4 other news making headlines this evening

1. Charity Ngilu discharged from Nairobi Hospital

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has been discharged from the Nairobi Hospital, where she was admitted on Tuesday, July 27, contracting coronavirus.

Ngilu took on her official Twitter handle on Wednesday, July 28, where she confirmed that she had been discharged from the medical facility.

The county boss said she was grateful to God for saving her life.

”I am leaving the hospital after discharge, thanks to God for restoring my health. I also thank doctors and other medical personnel in both Kitui and Nairobi for excellent care. Finally, thank you all for your overwhelming messages of love and wishes of quick recovery,” Ngilu said – Tuko

2. Kenya records 1,006 new COVID-19 cases, 13 dead

A total of 1,006 new cases have been recorded in Kenya in the last 24 hours.  At the same time, 13 patients are reported to have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the month of July 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,895.

Meanwhile, 261 more patients have recovered from the disease with 228 from various health facilities countrywide while 33 are from the Home Based Isolation and Care program. Total recoveries now stand at 187,824 of whom 149,788 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 38,036 are from various health facilities countrywide.

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,386 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide – Citizen

3. Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu gets vaccinated against COVID-19

Tanzania’s President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has received her dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine as the country begins a mass vaccination campaign.

The President who succeeded the late Magufuli has reversed course, urging Tanzanians to follow health guidelines as the country battles a third wave of the disease.

Tanzania received just over one million doses from COVAX a week ago and appears to be gradually embracing the fight against the global pandemic – Citizen

4. Stray lion stuck between wall in Ongata Rongai rescued

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has captured a stray lion that caused panic in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County.

In a statement on Wednesday, July 28, KWS said the lion, a male sub-adult (an animal yet to reach adult stage) was spotted stuck between a concrete wall and iron sheets in the residential town.

Members of the public then alerted KWS that dispatched its officers to the scene, managing to dart and subdue the animal.

KWS has however urged the public to report such occurrences to 0800597 000, to avert further damage – The Standard