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Nairobi bans spitting in public, blowing nose without handkerchief

– – It is now an offence to spit in public and blow your nose without a handkerchief in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The latest bans are part of new measures approved by the city’s governor which also covers the playing of loud music in public spaces. The Nairobi authorities consider all these acts public nuisance and want to prohibit them. The sweeping measures are meant to bring sanity to the city and also keep it clean and attractive. Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu said the city must be “clean…

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Man collapses and dies in public vehicle in Kenya

– – A Kenyan man suddenly collapsed and died in a public vehicle in the capital, Nairobi, causing panic among passengers. Passengers aboard the vehicle said they only realized that the man had died when he was asked to give way to another passenger to alight. When the deceased was unresponsive after being asked to give way passengers and crew then realized that he was dead. Kenyan health officials were called to the scene after police declined to transport the body due to possible Covid-19 infection. Man collapses and dies…

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Kenya: 7 children killed in school collapse, 57 others injured

A collapsed classroom at a school in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi has killed seven children and injured a further 57. The disaster occurred early on Monday morning at a school called Precious Talent school, according to government officials. Kenya’s government spokesman, Cyrus Oguna said “There have been 57 students that have been taken to hospital for treatment, and we can also confirm that there have been seven fatalities.” Most of the victims were aged between eight and 15 years and were undertaking morning preps. According to local media reporting, the two-storey…

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Kenya Solar Energy East Africa 

Low-income earners in Kenya can now access Solar energy through d.light Partnership with Microfinance Institutions

Microfinance institutions remove the cost barrier by extending credit to customers to acquire a solar home system, which they then pay back over time through mobile money.   10 May 2017, San Francisco, CA; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India. Off-grid solar solutions provider d.light has signed a new partnership with micro lender Musoni to enable low-income consumers in Kenya to access solar energy at affordable prices. More than 47 million households in Africa and Asia have no electricity and do not make enough money to afford connection to the grid.…

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