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Joash Onyango ruled out of Kenya’s match against Algeria



Kenya will be without center back Joash Onyango in the team’s opening match at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Algeria tonight from 11pm.

According the no-nonsense defender suffered an ankle injury in training on Saturday and will not be available for selection against the Desert Foxes when the two teams clash at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo.


The website further reported that the injury is serious and could rule the Gor Mahia player out of Kenya’s two other group matches versus Tanzania and Senegal.

“I’m thankful to the coach for the confidence they have in me. I was selected to play against Ghana (in the qualification matches) when I didn’t expect and I have given my all ever since. I want to give my all in this tournament,” Onyango said in a recent interview.


Onyango’s injury leaves Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne with some sort of a crisis in the absence of Brian Mandela who also is injured and David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng who was not selected for this tournament.

Onyango’s possible replacements include Zesco United’s David Owino and Joseph Okumu who is based in the US. The team’s vice-captain Musa Mohammed, who is also based in Zambia, is considered a sure starter.

Source:Nairobi News

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Kenyan buried in the US after mysterious death



A Kenyan who has been serving in the US army and mysteriously died last week was on Friday laid to rest.

Mr John Moreka died while he was in the company of friends after he fell unconscious in his car.

Ms Agnes Sobi, a cousin of the late Moreka, said that he died on May 11, 2020, at the Grand Prairie Texas in the US.

“As a family, we lost a man who was loved by all, we shall really miss him,” she said.

Another relative, John Omosa took to his Facebook page to mourn the late who was his uncle.

“May you rest in peace uncle,” he said.

Mr Moreka died while in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after the complications persisted.

His lifeless body was then taken to Amalla funeral home in Texas, US.


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Bishop Wanjiru denies hosting prayer meet that led to Covid-19



When former Starehe legislator Bishop Margaret Wanjiru went to Aga Khan hospital a week ago, on Saturday she told journalists that she initially thought she was suffering from food poisoning, only for her to turn positive of COVID-19.

She was also suffering from diarrhea- which is the latest symptom of coronavirus, according to public health officials.

The Jesus is Alive Ministries bishop tested positive alongside her two grandchildren, who have also recovered. Her six members of staff are still in hospital.

“COVID-19 is real and should be taken seriously, and not only when you are at work. I did not leave home, the disease found me home,” she told a news conference at the Aga Khan Hospital, shortly after discharge.

She urged Kenyans to heed to the Ministry of Health precautionary measures and not to fear seeking medical help in hospital due to coronavirus.

“We take some things for granted when we are at home. We do not put on masks while at home. Even at home, use the mask, as much as you can. Learn from me,” the former legislator who started the briefing with a word of a prayer said.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru was among patients discharged Saturday after recovering from COVID-19. /MOSES MUOKI.

The Bishop and her two grandchildren walked out of the hospital free of the virus, a week after being admitted. She attributes her healing to God.

“All along, I knew I had eaten bad food,” she said, “I did not have flu or cough. Anytime you feel disorder in your body, do not shy away from going to hospital.”

Wanjiru and her two grandchildren are among 26 Kenyans who have recovered from the disease, raising the tally to 464.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman said the patients were discharged from various hospitals across the country.

The death toll rose to 63, after a 50-year-old man succumbed to the virus.

The Ministry of Health said most of the people who have died were suffering from other underlying conditions, including Diabetes.

The Ministry said on Saturday that public health officials had discovered a new symptom exhibited by most COVID-19 patients–Diarrhoea. This is coupled up by high fever, dry cough and tiredness.

Dr Aman said the symptom has been recorded in many other parts of the world.

On Saturday, Bishop Wanjiru said she initially did not have coronavirus symptoms but had diarrhea and food poisoning, only to be confirmed with COVID-19 on testing.

The former Assistant Minister has been at Aga Khan Hospital since last week, and is among the 26 patients declared COVID-19 free on Saturday and now stand discharged from hospital.

The COVID-19 curve remained on a sharp increase in Kenya since last week, even as President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to make a key announcement on the status of a national curfew and other restrictions.

A national curfew has been in place for the past two months until June 6, along with restrictions on cessation of movement into and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Mandera Counties.

On Saturday, there were 143 new cases reported, just a day after posting 127 cases on Friday.

On Thursday, 147 new cases were recorded from various counties, with particular focus to Nairobi and Mombasa counties which have been recording high figures.

Cummulatively, Kenya had recorded 1,888 positive cases by May 30, with a warning from the Ministry of Health on more cases as the country draws closer to its peak which was projected to start in June to around September.

Health CAS Aman said Kenya is it a critical period on the pandemic, and urged Kenyans to cooperate in observing social distancing and all other measures imposed to help prevent the spread.

The government has warned Kenyans against dropping the guard, after increased cases of people not using masks in public places were reported.

Dr Aman said the government was concerned at a new habit by leaders who have been holding large meetings, and urged them to respect the measures put in place.

“We must respect these guidelines because that is the only way we will be able to beat the virus,” he said.

Concerns were raised after COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli convened a meeting at his Kajiado residence on Friday, attended by more that 50 leaders, among them four Governors and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, in what was billed as a Luhya-unity bid.


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My fear for my mum



A son of former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has spoken of the family’s fears the moment his mother was diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus and wheeled into an ICU.

Speaking in a YouTube video, Reverend Evans Kariuki revealed that the family was shaken when they received the news but they remained firm in prayer and determined that all would be well.

“Our faith was strong because of the believers especially in Kenya and from all corners of the world who stood with us,” he said.

He also provided an update of her current state of health.

Kariuki, who is a pastor in the United States of America, said his mother had responded well to medication and that she would soon be discharged from hospital.

In the video, which was uploaded on his channel, Mr Kariuki thanked Kenyans for praying for his mother as soon as they learnt that she had fallen sick.

Ms Wanjiru was a couple of days ago admitted at a Nairobi hospital with Covid-19 after she hosted a number of people for overnight prayers.

“My name is Evans Kariuki, I am the son of Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and I wanted to thank everyone for the thousands of prayers that we have received,” he says in the video.

He adds: “ Bishop is recovering fast and we give all the glory to God.”

The reverend asked people across the nation to pray for the current situation the world is going through and those who have been affected directly or indirectly.

The former MP who is the lead Bishop in the Jesus is Alive Ministries hosted 18 individuals after which eight tested positive for the virus.

The Kenyan government has prohibited a gathering of more than 15 people.


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