Thousands of people have been forced to flee flooding in western Kenya after the River Nzoia broke its banks on Saturday following several days of heavy rains, with torrents of water submerging homes and uprooting trees. Rains have lashed west, central, and southeast Kenya for over a week, causing rivers to overflow, triggering floods and mudslides. Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said on Thursday that 116 people had so far died across 29 of Kenya’s 47 counties. Media images have…"In the news: Flooding sweeps Kenya, displacing thousands"
Many African countries moved rapidly to curb the initial spread of coronavirus, but they have been slower to cushion their citizens from its economic impact. Taking advantage of the lag before cases appeared on the continent, the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention began ramping up their testing capacity in February, and by March many countries required foreign travellers to self-quarantine upon arrival. When local cases did begin springing up, countries across Africa responded within days…"Africa’s coronavirus safety nets cannot cover all"
The country has recorded an all-time high Tea production in the month of March this year after registering more than 55.7 million kilograms against 26.5 million kilos reported during the same period in 2019. A similar high monthly output was previously recorded in December 2018 at 51.8 million kilograms and January 2016. Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Acting Director-General Anthony Muriithi said the high production was attributed to the onset of the long rains season…"Tea Production Hits The Peak"
Kangai ward MCA John Gitari now wants the County government to resettle squatters in the vast Mwea irrigation scheme. Gitari said many of the villages set aside for the rice farmers in Mwea were overflowing with population and added in no time people will start building their houses in the rice fields. “We need the county government to urgently come up with a solution to resettle this population, otherwise they will not be able to…"County Government Urged To Resettle Squatters From Mwea Rice Scheme"
At least 2000 boda boda riders in Kajiado Central have received free face masks for protection against the fast spreading novel Covid-19 virus. Kajiado Central Assistant County Commissioner Fidelis Babu, while issuing the masks noted that the government has rolled out clear programmes to ensure that all Kenyans are protected from the disease. Babu said the riders ferry many people on a daily basis and thus were given first priority in the issuance of the…"Boda Boda Riders In Kajiado Receive Face Masks"
It was a pleasant surprise for over 100 medical workers at the Thika Level Five Hospital in Kiambu County on Sunday after retail chain store Naivas Supermarket in Thika town gifted them goods worth Sh2, 000 each. Among the donated items in the hamper included maize flour, cooking oil, rice, sugar, soap and soft drinks. According to the store’s branch manager Daniel Mukuha, the move was intended to motivate the medics as they brave the…"Kiambu Medics Get Shopping Gift"