PRESS REVIEW | Today’s top stories
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4 people killed in Molo road accident
Four people, among them a student, have died after a bus they were travelling in from Kisumu heading towards Nakuru direction plunged into a ditch at the Jogoo area, near Mau Summit along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway, after the driver allegedly lost control.
According to the driver of the bus, who escaped with minor injuries, he was avoiding a collision with a lorry that was heading in the opposite direction, causing him to lose control and hitting some students who were walking home from school. Molo Sub-county Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Susan Wanjiku says 17 people are still receiving treatment at the facility, while two of the patients have been transferred to Nakuru PGH.
Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital management board disbanded
The Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital management board has been disbanded after a video showing a mother forced to give birth outside the gates of the maternity ward surfaced online.
The disbandment of the board by Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja was based on grounds of negligence by the hospital. But incidentally, the family of the victim who says they regularly visit the facility has called for a larger discussion to be held over embers of staff being overstretched and overwhelmed.
Chebet, Obiri bag gold in the men’s, women’s Boston marathon
Evans Chebet battled hard to beat a star-studded lineup that included world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge to become the first man to retain his Boston marathon title in 15 years as he clocked 2 hours 05 and 54 with Kipchoge coming in 6th place.
In the women’s race, it was a day to savour for Hellen Obiri who put in a scintillating performance to win her first world marathon major clocking 2:21:38 to complete a Kenyan double in the streets of Boston.
Almost 200 dead, 1,800 wounded in Sudan battles: UN
Fighting between the army and paramilitaries in Sudan has killed around 200 people and wounded 1,800, damaging hospitals and hampering aid after three days of urban warfare.
Analysts say the fighting in the capital of the chronically unstable country is unprecedented and could be prolonged, despite regional and global calls for a ceasefire as diplomats mobilise.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday he had spoken with the two generals and “underscored the urgent need for a ceasefire”.
“Too many civilian lives have already been lost,” Blinken tweeted, adding he had “stressed the importance of ensuring the safety of diplomatic personnel and aid workers”.