EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA :Kemsa rejected price discounts on Covid-19 kits

October 2020 Dailynation ;The management of the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) rejected discounts by suppliers of Covid-19-related items, a special audit has revealed, raising the red flag on the controversial tendering which may cost taxpayers up to Sh2.3 billion. A forensic audit by the Office of the Auditor-General found …

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Careful, don’t lower your guard just yet

September 2020 Dailynation ;A day after President Uhuru Kenyatta partially reopened the country, fear of a possible second wave Covid-19 infections is growing as some Kenyans fail to observe Ministry of Health guidelines.  The President relaxed some of the tough measures that had been put in place to prevent the …

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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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