoyed his time there. He is a top player but for whatever reason we didn’t see the best of him. He is a top professional and we wish him all the best.”

The precise terms of the deal are unknown but is almost certain to have involved United taking a significant financial hit.

Sanchez played 45 games for United after joining from Arsenal in 2018, scoring just five goals.

He becomes the third player to join Inter from United in the past 12 months, with striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Ashley Young having made similar switches.

COVID-19 deaths near 400 after eight more people succumb

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman. 318 people have tested positive for COVID-19./COURTESY

The COVID-19 death toll has risen to 399 on Thursday after eight more virus-related fatalities were reported within 24 hours.

Speaking during a regular briefing on the status of COVID-19, Health CAS Rashid Aman said that six people had underlying conditions while the rest did not have.

Aman further announced 514 new recoveries bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 10,444, 431 patients who recovered in the last 24 hours were undergoing home-based care.

CAS further noted that the total documented cases since March 14 rose to 24,411 after 538 COVID-19 cases were detected from 6,175 samples examined within 24 hours.

The two coastal counties that recorded new COVID-19 cases are: Mombasa (7) and Kwale (1).