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Supermarket ordered to refund excess charged on hand sanitisers

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The Competition Authority of Kenya has cracked whip on a supermarket found taking advantage of coronavirus (COVID-19) to sell hand sanitisers above the normal price.

The management of Cleanshelf Supermarket was on Monday ordered to trace and refund customers money before March 26 or face unspecified consequence.

Cleanshelf Supermarket normally retails specific hand sanitisers at Sh800. The Authority, however, determined that the retailer on March 15 sold the same batch of product to consumers at varying amounts above Sh800, including Sh1000, with prices increasing within hours.

“The retailer, therefore, exploited its relative strength as a retailer to commercially detriment consumers whose bargaining position has been diminished following the pronouncement of the existence of COVID-19 in Kenya,” reads a letter from the Authority.

“We, therefore, order Cleanshelf to contact and refund all the consumers who purchased the 960 pieces of the Tropikal brand hand sanitisers above the usual selling price and submit evidence to support the same before March 26.”

Demand letter from Competition Authority of Kenya (PHOTO: Courtesy)

In defence the retailer said it has already punished an employee linked to the malpractice.

“It has come to our attention that one of our staff members without consultation and irresponsibly severally adjusted the price of Tropical Hand Sanitiser in our Ruaka Branch,” a notice from Cleanshelf management reads.

Kenya has confirmed three cases of coronavirus.

In view of the new developments, the Government has suspended all travel for persons coming into Kenya from countries with reported Covid-19 cases.

“Only Kenyans and foreigners with valid permits will be allowed into Kenya for the next 30 days, as long as they self-quarantine or go to government facilities,” President Uhuru said on Sunday.

All persons who have come to Kenya within the last 14 days have been ordered to self-quarantine.

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Mum celebrates petrol station attendant who shielded her daughter at night

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“I will forever be grateful to this guy,” Kihangu Veronicah said as she shared a photo of a petrol station attendant who saved her daughter’s life.

Limuru mum celebrates petrol station attendant who shielded her daughter at night

Peter Elegwa worked the night shift that day. Photo: Shell
Source: UGC

The grateful mum narrated how Peter Elegwa shielded her daughter from the danger in the dead of the night after she failed to make it home in time.

According to the Facebook user, her daughter was caught in traffic past curfew hours on Saturday, November 28.

The driver of the matatu she had boarded decided to drop the passengers before they reached their destinations.

 

Limuru mum celebrates petrol station attendant who shielded her daughter at night

Peter, the man who watched over Kihangu’s daughter. Photo: Kihangu Victoria
Source: Facebook

The driver then turned away as he was not willing to spend one more minute on the God-forsaken road.

Kihangu’s daughter decided to trek the rest of the way despite it being pitch black outside.

It was around 10.30pm and the rain had started pouring so she had to consider seeking shelter while the rainfall subsided.

“She arrived at Shell Petrol Station and this guy sheltered her and provided my daughter with a seat as she waited for me to sort out her transportation,” the happy mum recalled.

Kihangu further explained that Peter made sure her daughter was safe till 11.15pm when a car was sent to pick her up.

She praised the kind employee and thanked him for his heart of gold.

by Tuko.co.ke


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Kiambu: Suspected thieves exhume body of COVID-19 victim four days after burial

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Residents from Kamirithu village in Limuru, Kiambu county are still recovering from shock after they woke up to an exhumed grave on Tuesday, December 1.

Kiambu: Suspected thieves exhume body of COVID-19 victim four days after burial

The suspected thieves dug up the grave of a COVID-19 victim. Photo: UGC.
Source: UGC

The grave of 15-year-old Ian Kamau who was buried on Thursday, November 26, after losing the fight against COVID-19 was raided by suspected thieves who were reportedly looking for any valuables that many have been buried with the victim.

According to the residents who condemned the bizarre action, the suspected thieves did not touch the remains of the teenager or his coffin but left the grave ajar.

“This is not good at all. Those people were just uncovering the wounds of the family which is already trying to move on,” one resident told the media.

Officials from the Ministry of Health who arrived at the scene together with police officers said they will investigate the matter as they filled up the grave.

The locals also asked the law enforcers to beef up security around Ian’s graveyard and to enhance the lighting in the public cemetery.

by Tuko.co.ke


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Fearless girl asks mum to start doing house chores, says she’s tired

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A video has emerged on social media in which a young girl could be seen arguing with her mother over house chores.

The girl expressed her dissatisfaction over the house chores her mother left for her. She asked why her mother does nothing in the chores and leaves everything for her.

She said she lays bed, cleans and arranges the house and told her mother to learn how to do these chores.

Young girl challenges mum over house chores

She told her mum not to kill her with house chores, adding that because she gave birth to her does not mean she should do nothing in the house. @mediagist/Instagram
Source: UGC

The girl told her mum to give birth to another child, adding that she would stop doing house chores in the house.

She said because her mother gave birth to her does not mean the latter would do nothing in the house.

By Tuko.co.ke


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