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GOOGLE MAPS AND THEIR FEATURE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

As some countries begin to open up, returning to work, Google is rolling out Transit alerts to Maps to help people avoid crowds. The feature displays when public transportation is likely to be more or less busy. There is an additional alert for drivers to see updates on their route. Google helps passengers avoid busy times, and keep up social distancing amid the pandemic. To get started one just searches for a station in Google Maps to see the departure board and busyness data, where available. Unfortunately, this feature is not here in the 254.

UoN RANKED IN THE 6.8% IN THE WORLD

According to the World University Rankings 2020-2021, UoN has been ranked 6.8% globally out of twenty thousand universities. This year, University of Nairobi ranks as follows: Quality of Education, Alumni Employment and Quality of faculty have an Overall Score of 68.4 with a a research performance rank of 1294 , with a world rank of 1357,and leading in Kenya.

MAGUFULI DECLARES TANZANIA COVID-19 FREE

In Kenya, one of the government directives is no large gatherings which includes a ban on people gathering in their respective places of worship. While our neighboring country Tanzania as congregants gathered on Sunday, their President Magufuli thanked the faithfuls for praying and fasting for God answers prayers. He truly believes that the Coronavirus has been eliminated by God. He also thanked them for ignoring WHO guidelines of wearing masks and gloves. The Tanzania president has declared his country covid-19 free.

KENYA'S NATIONWIDE DUSK TO DAWN CURFEW 30 DAYS EXTENSION

June 6th 2020 finally arrived with Kenyans following the live televised broadcast on what President Kenyatta would announce on the way forward. So far, Kenya has 2,862 positive covid-19 cases with 85 deaths. The President alluded to the memes he saw trending that day of how Kenyans wanted him to open up the country, citing freedom, but he said he will not do it at the detriment of the country as much as he wanted to, for the sake of the economy. He posed a question on the country's health care institutions, were we ready to offer home care at the risk of exposing loved ones to the virus?

KENYA'S DEBT RISES TO SH6.28 TRILLION

In the quarterly economic and budgetary report, Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani says "the increase in public debt is attributed to external loan disbursements and the uptake of domestic debt during the period." The sharp rise in debt portfolio is set to exert more pressure on the country's revenues that are already under performing due to economic disruptions, job losses, and salary cuts occasioned by the pandemic.

THE OFFICIAL INSTALLATION OF PROFESSOR KIAMA AS THE 8TH VC OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

Professor Kiama,having gone through the significant and functional symbolic rite of passage, handed over the instruments of authority, signed the oath of office was officially installed as the 8th VC of the University of Nairobi, held on the 5th Friday June 2020 at Taifa Hall. A few distinguished guests at the venue, majority online and others viewing the televised live broadcast following keenly, witnessed this auspicious occasion that was emceed by our very own Prof.Julius Ogeng'o and Ann Gichuhi.

FACEBOOK ADDS NEW FEATURES: 1.MANAGE ACTIVITY AND 2.TRANSFER PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TO GOOGLE PHOTOS

The whole world is working from home due to the Corona virus pandemic, which means most people have a lot of free time on their hands to be on social media 24/7. Facebook came up with a feature for businesses to thrive online during these crazy times. They did not end there, this week, FB announced a new tool for managing your posts, known as Manage Activity will create the concept of an "archive" on Facebook, allowing you to move any or all of your past posts to a secret new home that only you can see.

PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSPORT SOON TO GO CASHLESS

In 2014, the government introduced the cashless payment system for use in the matatu industry that failed miserably for one reason or the other. Fast forward to 2020, where Corona virus happened forcing the matatu industry to accept cashless modes of payment since use of currency was a covid-19 transference method. No resistance, it is safety and health first. Enter NTSA - National Transport and Safety Authority.

POSSIBLE REOPENING?

Since the first recorded case in Kenya in the month of March, the government responded with directives aimed at minimizing the spread of Coronavirus. This included a nationwide dusk to dawn curefew, partial lockdown, closure of learning institutions, no gatherings that affected religious gathering just to mention a few. We have termed this as the "new normal" forcing all operations online, salary cuts, loss of jobs, affecting the economy adversely.