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Kenya has embarked on a dusk to dawn curfew to curb the spread of deadly coronavirus.

This particular restriction on normal life is abnormal for a particular group of people, we seldom think about.

This is a THREAD on what happens to STREET FAMILIES during this COVID-19 times
First, the basics. In normal times, the question of STREET CHILDREN is a gigantic 'problem' for Kenyan society, largely ignored, mistreated, and misunderstood. It's clear we don't know what to do with our STREET FAMILIES.
The magnitude of street families’ problems reveals as much as it hides in plain sight. There are an estimated 50,000 street children in Nairobi revealing failure of GOK constructing a state of SAFETY NETS. Here is what I found out, spending nights on the streets of Nairobi.
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Health CS: "To the police, the people should be treated humanely. However, we are not going to hold back on the enforcement measured we have so far instituted."

Kenya's Health CS appeals to Kenyans to minimize contact with the police.

Comment: But when essential staff are being beaten by folks who are behaving like thugs in uniform, how is this adding value to the fight against #COVID19? 🤦🏿‍♂️
7 new confirmed cases of #COVID19, by #Kenya's Health CS. Total case count stands at 38, as of March 28.
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🌍 THREAD: As the world fights to curb #coronavirus, Africa faces a unique challenge: tackling #misinformation fuelled by a deep distrust of government. Our fact checkers around the continent explain (1/5) 🕵️
Conspiracy theorists in #Nigeria said the government made up COVID-19 cases there to cash in on international funds 💰 while viral online posts recommend eating onion to ward off the disease (2/5)
False rumours in #DRC include claims #coronavirus was created by the state to control the population 👩‍⚕️ Suspicions are fanned by misinformation, leading to attacks against health workers (3/5)
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In order to provide jobs and provide some certainty for employers and their employees, Kenya's President orders:

[1] Treasury to move to parliament to seek 100% tax relief for anyone making up to KES 24 000.
[2] Reduction of the top Personal Income Tax rate from 30% to 25%
[3] Reduction of the top rate of Corporate Income Tax from 30% to 35%.
[4] Reduction of turnover tax rate from 3% to 1%. Covers MSMEs.
[5] Appropriation of KES 10 B for the elderly, orphans and other vulnerable groups, to be distributed via cash transfers.
[6] Temporary suspension of CRB listing of any person, MSME, and even corporate entities whose loan accounts fall due or is in arrears from April 1 2020.
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Heir to Bavaria's former throne, Prince Ludwig of Bavaria is a development worker & spends much of the year in #Kenya for the 'Learning Lions' project, which he co-founded. In Turkana young people will receive free training in IT & digital media. #Monarchy…
Franz, Duke of Bavaria is the current claimant to the former throne of Bavaria & the senior Heir to the #Jacobite claim to the crown of the United Kingdom. Franz is a cousin of Prince Ludwig's father. His Jacobite claim will pass through a niece to Prince Joseph of Liechtenstein.
Diana, Princess of Wales was a direct descendant of James II through natural child, Henrietta FitzJames. Also, descends from Charles II through his natural children, the 1st Duke of Grafton, the 1st Duke of Richmond, Mary Crofts, & possibly her brother, the 1st Duke of Monmouth.
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OK - here's UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for the 611th day, has put in 10 questions on #Somalia #Kenya #HongKong #Cameroon #Honduras UN rapes, Catarina Vaz Pinto, UN waste - no answers - corrupt - thread
Note: last photo was Big Tony. *This* is the UN Press Briefing Room at noon, with Inner City Press banned for 611th day by Big Tony @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric & @MelissaFleming, censors
Banned Inner City Press asked what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that #Kenya has accused #Somalia of carrying out an attack across its border? A statement from Prez Kenyatta says Somali soldiers destroyed buildings in Mandera on Monday.
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Armed confrontations reported between forces recently deployed by the Federal Government of #Somalia and local forces led by security minister of #Jubbaland, who recovered the areas from Shebab after years of bloody war, in which he was accused of committing war crimes.
In the clip below, the sound of fire exchanges can be heard. The narrator reports of mortar landing on civilian homes in parts of Balad-Hawo, a border town, in #Somalia. The fighting subsides at the end of the narration, suggesting lull in the fighting.
This footage, if valid, reports damages on Somtel, Somali telecom. This comes after Kenya airfare destroying Hormud, another Somali telecom; the latter can constitute a war crime, civilian target
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After handing #Kenya's KDF the MOST HUMILIATING military defeat (in Kenya's & AMISOM's history) in #ElAdde, Somalia; #AlShabaab has SUCCEEDED in using 4GW (Asymmetric Warfare) to create a CLIMATE OF COLLAPSE in North East Kenya. Teachers have FLED & refuse POSTING in N.E.Kenya.
Feeble-minded Leadership
Kenya is a nation where Islamists kill its civilians & security personnel, while the government (GoK) seeks solution from Islamists
2. UIC & Feeble-Minded Leadership

