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VIDEO: Pastor Joan Wairimu opens up like never before about husband’s “infidelity” and why she moved to Canada

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Kenyan gospel artiste, Joan Wairimu, who is best known  for the hit song Pambazuka na Yesu has opened up about her life and shared chilling details about her marital problems which led her to divorce the husband.

Last year, Wairimu, who is also a pastor, and her husband filed cases in court accusing each other of adultery.

The accusations ranged from cruelty, adultery, watching of pornographic movies, denial of conjugal rights and issuance of death threats.

The lady, who is credited with founding the popular “Queens Night International” has since moved to Canada and here is her unfiltered story courtesy of Kikuyu Diaspora Media.

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COVID-19 preparedness: List of counties that have met 300-bed requirement

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At least 12 counties have met the 300-bed capacity requirement for treatment of COVID-19 ahead of the highly anticipated address by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The president is expected to make on a decision on whether to re-open the country or extend the nationwide curfew and cessation of movement in some counties based on the counties’ capacity to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

COVID-19 preparedness: List of counties that have met 300-bed requirement ahead of Uhuru's big addressHealth CS Mutahi Kagwe (l) accompanied by other government officials during a visit to one of the hospitals in the country. Photo: MoH.
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A statement by the Council of Governors (COG) revealed just over 10 counties had beefed up health status with isolation facilities with 300 bed-capacity.

The report showed counties across the country had 6,898 isolation beds against the prerequisite of 30,500 as of June 25.

COVID-19 preparedness: List of counties that have met 300-bed requirement ahead of Uhuru's big addressCOG chairman Wycliffee Oparanya said the remaining counties were working towards achieving the 300 bed capacity. Photo: Wycliffe Oparanya.
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The 12 counties which had complied with the president’s directive were:

Mombasa – 432

Machakos – 373

Kiambu – 325

Uasin Gishu – 324

COVID-19 preparedness: List of counties that have met 300-bed requirement ahead of Uhuru's big addressMurang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria displays one of the beds at an isolation facility in his county. Photo: File/TUKO.co.ke.
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Makueni – 312

Murang’a – 305

Vihiga – 300

Homa Bay – 300

COVID-19 preparedness: List of counties that have met 300-bed requirement ahead of Uhuru's big addressOver 6,300 people have contracted the novel coronavirus in Kenya. Photo: CDC.
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Nyeri – 340

Kericho

Kisii – 318

Kilifi – 308

COG chairman Wycliffe Oparanya who is also Kakamega Governor said over 30 counties had in the past one week trained 689 healthcare workers and sensitised 1614 community health volunteers on management of COVID-19 through the support of various partners.

“Last week I reported a total of five counties with isolation facilities with 300 bed-capacity. We now have five more counties each having acquired the minimum 300 bed capacity. The remaining counties are working towards achieving the 300-bed capacity in line with the last summit’s agreement,”Oparanya said.

The Ministry of Health recently reported 91% of the cases were locally transmitted hence underscoring the need for strengthening community prevention and surveillance activities.

“As the curve continues to tick upwards, we must all take responsibility as no one is safe until everyone is safe. We must therefore observe hygiene and the safety measures put in place as control of the virus is largely based on individual discipline,”Oparanya added.

As of Tuesday, June 30, Kenya had recorded 6,366 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Out of the total infections, 2,039 had recovered while 148 had lost their lives to the disease.

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Covid-19: US gives Kenya Sh5bn

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The US says it will provide Sh5 billion to support Kenya’s Health sector and economic recovery.

Through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington announced the support for Kenya’s Covid-19 response and recovery efforts to meet immediate and longer-term challenges that the virus is posing.

US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter said that they are focusing on ensuring resources get to the counties and local communities.

“The American people have always been generous to those in need around the world, and today Kenya is facing the compound challenges of Covid-19, flooding and locusts,” he said.

Nearly Sh610 million of this cash will ensure children are educated through distance learning, young people gain jobs in emerging areas, and citizen-responsive governance helps mitigate possible conflict, violence, and civil unrest.

USAID Mission Director Mark Meassick said that the funds will directly benefit Kenyans.

“We partner with the Kenyan government, NGOs, civil society and local organisations and institutions to support the Kenyan people. The US requires our partners to adhere to rigorous reporting requirements and standards,” Mr Meassick said.

To date, and with support from the US, more than 1,600 health workers have been trained in 35 counties.

272,000 Ministry of Health posters on the prevention and symptoms of Covid-19 have also printed and distributed across 23 high-risk counties, personal protective equipment (PPEs) repurposed from the Ebola outbreak to protect health care workers and labs provided with diagnostic and capacity-building support.

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Expensive electricity bills to continue for 15 more years

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Official contracts have tied consumers to high electricity bills linked to thermal generation for up to another 15 years, records show.

A listing of the active diesel-run power generators shows that the longest power purchase agreement runs till 2035, leaving consumers with a longer wait before the expensive energy sources end. The Energy ministry last year began shedding the diesel-run power generation units by letting their contracts expire to reduce the burden on consumers.

Data from the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) show that there are eight thermal power plants with a combined installed capacity of 660.82 megawatts supplying the national grid.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said the option of waiting for the expiry of the production agreements would be the easiest as terminating them early would be costly.

“We are slowly retiring them by not renewing licences when contracts expire. This is based on our grid analysis, which show that technically, they can be decommissioned without negative impacts to the quality and security of supply of electricity,” Mr Keter said. The Epra list show that the Triumph Power Generating Company was the latest company to be signed for thermal power supply in July 2015.

The firm’s 83MW plant has a 20-year contract expiring in February 2035. Others like Coast–based Gulf Energy with 80MW and Thika Power with 90MW will expire in 2034.

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Switching off thermal plants is part of the government’s gradual phase-out plan of expensive diesel power generators as it moves to provide cheaper and cleaner energy.

Last year, Iberafrica’s 54MW thermal plant was dropped off the grid after 15 years with the expiry of its power purchase agreement.

The use of thermal power has been blamed for keeping Kenya’s electricity relatively expensive compared to countries like Egypt which largely uses hydro sources retailing at Sh3.23 per kilowatt hour (unit) on average compared to thermal’s Sh18 per unit.

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