Kenyan Health Ministry staff began mass coronavirus tests in a low-income neighborhood of Nairobi Friday. Kawangware, where voluntary testing rolled out, is an area where social distancing can be a challenge, according to Ministry of Health official Lydia Mudeyo. “The social distancing in this area is difficult and therefore it is advisable for the government and the ministry as a whole to take the initiative of educating the common mwananchi [referring to an ordinary citizen]…"Kenya Begins COVID Testing in Destitute Part of Nairobi"
More families in Bunyala Sub County are camping along the roadside awaiting evacuation after floodwaters submerged their houses Friday night. Star newspaper correspondent Gilbert Ochieng was also among those families that were displaced. Speaking to the press at Rwambwa roadside on Saturday morning, Ochieng said that he had to move his family at 6.00 am when the water reached his house. “The water has affected us this morning after River Nzoia broke its bank affecting…"Disaster Response Team Hires More Boats To Evacuate Flood Victims"
Panic has gripped Taveta sub-county at the Kenya-Tanzania border after a middle-aged man reported to have escaped from a Covid-19 quarantine facility in Tanzania was admitted at Taveta sub-county hospital following a freak accident on Friday night. The man, a Kenyan, was quarantined in Tanzania but later escaped due to alleged harsh conditions he encountered. He sneaked across the border undetected on Thursday and went back to his home. In a bizarre twist, he was…"Covid-19 Tanzania Quarantine Escapee Held In Taveta Hospital"
When Governor Mwangi wa Iria announced that his administration will build and make operational an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) within 21 days, many of his critics dismissed the idea. On April 9, construction of a 35-bed capacity ICU facility kicked off at Murang’a Level-5 hospital and on Friday, May 1, the unit was fully completed and ready to admit patients. The county government opted to use its engineers and mobilized resources that made the construction…"How Murang’a Government Managed To Build An ICU In 21 Days"