Good morning fellow Kenyans,
The ravaging Covid-19 pandemic is real. The third wave of the virus is causing a lot of damage with several Kenyans reported dead as many others battle the disease at the Intensive Care Unit of various hospitals.
While the majority of us thought they were mere numbers, glaring realities have proved otherwise.
Many Kenyans we knew or heard of have succumbed to the pandemic and prominent people like the ODM leader Raila Odinga, and many others, have proved to us that we can all contact the virus.
With the heavy cost of treating the disease and worse off, fewer ICU facilities in the country, we are all at risk of facing death if we test positive and experience severe symptoms.
Contrary to these prevailing realities, it is saddening that many Kenyans still move on with life unperturbed. Covid-19 measures have remained empty rhetoric to many who consider it not necessary to wear masks, keep social distance and even sanitize.
More worrying is the minimum number of people who have turned up to receive the vaccine.
Fellow Kenyans, is pessimism in our DNA? We have highlighted several tear-jerking stories of painful ordeals of family members who lost their loved ones to Covid.
It is time we learn from the pain of others and take action that will curb the spread of the pandemic.
The economy is on its knees, we must act and quell the sporadic spread of this virus and get back to our nation-building duty in a safer environment.
That aside, here are major stories making headlines today:
I Won’t Shut Up, Kibicho Tells Off Raila, His Allies Over BBI
The war of words between the Permanent Secretary for Interior Karanja Kibicho and allies of the ODM leader Raila Odinga has just started.
This follows the latest remarks by PS Kibicho regarding a series of attacks that were directed at him by allies of the ODM leader.
Speaking for the first time in a rejoinder to their concerns, Kibicho told off the ODM brigade saying the constitutional amendments is not a one-man show and therefore he will not stop carrying out civic education to his people on the proposals of the constitutional amendment Bill, 2020.
Magufuli Could Have Died in Nairobi a Week Ago
Tanzanian President John Magufuli, nicknamed the Bulldozer, could have died on Thursday last week, but the announcement delayed for almost a week.
Opposition leader Tundu Lissu who is in exile in Belgium told the Star that, “My sources confirmed that Magufuli died in Kenya on Thursday and his body was moved back to Tanzania to await transition plans.”
Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu to Be Sworn In as President
The past few hours have not been the best for Tanzania as a country after the death of their President John Pombe Magufuli. Magufuli passed away on Wednesday evening after weeks of speculation about his health.
With Magufuli gone, his Deputy Mama Samia Suluhu is set to take over as the next president according to the country’s constitution. The Vice President is set to be Sworn in today at Daresalam at exactly 10 am.