Teachers at private institutions in Nakuru have petitioned the national government to establish an emergency fund that will cushion them from adverse economic effects caused by outbreak and spread of Covid-19. The Private Schools Teachers Association of Kenya (PSTAK) Nakuru Chapter Secretary, Hawala Fredrick said their members should be listed as vulnerable persons after institutions that are currently facing financial crisis started laying them off without paying their dues. “Private schools, unlike public ones do…"Private Institutions Teachers Want Government To Establish Covid-19 Kitty For Them"
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died after suffering what the government said was a heart attack, two months before he was scheduled to leave office. Nkurunziza died at the Karusi Hospital in eastern Burundi late Monday, two days after he reported feeling unwell and was taken to the facility, the government reported in a news release posted Tuesday on social media. VOA’s Central Africa service reported a heavy military presence around the hospital Tuesday. Nkurunziza’s…"Burundi Government: President Nkurunziza Dies of Heart Attack"
The Kwale county government on Tuesday launched its second walkthrough sanitizing booth for disinfection at the Kombani Methadone Centre where hundreds of drug addicts are being rehabilitated. Last month the county unveiled its first sanitizing tunnel for disinfection at the entrance of the Ukunda market to contain the spread of the pandemic. Buyers and sellers at the market can be seen filing and passing through the sanitizing booth containing a disinfectant that is supposed to…"Kwale County Government Launches Walk Through Sanitizing Booth"
Kiambu County has achieved the 300-bed isolation centres as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta during his Saturday Corona Virus address and is working towards raising the number to 500-beds. The Deputy Governor (DG), Joyce Ngugi said the surging numbers of Covid-19 cases in the county had prompted the County to put up such interventions early after it was classified as a corona virus hotspot. Speaking after distributing food donations from Capwell Industries to visually impaired…"County Has Met 300-Bed Capacity Isolation Centres, Targeting 500"
Farmers have been advised to pluck their Sukuma wiki (kales) properly to avoid the multiplication of aphids and weakening of the stem which leads to their faster ageing and drying. An Agricultural Economics expert in Nakuru County, Anne Odhiambo said despite the vegetable being a delicacy on the dining tables of majority homes on a daily basis, farmers have continuously plucked it the wrong way. She said ideally, one should pluck Sukuma Wiki by removing…"Sukuma Wiki Farming"
With rising cases of Covid-19 and health facilities getting overwhelmed, the County Government of Nakuru has rolled out a training programme for its medical personnel on home-based care and support services for suspected patients. The first batch of 30 nurses, clinical officers and public health officers has been trained to manage Covid-19 patients who present with mild symptoms on public health measures related to the management of their contacts. The Public Health Chief Officer, Samuel…"County Trains Its Health Workers On Covid-19 Home Based Care"