News Item 1:Mediamax Network limited, the holding company for K24 TV and People Daily Newspaper, has announced plans to fire more employees over the adverse effects of Covid-19 pandemic to the economy. In a letter to the county labour office, Mediamax acting CEO Ken Ngaruiya says that the company will abolish some positions as part of its cost optimization measures in the wake of its new business realities. “The services of some of its employees will be rendered superfluous thereby necessitating the termination of their employment on account of redundancy. In accordance with the provisions of Section .10 of the Employment Act. No. II of 2007, Mediamax Network Limited hereby gives one (1) month’s notice of the intended redundancies,” said Mr Ngaruiya.
News Item 2:The #WorldBank today approved $43 Million emergency financing to Support Kenya's Desert Locust response. Kenya is facing the worst desert locust invasion in 70 years.
News Item 3: #Scientists in Canada believe they have found strong strains of cannabis that may help prevent and then treat coronavirus infections, according to a new study.
The results, printed in online journal Preprints, indicated hemp extracts high in CBD may help block proteins that provide a “gateway” for COVID-19 to enter host cells.
News Item 4: AT LEAST 1,500 people charged in Nairobi courts this month with violating Covid-19 rules including failing to maintain social distance.
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