Kenyan children considered for vaccine trial, plus other headline news

Kenya among countries where COVID-19 vaccine for children will be tested

China’s Sinovac Biotech will trial its COVID-19 vaccine in children and adolescents as part of a global Phase III study. The study will evaluate the efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of the CoronaVac vaccine on children and adolescents aged 6 months to 17 years, the firms said in a statement. The global trial will enroll 14,000 participants across Chile, the Philippines, Malaysia and Kenya, including 2,000 in South Africa, they said – TV 47

Magoha issues first directive on cutting CBC cost

Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha has on Tuesday, September 14, directed all public schools to use projectors in the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) model instead of printing learning material. This, he says, will help cut costs among schools, and directs that only those students who can afford should be allowed to print material – Kenyans

Senator Mithika Linturi released on Sh200,000 bail

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has been released on a cash bail of Sh200,000 with an alternative of Sh500,000 bond. The Senator was arraigned in court on charges of attempted rape and committing an indecent act on one Beryl Akoth Owondo. He denied both charges with the case set for mention on October 26, 2021 – Pulse Live

Contractor arrested after building collapses killing three

The contractor of the building that collapsed killing three people in Kisumu’s Mamboleo area has been arrested. The contractor is currently being held at Kondele Police Station. He will be arraigned on Tuesday, September 14. The owner of the building has since gone into hiding after the Monday afternoon tragedy – Kenyans

Sonko says he’s broke, wants court to give him back KSh15M paid as cash bail

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko now says he is broke, demands the court to allow him to access the KSh 15 million he deposited in court as cash bail. The flamboyant politician deposited the amount in court on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, to secure his freedom after being charged with corruption. In an application filed at the High Court, Sonko lamented that he could not take care of his personal needs including fee payment for his children since his accounts were frozen – Tuko