Raging rains, more families left homeless as a result of rains

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By Kelvin Ogome

The number of people who have been affected by the raging downpour in the country has increased. This is after 34 more people were rendered homeless in Bomet County after river Nyangores burst its banks.  A similar state of being rendered homeless was witnessed in ndiara village Murang’ a County on Sunday night as landslides buried 12 homes leaving 54 people homeless.

The heavy rains that have been experienced in the country for the last month have caused more harm than good to Kenyans while increasing the number of families affected mostly as a result of the floods.

In Ndiara Villiage, Kiharu constituency, Murang’ a County, 54 people were left homeless after a Sunday night landslide buried 12 homes forcing residents to sort alternative shelter from Kahatia primary schoo...

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Brighton too bright for ‘managerless’ arsenal

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By Peter Mwaura

Arsenal failed to capitalize on home ground advantage losing 2- to Brighton in an EPL midweek encounter staged at the Emirates stadium. Adam Webster gifted the visitors with the opener 36 minutes into the game before Alexander Lacazette marked his 100th appearance for the gunners with an equalizer. Neal Maupay headed the winner for Brighton leaving arsenal on their worst winless run since 1977.

Arsenal under interim coach Freddie Ljungberg are placed 10th with 19 points.

Meanwhile, Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva after 18 months in charge of the Merseyside based outfit. Everton recorded a 5-2 defeat against Liverpool, this being their 9th of the season and leaves them 18th on the premier league log. Former striker Duncan Ferguson has been put in temporary charge.

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Rashford’s brace sinks spurs in Mourinho’s return to Manchester

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Marcus Rashford’s two goals ended Tottenham’s perfect start under Mourinho who had seen his team register three wins in three matches that they had played before facing united in the return of the Portuguese tactician to Old Trafford.

Rashford beat Tottenham keeper Paulo Gazzaniga at his near post after six minutes after the ball had broken to England forward off Davidson Sanchez.

He then stepped up to convert a penalty after he was fouled by Moussa Sissoko, a foul that called for a long VAR check before the penalty was allowed to be taken.

Dele Alli had equalized with a brilliant goal at the end of the first half but United were a good value for their victory after creating a number of excellent chances they failed to take.

Rashford was unable to become the first United player to scor...

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PLWDs in Kisii receive wheelchairs donated by county government

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People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) in Kisii County now have a reason to smile after they benefited from wheelchairs donated to them by the county government.

The PLWDs received a total of 114 improved wheelchairs valued at sh. 4million, courtesy of a United States of America citizen, Steve James who works at Kenya relief organization.

Addressing the beneficiaries at Gusii Stadium, a county government adviser on HIV/AIDS Magdaline Mwebi, pointed out that more donations are yet to come

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Floods Situation, 132 lives lost due to floods experienced in 32 counties in Kenya

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By Kelvin Ogome 

132 Kenyans have lost their lives with 17,000 being rendered homeless following the heavy rains being experienced in different parts of the country.  According to statistics from the national government, 32 counties have been affected by the floods with almost all sector of the economy being disrupted due to the heavy downpour.

The effects of climate change are being felt in different parts of the world with Kenya experiencing devastating effects as a result of the heavy downpour that has not only displaced. People but also cut short the lives of citizens.

East African countries specifically Kenya and Tanzania for one month have recorded a significant loss of lives and property as a result of floods due to the heavy downpour associated with floods…

According to statist...

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Health Fund Appeal: mother pleas for sh. 250,000 for her son’s corrective surgery

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A mother of two from Garissa town is appealing for well-wishers to help her raise sh. 250,000 to enable her son, Benjamin Musyoki who is suffering from urine incontinence to undergo corrective surgery.

Gladys Mueni 37 said doctors at AIC Kijabe Hospital require the amount to carry out a second operation after the first one failed.

Mueni said her two-year-old son was born with the condition and that they first sought treatment at the Garissa referral hospital but were referred to Kenyatta National Hospital. Doctors at Kenyatta Hospital also referred her to AIC Kijabe where Musyoki underwent surgery on May 9, 2018, but according to the mother, it failed again.

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Pupils who scored 400 marks & above to join national schools

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Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has announced the national schools that the more than 30,000 top performers will attend. The exercise was held at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). School principals were once again locked out of the form one selection process, which relied on technology to place students in secondary schools.

In placing the candidates, the team led by Director of Secondary Education Paul Kibet considered merit, equity, choice and affirmative action. The best five candidates of either gender have been placed in national schools based on their choices to ensure the institutions represent the face of Kenya...

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Infection rate reduces in Nyeri , low uptake of men testing a concern to stakeholders

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The rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Nyeri County has gone down over a couple of years even as stakeholders in the war against the scourge raise concern over low uptake of testing by men. The county HIV/AIDS coordinator, Jenifer Wanjiru, said the current estimated rate of infection stood at 3.7 per cent down from 4.3 per cent posted in the year 2012/13 according to Kenya Aids Survey.

The drop according to the coordinator is attributed to the sensitization campaigns being carried out with a view of reducing the rate of transmission. Speaking yesterday during the world aids day celebration at whispers to park in Nyeri Town, Ms Wanjiru, said there were 21, 428 persons living with the disease in the area whose population stood at 759, 164 according to the recently released population census.

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West Pokot landslide death toll hits 52, Governor appeals for a chopper to help transport bodies

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West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has appealed to the national government to deploy a chopper to the region to help transport bodies after the death toll rose to 52.

He said the biggest challenge now was transportation because bridges have been cut off

Police and humanitarian groups involved in the search for bodies said the death toll could be much higher due to the number of people reported missing.

Efforts were underway Monday to help displaced families who were left homeless after their houses were buried by a landslide or swept away by floods in remote villages following heavy rainfall pounding various parts of the country.

Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi is expected to visit the area to assess the damage and coordinate operations.

Affected families are camping in schools,...

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Narok County joins in the FGM eradication initiative

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By Mutabazi

The fight against female genital mutilation has intensified in Narok County following a meeting between the Narok County Commissioner Samuel Ole Kimiti, the Narok First Lady Sarah Tunai and the youths in the county.

The three-day training program at the Narok County Academy sensitized the youths on matters FGM, early marriages, child labour and drug abuse.

This comes amid President Uhuru Kenyatta’s declaration to end FGM by 2022, with Narok County being on the spot, for leading in the cases of FGM by 40%

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