Police officers change Form 1 girl’s life. Plus other major news

1. Kenyans without NHIF could be denied some government services

The National Hospital Insurance Fund, NHIF has proposed to the government to lock out Kenyans who are not registered with NHIF from all government services.  The NHIF also wants membership to the fund be categorised alongside other State documents such as Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Personal Identification Numbers (Pins) while seeking government services – People Daily

2. Karen Nyamu accuses Samidoh of assaulting her

Politician Karen Nyamu plans to take legal action against her lover Samidoh for allegedly battering her. Karen revealed that Samidoh beat her up despite being aware that she was pregnant after he was allegedly informed that she was in Mombasa entertaining a suitor. The mother of two promised to report Samidoh to the authorities to serve as a lesson to other men who think it is okay to batter women – Standard

3. Only 340,452 Nairobi residents fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Only 340,452 Nairobi residents have received Covid-19 jab in the last five months, despite the city being the epicentre of the fourth wave of the deadly virus. Men lead in the number of vaccinated individuals, with 184,148 receiving the jab, 156,175 women and 122 being intersex.

According to the latest Nairobi Covid-19 report by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), 55,669 health workers, 39,634 security officers and 34,802 teachers have been vaccinated – Business Daily

4. Police officers raise funds to help needy girl join Form One

Linet Muthoni who scored 303 marks in the 2020 KCPE can now join Form One after a group of police officers in Muranga raised money to cater for her education. Muthoni had resorted to doing menial jobs to raise school fees as she comes from a poor background. The law enforcers offered to pay her school fees at Kiangunyi Girls Secondary School – Tuko

5. State House letter on Covid-19 vaccination among civil servants leaked

The letter which divulged details on the uptake of Covid-19 among civil servants was shared online eliciting reactions from members of the Tanga Tanga movement. According to the letter seen by Pulse Live, State House raised alarm over poor vaccination numbers among the government workers. Mr Kinyua revealed that some civil servants have been avoiding the vaccine to avoid having to report to their offices and instead work from home – Pulse Live