EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Covid-19: Uhuru extends curfew by 60 days, reopens bars

September 2020 DailyNation; President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday made several key changes to Kenya’s measures against the Covid-19 pandemic, noting the basic need for personal responsibility if the country is to win a fight that has lasted about six months now. The President extended the nationwide curfew by 60 days but changed …

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How PS Muraguri hid Sh63bn MES contracts

September 2020 BusinessDaily; Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri hid crucial contract documents related to the leasing of medical equipment to counties in a Sh63 billion deal that the Senate declared a “criminal enterprise.” The Senate committee probing the managed equipment services (MES) project found that Mr Muraguri who served as …

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Chinese COVID-19 vaccine producers speed up clinical trials

Seprember 2020 GlobalTimes; Chinese vaccine producers are accelerating clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine candidates and preparing for full-speed production once a product is approved to enter the market.  A phase III clinical trial project on a COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Chinese company CanSino Biologics Inc (CanSinoBIO) and military infectious …

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Dr Ombajo at 40 shining in a storm

Fate and fortune have a mystic way of placing people in paths they never anticipated. Paths that either overrun or streamline their life. This could not be truer for Dr Loice Ombajo, the head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Kenyatta National Hospital. Never in the 15 years of her …

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Coronavirus: Cases in France leap past 10,000 a day

September 2020 BBC; France has reported a record daily increase in coronavirus cases as the country struggles to contain a fresh surge in infections.On Saturday health authorities said there were 10,561 new cases, rising by more than 1,000 from Friday’s figures. The numbers of people admitted to hospital and intensive …

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Ngatia linked to Sh63 billion medical equipment deal

September 2020 theStar; A firm that got over Sh1 billion contracts for Covid-19 medical supplies is at the centre of the Sh63 billion medical kits scandal that senators say was conceived like a criminal enterprise. A damming report by the Senate says Megascope Healthcare Ltd — a firm associated with Richard Ngatia — was …

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