MOGADISHU, The bodies of four people who died in a plane crash in south-western Somalia have been repatriated to Kenya as investigations into the incident continue. The Kenyan-registered cargo plane, which went down in the town of Bardale on Monday, was carrying medical supplies meant to help in the fight against coronavirus. There has been speculation that the plane was shot down by Ethiopian forces in Somalia. The authorities say joint investigations between Somalia and…"Bodies of Kenyan plane crash victims repatriated from Somalia"
NAIROBI, Flooding as a result of recent heavy rains has killed more than 260 people across East Africa. Kenya has been the hardest hit with the government recording 194 deaths. In Rwanda, 55 people have died and floods have killed 16 in Somalia. In Uganda high water levels have trapped an estimated 200 patients inside a hospital. East African countries have also been hit by a locust invasion and Covid-19. The authorities in Kenya have…"Kenya, Somalia and Rwanda hit by deadly flooding"
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. **COVID-19 — Humanitarian Appeal As you will have seen, a short while ago, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, launched a $6.7 billion appeal and updated a global plan to fight COVID-19 in fragile countries. Mr. Lowcock said that, while the virus has now affected every country and almost every person on the planet, the most devastating and…"Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General"
Kisii County members of County Assembly have passed a sh 15m supplementary budget to fund county activities geared towards combating the Covid-19 disease in the area. The budget was weeded from the amount meant to build a County Assembly complex after the need for urgency in combating the spread of the global pandemic which has so far led to over 600 infections and over 20 deaths in the country. Addressing the press after unveiling a…"MCAs Pass 15m Supplementary Budget"
Fourteen more Kenyans were last Friday found infected with Coronavirus although none of the samples tested during the latest exercise were taken from the major hotspots that were placed under lockdown two days ago. Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman said most of the the samples were taken by the surveillance teams in various parts of the country including Machakos which becomes the latest county to confirm the first case of the disease.…"More Covid 19 Infections Even As Test Sampling Leaves Out Hotspots"
The national and county governments have been urged to construct dams in Likuyani Sub county of Kakamega to control floods in the event of prolonged heavy downpour. Speaking when he visited floods victims in Likuyani ward on Thursday, Shanice Foundation Chief Executive Officer Bright Lidaga said it was regrettable that most dams constructed during the colonial period have been neglected and no longer serve the intended purpose. He said some of the dams have never…"Government Urged To Construct Dams"