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Mombasa on high Cholera alert as Nairobians flock the coast for Easter

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Mombasa health department is on high alert following cholera outbreak in a Nairobi hospital as visitors from Kenya’s capital troop to the tourism destination for the Easter Holidays.

Some 52 staff from The Nairobi Hospital have so far been infected with cholera on Tuesday, the day the outbreak was first reported.

It was also reported that a male worker succumbed to the water-borne disease on Tuesday morning after what his colleagues said was “a short illness.”

Due to the influx of visitors, especially from Nairobi, the Mombasa county government is now on a high alert to ensure the disease does not spread to the tourism hub.

HIGH RISK AREAS

Chief officer public health Dr Aisha Abubakar and her executive Hazel Koitaba said the county is monitoring the situation to ensure the disease does not spread to the tourism hub.

“We have enhanced surveillance on acute watery diarrhoea cases, intensified visits to health facilities for active case search and supplied chlorine, ropes, pots already distributed to sub counties for treatment of water sources especially in high risk areas such as slums,” Ms Koitaba said.

Dr Abubakar said the health officials have intensified inspections of food premises and water sources.

READ ALSO:   Cholera hits The Nairobi Hospital, one staff dead, 7 admitted

“We have mapped out a weekly reporting by health facilities scaled up through regular visits to the facilities,” added Dr Abubakar.

HYGIENE

The official also urged the residents and visitors to exercise maximum hygiene by washing their hands and eat only at licensed joints.

Hundreds of Nairobi and upcountry residents have trooped to the Coast region to enjoy the festivities, the county said they have however put enough mechanism to ensure the disease does not spread to Mombasa.

The Nairobi hospital’s cafeteria has been closed indefinitely as the management battles to contain the spread of the outbreak.

Most revelers travel to Mombasa to enjoy the festivities with public beaches and swahili food joints frequented by the visitors.

source:nairobinews

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Important announcement to 2019 DV winners: You have until Sep 30th to secure an interview

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Individuals who  participated in the Diversity Visa program for fiscal year 2019 (DV-2019), also known as the Green Card Lottery, have until September 30, 2019 to have checked whether they won and secured a visa.

The State Department says anyone who won the lottery but will not have secured a visa by the September 30 will forfeit their chance of a Diversity Visa for fiscal year 2019. The Entrant Status check online portal for DV-2019 will also close on that date.

To check if you won, have the entrant’s confirmation number, last name, and year of birth and click on this link.

DV-2019 applies to individuals who submitted their information on the State Department website during the DV-2017 open registration period which ran between October 3rd, 2017 and November 7th, 2017.

Administered by the Department of State, the Diversity Visa program makes 50,000 permanent resident visas/green cards available to nationals of countries with low rates of immigration into the US. Millions of foreign nationals participate in the program each year.

SOURCE: –Mwakilishi.com

 

READ ALSO:   Cholera hits The Nairobi Hospital, one staff dead, 7 admitted
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Announcement to DV-2019 Winners: You have until September 30th to secure a Green Card Interview and Visa

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Individuals who  participated in the Diversity Visa program for fiscal year 2019 (DV-2019), also known as the Green Card Lottery, have until September 30, 2019 to have checked whether they won and secured a visa.

The State Department says anyone who won the lottery but will not have secured a visa by the September 30 will forfeit their chance of a Diversity Visa for fiscal year 2019. The Entrant Status check online portal for DV-2019 will also close on that date.

To check if you won, have the entrant’s confirmation number, last name, and year of birth and click on this link.

DV-2019 applies to individuals who submitted their information on the State Department website during the DV-2017 open registration period which ran between October 3rd, 2017 and November 7th, 2017.

Administered by the Department of State, the Diversity Visa program makes 50,000 permanent resident visas/green cards available to nationals of countries with low rates of immigration into the US. Millions of foreign nationals participate in the program each year.

SOURCE: –Mwakilishi.com

 

READ ALSO:   Cholera hits The Nairobi Hospital, one staff dead, 7 admitted
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Man accuses pastor of eloping with his wife

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A businessman from Juja Farm, KiambuCounty, has accused a pastor who presided over his wedding of eloping with his wife of 26 years.

Mr John Kanyua, a father of five, alleged the pastor supported them and even signed their marriage certificate.

Mr Kanyua claimed the pastor’s relationship with his wife started when his wife was appointed an assistant pastor of a church in Juja Farm.

“I objected Mr Kanyua’s appointment as an assistant pastor, but he (my husband) was determined to have his way. I confronted Mr Kanyua’s wife and threatened her not to play games with my husband,” said the pastor’s wife of 34 years.

The pastor’s wife says her husband soon began to invite Mrs Kanyua for family dinner.

“I confronted Mr Kanyua and asked him to keep his wife away from my husband, the two later eloped in 2015,” she added.

Mr Kanyua alleges that bishop would visit his house in the morning and spend the entire day locked with his wife in the house until he sought the intervention of the local administration and the church.

“The pastor later eloped with my wife and children and rented a house at a nearby market,” Mr Kanyua said.

READ ALSO:   Cholera hits The Nairobi Hospital, one staff dead, 7 admitted

Mr Kanyua alleges his parents-in-law have since asked him to accept a compensation of the dowry he paid to pave way for their daughter’s new wedding.

He alleges the pastor has informed his children of his intention to marry another wife after separating with their mother.

Mr Kanyua says he still pays school fees for his children and sends them foodstuffs.

“I won’t sit back and watch another man take away my family, I will not allow the wedding to continue,” said Mr Kanyua adding that he is ready to forgiver his wife.

The pastor’s wife says she still does not understand why her husband turned against her.

“We have passed through a lot when we started the church, I won’t allow him to marry a stranger,” she said.

by nation.co.ke

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