A cardiologist has lifted the lid on the damage Covid-19 can do to your heart even as the Government reported 72 new cases of the disease yesterday. These diseases include heart failure, and coronary heart disease. They are vital to maintaining your blood pressure levels to reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and worsening heart disease,” reads the statement dated April 1, 2020. Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and hypertension are the three major causes of Kenya’s Covid-19 deaths according to Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman. So the question is; is hypertension a risk factor or a package that comes with Covid-19?” he posed.
June 02, 2020 21:22 UTC
Ann Wanjiru (blue) from Kongowea receives a punch from Phanice Mwanaidi from Tranzoia during finals of National Boxing competition at Ofafa Hall in Kisumu on November 23,2019. He said time was not on their side to start and finish the league championships taking into account players need to rest and those injured require time to heal before the next league assignment. He pointed out that it would be difficult to complete the five legs of the league championships within six months for players and officials to effectively do their work. BFK’s events were stopped during the semi-finals of the National Novices Championships in Nairobi in March at a time the first leg of the National Boxing League was to kick-off in Kitale in April. The two boxers feature for Kenya Defence Forces and Kenya Police in the national league.
June 02, 2020 21:22 UTC
By VINCENT NDEGE MAOSA More by this AuthorAesop, that fabulist and colourful storyteller from ancient Greece, in Fable 373, tells a story about savings. Here, Aesop demonstrated the importance of frugality and forethought while also highlighting the dangers of profligacy and improvidence. Its outlook for Kenya was grim as it predicted a slump from the 5.6 per cent growth last year to just one per cent in 2020. Saving is beneficial to the entire society as it is a prerequisite for boosting long-term economic potential. Savings increase the liquidity of banks, which provide stable sources of financing to businesses for investment and expansion, hence stimulating economic growth and accelerating job creation.
June 02, 2020 21:11 UTC
Nairobi beautification done by youth under 'Kazi Mtaani' by the Nairobi metropolitan along Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, on June 2, 2020. [Elvis Ogina,Standard]NairobiIn the CBD, the work begins from Moi Avenue past Serena Hotel at the Integrity Centre junction. Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) works are going on at Kenyatta Avenue, Wabera and Muindi Mbingu streets coordinated by Michael Ochieng, NMS Director of Transport, Roads and Public Works. The construction of pedestrian walkways and cycle lanes appear to have attracted a night visit by high-profile personalities, if a video clip doing the rounds on social media is anything to go by. Phase two will join Phase One at the city centre and runs to Lang'ata via railway city.
June 02, 2020 21:11 UTC
The AC in my room malfunctioned two days ago, so it is unbearably hot. The faulty AC manages to give only a whiff of cold air, which I can feel only when seated right under it. She picks my key off the table and says something about switching off my AC and then proceeds to my room. I meant it when I said that the heat in Lagos can sometimes rival that in the coastal city of Mombasa. Ms Ndinda is Research Manager, Transform Research Africa Ltd. She is stuck in Nigeria, where she has been since March 21.
June 02, 2020 21:11 UTC
Media personality and actress Neomi Ng'ang'a has asked parents and family members to choose to support their children no matter their body sizes. Neomi, who turned into a motivational speaker and advocate for plus-size women, shared an inspirational message of how family gatherings can bring joy and connection to families. "Family members or friends might make unwelcome comments about your size, weight or food choices," she said. Neomi said when family members (or others) make body-shaming comments, they promote an obsession with body size and shape. Neomi is among the many celebrities who suffer at the hands of body shamers, but that has never deterred her from being herself.
Singer Serro has released her debut album, 'Kuwe', a Zulu word translating to 'For You'. In the 14-track album, Serro not only displays her vocal growth but also vulnerability by sharing her journey through music and life. Kuwe holds ballads, serenades, songs of thanks and the misgivings of love and life. 'Kuwe' was co-composed and produced by Mutoriah, who says Serro's open-mindedness makes her easy to work with. 'Kuwe' comes four years after her first single 'Rongai' in 2016.
Rich countries, the major purchasers of pharmaceuticals, often negotiate favourable prices with manufacturers or impose price controls for vaccines for their populations. Vaccine prices must, therefore, be fair, equitable and affordable, especially for poor populations and the health system that serves them. To effect this equity principle, GAVI, the global vaccine alliance, was set up in 2000 to accelerate equitable uptake and coverage of vaccines, especially in poor countries and for underserved populations. Some 58 countries, 38 of them in Africa, now pay a fraction of a vaccine’s market price in industrialised countries. Monopolies, crude competition and short-sighted nationalism should not stand in the way of affordable vaccines.
