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List of all 32 Kenyans killed in grisly Ethiopian Airlines crash released



As the world is still trying to come to terms with Sunday’s tragic aircraft accident, it turned out that Kenya was the hardest hit as 32 locals were on board the aircraft. On Monday, all the mes of those on board were released.

This as China ordered domestic airlines to suspend commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, citing the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident of that same model in Indonesia.

The factory delivered its first MAX 8 plane to Air China in December. The planes are assembled in Renton, Washington state, and taken to Zhoushan to finish the interior work, according to Boeing.

Below is the official list of the 32 Kenyans who perished:

1. Kamau Jane Njeri (Miss)

2. Mwangi Isaac Minae

3. Konarska Stella Osebe (Mrs)

4. Kariuki Grace Murugi (DR)

5. Mohammed Siitabdallah (Mr)

6. Gathumbi Agnes Mary Wangari

7. Yongi Florence Wangari (Mrs)

8. Kageche George Mukua

9. Karanja Caroline N

10. Njuguna Ryan Njoroge

11. Abdulhai Ibrahim Mohammed

12. Karanja Ann Wangui

13. Mutua Bernard Mr

14. Jaboma Isabella Beryl Achie

15. Mwashi Julia (Ms)

16. Birundu Anne Mogoi (Mrs)

17. Ndivo Mercy Ngami (Ms)

18. Ebewele Hellen Waithara (Mrs)

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19. Asiavugwa Cedric

20. Kamau George

21. Hussein Swaleh Mtetu

22. Mwazo Jared Babu

23. Odero Immaculate Achieng

24. Waithaka Joseph (Mr)

25. Otieno Juliet Murundu

26. Ngare Anthony Wanjohi

27. Seex Jonathan

28. Lahoti Vaibhav

29. Musyoki Anne Mukoi

30. Gathu Benson Maina

31.Kipngetich Rongony

32. Kabugi George Gikonyo

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Kenyans are the most generous people



Despite the erupting cases of corruption, news of murders and updates of hopelessness that litter social media pages, Kenyans remain the happiest people in East Africa.

According to the 2019 survey released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Wednesday, Kenya outperformed East African nations when parameters of happiness were measured using global standards.T

he report that was released to mark the World Happiness Day bases its ranking on six key variables: gross domestic product per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and freedom from corruption.

This year’s focus was on how community affects happiness, how it has been changing over the years, and how information technology, governance and social norms influence communities.

Social systems

The chief researcher John Helliwell had an explanation for what makes countries like Kenya happy despite the many sad events that dominate their news.

“What stands out about the happiest and most well connected societies is their resilience and ability to deal with bad things,” said Helliwell.

Interesting to note from the survey is that social systems in Kenya seem to be crumbling. Compared to the 2018 report, more Kenyans responded in negative when asked: “If you were in trouble, do you have relatives or friends you can count on to help you whenever you need them?”

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PHOTOS: Uhuru all smiles in Namibia as drought crisis persists in Kenya



President Uhuru Kenyatta led a high-powered delegation to attend Namibia’s independence day celebrations, despite the raging drought crisis in the country.

Pictures shared on the State House social media accounts show the head of state and those on his entourage all smiles during the celebrations that were held at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek to Namibia’s independence day celebrations. PHOTO | COURTESY

“President @UKenyatta arrives at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek to join the people of Namibia for celebrations to mark 29 years of their country’s independence,” read the caption.

Some of those in his delegation included his daughter Ngina, personal assistant Jomo Gecaga, ministers Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs), James Macharia (Transport) and Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture), among others.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is welcomed at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek to Namibia’s independence day celebrations. PHOTO | COURTESY

At least 10 people have been reported dead as a result of the drought that has hit a number of counties.

The worst-hit are Baringo, Turkana and West Pokot.

Senior government officials, including Deputy President William Ruto, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and his Devolution counterpart Eugene Wamalwa have, however, claimed that no Kenyan has died from starvation. They say the situation is under control.

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SOURCE: Nairobi News

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Zambia High Commissioner dies while receiving treatment in Nairobi



Zambia High Commissioner to Kenya, Her Excellency Brenda Muntemba-Sichilembe has died.

The 49-year old High Commissioner has been receiving treatment since she was involved in a fatal road accident at Machakos on February 26.

Foreign PS Macharia Kamau has confirmed the death.

Ms Muntemba-Sichilembe was initially admitted at the Machakos Level 5 Hospital, and then flown to Nairobi and operated on to stem internal bleeding where she was admitted in Intensive care unit (ICU).

Prior to her appointment to this role, she served as Chief Program Officer at UNESCO in Zambia.

More to follow…

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