Football Legend Diego Maradona Dies from Heart Attack

Football Legend Diego Maradona dies at 60

Argentina’s football legend Diego Maradona (60) died from a heart attack on Wednesday.

Maradona reportedly had complained to his nephew that he wasn’t feeling well, shortly after getting down for breakfast and said he was going back to bed. He had surgery for a blood clot in his brain two weeks ago.

Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out in the quarter-final with the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal and another – later voted ‘Goal of the Century.’

Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez Declares Three Days of Mourning for Maradona

 Argentinian president Alberto Fernandez has declared three days of mourning for Maradona.

“You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all. Thanks for having existed, Diego. We will miss you for a lifetime,” the president said in a tweet.

Maradona is survived by five children, including his daughters Dalma, 33, and Ganina, 31, by his first and only wife Claudia Villafane, 58, to whom he was married from 1984 to 2004.

FIFA Urged to Retire Number 1o Shirt from Footaball in Honour of Diego Maradona

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona.

“Maradona, yes it is tough news, I would like FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt in all competitions, for all teams,” Villas-Boas told reporters after Marseille’s 2-0 Champions League defeat by Porto.

“It would be the best homage we could do for him. He is an incredible loss for the world of football.”

Maradona’s former club Napoli have not used the No. 10 shirt since 2000 as a mark of respect for the player who guided them to several trophies.

Maradona was regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, with fans in Argentina referring to him as ‘El Dios’ ; ‘The god’, but is also a play on words on his number 10 shirt, ‘El Diez.’

 

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DCI Kinoti Reopens Post Election Violence Cases as Victims Claim New Threats

DCI George Kinoti

Director of criminal investigations George Kinoti has announced that his office has reopened investigations into the 2007-08 Post Election Violence (PEV) that left more than 1,100 people killed.

According to Kinoti, the investigation was reopened following complaints by several communities that are being profiled and intimidated amid rising political temperatures in the country.

Majority of the complaints of harrasments are reportedly from victims of the 2007-08 post election violence.

“We will not let it happen again,” said George Kinoti, the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), “we have received numerous complaints and we are acting on them.”

Kinoti further announced that 118 cases had been recorded, including 72 by people whose relatives were killed in the post-election violence and were still receiving threats.

Kinoti was speaking during a press briefing at the DCI Headquarters on Monday, where more than 150 people, mainly from Rift Valley-the epicenter of the 2007-08 election violence, recorded statements.

Politicians aligned to Deputy president William Ruto have however condemned Kinoti’s decision to re-open the post election violence cases, saying its a witchhunt aimed at intimidating William Ruto to back down on his presidential ambitions.

The politicians accused the DCI of being used by the state to fuel ethnic animosity in Rift Valley ahead of the 2022 General Election.

“When you see their hatchet Man Kinoti trying to raise tensions and incite communities against each other you know they are desperate! Hope they don’t kill people, burn houses to justify Kinoti’s statements,” Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika said in a tweet.

“For 12 years there were no complaints, no complainants and Statements and no action from the DCI . Suddenly over 70 people today recorded statements on PEV. DCI Kinoti one would be tempted to congratulate you. But ooh No that is a sinister ,evil plan you have hatched,” said Kandara MP Hon Alice Wahome.

 

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UGANDA IS BLEEDING!!

#FreeBobiWine

Police in Uganda have gone on a shooting spree and have been shooting civilians dead since Wednesday.

According to witness accounts, the chaos in Uganda started when the police arrested two opposition members including presidential aspirant Bobi Wine and his supporters took to the streets to protest the arrest.

In footage and images that have been circulating on social media, the police can be seen opening fire on civilians, bystanders who are just carrying on their day to day activities, and in one of the clips, there is even a policeman who opens fire at a lady who was recording the police atrocities from her office window. Luckily the bullet missed her by a whisker.

There was also reports of the Uganda police breaking into people’s houses in Kireka,Kamuli Road and brutalizing people.

From the footage going viral on social media, there are both uniformed and ununiformed who are heavily armed shooting at civilians, raising concerns on who exactly the plain-clothed men are.

According to a report that the KF has not independently verified, at least 16 people are reported to have died from the shootings.

Ugandans in the United Kingdom are today protesting outside the Ugandan High Commission in the UK to demand accountability from their government.