June 02, 2020 21:00 UTC
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is “really happy to be back” to watch his “wonderful football team again” as they continue preparations for the Premier League’s return on June 17. The Premier League was suspended on 13 March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Klopp said there was still “a lot of work to do” and Liverpool “want to win as many games as possible”. There are 92 Premier League matches remaining this season, and all will be played behind closed doors. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson told BBC Radio 5 Live last week that playing at Anfield and lifting the Premier League trophy without fans present would be “pretty strange”.
The head of Italy’s football federation (FIGC) says he hopes that some fans can be allowed back into stadiums to watch Serie A matches before the end of the current season. Football will restart on June 20 but like other major European leagues Serie A matches will be behind closed doors. Also on Monday, Serie A said teams will play twice a week with matches almost every day when the season resumes. He added that allowing fans into stadiums could be seen as a “sign of hope” for the country. There are just five days between 20 June and the season ending on 2 August that will not feature a game.
It is a multi-pronged fight; different leaders fighting for different causes, but all carrying with them the destiny of the vote-rich Luhya basket. SEE ALSO: Vote-rich Luhya now a Tower of BabelKakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa are sticking their necks to give their fresh coronations as spokesmen, a meaning. “We state categorically that Oparanya, Atwoli and Eugene can’t speak for the Luhya community. He is now accusing those who assembled at Wetang’ula’s home as brigades of Ruto, out to use the Luhya community for selfish reasons. According to Mudavadi, Western leaders need to own their space and not be intimidated into taking positions.
June 02, 2020 20:48 UTC
[Collins Kweyu, Standard]PoliticsNderitu said the office had received all the documents and would make a decision on the legitimate leadership in two days. Eyes are on the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu to declare who between the two warring factions of Ford-Kenya is the bona fide office holder. Nderitu said the office had received all the documents and would make a decision on the legitimate leadership in two days. Although Wamunyinyi’s group retreated to a Nairobi hotel to inform its members of the ongoing activities, Wetang’ula’s team was at Simba House, the party’s headquarters. SEE ALSO: Blow to DP Ruto as registrar confirms changes in Jubilee
June 02, 2020 20:46 UTC
Uasin Gishu Senator Margaret Kamar flanked by Senator Rose Nyamunga takes the oath during the election of the Senate Deputy Speaker on June 2, 2020. Uasin Gishu Senator Margaret Kamar smoothly scaled up the ladder to the vacant Senate deputy speaker seat yesterday in the shadows of President Uhuru Kenyatta, Opposition Chief Raila Odinga and Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi. However, the four withdrew from the race, leaving the Uasin Gishu Senator as the sole candidate for the lucrative Deputy Speaker’s post. SEE ALSO: Kamar succeeds Kindiki as Senate deputy speaker“The four senators by notice in writing to the Clerk, withdrew their candidature for election to the Office of Deputy Speaker. Accordingly, I hereby declare Kamar to be duly elected as Deputy Speaker of the Senate,” Lusaka said.
June 02, 2020 20:36 UTC
[Jonah Onyango, Standard]World champion upbeat as he gears up to lead Manangoi and others in virtual race against Norwegian brothers. World 1,500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot and his team are in high spirits as they prepare for the ‘Impossible Games’ on June 11. “This will be the first virtual race for me also the first time I will compete in 2,000m. “This virtual race will be a great opportunity for me to test my recovery. Team Cheruiyot is mainly drawn from Rongai Athletics Club under coach Bernard Ouma and they will competing mainly for entertainment purposes.
June 02, 2020 20:26 UTC
Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa (centre) follows proceedings of a past case at the Sports Dispute Tribunal. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]FootballPressure to resolve election crisis mounts after meetingPressure to resolve election crisis mounts after meeting Stakeholders call for electoral justice as Mwendwa skips meeting called by SDT. Calls for electoral justice dominated a football stakeholders’ meeting yesterday chaired by the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) Chairman John Ohaga, this even as Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa distanced himself from the process. On Thursday May 28, the Sports Tribunal, citing Section 59 of the Sports Act 2013, had called for a broad stakeholders’ meeting. SEE ALSO: Tribunal suspends ruling on FKF assetsHe added: “Ideally, a mediation process is party driven and voluntary.
June 02, 2020 20:06 UTC