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Kibaki's Aide Sheds Light On His Alleged 'Hospitalization’

YvonneNgugi KE

July. 30, 2020

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1. Milimani Law Courts closed after staff develop coronavirus-like symptoms
The Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi has been temporarily closed after staffers experienced symptoms similar to those of the novel coronavirus.
A statement from Chief Justice David Maraga said one member of staff has since tested positive for COVID-19.
“That member of staff had physical contact with several others before testing positive,” he said.
The Chief Justice directed that the Milimani Law Courts remain closed for 14 days with effect from July 30, 2020.
According to him, the leadership of the judiciary in consultation with the Health Ministry has suspended physical court operations to enable affected staffers to self-quarantine.
They will subsequently undergo COVID-19 testing before they are allowed to resume physical operations at the Milimani Law Courts.
2. Michael Joseph takes over as new Safaricom Board Chairman
Michael Joseph is the new Safaricom Board Chairman following the retirement of Nicholas Nganga.
In a press statement released on Thursday, Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said the appointment of Mr. Joseph takes effect starting August 1, 2020.
“Michael takes over from Mr. Nicholas Nganga who has been the chairman of the Board since 2007. Mr. Nganga joined the Board in May 2004 and was elected Chairman in January 2007. He has steered the company through various milestones over the 13 years he was at the helm,” Mr. Ndegwa said.
Mr. Joseph has served as a non-executive Board member since 2008 and his new mandate will include improving customer sentiment, greater brand consideration, and digital transformation agenda.
3. Kibaki’s Assistant sheds light on his alleged hospitalization
Former President Mwai Kibaki was not admitted to a Nairobi hospital's VIP wing on Monday, July 27, as had been earlier reported in some media outlets, his Private Secretary Ngari Gituku says.
Speaking, Gituku refuted claims that Kibaki had been rushed to hospital stating that the reports were simply 'not true.'
"Some Kenyans are idle and f00lish with nothing to do. I don't know where this madness is coming from. It is not true," stated Ngari.
Reports had claimed that the former head of state had been admitted to a hospital barely two weeks after his previous discharge.
4. Mike Sonko visits hospitalized Mlango Kubwa MCA brutalized by police officers
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has visited Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu who was clobbered by police officers during a scuffle at City Hall on Tuesday, July 29. Mutheu was admitted at Nairobi Hospital after she was subjected to a brutal and inhuman punishment by officers who had gone to calm the situation at the county assembly.
Speaking after the visit on Wednesday, June 29, Sonko called out the officers who assaulted the youthful MCA and asked Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to rein in on errant members of the disciplined forces. 
"I want to call on relevant authorities to take quick action on riot police officers who assaulted a section of county assembly MCAs," Sonko appealed.
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