Below are some of the twets shared under the trending hashtags #FreeBobiWine #StopPoliceBrutalityInUganda #UgandaIsBleeding

#UgandaIsBleeding

Mohamed karbat: What’s happening in Uganda amount to a genocide…situation so serious and daring….international community must intervene before it’s too late .
 
Anyamah Douglas : A time knocks and people get tired, an elastic limit, when enough gets to the brim. Uganda is at that time. Uganda’s opposition lacked the masses, they now believe in Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine. FreeBobiWine 
@JpNyange: Just heard from my mom who’s somewhere in town, and she tells me, my baby sister & cousin who’re home (Entebbe rd) just missed a stray bullet that went straight into the compound to the kitchen. This is scary AF. I feel so useless, hateful… Stay safe!#UgandaIsBleeding
DRA-MI-GA #UGANDAISBLEEDING 

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Public Uproar Over NHIF failure to Cover COVID-19 Patients

The National Hospital Insurance Fund – covid-19

There has been a public uproar over the failure of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) to cover covid-19 patients.

Director-General of Health, Dr. Patrick Amoth earlier today announced that NHIF would only cover civil servants, saying it’s not viable to cover everyone because it’s expensive.

“All public servants serving under the national government, including healthcare workers, are covered by NHIF. We have also had discussions with counties to come onboard under NHIF umbrella for insurance of county workers,” Dr. Patrick Amoth said.

According to Dr. Patrick Amoth, managing asymptomatic patient costs averagely 21K per day. Mild cases require an average of Ksh 21,369 per day, severe cases average cost Ksh 51,684 per day. While critical care (ICU) costs Ksh 71,283 per day. 65% of these costs are contributed by PPEs.

on 11th November, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that Kenyans would have to foot the bills for Covid-19 in both public and private hospitals.

“The cost burden of financing Covid-19 testing and treatment for NHIF beneficiaries both in the National Scheme and the Enhanced Medical Schemes would not be financially viable since it was not envisaged in the current NHIF premiums computation and the existing benefits package,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said while adressing the Senate.

Kenyans have taken to social media to express their frustration over the matter, saying it’s bad enough that they get a raw deal with the current NHIF coverage and it’s worse now that the national health insurance cannot cover for covid-19 patients.

“Kenyans it’s time we talk,We are losing Health workers to covid-19, no protective gears for them, NHIF not catering for your covid-19 bills but surprisingly in a middle of crisis there is money for BBI. It’s time for these so called politicians know our lives matter and not BBI,” one concerned Kenyan, Chebet,  posed on twitter.

Most private Insurance service providers have also refrained from covering covid-19 patients.

Doctors issue a 21-day notice before they strike

The Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union(KMPDU) has issued a 21-day notice, moments after it announced losing 10 senior doctors this week to Covid-19.

The doctors have accused the government of faiure to provide PPEs consequently exposing them to injurious working conditions which exposed them to coronavirus vulnerability.

In a statement on Sunday, KMPDU officials said the pandemic has claimed 30 healthcare workers so far, the 10 doctors being the latest to succumb.

The practitioners demanded standard PPEs to all the healthcare workers, and comprehensive medical cover and workman’s compensation for all doctors.

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All Schools To Fully Open on 4th January 2021

Schools Re-opening Kenya

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has announced that all students in the country are expected to resume school on January 4, 2021.

The opening will target learners in pp1 and pp2, grades 1,2,3 and Forms 1,2,3, who will be resuming for the second term, which will run from 4th January– 19th March, 2021.

4-year-olds who are set to join primary school in PP1 will join in July, 2021.

Magoha further announced that Grade 4 learners, who resumed school in October this year, will be proceeding to grade 5 in July. Grade 4 and form one students will be expected to stay home while other learners complete their third term.

School Holiday

All learners expect class eight and form four candidates will proceed for a 7 week holiday to allow for the national examinations to take place.

International schools have been directed to re-open from 4th January 2021 for all learners who are still at home.

Face Masks

Magoha maintained that facemasks still remain the key tool in the fight against the spread of Covid-19.

President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the closure of all schools in the country in March this year when the first cases of corona virus were reported in the country.

On October 6, the country opened schools partially, targeting learners from grade 4, class eight and form four candidates.

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