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Kitengela hospital probes patient’s 30-minute Covid test, 236K bill

• The super-quick test, billing for PPE and isolation fees and other patient care costs ballooned the charges to Sh236,000 in six days at Halisi Family Hospital. • The patient had also been threatened by detention if she failed to clear a balance of Sh11,000. A private hospital in Kitengela ...

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At least 30 killed in al Shabaab attack in Somalia – Security official

•The insurgents used car bombs in the assault on a military base in Galmudug’s Wisil town, located in central Somalia. • This triggered a fight with government troops and armed locals, Major Mohamed Awale, a military officer in Galmudug told Reuters. An estimated 30 people died on Sunday when Somalia’s ...

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End of an era as Sossion resigns as Knut Secretary-General

Sossion announced on Friday that he will now concentrate on his legislative duties as a nominated Member of Parliament at the National Assembly. • Sossion said Knut members deserved credit for the restrain and sobriety they have shown in the face of open provocation and frustrations by the government Kenya ...

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Algerian prime minister resigns

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune accepts resignation of Abdelaziz Djerad and appoints him as caretaker prime minister. Algeria’s president has accepted the prime minister’s resignation, paving the way for the formation of a new government following parliamentary election results. According to a statement on Thursday by the Algerian presidency, Abdelmadjid Tebboune accepted ...

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World powers meet in Berlin to discuss Libya crisis

Presence of foreign mercenaries, troops in war-torn country and elections to top meeting’s agenda. World powers have met in Germany to seek lasting peace in Libya by ensuring the conflict-racked North African country stays firmly on the path towards general elections on December 24. Representatives of Libya’s interim government on ...

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Army chopper crashes in Kajiado, bursts into flames

A chopper has crashed in the Oltinga area of Kajiado West sub-county with an unconfirmed number of passengers. Kajiado County Police Commander Muthuri Mwongera said the accident happened about 8 am and details of the chopper and the number of passengers remains unknown. “I have dispatched Kajiado West OCPD Vincent ...

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At least 50 killed in fresh Tigray airstrikes, eyewitnesses say

More than 50 people including civilians have reportedly been killed after Ethiopian forces bombed a busy market at a town in the war-torn northern region of Tigray. As many as 400 people were also injured in the aerial attack. Witnesses say Tuesday’s attack targeted a busy market in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray ...

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Ugandan parliament records 200 Covid cases in 3 weeks

More than 200 workers in the Ugandan parliament, who include MPs, have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last three weeks. The news come amid fears that their drivers and relatives could be carrying a contagious variant of the virus that has killed more than 700 people in the country. Sources ...

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