Seven Kenyans Join Race to Find Covid-19 Vaccine, Six Jubilee Affiliates Back Uhuru in Party Wrangles & Pregnant Ruth Matete Quizzed Over Husband’s Death

Good morning fellow Kenyans

In the of COVID-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that Kenyan medics are heroes and heroines for being on the forefront  in the fight against the deadly virus.

Majority of them have put their lives on the line as they help victims of the pandemic to restore their body stability that will enable the body to contain the virus given that no cure yet has been discovered across the globe.

Kenya Airforce helicopters flew around the Nairobi Metropolitan area on Tuesday with banners captioned “God Bless Medics” among others.

Besides, the Kenya Editors Guild Association in conjunction with the Kenya Medical Association and the Association of Nurses have initiated a campaign where everyone in the Kenyan borders will stop and clap for healthcare workers at noon.

For common Kenyan citizens, the move is laudable and may the true Kenyan goodwill messages encourage our nurses as they endeavour to arrest the spread of COVID-19.

But as Kenyans across the country unite to encourage our health workers, the National and county governments have more to do to our medics other than flying the choppers.
It is ironical to fly banner praising our medics and blessing them yet over 600 workers in Vihiga County have downed their tools over lack of pay for several months.

We cannot claim that we care for the welfare of our nurses if we can’t bless them with their hard-earned money in their accounts.

The Government should simply do one thing: stop PR Stunts and pay health workers handsomely for their good job.

PR stunts cannot and will never encourage a health worker who is in financial turmoil but still working hard to exonerate Kenyans from the Corona pandemic.

The government must act on their rights and better working conditions. Let the medic be paid well as a way of appreciating their efforts. That is the bottom line.

Here are our top stories today:

Seven Kenyans join race to find COVID-19 vaccine

KEMRI Headquatre Nairobi.

Kenya has joined the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, with a prototype expected within six months.

Seven scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute on Tuesday said they were developing several vaccine candidates but will narrow down to the most promising.

Globally, 115 projects are currently in the race for a vaccine against the COVID-19 disease.

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Six Jubilee affiliates back Uhuru in party wrangles

Officials of six parties dissolved to form Jubilee have accused Deputy President William Ruto’s allies of staging a rebellion.

The leaders, who are part of the Jubilee National Advisory Council, on Tuesday said the DP troops were undermining President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda

They threw their weight behind Uhuru, saying he is the de facto leader of the ruling party according to the Jubilee constitution.

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Pregnant Ruth Matete quizzed for three hours over husband’s death

Ruth Matete and her late husband.

Gospel artiste Ruth Matete spent three hours yesterday at the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road, as investigators probe the death of her husband.

Matete, 34, popularly known for the song ‘Eloi Eloi’, presented herself to the detectives at 8am, moments before her lawyer walked in.

The 2012 Tusker Project Fame winner was interrogated by the DCI-based homicide unit following the death of her husband John Apewajoye.

With 7 PM to 5 Pm curfew almost coming to an end, do you think the curfew should be extended or the government should allow its citizens to continue with their activities like before?


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