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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.

THE PICK OF THE LITTER OUT OF THE 125,000 2019 KCSE STUDENTS GET TO JOIN UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

The University of Nairobi will admit 313 of 630 students who scored an A in the Kenya Secondary School Certificate 2019 to study medicine, engineering and architecture which are competitive courses offered and most desirable courses.

COVID-19 TESTING KITS IN SHORT SUPPLY HAMPERING THE FIGHT

Dr.Rashid Aman, Chief Administrative Secretary from the Ministry of Health, on Tuesday 2nd June 2020, said “We have a backlog of samples that we need to test but we will clear them with time.” This is admittance that the delayed results is due to the temporary shortage of testing materials. The overall implication is scaling down of testing, that will hamper efforts to identify the infected in good time, to act fast and reduce infections.

UZALENDO AWARD RECOGNIZES 3 UoN STAFF

On 1st June Kenyans celebrate Madaraka day, this year was an exception as it was done virtually amidst the Corona virus pandemic. 57 years of Madaraka, the government saw it fit to recognize contributions from patriotic individuals who have played their part and role in different ways cutting across all sectors in the fight against covid-19. President Kenyatta decorated 68 Kenyans with new Presidential Order of Service award known as 'Uzalendo Awards.'

WHERE HAS HUMANITY GONE?

What is man? Man is meant to be a social being. The good book tells us that man was created and given authority over all the animals to subdue and fill the earth. Man decided to set his own path and rules and go his own way from God's original purpose. From one man came mankind.

What is mankind? the human race, collection of all races together. What is race? the grouping of based on physical or social distinct qualities into groups. What happened to humankind when we began to label things as black, white, pink, etc?