NAIROBI, 28th May 2020, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi signed into law the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (Amendment) Bill of 2019. The new law mandates KICD to incorporate personal safety and psychosocial skills training in the curricula for basic and tertiary institutions. The overall objective of the Act is to enhance the country’s disaster preparedness especially in learning institutions. Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, Leader of Majority in the…"President Kenyatta Signs Into Law The KICD (Amendment) Bill"
About 265 million people around the world are expected to face acute food insecurity this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a World Food Program Analysis. The figure is more than double the number the 130 million who were estimated to suffer food shortages last year. The April analysis came just before this week’s World Hunger Day, an initiative of the New York-based Hunger Project The pandemic is expected to exacerbate an already…"COVID-19 Puts 265 Million at Risk of ‘Hunger Pandemic,’ Experts Say"
The Uasin Gishu County Commissioner (CC), Abdirisak Jaldesa has said there is a need to decongest centres where Truck drivers park their vehicles in Uasin Gishu County to avoid the risk of COVID -19 spreading. The CC singled out Cheptiret, Mail Tisa and Jua Kali centers where the long-distance truck drivers stopover for a night as dangerous hotspots that the Coronavirus is likely to spread fast because the truck drivers freely interact with the residents.…"Concern As Long Distance Trucks Congest Urban Centres Along The Eldoret –Malaba Highway"
The Health staff in Trans Nzoia County have decried the low turnout for immunization amid the coronavirus disease. Speaking during a sensitization workshop on the importance of immunization among children at Township Primary school in Kitale Wednesday, the Saboti Sub County in charge of Nurses, Millicent Mitei complained that many parents have not taken their children for immunization since the outbreak of the current pandemic. According to Mitei, hospitals and clinics in the county have…"Trans Nzoia Records Low Immunization Amid Covid-19"
Kenyans should brace for a muted Madaraka Day celebration on June 1 due to the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak, which has turned things upside down around the globe. Madaraka Day is usually a bustling day of celebrations marked with pomp and color but circumstances across the counties promise to be far more subdued this year. The government announced that this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations will be marked virtually in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic. Members…"It Will Be A Muted Madaraka Day Fete As Country Fights Coronavirus"
Residents of Kahuro Sub County in Murang’a have been told to strictly adhere to measures stipulated by the Ministry of Health to combat the spread of COVID-19. The area Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Wilberforce Kilonzo has said the sub-county is an agricultural potential area, a factor that puts locals at very high risk considering many people visit the area to trade on farm produce. On Thursday, Kilonzo noted that despite elaborate sensitization programme mounted in…"Residents Of Kahuro Sub County Warned Against Ignoring Covid-19 Guidelines"