KEEPING YOUR FINGER ON THE PULSE – Significant Political Events of the Week

May 15, 2023 - Reading Time: < 1 minutes - By Waceera Kabando

  • Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Covid certificates are no longer needed to enter the country after WHO said the virus is no longer a global health emergency. 
  • Starehe Point Affordable Housing Project details released as units put up for sale.
  • Members of Parliament reject extension of 1,764 government regulations.
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • President Ruto meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an effort to eliminate trade barriers.
  • South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir to spearhead mediation in the Sudan armed conflict.
  • Kenya may lose anti-malaria nets worth KSh3.7 billion after an irregular procurement by KEMSA.
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • Trump found liable in sexual abuse case; accuser awarded $5 million.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2023
  • Safaricom profits declined to Ksh.52.5 billion marking a 22% dip from the Ksh.67.5 billion it recorded last year.
  • Cashless electric buses unveiled by Metro Trans Sacco.
  • Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Government battles religious extremism with new era death-causing cults cropping up.
  • Monkeypox, now MPox. no longer a global health emergency but still a threat, says WHO. 
  • USA accuses South Africa of arming Russia; Rand crashes.
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