In 2006, somali terrorist group, Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), defeated CIA-backed secular warlords & established a SHARIA Kirtarchy in Mogadishu. Ethiopia sought to contain this Islamist threat, but Kenya refused to SUPPORT Zenawi's initiative
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About 60% of newly emerged & re-emerging pathogens share a common origin: #animals. When we cut down the forests where they live, they roost in our backyards & farms instead. #OneHealth @dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Marburg #virus 1970s-80s: cases in #SouthAfrica & #Kenya. 1998: 2nd biggest outbreak - 154 cases in the #DRCongo. 2005: biggest outbreak - #Angola with 374 cases with 329 deaths (fatality rate: 88%). 2017: outbreak in #Uganda contained through early detection & response.
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Ebola #virus 2014–16: #outbreak started in #Guinea & moved to #SierraLeone #Liberia - largest since the virus was first discovered in 1976. Current 2018-19 outbreak in eastern #DRCongo (#Zaire species) - highly complex, with insecurity adversely affecting #publichealth response.
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Here is the UN briefing room for noon briefing Inner City Press is banned by corrupt UNSG @AntonioGuterres for 597th day; its 8am questions on #Cameroon, #SriLanka, #Colombia, #China, UN rapes, #LuandaLeaks and SG corruption have not been answered - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Now @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric enters, joking with the state media he lets in. He has not answered Inner City Press' request he list how many offices @MelissaFleming gives to Xinhua & other CCP media while banning independent Press…
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#Kenya how prepared are we @StateHouseKenya @MOH_Kenya @InteriorKE the severity of #CORONAVIRUS #COVID19 is frightening. China CCP downplay the risk. #Apocalypse Being prepared is not a bad thing. The news leaks are out there but #Githerimedia is all #BBI
Chinese Ambassador talks about "15 days self-isolation" TRUE LIE. Incubation up to 45 days. Back home they weld shut their citizens in apartment blocks @dailynation @StandardKenya @citizentvkenya and all Kenyan media have no balls to report. Siku itafika tu.
Once locked in, they have no option but to risk their life trying to get basic food stuffs like rice and it's tragic
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Here is UN briefing room Inner City Press is banned from for 583d day by UNSG @AntonioGuterres - Farhan Haq just ended his pathetic briefing at 12:13 pm, has not answered questions about UN rapes, now complicit. Here's Qs Inner City Press has submitted - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @CathyCathyFox Banned Inner City Press asked, the Deputy Spokesman should provide the "if asked" info about the new sex abuse cases data dumped on Feb 4, two hours before SG Guterres' presser, UN rape in #Darfur and CAR, sex abuse by Uganda "peacekeeper" in #SouthSudan. #2Days
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @CathyCathyFox Banned Inner City Press asked, On Nigeria what are the comments of SG Guterres & @AminaJMohammed on that lawyer Goodness Ibangah who on a rape report resisted pressure from the police to withdraw the complaint; they raided the office of WACOL and attacked her?
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Son, 18 years ago today, I held your fragile, little bundle of joy in my arms at TMJ Hospital. You gave me the privilege of being a first time dad. I was excitef, my first words to you being, 'God bless my son and always give him the very best of his desires!' My son 18 years ago
18 years later you have become a strong, handsome, obedient, totally respectful and mature young man full of live and love for everyone around you. Your mum and I love you and wish you the very best of life and always remind you to know that with God everything is possible my son
This is to wish you a happy happy 18th birthday and may your new year be absolutely amazing just like you are amazing Tony. With much love from your mum and dad, and your huge family in #Tanzania, #Kenya and the world over who love you very much

Have a blast my son 🎂🍾❤👌🔥👏
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However, it shifts the focus back to the old narrative that Kenyans are somehow responsible for the current insecurity, and that if we "got out of Somalia", the "Banditry" would stop. It also very subtly blames the 'Somali Muslim'.
#AlShabaab #AlshabaabAttacks #NorthernKenya
For over 56 years, those in the North Eastern Territories have been held hostage by the same idiotic thinking pushed by KEGovernment & Media (apologies @DennisOkari) that is OWNED by our political leaders..
It is insanity! In this thread, the historical background of #AlShabaab
@DennisOkari ..from where we last left off. Scroll down or search the other Threads by looking for [#AlShabba] and [#FireWalkers] .
But first, a recap....
"On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, the UN Security Council rejected Kenya’s request to designate al-Shabaab a terror group under
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Still, some inmates have left prison reformed and better skilled to earn a living on the outside. One man writes uplifting children's books and is looking for a publisher. #BeyondCrime #WednesdayMotivation
If you are remanded, it's likely you will be detained in a facility that has been in existence for more than a century. The Nairobi  Nairobi Remand and Allocation Prison was completed in 1911. #BeyondCrime @hrw
@MUHURIkenya @thekhrc @Huria_KE
If you're remanded at Shimo La Tewa Men’s Prison in Mombasa county, you will be cooling your heels in premises built in 1953 during a state of emergency. #BeyondCrime @AliHassanJoho @TourismMombasa @LifeinMombasa
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@unhcr #UNHCR

