Category Archives: hot96

Curfew to start at 10pm-4am and extended till January next year


The natiowide curfew has been extended from 10pm to 4 am effective Wednesday, as part of new measures announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the fight against the resurgence of Covid-19 in the country.

In his address to the nation, the President further said it will remain in force until the 3rd of January 2021.

“The nationwide curfew is extended upto January 3, 2021, and beginning tonight (Wednesday), the curfew will now be enforced between 10pm and 4am,” President Kenyatta said in his address.

Furthermore, political gatherings and rallies have been suspended for 60 days.

“All political gatherings and rallies are suspended for a period of 60 days and this to take effect immediately and anyone wishing to hold such meetings should do so in town halls, and in doing so, must observe all COVID-19 protocols including limiting the attendees to one-third sitting capacity of the hall and the wearing  of face masks,” he said.

At the same time, the head of state has directed the formation of a special enforcement unit to ensure compliance.

 




Women Members of Parliament call for inclusivity in the Building Bridges Initiative Report


Women MPs under the Inua Mama umbrella, who are allied to Deputy President William Ruto have promised to oppose the BBI report if it does not consider women needs and wants.

Led by Kandara MP Alice Wahome, Nyandarua’s Faith Gitau, and Uasin Gishu’s Gladys Shollei among others, they have condemned those who attended the Naivasha meeting for not highlighting the women’s plight conclusively.

They are lamenting the scrapping off of the woman representative and pushing it to the Senate as well as the 70 nomination posts in the National Assembly.

Furthermore, they fear the independence of the judiciary will not be achieved, rolling back gains made in the country.

 




BBI report finally handed over to Uhuru and Raila


The Building Bridges Initiative report has finally been handed over to President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga by Yussuf Haji-led team at the Kisii State Lodge.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has used the occasion to plead with Kenyans to first read the report before taking positions.

President Uhuru says the document does not belong to him and Raila but to all Kenyans

ODM leader Raila Odinga on his part said the BBI report is the only way to liberate Kenya




Woman and child found dead after they went missing


A mother and her young child who were previously reported missing drowned in the Lokesem river in Marigat, reports say.

The two are said to have died after they were swept away by heavy floods while crossing the huge stretch of river Lokesem on the road connecting Marigat to Loruk.

The two were not aware at the time that the water levels had gone up.

Area chief Titus Katikit confirmed the incident saying the woman and her child were on their way home from a wedding.

Bodies of the two were sighted by children who were fetching water. The 1-year-old boy was still tied to his mother’s back.

The ongoing heavy rains in Tugen hills region remain a threat to the residents living on the lower side of the county.




Police in Meru decry increase in murder and suicides


Police in Meru county have decried the rising cases of murder and suicides among young people.

According to Meru county commissioner Allan Machari ,75 young people have died in the county in the last three and a half months from murder and suicide.

The county commissioner is now calling on parents and community-based organizations to take up the challenge and curb the problem.




Jumwa, bodyguard to undergo mental assessment test


Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and her bodyguard, Geoffrey Otieno, are expected to undergo a mental assessment test today.

Jumwa and Otieno were to answer to murder charges but did not as they had not undergone a mental evaluation.

Judge Njoki Mwangi directed the MP and her aide to be remanded at Port police station and be taken to Coast General Hospital today for the test. They are expected back in court tomorrow.

Jumwa is accused of fatally injuring Ngumbao Jola, who was shot dead during Ganda Ward in Malindi Constituency by-election in 2019.




.Five surgeons in Isiolo placed in isolation after one them tests positive for covid-19


Five surgeons at Isiolo referral hospital are being quarantined after one them tested positive for coronavirus.

According to senior health official in Isiolo county Ibrahim Alio, the move has severely hampered the functioning of the hospital which is one of the frontline facilities for testing and treating covid-19 patients.

This as the county, registered 22 corona cases over the past week, with residents appearing to ignore the directives issued by the ministry of health to curb the virus.




KNH surgeons reattach boy’s cut off hand in historic surgery


The Kenyatta National Hospital multi-disciplinary team of surgeons and other specialists have again performed a successful hand reattachment to a seven-year-old boy.

Young Benovelence got his hand accidentally chopped off by a chaff cutter on the 4th October, this year in Kiambu.

After the chopped hand reached KNH in a cool box, a team of specialists embarked on an intricate 8 hours surgical procedure that reclaimed the boy’s hand.

The boy is now stable and recuperating in the ward as he continues with treatment.

This complex hand reattachment operation is the fifth successful surgery of its kind that KNH has performed since the first case in February 2018.




Assessment for leaners in grade four and class eight begins today


Leaners in grade four and class eight across the country will from today sit the Kenya Kenya National Examination assessment test.

The four-day assessment which was to start on Monday was pushed to Wednesday due to the Mashujaa day celebrations.

According to the calendar released by the examination body, grade four leaners will be assessed for four days while standard eight assessments will be done in three days.

Today Grade four leaners will be assessed on English learning, speaking and reading aloud for ten minutes per learner.

According to the guidelines, Special needs learners will be tested for 15 minutes each in the English prelistening aloud, speaking and reading aloud.

Those with hearing impairment will be assessed on English Observation and signing and English reading.




Africa’s management of COVID19 gets nod from CDC


The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control has praised African states for managing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Africa CDC head John Nkengasong said interventions played a crucial role in curbing the spread of the virus.

He however described as false suggestions that cases and deaths in Africa are significantly under-reported.

Africa has seen about 1.4 million cases, 1.2 million recoveries and 34,587 deaths since February.