Court orders will not stop us, doctors commence strike amid sack threats (Kenya)

“Doctors on Monday officially began their nationwide strike despite warning that they would be sacked. Union officials while addressing members of the press said despite the warning by the government, they are not ready to back down till their demands are met.”

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Send off: Mogusu laid to rest in Kisii as doctors down tools

“The 28-year-old succumbed to the coronavirus disease and has since become the poster card of the doctors push for improved working environments.”

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Kenya: Agriculture ministry headquarters closed over rising COVID-19 cases

“Kilimo house, the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, has been closed following a rise in COVID-19 cases. According to a notice sent by Agriculture CS Peter Munya, the offices and facilities within the compound have been closed for two weeks with effect from December 1.”

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Lake Region Economic Bloc adopts initiative to curb virus infection in schools

“The initiative dubbed ‘adopt a school concept’ is targeted to stop the spread and mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19 in schools through behavioral change advocacy. Kisumu Medical and Education Trust Director donated 1,000 masks and pledged additional 5,000 masks.”

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Kenya: 9,760 arrested for contravening COVID-19 rules

“Some 9,760 people have been arrested for contravening COVID-19 directives across the country since enforcement began following President Kenyatta’s order a week ago. Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai said 6,043 suspects were arrested for contravening curfew orders while the number those arrested for failing to wear face masks stood at 3,717 by November 11.”

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Kenya: Senators push probe of use of Sh13 billion in COVID-19 cash

“Senators want a probe into how counties spent Sh13 billion meant for the war on COVID-19. They want the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to institute a probe after revelations that counties utilised a huge chunk of the funds on non-essentials.”

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Kenya: Uhuru in dilemma over second wave of COVID-19 infections

“A spike in COVID-19 cases has put President Uhuru Kenyatta in a dilemma on whether or not to reimpose movement restrictions to stop the spread of the disease.”

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Mbagathi to open 150-bed health centre for COVID-19 patients (Kenya)

“Fears of a looming crisis were widespread last week as Intensive Care Units set aside for COVID-19 patients were almost full. Nairobi has remained the hotbed of the highly infectious disease since March when the first case of the virus was recorded in Kenya.”

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Kilifi county scales down services as County Executive Committees, five others contract COVID-19

“The Kilifi county government will scale down its operations for the next two weeks after six staffers tested positive for COVID-19. Among those who have contracted the virus is a county executive committee member.”

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Why Kenya may reimpose restrictions after surge in virus cases

“The worrying fact is that the virus is spreading rapidly across the country apart from the hotspot counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kiambu and Kajiado.”

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