According to research by the weekly magazine "@sternde", employees of the @UN refugee agency @Refugees were able to enable #Africans to move to the #West in exchange for #cash payments. Among other things,
the #employees issued false #papers with which the #Africans made it onto the coveted lists of the so-called "resettlement" program.
Several western states, including #Germany, offer refugees who are particularly worthy of #protection a secure future in their country. Above all,
people who are at risk of #disease and #persecution should benefit from this.However, since there are currently only 50,000 to 60,000 such resettlements per year worldwide, the chances of getting one of the places are negligible.
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Are you guys ready for the massive 💥!? WATCH #Iran #HassanRohani going down! The people of #Iran. We stand with you. Power to the people worldwide. Fight for your freedom!#WWG1WGA #Qanon
Meme by @hmcd123
Right after #Iran, troops sent to #Kenya. #Rouhani #Obama #Kerry #Alice #TickTock
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Fakeout at the Stakeout: UN SG @AntonioGuterres took no questions but canceled noon briefing and @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric did not answer even 1 of banned Inner City Press 10 Qs on #Uganda Spain #Angola #kenya #Cameroon corruption…
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric In DC, Pompeo has started up in State Dep't briefing room, says he will take questions. By contrast, yesterday in UN that @AntonioGuterres bans Inner City Press from entering, Guterres did a vague stakeout statement on which he took no questions. Now DC thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @FUNCA_info @MatthewLeeICP @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @simonateba Pompeo says he won't comment on visa matters, but that "US will not violate the UN Host Country agreement." Which means that despite @AntonioGuterres' self-serving response to Russia that he has stood up about visa, he has not. Surprise surprise. #GuterresLies.
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The UN is pathetic - for an empty statement by UNSG @AntonioGuterres it has canceled its noon briefing, and is refusing 10 written question by Inner City Press on Uganda / @HEBobiWine, #Angola, #Kenya, Chagos/UK, UN Sex Abuse, #Tanzania, #Cameroon, #Libya - thread
@antonioguterres @HEBobiwine @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @ChagosUK @tzanialight @ChangeTanzania Banned Inner City Press has asked On #Uganda what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on the shut-down of Bobi Wine's event to launch his campaign against Museveni, and detention? [CEFC China Energy bribed Kutesa - and tried Guterres/Gulbenkian]
@antonioguterres @HEBobiwine @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @ChagosUK @tzanialight @ChangeTanzania @kizzabesigye1 @allugandan @EagleOnlineUG Banned Inner City Press asked On Kenya, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on the rights of @MigunaMiguna to return to the country? Separately, what are his comments and actions if any on his official Roselyn Akombe's
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1/ Some thoughts on local and international dynamics behind al-Shabab's unprecedented attack in #Kenya on Manda Island's #CampSimba airbase.
2/ First, apart from smaller attacks on police posts and army convoys along the border, until now there has never been a large-scale assault by al-Shabab on a military installation within Kenyan territory.
3/ Previously, Al-Shabab's only launched major attacks on military targets within #Somalia itself. Indeed, al-Shabab's biggest attacks within #Kenya have all been on "soft" targets: Dusit2 Hotel in 2019, Garissa University in 2015, Mpeketoni in 2014, Westgate Mall in 2013.
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1) Another deadly #Shabaab attack today, in which it claims killing 17 Americans & 9 Kenyans after 10hour clashes at Camp Simba US naval base in #Kenya. Comes amid a severe wave of attacks this past year by the group.…
2) #Shabaab calls today's op 2nd part of its “Quds Will Never be Judaized" campaign in response to Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Comes one year after Shabaab launched this campaign w its deadly attack on Riverside complex in #Kenya…
3) In Dec alone, #Shabaab's attacks included suicide bombing on Somali military convoy in Galkayo, deadly ambush on SNA in Bay region, & horrific #Mogadishu bombing which killed 79+. No signs of progress since Trump ramped up strikes in recent years.
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Alleged #AlShabaab attack on airstrip near Camp Simba (used by US & Kenyan forces) hours ago. Location of airstrip is here:…. Smoke seen emerging from the #Lamu base in open source imagery. This thread is to verify imagery.
This image of smoke rising from alleged attack area was taken south east of the air strip. The multicoloured building seen is located here:…. The light in the foreground of the image is on the barrier of the Lapset Compound.
This footage, originally uploaded to FB today, was filmed from this exact location not far from the image above:…. Credit to @TerraServer for updated imagery as @googleearth does not have completed construction of Lapset Compound. #Kenya #Lamu
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Hmm #Kenya you say. Makes you wonder if they’re housing a certain #President’s sealed records 🤔. Ever since #Benghazi I’m starting to think these opposition raids are just #DeepState coverup operations. Big #Obama news incoming!
Depends if you follow #Qanon or not. Q’s been pushing Obama news about to be dropping soon any day now.
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#Kenya - reports of an Al Shabab attack on #US and #Kenyan military base in Lamu - attack began as a suicide bombing. (@HusseinM12)
#BREAKING - Al Shabaab fighters have taken "effective control of part of the base" according to the group (@Hamza_Africa)
Just an FYI: Iran doesn't have any major ties with Al-Shabaab, so I wouldn't concern yourself with this being an Iran-backed attack.
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